Founder, President and CEO of Executive Core
Barbara Singer is the founder, president, and CEO of Executive Core and leads a group of 150+ global professionals whose mission is to more quickly innovate professional development globally for corporations and business schools alike. In the last 15 years, Barbara has worked with thousands of high-potentials leaders around the globe at critical turning points in their careers. Barbara has dedicated her career to developing leaders who remain focused on the business priorities, anticipate the future, and remove obstacles. She is passionate about future trends in learning and has been researching predictors of executive success for nearly two decades. Barbara was recently honored as the recipient of the Global 2013 Executive Coaching Thought Leader of Distinction award from the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches. The Global 2013 Executive Coaching Thought Leader of Distinction award was presented at the end of May 2013 and awarded to both Barbara Singer Cheng and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith for their work raising the standards of corporate executive coaching. She has conducted research on global influence, and executive coaching for nearly two decades, and has worked with three of the five largest international executive search firms responsible for placing a large majority of C-suite executives. Barb and her team also collaborate with the international Executive MBA council and many business schools around the world to help better prepare leaders for senior roles. She and her team just completed a year-long research project on future trends in talent management sponsored by business schools around the world, the Executive MBA Global Council, AACSB, and UNICON. She still thinks it’s amazing that she gets paid for what she loves to do. And yes, she has four children and is a single mom!