Barbara Morris-Blake, APCC
A trusted advisor and a skilled communicator, Barbara guides people with energy, creativity and a collaborative style. Executives and team leaders value her support as an insightful problem solver who can steer the change process and lead companies and individuals to higher ground.
Using a holistic and data-driven approach, Barbara and her team tailor and integrate the most advanced tools and techniques to activate the success of their clients. She draws on more than 20 years of experience working with leaders in diverse organizations – from C-suite executives of multinational corporations, to entrepreneurs, to managers in non-profits. She deeply understands workplace dynamics and the role of culture in the success of individuals, teams and the bottom line.
With an exceptional ability to listen, engage, and motivate people, Barbara easily builds trust at all levels of an organization. She is also a popular speaker and speaks on a wide range of topics. Business and professional groups frequently call upon Barbara to share her insights on developing proficient leaders and cultivating a workplace culture of innovation.
Barbara is a Certified Professional Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation. She has a deep understanding of psychometric tools and is a Certified Lumina Practitioner and a Predictive Index Partner. A life-long learner, Barbara is currently completing her MBA in Coaching and Management from York St. John University.
Giving back is part of her daily focus. She is a Board Member of the Texas Association of Business, and the Integral Care Foundation. Her passion is to support those with mental illness and their families. Barbara is a Member of the Local, State and Federal Advocacy Committee for the Austin Chamber of Commerce. She is also a founding member of Up With Women, a non-profit organization that partners previously homeless women with business coaches to help them develop in their careers.
Barbara moved to Austin, Texas from Toronto, Canada in 2015 and still calls both home. She, and her husband, Jeff Heckler, live in Travis Heights with their two dogs.