Impact Hub Academy Board Member


Barb Edwards

Barbara’s Mission is to foster creativity, innovation, connection, and love by supporting Right Relationship one person and one group at a time.

What She Does

Barbara is a facilitator, community and group mediator, executive coach, and consultant in the fields of leadership development, team effectiveness, conflict resolution, and community engagement. Her life’s work is to help individuals and groups navigate challenging landscapes that can prevent them from reaching their highest visions.

Who Are Her Clients?

Boards of Trustees, Startups, Public Agencies, Businesses, Families, Nonprofit and Spiritual Organizations, and School Systems. Current and past clients include: Accenture, McKinsey & Co., Young President’s Organization, State of Colorado, Johnson & Johnson, Family Hospice of Boulder, Jefferson County Schools, Shining Mountain Waldorf, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Path of the Heart, Women Presidents’ Organization, Avaya, Spiritkeepers Interfaith Fellowship, and Natural Transitions.

Where Did She Learn Her Craft?

Barbara has had amazing mentors and teachers. She spent two years with M. Scott Peck (author of The Road Less Travelled) working on his Community Development Process. Barbara also spent a decade working with Stephen Covey (author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) in his organization, The Franklin Covey Company, where she taught leadership and organizational development courses.

Barbara has studied with Peter Block and incorporated his approach to community development. In addition to being a CTI (Coaches Training Institute) Coach, Barbara has done coursework in the Harvard Negotiation Process approach to Conflict Resolution, Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence, Matrix Leadership, Kim John-Payne’s Social Inclusion Approach, and Motivational Interviewing. Barbara holds a BA in Sociology and Human Services, an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, and a certificate in Gestalt Process.

What Makes Barbara Unique?

She has a special ability to create an environment where people feel safe to explore different perspectives. She is a compelling speaker and powerful ally who has a unique capacity to evoke a climate of calm curiosity through her open and warm approach.

What About Her Personal Life?

Barbara and her husband, Ian, have actively nurtured and learned the practices of living in Right Relationship throughout their 23-year marriage. They have an 18-year-old son who continually sharpens their learning! Barbara has rich community relationships, and her home is the gathering place for house concerts, parties, and workshops. She is a lifelong learner and tends to read several books simultaneously. She loves to sing, dance, bike, swim, and hike.


Located in Impact Hub Boulder
1877 Broadway, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80302


Located in Impact Hub Boulder

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