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Barbara Banda

Barbara has 16 years of experience in designing and delivering tailored executive education solutions and top team consulting support for private sector and not for profit organisations.  She works closely with organisations to analyse and identify their management development needs and to devise and implement the appropriate interventions.

Barbara takes a relational approach to her work with organisations drawing on approaches including Gestalt and the complexity sciences.  Her doctoral research focused on the importance of connecting management education to the workplace, a philosophy that informs her approach when working with organisations.

Barbara works with individuals and teams to develop their self-awareness and support them in bringing about the changes they desire.  Her strategic expertise allows her to partner with organisations to develop their people in ways which enable them to meet the changing demands of their customers, markets and stakeholders.

Barbara has created and delivered development programmes across all levels of management with a particular focus on identifying those interventions which produce sustainable individual and organisational change. She has designed numerous in-company programmes for organisations including Unilever, Microsoft Netherlands, Continental AG, Astra Zeneca, Bankseta and Randstad as well as facilitating programmes for organisations including the FCO, BBC and Lufthansa. 

Prior to her career in management education, Barbara worked for 13 years in International Sales and Marketing in the retail and healthcare industries holding senior positions within Alliance Boots, and BASF Pharma.

Barbara is a visiting Professor at RSM and TIAS Business Schools and has previously taught at Ashridge Business School. She has a BA in German and Russian, an Executive MBA, a MSc in Organisation Change, MSc in Training and Performance Management and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Oxford.  She has British Psychological Society Level A and B qualifications in psychometric testing.

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Barbara is currently working with Lacerta on a number of projects including the ground-breaking BIMA RUN empowering women programme.

She collaborates with Lacerta through her own Strategy and Development Consultancy, Barbara Banda Consulting.

Based in the UK.