Director of Leadership Development Services
Barbara’s background in education and training prepared her well to work with independent consultants and trainers, helping them enhance their skills and expertise to lead workshops and develop successful training businesses. In her role as Director of Network Services at Carlson Learning Company she oversaw all the aspects of certification, training and development of new and veteran trainers and consultants. Following her career in T&D she worked at the Bob Pike Group as Sales Manager, selling and managing a salesforce to offer training programs and products. She currently co-owns Meiss Education Institute, a Minnesota-based management training company. When not engaged in training and development activities, Barbara works as a volunteer for Hospice, is active in her local church, enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Barbara and husband, Rich, have two children and four grandchildren. They live in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the summer and Phoenix, Arizona in the winter.