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About Us

We believe that organizations can set their leaders free by setting the learning free.  Leaders stay engaged and focused on the most important priorities when they feel as if they are being developed, learning new things, and appreciated/seen for their hard work.  Executive Core believes leadership development must be firmly rooted in good data/feedback and visionary leadership.  We don’t tolerate guru coaches.  We know today’s world runs on effective teams who can maintain complex virtual relationships across a network of people working toward common goals. 

Allow us to proudly introduce:

Barbara Singer

Founder, President and CEO

Our founder, Barbara Singer, began her journey accelerating top talent in a small firm in Colorado that grew to be ranked 28th in the world for leadership development before it was acquired by a top-3 global executive search firm. 


Those experiences provided the foundation for Executive Core, creating an agile consulting and coaching firm that effectively serves individual executives, firms from small portfolio companies to leading global brands, and academic/not-for-profit organizations.  Barbara has also had numerous roles with universities, including teaching Executive Integral Leadership—a holistic systems approach to leadership—at the University of Notre Dame for 10 years. 


Executive Core

Our Commitment to

Our firm challenges business schools and corporations alike to ensure they mirror the faces and hearts of the population.  We invest our time promoting inclusion and encourage organizations to celebrate diversity.  Our clients are SaaS savvy and willing to consider human wellness in new ways.  We have partnered with the Executive MBA Global Council, AACSB, Hospital & Health Care Associations, the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches, Anti-hate, and other educational nonprofits.  We believe people like us can truly grow the good in our society—one organization and one team and one leader at a time.

Our Values

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We share our learnings openly.


We provide supportive, positive frameworks.

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Everyone is needed, valued, welcome, included, respected.


We interact in an open, honest, and straightforward manner.

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High stakes conversations deserve elegance, tact and compassion.


A choice. But it's true, we love what we do. 

Our Coaches

Executive Core Coaches:

  • Have extensive coaching experience in the C-suite of publicly traded organizations

  • Are certified and apply a shared methodology used with top leaders from the world’s most successful organizations

  • Have advanced degrees

  • Have been senior leaders

  • Are recognized for their business acumen by business schools around the world

  • Our team has worked with more than 20,000 high potential employees

  • Our professionals have collected and studied 360° survey data from more than half a million senior level executives



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New Partnership!

GrowthSport supports Executive Core in transforming your business, team, and culture with a strategic priority platform.
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