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Barrett McBride, PhD

For more than 20 years Barrett McBride, PhD, has been successfully partnering with service businesses and professionals, to achieve their business development goals. She consults, coaches and facilitates in the areas of visioning & strategic planning, leadership development, marketing, public relations, coaching and organizational transformation.

She is a much sought-after retreat facilitator, speaker, author and business advisor. She has a unique ability help clients transform a sometimes nebulous, partially formed vision into a concrete, executable plan for success. She is a master of synthesis and her clients often comment on her ability to successfully take an idea to places they had not previously considered, whether it be a new market niche, or an organizational restructuring.

Two Decades of Leadership

For 20 years, Barrett has led her own international coaching and consulting firm, using the diversity of her own experience to partner with clients who are ready to take the next steps in expanding their professional horizons. 

In addition to her consulting practice, Barrett is an Adjunct Professor for the University of San Francisco, where she teaches graduate courses in organization development and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior. 

Certifications & Recognition

Barrett is also a faculty member for Wellcoaches, Inc., where she teaches in both the basic coach training and professional coach training programs. She has master coach certification (MCC) status with the International Coach Federation and has a master certification in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University. She is a certified coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education and is Fellow of the Institute of Coaching.

Barrett has received recognition for her coaching through an ever-expanding referral base of clients, as well as public recognition. In 2018 and 2019, her firm was recognized as “Best Coaching & Consulting Company of the Year - California, USA” by the Global 100,  and identified as one of the top 50 coaches globally in CV Magazine’s Top 50 issue.

McBride & Associates is a California Certified Small Business.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Coaching Supervisors
  • Coaching Supervision Academy
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Instititute of Coaching, Fellow
  • International Coach Federation, Master Coach
  • Legal Marketing Association
  • OD Network

Professional Certifications

  • Leadership Circle Leadership Profile & Leadership Culture Survey Certification
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC), International Coach Federation
  • Certified Coach Supervisor, Coaching Supervision Academy
  • Certified Small Business, State of California
  • Certified Mediator, California
  • Master Certification, Evidenced Based Coaching 
  • Certified Coach, Center for Credentialing and Education
  • Certified  Executive Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches, Inc.
  • Certified MBTI Assessment Provider
  • LEAN Administrative Greenbelt Certification, Moresteam, Inc.
  • Certified Practitioner, Prosci Change Management 



Recent  Webinars

  • Grand Rounds of Coaching  (Ongoing, bi-monthly )
  • Coaching and the Karpman Drama Triangle 
  • Overcoming Immunity to Change for Coaches and Clients 
  • Catching our Coaching Assumptions, co-facilitator 
  • Coaching at the OK Corral—Building Trust in Coaching Relationships, co-facilitator 
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and the Transtheoretical Model: A Powerful Combination for Client Goal Achievement 
  • Special Topics in Coaching—Contracting, co-facilitator 
  • What is Coaching Supervision and How does it Enhance Coaching Mastery? 
  • Enhancing Coaching Outcomes Through Theories of Adult Development 

Recent Representative Facilitations

Health Care
  • Stanford Physician Peer Support Program Training (2019)

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Mentor Training, co-facilitator (2018)
Higher Education
  • Kick-off retreat for members of a fundraising department embarking on a new capital campaign
  • opening post-merger all hands program of 200+ employees to introduce the new structure resulting from the merger of campus and health system HR functions
  • Senior leadership development of communication and meeting norms, goals and strategies for lead business partners and new directors of centers of expertise following the merger of campus and health system HR functions
  • Multiple departmental team meetings related to adapting to the merger
  • Strategic planning  for a number of academic and service departments
  • 6-day coach training, Beijing, China, including 2-day advanced executive coaching forum
  • Multiple 4-day accelerated learning coach training programs throughout the U.S.


Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Ph.D. Human & Organization Systems, Fielding Graduate University

M.A. Adult Development, Fielding Graduate University

M.S. Organizational Development, University of San Francisco

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