Barbara Banda

Coaching Team

Barbara Banda is the founder of Barbara Banda Consulting and a Visiting Professor at a number of leading European Business Schools. Previously she was a Professor of Practice in Strategy and Leadership at Ashridge Business School. Barbara has over 20 years’ experience of working with organisations to help develop their leaders.

She holds five degrees, including a PhD from the University of Oxford that explored the importance of connecting management education to the workplace, which informs her approach with clients.

Barbara is Level A & B certified and qualified on psychometric instruments including Insights, MBTI, SDI, FIROB, INSIGHTS. She is a qualified CTT consultant.

In her earlier career, she held senior international Sales and Marketing positions with Fisons Pharmaceuticals, Boots Pharmaceuticals, Boots the Chemist and BASF Pharma.

Group Coaching from this Educator


Leading Change in Turbulent Times

Format:  4 x 150-minute interactive workshops

Leading change in organisations can be both overwhelming and unpredictable for all involved. Change initiatives often take longer than expected, or may not succeed at all. Leading change requires a range of alternatives to mechanistic, top down processes.

developing the organisation and shaping the future

Mastering Inclusive Leadership

Format: 3 x 150-minute interactive workshops

Inclusive leadership is an important capability which enables leaders to create a climate where every individual feels respected and valued. This programme blends recent thinking and practical activities that focus on personal reflection and application of inclusive leadership behaviours.

Kourdi Associates​ ​work with current and potential leaders to develop their mindset, skills and effectiveness. Jeremy Kourdi is formerly Senior Vice President with The Economist, he has worked with London Business School and Duke Corporate Education as well as market-leading businesses worldwide, and he is the author of 27 books translated into 17 languages, including​ ​The Truth About Talent​ ​and​ ​Coaching Essentials​. ​His business​ ​Kourdi Associates​ ​provides coaches, expert content and consultants that help leaders successfully navigate a changing world.

Barbara Banda

Other Team Members

Jeremy Kourdi

Jeremy Kourdi

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Anna Boniface

Anna Boniface

Researcher and Digital Manager Anna has more than 15 years experience...

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