Meet Barbara


If you've ever considered that there might someone out there who could make a big difference in your business' success... you could be right. I work with driven, caring, growth minded leaders. We focus on getting the right things done well. And we're very successful.

I've been working with C-level executives since 1998. I've helped CEOs and leaders at big companies like Hewlett Packard, Virgin Media, MetLife, JDSU/Lumentum, HireRight, FEI/Thermo Fischer, Flextronics/NextTracker and dozens of mid-market businesses. Together we clarify strategy, get the right people on your bus, help you decide what activities to own and what to delegate, improve company culture and communication. We get you working on the right stuff in the right way and the result is big leaps in revenue, productivity and profits.

I may not have seen it all, but I've seen a lot. My years of helping CEOs during acquisitions, spin-offs, system implementations, new product introduction, high growth periods and hard times means you're getting a ton of perspective and experience.

Over the years, many of my clients have become friends whose insights, advice and resources are generously shared within our CEO network. I'm always looking to align my resources for your success. And, I've got a treasure trove of best practices, frameworks, check lists, methods, processes and models ready to customize for your needs. 

As your coach, my focus is on you and your business. I'll be there to listen, clarify, strategize and provide actionable approaches to get your business and your life moving towards success. 

Let's put the spotlight on what works for you, fix what needs fixing and have some fun while we're at it.

Getting results isn't hard when you know what to do. I'll ask the big questions, give you my opinion and take a stand for your success.

Contact when ready. 

Very Best,



Barbara Shannon is CEO of TSG The Shannon Group, a management consulting company, BarbaraShannon, Inc. an executive leadership company and THECEOBOARD, a San Francisco Bay Area CEO network and advisory group. Barbara founded and led two New York based start-ups and spent 9 years working with global clients as a senior executive at Deloitte Consulting. She launched her private consulting practice, TSG The Shannon Group, in 2006. Barbara's client list includes FEI/ThermoFisher, Flextronics/NexTracker, HireRight, Hewlett Packard, Xilinx, Virgin Media, JDSU/Lumentum along with dozens of Bay Area mid-market firms. She is a sought after speaker at corporate events and a fellow at the Wharton Center for Leadership and Change.

Barbara received her BA from Smith College and her MBA at The Wharton School.

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