Meet Barbara


Hey there,

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 values-based, growth minded leaders and businesses. 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 began my career helping leaders at big companies like Hewlett Packard, Virgin Media, MetLife, JDSU/Lumentum, HireRight, FEI/Thermo Fischer, Flextronics/NextTracker. For the past 10 years I've exclusively coached the CEOs and owners of small to mid-market companies. 


Together we double-down on your  values, define your vital few needle movers, get the right people on your bus and refine your company culture to optimize your path to success.


I work on helping you work on the right stuff in the right way. The result is big leaps in revenue, productivity, profits and peace of mind.


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. My library of best practices, frameworks, check lists, methods, processes and models is ready for you to own and customize.


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.


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


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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