What clients are saying...
Barri has a unique and powerful skillset and she excels in all these areas - part project management, part learning and development specialist, fully-skilled Strategist and even Instructional design and change management expertise. Above all else, Barri is a confident leader who can gather needs from any level of the business, create relevant and contextual solutions for those needs, execute and make it happen, and then measure impact and ROI. Barri's ability to clearly and concisely communicate to executives and stakeholders is exceedingly impressive - she not only can get them to understand the "why" and the "what," she has that special ability to get them excited about it to the point that they want to invest their own budget and time.
Barri skillfully communicates the business value of our learning initiatives to stakeholders. Just as skillfully, she has become knowledgeable in the instructional design frameworks in order to better integrate these within the project management processes. As an instructional designer, I have truly appreciated Barri’s efforts to study and understand adult learning theories, instructional strategies, and development tools. Her strong grasp of these principles has added to the integrity of the learning project. Unequivocally, Barri brings her wide variety of talents to each project and is an invaluable asset to our team.
Barri is one of the best, if not the best, program managers that I have worked with in my career. Beyond having exceptional skills as a PMP and Senior Program Manager, Barri has unique skills in how she moves through the stages of a project adapting to make it the most productive and business impacting for her clients. She is professional and holds others as equally accountable as herself. Barri also has excellent executive presence and is a very strong facilitator.
I have had the privilege of working with Barri in different capacities in the learning and development field for over 3 years. I value her insights, advice and innovative thinking skills and strategies. She is goal-oriented, can clearly articulate her position, and freely shares critical information and insights in a timely manner. I value my relationship with Barri and highly respect her opinions and generous contributions in collaborative discussions. Barri is definitely a valuable team player, providing sound advice and direction to drive organizational goals.
I couldn't have asked for a better mentor. Barri has the distinct ability to understand the business strategies, as well as, being able to execute them into measureable goals. She had impeccable insight into the business and is well-respected among her peers. It would be an honor to recommend Barri for a senior position within any company.
Barri is a strong performer and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her and am confident any professional organization will find her skills to be an asset.
These testimonials have been edited for brevity. Full testimonials are available via Barri Harris’ LinkedIn account.