Amii Barnard Bahn, Founder, Barnard Bahn Coaching and Consulting

Amii Barnard Bahn, Founder, Barnard Bahn Coaching and Consulting

Amii Barnard Bahn is the founder of Barnard-Bahn Coaching and Consulting. She is recognised as a top coach for legal and compliance executives.

Podcast

Overview

As one climbs the corporate ladder and reaches executive positions, coaching becomes more paramount for self-awareness, driving transformations, and facing critical challenges. Besides, executive coaching also helps the one in the race to reach the desired positions.

How does one promote one’s career? What are the challenges that one faces as one climbs the ladder? We have your answers covered in today’s discussion with a leading executive coach, Amii Barnard Bahn.

About Amii Barnard Bahn

Amii Barnard Bahn is the founder of Barnard-Bahn Coaching and Consulting. She is recognised as a top coach for legal and compliance executives. Amii is also a contributor to Harvard Business Review and a Fellow of Harvard Institute Coaching. Today, she delves into the subject of the help of coaching in promoting a career and the trend of inclusiveness and diversity in a business environment.

DISCUSSION

Amii talks about her motivation to become a coach after she felt she has accomplished her dreams of being in the C-Suite. She shares her experience of always being guided by an executive coach in her journey, and she eventually decided to fulfil her dream of teaching and helping people.

Promotability Index

She has authored, “The PI Guidebook: How the Promotability Index Can Help You Get Ahead in Your Career”. She defines the five key elements of the same:

  • Self-awareness
  • External awareness
  • Strategic thinking
  • Thought leadership
  • Executive presence

Amii feels her work gave the management world a shared language to communicate. She explains, “I want organisations to get better at explaining who gets promoted and why.”

Amii also talks about the importance of personal branding, which is embedded in the five principles stated above.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

Amii is also a lifelong diversity advocate and shares her views on workplace inclusiveness, which she feels is in incremental progress.

She shares her views on existing biases against women in the boardrooms. She explains, “The board has the power and asks the tough questions, but they are not involved in day-to-day activities. The CEO and the president need to demonstrate, with words and actions, who gets promoted and why.”

Amii further shares her views on the aspirations of the millennials and GenZs for diversity and inclusion and talks about her teenage daughters to demonstrate their views.

More About Amii

She further talks about her professional and personal milestones in life. Amii lays down the three key lessons for our audience:

  • Take calculated risks: earlier, the better
  • Remember what is really important in life and keep it close
  • Holding yourself accountable: be open to feedback

Profile

A former Fortune Global 50 executive, Amii Barnard-Bahn is a consultant to the C-Suite and leaders at global companies like Bank of the West, Adobe and The Gap. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top coaches for legal and compliance executives, she is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches.

Amii guest lectures at Stanford and UC Berkeley, is a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Compliance Week, and is a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Coaching.

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