Stephanie Barbour
& Associates

The SB&A Difference

The SB&A team specializes in developing powerful leadership through our Deliberate Design process. Deliberate Design zeroes in on assessing, selecting and developing leadership development goals that would make the MOST difference in improving a leader’s impact and performance.

We excel at developing these critical leadership skills:

  • Executive Presence
  • Influence
  • Skillful Communication
  • Powerful Messaging
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Stakeholder Relationships
  • Transition (stabilizing new role, team or area of responsibility)
  • Scaling Up
Deliberate Impact = Intention + Action

Why Deliberate?

Deliberate Practice

A great deal of research on high performance has been conducted over the last 50 years. The research, which has studied outstanding performers in just about every field – music, business, sports, games, medicine and more – discredits the idea that outstanding performance is gifted by good genes, special innate talent or superlative intelligence. Instead, it turns out that the biggest factor that fuels great performance is created by something called “deliberate practice”.

Training intelligently, efficiently and – you guessed it – extensively, is “what really separates world class performers from everyone else” (see Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin in the Leadership Resources section). Deliberate practice is what leads to outstanding performance – “specific skills that have been developed in a particular way over a long period of time”. At SB&A we selectively identify development goals for the purpose of cultivating skill through practice that works – deliberate practice for exemplary leadership.

Stephanie Barbour & Associates Leadership Development Solutions

Leadership Solutions

Our service offerings enable you to optimize leadership, empower teams and scale leadership programs to achieve full engagement and business results


High impact 1:1 customized leadership development for leaders who aspire to the next level

Team Building, Coaching, Facilitation

Offsite/onsite design and delivery expertly crafted to meet each team’s unique needs

Leadership Consulting

Leadership consultation to support organizational leadership development and Leader-as-Coach programs


Client Listings

We are proud to partner with organizations that support innovative leadership.

Client Stories

Our clients lead change in global teams by driving innovation, securing stakeholder support and building teams that deliver.

Client Testimonials

We love to see our clients smile! It makes us even happier to enable their success.