Erica Barnes

Erica Barnes

Location: Alpharetta, GA


Erica is a seasoned executive coach and human resources professional with a deep understanding of organizational processes and interpersonal impacts. Her coaching focuses on partnering with senior executives and their teams to achieve targeted, sustainable performance results while building strategic, long-term, individual, and organizational capability.

Erica coaches both individual leaders and organizational teams. Through thoughtful questioning and observation, she uncovers the leader’s greatest strengths along with any behaviors that may have an adverse impact, then guides leaders to understand the strategic significance of those behaviors. Executives learn to act more effectively and broaden their perspectives, leading them to new insights, new behaviors, and powerful results.

As a coach, Erica draws upon the knowledge and perspective gained from nearly 25 years of real-world successes to guide groups of individuals and their leaders to explore the intricacies of their interactions and how to capitalize on each member’s strengths. Coachees learn to harness the power of effective communication to create positive and productive results, setting the stage for behavior change and personal growth.

Erica has served as a coach and change facilitator in all the organizations in which she has worked. She has coached executives, high-potential managers, and senior teams, facilitated strategic planning efforts, designed professional development programs, and partnered with a variety of division executives to design and lead programs to meet specific business-line and leadership needs.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Presence
  • Internal Coaching Strategy
  • Onboarding
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications


  • English


  • Cornell University - MBA, Organizational Behavior
  • California State University - BA,


  • Hogan
  • Birkman Method
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • MBTI
  • EQI

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