Barbara Dowell Lancaster

Barbara has 23 years of leadership experience in a variety of fields, including manufacturing, software creation, marketing and sales. Her management positions have spanned a wide range of disciplines from financial and telecommunications to publishing and direct marketing. She led a $100 million printing plant for R.R. Donnelley in Torrance, CA. She has worked with employees at all levels of their organizations, including executives, directors, managers, supervisors and high potential performers.

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching & Mentoring
  • Process Improvement
  • Succession Planning
  • Start-ups, Shut-downs, Mergers and Reorganizations
  • Management & First-Line Training
  • Peer & Employee Coaching

Education & Certifications:

  • B.A. in Economics & Biology, Bucknell University
  • Graduate work in Organizational Dynamics, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Executive Leadership Programs, Northwestern University, Indiana University and University of Maryland
  • College of Executive Coaching, Santa Barbara, CA

Barb is an active volunteer in her community. She leads the Torrance Public Library Foundation and is a Board member of Junior Achievement of Southern California. She is an accomplished underwater videographer and world traveler.

“The higher you move in an organization, the harder it is to find people who will tell you the truth. When leaders solicit and learn from the straight-forward feedback of their co-workers, it increases their effectiveness and job satisfaction exponentially.”
---Barbara Dowell


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