Barry Bar-El

Organization Development

Barry Bar-El is an Organizational Development Consultant with expertise in healthcare systems.  He is an engaging and trusted facilitator and teacher who brings enthusiasm and a passion for empowering others to achieve excellence.

As a practitioner for over 24 years, he has effectively transformed concepts and ideas about organizational improvement into key strategic projects that impact business outcomes, including large-scale organizational change and employee-led process improvement projects that focus on increasing employee engagement.

Barry designs and leads interventions including goal setting and strategic planning that result in successful business outcomes and promote effective collaboration. He guides cross-functional teams in “barrier-busting” through building horizontal relationships across traditional organizational boundaries.

Barry’s consulting engagements focus on helping leaders better understand the individual, team and organizational issues and perspectives using diagnostic tools including surveys, interviews and focus groups. This involves providing support for leaders to achieve insights and improve interactions with their teams and clients while increasing their confidence. Following an initial diagnostic, Barry utilizes customized individualized coaching and 360-degree feedback and other certified assessments (such as DISC, MBTI and SDI) that help identify communication preferences and facilitate key conversations.

Barry is also an experienced Process Improvement Facilitator and his work in this area has been featured as part of a national initiative to Transform Care at The Bedside; a hospital-wide process to engage clinical and non-clinical staff in improving patient care.  He has also led major organizational change initiatives including employee engagement and leadership feedback surveys as well as implementing a model of Shared Governance that resulted in improved employee engagement and retention.

Barry’s clients consistently highlight his authenticity, his ability to build trust as well as appreciating his passion for helping people grow and succeed. He possesses a comfortable and low-key consulting approach that quickly and effectively builds strong relationships with leaders and employees at all levels.

Barry served as the Organizational Development Manager for over 17 years in one of Southern California’s major medical centers.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Manchester, UK.  He went on to earn a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Antioch University Los Angeles.