WLE Growth Gurus

Barbara Pagano, Ed.S, President
Executive Pathways, Co-Author, The Transparency Edge, Coach, Facilitator


A respected leader on credibility and transparency, Barbara Pagano helps organizations worldwide capitalize on the bottom line benefits of responsible transparency that builds credibility. Driving strategies of alignment and integration, she works with senior executives, business owners and teams to create processes that ensure sustainable business success and have a measurable impact on productivity, innovation and loyalty.

Barbara?s research on credibility, the diagnostic tools she has developed with a leading company in the assessment industry, and her focus on skills and measurable improvement offer leaders proven methods for building trusting, high-performing relationships. She inspires, teaches and holds leaders accountable for results.

She combined her broad experience in leadership and her extensive research in human behavior in the groundbreaking book, THE TRANSPARENCY EDGE: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business (McGraw-Hill, ?2004), which was chosen by Fast Company magazine as their ?Book of the Month? for March 2004. Written with her daughter, Elizabeth Pagano, an award-winning business journalist, the book has been translated into four languages, including Spanish and Chinese, and has been among Bookscan?s list of 50 best-selling new business books in America. It hit #7 on Barnes & Noble?s list of bestselling business ethics books.

Barbara has spoken to more than 300,000 executives from companies like Coca-Cola, NCR, Target, and Turner Broadcasting, and she has personally coached almost 3,000 executives from companies including American Express, AT&T, and BellSouth.

Because of her leadership expertise, Barbara was recently named an adjunct faculty member of the Leadership Institute of Baptist Health Care (#10 on Fortune?s 2002 list of ?Best Companies to Work For? and winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award), which provides leadership training to CEOs and senior vice presidents of healthcare organizations worldwide.

With graduate degrees in human behavior and 20-plus years as a coach and facilitator for Fortune 500 firms, Barbara is a nationally recognized and sought-after speaker. Articles by and about her have been published in various national and regional business publications and newspapers.

Recent clients include Target, Alabama Outdoor Advertising, BellSouth, National HealthCare, Community Associations Institute, WSB-TV, Lanier Voice Products, CARE, ING Americas, The Coca-Cola Company, BFI, Georgia Pacific, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, MCI, Delta Air Lines, Georgia Power, Edgar Dunn, and The Southern Company.

Barbara is President of Executive Pathways, a company founded in 1987 that specializes in leadership and team development. She and Elizabeth are often requested to present programs together. On land, Elizabeth is her business partner; at sea, she is her mother?s co-captain of the sailing vessel Revival. Together, they inspire audiences with practical, proven tools for building high-trust relationship while also sharing what happens when two women go to sea.

For additional information, please visit www.transparencyedge.com.

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