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For the past ten years, my personal mission focused on personal and professional development for emerging leaders. With over 5,000 hours coaching clients, supervisors, and leaders, my coaching style is solution-based and uses the foundation and principles of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) which is accredited through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). As your coach, my role is to inspire you to connect with your inner purpose and passion to bring about extraordinary and sustainable results.  
Over the past thirty years, I have enjoyed a diverse and comprehensive career in higher education administration.  As a result, I understand and can apply principles of effective leadership and administration within the unique culture of higher education.  The positive and meaningful partnerships that I have developed and sustained throughout have been cornerstones to my success.

Barbara Basel 


I have three decades of progressive experience in higher education. Fifteen years have involved advanced supervision and managerial responsibilities at the Lawrenceville School, the University of Kansas, Princeton University, the South Dakota Board of Regents and Maricopa Community College System.  I hold a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of Arts in Human Service Administration.  Since 2008, I have maintained certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).  

Barbara A. Basel

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Barbara Basel