Barbara Trautlein

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Barbara Trautlein
Barbara Trautlein

Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD is author of the best-selling book Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks, principal and founder of Change Catalysts, and originator of the CQ® System for Developing Change Intelligence®. For over 30 years, Barbara has coached executives, trained leaders at all levels, certified change agents (including project management professionals!), and facilitated mission-critical transformational initiatives - achieving bottom-line business and powerful leadership results for clients. In 2015 she had the honor of being awarded Change Management Consultant of the Year by the Association of Change Management Professionals Midwest Chapter. Her blend of research, real-world expertise, and actionable strategies makes her an in-demand speaker spanning a wide range of industries across the globe. Clients served include Abbott Laboratories, BP, Cisco, Goodwill Industries, Northwestern University, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency. Barbara holds a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Speaking Topics

  • You Know Your IQ, But What’s Your CQ®?
  • Develop Change Intelligence® to Lead Projects that Get Results
  • Change Intelligently® Lead through the A.R.C.s of Change and Crisis
  • Stop Getting in the Way! Coach Stakeholders to Help, Not Hurt, Projects

Through her keynotes and engaging presentations, Barbara has a unique ability to connect with her audiences, ranging from C-level executives in Fortune 50 organizations to union workers on the shop floor. Barbara’s presentations are full of moving stories and laugh-out-loud anecdotes from steel mills to sales teams, refineries to retail outlets, and healthcare to high tech. Her entertaining style is grounded in her change leadership consulting experience and original research database spanning from America to Australia, Canada to the Congo, and Italy to India.

She engages audiences with her real-world credibility, and is gifted at sharing strategies and tactics that are accessible, actionable, and immediately applicable. Audiences consistently report that they are entertained, educated, and able to immediately transfer the strategies and tactics she offers to the workplace.