Barbara Allushuski is President and CEO of Blue Heron Talent, LLC.
Barbara has coached “C Suite” level clients from a broad industry representation, including: Insurance, Healthcare, Auto, Publishing, Utility, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Financial, Consulting and Non-Profit Organizations. Prior to establishing Blue Heron Talent, Barbara was President of Right Management Great Lakes Region. She was also a worldwide partner with Mercer, where she oversaw the firm’s eleven Midwest offices. Additionally, she has held the positions of Corporate Vice President-Sales & Marketing for a major insurance company and Vice President-Human Resources in the insurance and retail industry. Barbara began her career at General Motors. She has extensive experience in labor relations and executive compensation.
Barbara also developed a passion for coaching senior-level executive women. She has worked with executive women to enhance the key skills necessary to lead at the highest levels of organizations, such as executive presence, business acumen, building strategic relationships and balancing priorities. In 2003, Barbara created a “C-Suite” Senior Executive Women’s Leadership Forum. Today this forum continues to be a very active group of senior level business women who come together on a quarterly basis to offer each other peer coaching in a confidential environment.
Barbara serves on the following Boards of Directors:
Level One Bank
Limited Partner, Belle Capital
American Heart Association of Southeast Michigan Go Red
Detroit Regional Chamber (Past Chair)
Girl Scouts of SE Michigan Advisory Board
Barbara has previously served on the Board of Directors of SelectCare Inc., Henry Ford Health System – Fairlane, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Corporate Board, Wayne/Westland YWCA, Michigan Metro Girl Scouts, Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan and American Society of Employers. Barbara has also been a Trustee of the Ohio University Foundation.
Bank Executive & Board Compensation Conference Speaker-"Aligning Compensation with Corporate Strategy"
Established International Coaching Clients in London, Scotland, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong
Distinguished Alumni Award, Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences
Top 25 Women Making a Difference Award Recipient, Michigan Women's Foundation
Former Chairman of Board, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Former Chair, Mackinac Policy Conference
Inforum Inner Circle Honoree
Leaders & Innovators Award Recipient, Lawrence Tech University
Former Chair, Go Red for Women, American Heart Association
Crain’s Most Influential Women List
Hogan Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory
Hogan Development Survey
Hogan Personality Inventory
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Ohio University – Bachelor’s Degree, Economics, Cum Laude
University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, Executive Leadership