Bio

Barbara E. Allushuski President & CEO Blue Heron Talent, LLC

Barbara E. Allushuski

President & CEO

Blue Heron Talent, LLC

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

 

Barbara Allushuski is President and CEO of Blue Heron Talent, LLC (BHT).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

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
  • Skyline Club 
  • 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. 

CERTIFICATIONS

Hogan Assessments:

  • Hogan Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory
  • Hogan Development Survey
  • Hogan Personality Inventory

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

CPI260

EDUCATION

Ohio University – Bachelor’s Degree, Economics, Cum Laude

University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, Executive Leadership

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