Krissi Barr Instructor Information


Barr Corporate Success

  • Member since 2016

In its 14th year of helping business & individuals succeed, Barr Corporate Success works with start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.  Barr helps companies identify, implement and achieve their goals.  Barr is a results-oriented consulting firm that delivers cultural transformation, visioning, strategy and execution, executive and team coaching, leadership and sales training, keynote speeches and assessment programs.  Krissi was featured in Inc. Magazine as one of the country’s top ten “super-efficient” (on the same page Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran - stars of the hit show Shark Tank). For the last 5 years, between 4-6 clients annually are on Inc’s 500/5000 list and two have received the prestigious Cincinnati USA Chamber Partnership Growth Award recognition and several clients have achieved the Business Courier’s Best Places to Work.  A speaker and writer, Krissi co-authored a business/golf fable about getting the right things done called Plugged.  Plugged is endorsed by Marshall Goldsmith, the late Dr. Paul Hersey, Jeffrey Gitomer, Matthew Kelly and other business thought leaders. 

Krissi improves profitability and performance by ensuring that time, talent and dollars are focused directly on achieving top initiatives. She converts strategy into practical action so the most important work gets accomplished, and optimizes human and business capacities to create, implement and achieve.

The speed of today's business creates a constant pressure to do things faster, better, and cheaper. These and other factors have a dramatic impact on the bottom line. As people are stretched, their ability to think and act strategically can suffer.  Major initiatives may get overlooked and eventually shelved as they work on the short-term urgent tasks instead of the important strategic initiatives. Barr Corporate Success separates the daily distractions from the real issues to put companies on a growth trajectory.  She helps leaders dust off hidden talents and ideas, remove obstacles to superior performance, and execute critical objectives.

Manufacturing, technology, logistics, consumer goods, insurance, financial, consumer goods, and services companies are well known to this business pro.  Clients include: Humana, American Modern Insurance Group, Severstal Steel, Alton Steel, Bryan Equipment, Munich Re America, FirstGroup America (owner of Greyhound Bus, First Transit & First Student), Essar Steel, Republic Waste, Ingersoll Rand, Allegion, Bagshaw Enterprises (one of the largest franchisors of Yum Brands), Total Quality Logistics, Linamar (largest manufacturer of automotive engine blocks for Ford, Chrysler, & Toyota), LOTH, Cincinnati Sub Zero, Novo Nordisk, KDM, Defenders, Home Care by Black Stone, Frontgate, Disabled American Veterans, Mesa, TSC, Pure Romance, and First Financial Bank.

Krissi focuses on separating daily distractions from the real issues to get business on the right path to grow and prosper.  Results are immediate, growth sustainable and profitability long-term.  The key to the program’s success is its implementation emphasis.

Krissi has a BA and MBA from Miami University.  Her first job at P&G provided the business foundation from which she works.  In addition to P&G, Krissi has worked in leadership positions at PNC Bank, The David J. Joseph Company (part of Nucor Steel), and two technology start-ups.  Her last corporate position was with a P&G-backed venture company.  She completed Wharton School’s Executive Coaching Workshop.  Krissi is a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst, Professional Values Analyst, and Attributes Index Analyst.  Krissi is certified to teach Marshall Goldsmith’s What Got You Here Won’t Get You There® and Don Brown’s What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – in Sales® program, Paul Hersey’s Situational Leadership™, Situational Selling™, and Situational Services™ programs, Velocity’s 4S Foundations, 4S™Conversational Excellence, 4S™ Focus Forward and Coach 4 Success™ programs, Jim Pancero’s You Can Always Sell More™ and Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team™.  Krissi is an active member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches, Institute of Coaching Professionals, and CoachSource. Krissi is a 2015 recipient of Venue and LEAD Magazine Women of Influence award in Cincinnati and in 2012 was named one of the 100 Mind’s Thought Leadership within the Greater Cincinnati Region.