B. Kim Barnes
B. Kim Barnes is co-founder and CEO of Barnes & Conti Associates, a global leadership development firm based in Berkeley, California. She holds a master's degree in human development and has more than 35 years of experience, including external and internal consulting roles with organizations in a broad range of industries. Barnes is a popular speaker and seminar leader worldwide, and she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kim’s books include Exercising Influence: A Guide for Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community, Third Edition (Wiley, 2015), Consulting on the Inside: A Practical Guide for Internal Consultants (ATD Press, 2011) with Beverly Scott, and, co-authored with Aviad Goz, S elf-Navigation: A Compass for Guiding your Life and Career (Johari Press, 2013). Her newest book, Building Better Ideas: How Constructive Debate Inspires Courage, Collaboration, and Breakthrough Solutions, will be published by Berrett-Koehler in October, 2019.