About Barbara Bouchet, MEd, BCC, LMHC

Barbara Bouchet, President of Contact Point Associates, is an executive coach, organization consultant and facilitator. She is the author of The Enlightened Edge for Leaders: Ignite the Power of You which was endorsed by Stephen Covey, among others.

Barbara is passionate about transformation and the need to develop courageous leaders and high performing teams. She specializes in helping leaders and creative, high potential individuals optimize their personal power and leverage it effectively through complex human and technical systems.

Barbara has over twenty-five years experience working with individuals, business leaders, and groups:

  • Developing leaders and teams
  • Establishing greater alignment and accountability
  • Supporting higher levels of innovation
  • Resolving conflict and engaging in necessary, difficult conversations
  • Developing strategic thinking, planning, and decision making
  • Cultivating personal balance and work-life effectiveness

Barbara draws on her rich background as a coach, mediator, group facilitator, and counselor to help her clients develop specific skill sets, especially:

  • Increasing executive presence and ability to influence
  • Building awareness of systems and a contextual perspective
  • Cultivating greater emotional and political intelligence
  • Developing clear, kind, firm, respectful communication
  • Nurturing key relationships and make strategic contact
  • Managing internal and interpersonal emotional reactivity

She has coached leaders from a variety of Fortune100 and global, Europe-based companies including high tech, healthcare, retail, finance, electronics, consumer goods, and professional services. She also works with mid-size and small businesses. (See Client List.) Barbara has also supervised and trained numerous professionals both privately and through University graduate programs. She is involved with several strategic partnerships and joins forces as the need arises, to better serve her clients.


Barbara is a Board Certified Coach and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has an MEd in Educational Psychology with a BS in Psychology and Sociology, all from the University of Washington. She has been trained by the College of Executive Coaching, and the Institute for Life Coach Training, and is a member of the International Coach Federation. Barbara has been trained as a mediator and earned a Certification for Professional Leadership in Psychosynthesis.


Barbara's work is transformational and creative. She has developed many practical and powerful tools, processes, and assessments. Some of her trainings and seminars include:

She lives in Seattle with her husband, where they enjoy their families, grandkids and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Find out more by reviewing Examples of Executive Coaching Engagements and Clients, and what Barbara's clients have to say about working with Barbara.

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"Barbara was a key player in helping me recognize some of the pitfalls or issues that I face. I figured out how to remove my own blind spots so I could more effectively manage my relationships - up to my boss, or across to peers, or down to direct reports.

She's very intelligent, sensitive, and straightforward but very supportive. When I was trying to see something that was difficult to see, she guided me through my thought process. She asked challenging questions to help me see and figure things out for myself."

--Senior Director, Operations, Forbes International Top 100, Electronics Company

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