Our Leadership

Barbara Berry, PhD.

Barbara is an executive and corporate coach with expertise for guiding organizations through transformation and implementing continuous innovation and improvement. She has served as personal coach to senior management as well as up and coming managers. Leadership and management forums led by Barbara have become the foundation for organizational success among her clients.

She has headed economic development research groups, established think tanks of high-level executives, directed research to identify training needs in executive management, designed an executive management training institute to train current and future executives, and served as Director of the Renaissance Center for Professional Development at Drury University.

Barbara’s doctorate is in higher education, with emphasis on learning theory and human development from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Post-doctorial studies include extensive focus on the teachings of W. Edwards Deming, Systems Thinking, and Complexity Sciences.  She is also trained in the National Malcolm Baldrige Award criteria and served on a taskforce that creates pilot programs for the NMBA. She is working internationally on projects for building community leadership in developing countries.


Lise Inman

Lise is a master at coaching organizations to higher efficiency. She brings to the group a wide range of experience in various industries, both domestic and international.  She has an extensive record of executive coaching, organizational development, systems thinking, quality tools and executive team development. She also has a broad background in politics, business management and business process redesign. Lise brings to The Berrywood Group experience in international cultural studies — in residence in Africa, Eastern Europe, Germany, Turkey and Great Britain. These studies allowed her to form a wider perspective by studying the business methods in other countries.

Lise is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BS in journalism. She continued graduate studies in the area of International Human Relations, Organizational Development, Systems Thinking and Corporate Coaching.  She is also certified by Southwest Missouri State University’s Total Quality Quadrant training program, Missouri Southern Management Development programs, and she has ISO 9000 Certified Lead Auditor training. Lise certified administrator of assessments through Target Training International

Lise is a member of Systems Dynamics Society, Society for Organizational Learning, and the Hartman Institute.