Barb Francis




Barb Francis


D. (403) 804-4567


Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University (CEC)
Member, International Coach Federation (ICF)
Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation (PCC)
University of Western Ontario (BA)
Graduate Management Certificate in Human Resources, University of Toronto (GMC)

Barb founded Stillwater Coaching Ltd. in 2004 and has served as its President since that time. She is an experienced coach, facilitator and organizational consultant specializing in strategic leadership development initiatives. Drawing upon her 25 years of rich and diversified leadership and business experience, she partners with leaders and their organizations in creating integrated strategies for leadership development, leadership coaching and team coaching for high performance. Barb also designs and facilitates a wide variety of interactive leadership development workshops as well as highly effective mentoring programs.

As Canadian Director of Human Resources for an international manufacturing organization, Barb successfully led the Human Resources function to become a respected strategic business partner within the organization. She has also served as the President of local chapters of two international leadership and community service organizations as well as having served on their national boards.

Barb has worked with emerging, developing, and seasoned leaders, and their teams, throughout Western Canada in the oil and gas industry, natural resources, manufacturing, transportation, land development and housing, government, advanced education, professional associations and the not-for-profit sectors. She has earned her Certified Executive Coach (CEC) credentials with Royal Roads University and is Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She also holds a graduate management certificate in Human Resources from the University of Toronto as well as a BA from the University of Western Ontario. Barb is certified in a variety of assessment tools including the Extended DISC, Birkman, Emotional Quotient Inventory Workplace, Influencing Styles Indicator, and the Management Research Group’s (MRG) and the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) suite of leadership assessments.

Barb’s unique approach of blending her genuine interest in her clients, a caring and compassionate manner together with her razor-sharp focus on goal setting and action is often what draws clients to work together with her.

In her leisure time, Barb can be found reading, gardening, travelling, or spending time with family and friends.