Meet our Leadership Team
Barry Stern, Ph.D.
Executive Consultant – US
Dr. Stern has served in numerous senior-level roles for DDI over the past 15 years. He has recently transitioned into his current role of executive consultant, where he works with select clients on senior-level interventions such as executive coaching, assessment, team coaching, and business-critical group facilitation and interventions. Barry most recently served as senior vice president with responsibility for the creation of DDI’s multi-level development solutions, and as a member of DDI’s Operating Committee. Prior to this, he had responsibility for the U.S. Consulting Services operations, where he oversaw the delivery of DDI’s full range of services, encompassing both the diagnostic and development components of DDI’s offerings.
Key Capabilities and Experience
Over his 30-year career, Barry has worked with numerous leaders—from frontline to C-suite—to install or augment HR initiatives designed to power their businesses, and has individually coached numerous leaders at all levels. He has worked with many of DDI’s Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, industrial, and technology sectors.
Prior to joining DDI, Barry was managing partner at MOHR Development, a consulting and training company specializing in sales, service, and leadership development, where he held key product management, sales, and consulting leadership positions. Upon MOHR’s sale to Siebel Systems (now Oracle) in 1998, Barry joined Siebel as a director in Siebel University, where he spearheaded the integration efforts of MOHR’s business.
Education and Credentials
- A classically trained behavioral psychologist, Barry received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in learning processes in 1985.
- He has presented at numerous conferences on topics such as technology-enabled leadership, creating business-based user adoption of CRM technology, driving a culture of innovation, the business impact of leadership development, and sales leadership.
- His blogs and articles have appeared online and in industry publications such as TD Magazine and cover a range of topics including “Developing Business Acumen for HR Professionals,” “Are Leaders Drowning Innovation?”, “The Hard Data Behind the Soft Skills of Leadership,” and “Optimizing Your Leadership Pipeline.”
- Barry had an article published in Training Industry Magazine, “The Future of Online Learning Will Look a Lot Like Amazon,” which was awarded one of the top 10 most-read articles in 2018.