Barbara Mintzer-McMahon, MSW, MFT
For over 25 years, Ms. McMahon has specialized in Transformational Change and Organizational Development. In 1989 she created and founded The Center for Transitional Management, in Orinda, California. She facilitates workshops and consults both nationally and internationally for a wide variety of professional organizations including those in business, medicine, high-risk occupations, mental health and education. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (MFT).
Ms. McMahon is a member of the executive leadership team and head of the Women in Leadership Consulting Division for The Alexcel Group. She has been partnered with Alexcel and the Institute for Executive Development in a research project and paper on “Best Practices for Executives in Transition” and is frequently called upon to speak and consult on this topic. From 2003 through 2010 she held the position as head of the coaching faculty for the Global Institute for Leadership Development at Linkage, Inc.
Based on her specialization in leadership development and organizational change, she is a contributing author to “Enlightened Power: How Women Are Transforming the Practice of Leadership” (2005). She is also a contributing author to Marshall Goldsmith's book, “Coaching for Leadership” (2012) showcasing her model for Transformational Change, a co-author of “Taking the Stage: Breakthrough Stories from Women Leaders” (2013), and contributing author to "Women in Sync" by Suzanne Weinstein (2013).
Ms. Mintzer-McMahon was an instructor for over twenty years in the Graduate Psychology Department at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California, teaching Systems Theory and Group Dynamics. She also held a position on the adjunct faculty at St. Mary’s College in Orinda where she taught Group Dynamics in the Department of Education & Graduate Psychology.
Ms. Mintzer-McMahon is a psychotherapist and has accumulated over twenty-five years of clinical experience. During part of this time she worked as a full time clinical consultant to a Police Department in Northern California. While working for the police she developed one of the first systemically oriented programs in Stress Management and soon became sought after as a consultant in Stress Management for both Businesses and Professionals in High Risk Occupations.