Krissi Barr Bio
Planning Expert &

Meet Krissi Barr, a top business consultant, strategic planning facilitator and executive coach. As a business coach, she has helped hundreds of individuals achieve their greatest potential. She’s facilitated over 500 strategic planning meetings, and followed them up with implementation and execution consulting that produced results. Her DISC and behavioral assessments have helped companies dramatically improve their hiring and developing of talent. Krissi’s training classes have created positive change for thousands of people. And her keynote speaking has moved, engaged and entertained audiences in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kentucky, Jacksonville, Florida, Amelia Island and all across America. To meet Krissi Barr is to understand why she is one of America’s most successful business consultants.

Krissi’s dynamic presence, instinctive strategic vision, and creative thinking produce effective, sustainable bottom-line results for her clients. Her “Can Do” attitude generates confidence in her executive coaching clients and strategic consulting corporate clients. Throughout Krissi’s career she’s increased the profitability of nearly every organization with which she worked.

Krissi has a unique ability to relate to her clients because she came from corporate America…not academia. Since founding Barr Corporate Success in 2003, she has effectively translated that experience into results for her clients. She focuses on separating daily distractions from the real issues in order to put the executive and/or business on the right path to grow and prosper. Results are immediate, growth sustainable, and profitability long-term.

Krissi was featured in Inc. Magazine as one of the country’s top ten “super-efficient.” Dozens of her clients have been on Inc’s 500/5000 list and many have been named as a “Best Place To Work.” She is a recipient of Venue and LEAD Magazine Women of Influence award and was named one of the 100 Mind’s Thought Leadership within the Greater Cincinnati Region.

A highly sought after keynote speaker, she’s worked with Kentucky SHRM, Inc. Magazine, Intel, Titleist, Vistage, Xavier University, Ohio University, Greater Cincinnati HR Association, Association for Corporate Growth, Emory University and dozens of other companies, higher education institutions and non-profit organizations.

Krissi holds her undergrad degree and M.B.A. from Miami University, six Coaching Certificates and an Executive Coaching Certificate from Wharton School of Business. Before founding Barr Corporate Success, Krissi worked in leadership positions at P&G, PNC Bank, The David J. Joseph Company (part of Nucor Steel), and two technology start-ups. Her last corporate position was with a P&G-backed venture company.

Krissi is co-author of two business books. Plugged: Dig Out and Get the Right Thing Done is a business book that teaches the lesson of PAR (Prioritize, Adapt and be Responsible). Her newest book is The Fido Factor: How To Get A Leg Up At Work, a leadership book on the lessons business people should learn from man’s best friend.

In addition to her books, Krissi has written extensively on a number of topics to help business owners and managers. These blog topics include improving your corporate culturesigns you work with a great business management consulting firm, quit sabotaging your success, 5 benefits of hiring a business management consultant, 7 tips to choosing the right business consulting firm and many more articles on her blog.

Krissi has strong business relationships with the leading business consulting and thought leadership organizations, including Marshall Goldsmith, CoachSource, WorldWide Association of Business Coaches, TTI, Dr. Paul Hersey’s Situational Leadership, and more.

Barr Corporate Success was based in Cincinnati, Ohio and is now based in Amelia Island, Florida, outside Jacksonville. They’ve worked with customers all over America and internationally. This includes clients in Louisville, KY; Frankfort, KY; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Detroit, MI; St Louis, MO; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; New York, NY; Boston, MA; Princeton, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Scranton, PA; Jacksonville, FL; Atlanta, GA; Columbus, MS; San Francisco, CA; Lexington, KY; Frankfort, KY; Puerto Rico; Canada; Australia and Great Britain.

Krissi lives on Amelia Island in Florida with her husband and two dogs. To contact Cincinnati’s top business consultant and executive coach, please call Krissi Barr.

Krissi’s published articles on leadership

Presidential Pets: Four-Legged White House Residents

Episode 188: Krissi and Dan Barr, The Fido Factor

Connect with Krissi Barr on LinkedIn


  • Identifying vision & key strategic initiatives
  • Analysis & action plan for opportunities & challenges
  • Strengthening team dynamics
  • Implementing integrated initiatives
  • Corporate culture
  • Growing business numbers & metrics
  • Impactful business & customer positioning
  • Setting goals
  • Building shared focus, commitment, discipline
  • Leadership development
  • Keynote speeches to engage, move and entertain audiences
  • Competitive uniqueness, advantages & disadvantages
  • Executive coaching individuals
  • Balancing long-term vision with daily activities
  • New business launches
  • Training (sales, leadership, strategy, decision making)
  • Business coaching teams
  • Strategic planning
  • Leveraging behavioral assessments to hire and develop talent