Barbara Heilemann

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Barbara Heilemann

Director, Positive Leadership Pty Ltd
Teaching Associate, Monash University
Treasurer, Board of West CASA

Current Positions

Director, Positive Leadership Pty Ltd
Teaching Associate, Monash University
Treasurer, Board of West CASA

Areas of Expertise

Business Business Practice / Management, Women in Business
Finance Banking, Financial Advisory Services
Not for Profit Women


Barbara Heilemann is a Director of Positive Leadership, based in Melbourne, Australia. She has been practicing as an Executive Coach since 2005, after over 20 years in the corporate sector.

Barbara’s background is as a Chartered Accountant, with PWC and KPMG, a Banker, with NAB and a Marketing Strategist and Researcher. Barbara holds a board position as Treasurer for West CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault), a government not-for-profit agency

Barbara has lectured at Monash University for 10 years to Undergraduate and Post Graduate Students. Barbara currently teaches a popular third year elective in Management and an MBA subject in the Business and Economics Faculty.

Her courses combine theory with real world application based on her work with Executives and large Corporations. Barbara has also taught as adjunct faculty on the Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Business, Certificate for Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change in Australia and to Executive MBAs at CEIBS in China.

The foundations for Barbara’s coaching approach, corporate advisory and teaching are steeped in academic rigour and are based in the fields of Positive Organisational Scholarship, Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Psychology, Global Leadership and the latest neuroscience. She has been taught by and presented with the experts in these fields including Dr Tal Ben Shahar, Harvard, Dr Craig Hassed, Monash and Dr Ron Fry, Case Western Reserve.

Barbara has been a selected and invited speaker at numerous international and Australian conferences, and has in 2010 presented at the Academy of Management international meeting in Montreal, the Australian Positive Psychology Conference in 2010 and the Women's International Networking Conference in Europe in 2008, 2009 and 2010, led an Australian Delegation to the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society in Deauville, France in 2010. She was on the Australian Positive Psychology Conference Advisory Committee in 2008 and 2010.

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