Barbara Brown


A Positive Momentum partner since 2018

A Positive Momentum partner since 2011

Career highlights include:

  • Regional Managing Director at RBS Invoice Finance
  • Head of Corporate and Corporate – Scotland, RBS Invoice Finance
  • Board Trustee at Breast Cancer Now

About Barbara

In a world where ‘leadership skills’ are often wildly overstated, Barbara is a truly committed and totally natural proponent of the art. She brings 30+ years of experience from the Financial Services sector, at The Royal Bank of Scotland, RBS Invoice Finance and Ulster Bank. In a number of Regional Managing Director roles, she led diverse teams, working with stakeholders to achieve excellent outcomes for clients. Barbara is often sought as the voice of reason in contentious debates, never afraid to challenge in her own inimitable style she brings a calmness and balance to the table that allows solutions to be found more readily.

Barbara is approachable, professional, and a joy to work with.  She has a knack of asking powerful questions that really get you thinking.  Her background in financial services, and the leadership and coaching skills she displays, meant that she quickly understood our business and what we were looking to achieve out of our session.

Stuart Robb, Partner, FRP Advisory Trading Limited

A lifetime of experience in dealing with businesses from one-man operations to multimillion corporates has given Barbara a sharp sense of unlocking business growth and well executed strategy.

Since joining Positive Momentum, Barbara has worked across multiple sectors supporting business leaders transform the growth potential in their organization. She has designed and delivered high impact leadership development programmes and facilitated board sessions focussed on strategic planning. She is regularly sought for high impact coaching and mentoring engagements. Her expertise in Sales Management brings credible interventions and solutions for her clients.

Barbara is skilled in bringing clarity to complex scenarios and this helps her clients get to the core of an issue.

Barbara especially enjoys facilitating large events and extends this to hosting high profile charity fund raising dinners to contribute to her charity work on the board of Breast Cancer Now. She’s afraid of heights but managed to forget this with a couple of tandem sky dives to increase the impact of the fund raising.

Barbara plays an active role in supporting the great work of Young Enterprise, Scottish Edge and Strathclyde University in building the skills for the next generation of business leaders.

In her spare time she’s found loudly supporting her niece at dancing competitions and exhausting herself with new routines at the gym.

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