Barney Singer, MA | David Couper Consulting

Barney Singer, MA

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH -- Barney Singer brings more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, advocate, professor, non-profit executive and coach in the public and private sectors in the US and internationally. Most recently, his experience includes serving as director of Leadership and Capacity Development Programs for FHI 360, including growing and overseeing a $250 million portfolio of international development projects. There, he oversees the development, design and implementation of leadership-development and technical and organizational capacity building initiatives that have empowered civil society leaders in 55 countries. He designed and teaches Law and Ethics in Leadership at the doctoral level and has designed and facilitated numerous curricula to support adult learning, growth and effectiveness in industry and government environments.

Mr. Singer is a seasoned manager and leader with advanced degrees in both law and psychology, and he is pursuing a doctorate in transformational leadership, to be awarded in May 2017. His technical experience includes organizational development, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, democracy and governance, social marketing and behavior change methodologies, strategic communications, civil society and community mobilization, workforce and youth issues. Mr. Singer brings a unitive, multi-disciplinary perspective to the design and implementation of programs in the U.S. and internationally.

In addition to being widely published in peer-reviewed and other publications, Barney is frequently an invited speaker before US and international audiences.


Transformational Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Work-Life Balance, Team Building, Leadership and Management Skills, Training and Development, Curriculum Design, Authentic Leadership, Personal Effectiveness, Leadership and Life Coaching, Social Marketing and Behavior Change. Certified facilitator of The Leadership Circle Profile (360-degree feedback tool) for leaders and managers.

industry background & education

Expertise in law, psychology, education, government-civil society partnerships. B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University; M.A. in Psychology, University of Santa Monica; Ed.D. in Transformational Leadership, Insight University (anticipated May 2017).

noted accomplishments

  • Designed and implemented a multi-year leadership and service program for 150 young and emerging leaders from seven countries in Southern Africa.
  • Designed and won funding for 24 social development programs with a combined value of more than $250 million, overseeing a staff of more than 200 in their implementation throughout the world.
  • Faculty, Insight University Doctoral Program in Transformational Leadership; former faculty, The George Washington University Master’s Degree Program in International Affairs