Kevin Barnhart is a certified executive coach, consultant, and versatile facilitator. Kevin helps executives and business leaders create productive, collaborative, and engaged teams to deliver impactful results. Kevin has more than thirty years experience in engineering, business development, consulting, facilitating, and coaching for corporate, non-profit, and government organizations. His diverse professional background helps clients think differently to simplify complex ideas and develop the personal connections necessary to succeed in rapidly changing business environments. Kevin is an approachable, thoughtful, and insightful leader who understands the big picture as well as the intricate details.
Kevin’s passion for coaching and facilitation led him to help a wide variety of clients ranging from small business owners and non-profit organizations to multinational corporations including Meta and Ernst and Young. Kevin earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University and North Carolina A&T State University respectively. Kevin gained valuable experiences in systems engineering, research and development, supplier management, application development, and marketing working on a variety of technical projects. Kevin has worked on cruise missile guidance systems, space exploration probes, and mobile communication systems for multiple organizations including Boeing, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Nokia.
Kevin is committed to his local community in Oak Park, IL, where he currently serves on the citizen’s police oversight committee working to increase transparency and accountability in police operations and improve community-police relations. Kevin was selected to join a taskforce to recommend an Alternative Call Response model for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Avid Scuba Diver – I’ve been scuba diving for more than 20 years all over the world. I love night dives and diving with (most) sharks. Manta rays are my favorite, grace underwater
- World Traveler – I’ve been to six continents so far. Maybe I’ll visit Antarctica one day, but then again, I really do hate cold weather.
- I lived and worked in Nigeria, what an incredible experience! I have been trapped on a bus in South Africa with a cheetah, and yes, I do have photos.
- I ran a half marathon in the rain and wondered why anyone would do such a thing; I have not run since.