Strategic planning consultants USA
  • Global Partner - South, Southwest

    Sheri Barker Ed.D., SMP

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    “Strategic Planner . . . Facilitator, Coach, and Systems Thinker”Strategic Management Professional Logo


    Sheridan (Sheri) Barker, Ed.D. is an expert strategic planner, group facilitator, leadership coach and systems thinker. She is a Haines Centre’s practice co-leader for education and a Global Partner located in San Diego. Dr. Barker specializes in strategic planning, leadership development and collaborative cultures that enhance organizational effectiveness and produce superior results for stakeholders. She earned her doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego and her dissertation examined the role of cross-functional leaders in enterprise-wide change. Dr. Barker, a visionary leader with extensive administrative background in public education, is an acknowledged expert in systems change and leadership. She uses The Systems Thinking Approach® to create stronger coherence between strategic planning, thoughtful action, and achieving desired outcomes for dynamic and forward-thinking organizations.


    She passed the rigorous ASP Standards and Certification Program Examination and has been designated an ASP Strategic Management Professional (SMP).


    An innovative program developer, Sheri has a track record for creating dynamic, sustained professional learning that significantly increases participant insight, capacity, commitment and collaboration. Her expert facilitation and consulting skills are frequently requested for strategic planning, leadership transitions, and organizational culture interventions. Combining passion, commitment and expertise, Dr. Barker nurtures collaborative cultures that strengthen relationships, increase trust, and create synergy to improve work environments and create sustainable outcomes.

  • Global Partner - Southwest, Northwest

    Loren Tarantino MS, SMP

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    SMP-smLoren Tarantino is a Global Partner, with the Haines Centre for Strategic Management, LLC.  She is the president of Loren Tarantino Consulting Inc., a woman-owned small business, and a Certified Strategic Management Professional.   Loren specializes in strategic leadership consulting and is a coach, master facilitator, and project management expert with more than three decades of experience.


    Loren’s engaging, interactive style of public speaking and group facilitation have benefited business, education and governmental audiences at local, state and national conferences, workshops and seminars since 1986. Loren currently sits on the Board of Management for the San Diego Family YMCA.


    She is the co-author of “Leading Cultural Change” (Haines, 2014), Association for Strategic Planning Practice Ex (Haines Centre 2011), What Works Reading Guide (EDmin, Inc 2010) Leading Effective Secondary School Reform (Corwin Press, 2005) and many other Strategic Planning resources.


    Loren’s strengths lie in her knowledge of organizational systems and her ability to develop systems-wide plans and implementation tactics to get organizations to operate at peak performance. Clients have cited Loren’s strategic approach and collaborative spirit as a winning combination in her success.

  • Global Partner - Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

    Barbara A. Collins M.S., Pioneer SMP

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    Strategic Business Consultant, Master Facilitator, Instructional Designer”


    Barbara A. Collins has over 20 years’ experience as a manager and department head in both government and private organizations. She has been winning and managing government and privately funded contracts since 1994, has served as prime contractor and/or project manager on multiple contracts, completing every one on time and on budget. She has 32 years’ experience in organization development and strategic planning as both an internal and external consultant. s a strategy consultant.


    Ms. Collins plans and carries out strategic planning, organization development and process improvement projects, along with ongoing implementation and monitoring processes for numerous private and public organizations. She brings proven leadership and management experience, including program development, effective performance measurement, data-driven decision-making, personnel management, and finance.