Barry Forward ​

Barry Forward ​

Barry Forward, BA, CEC, PCC

Barry Forward is a Vancouver-based Certified Executive Coach (ICF PCC) with 20+ years business and executive experience including CEO, President and Board Director (public and private companies), Community Governance Board Member, and Vice President Marketing and Communications. Barry has worked in Canada and the U.S. with large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, early-stage start-ups, government agencies and the non-profit sector. He has helped launch and manage companies as a senior executive, founder, and advisor in a variety of industries including technology, the energy and natural resource sector and entertainment, as well as media, advertising, and PR firms.

Barry was part owner and Executive Vice President of one of Western Canada’s largest public relations firms. A proven business communicator and facilitator, Barry Forward is known for delivering high energy presentations and workshops that meet his client’s learning objectives across all leadership spectrums and demographics. Barry has demonstrated the ability to deliver effective customized one-on-one coaching that assists leaders in optimizing their talents, skills, and values to enable their own and others’ career & business success. Early in his career, Barry worked as a news reporter and on-air radio host.

As an executive coach, Barry Forward works with clients to help them systemically drive performance, achieve measurable results and sustainable change. Barry helps clients to design, implement, and evaluate leadership development strategies to facilitate personal, team and organizational transformation. In addition, Barry provides strategic coaching in the areas of Strategic Planning, Communications Management, Media Relations, Team Building, Facilitation Skills, and Corporate Development.

Barry served as an elected School Trustee in BC for 10 years. First elected in 2008, he held numerous positions including Board Vice Chair, Chair of Finance and Facilities Standing Committee, Audit Committee member, Provincial Councillor (Board's representative to the BC School Trustees Association - BCSTA) and served as a member of the BCSTA’s Indigenous Education Committee. He was also a Commissioner with the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission for four years.

Barry is a graduate in the Executive Coaching program at Royal Roads University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University, and successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course. He is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Barry Forward’s successful change and transformation podcast The Reboot Forward Podcast can be found at: