The Team

Barbara Biziou

Benchmark Associate & Senior Consultant

Motivational Speaker, Life Coach & Master Trainer

Barbara Biziou is a motivational speaker, life coach and master trainer. She guides a wide variety of individuals and organizations through all stages of the creative process from inception to completion. She has great skill in accessing the current reality of individuals and organizations and moving them through the action steps needed to build a viable future. She believes that the key is on creating healthy environments where people can thrive.

In addition to her training and coaching skills, Barbara brings over 25 years of business experience to her work, which includes production, marketing, product developments, communication skills development, and sales. Her clients appreciate and benefit from the real life examples she brings to her consulting practice.

Barbara has been successful in a variety of industries including fashion, television, financial services at 12 months loans bad credit and not-for profit. Her wide-ranging clients have included The Red Cross, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Barneys, Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Weight Watchers, The Donna Karan Beauty Company, Coty, The Jewish Board of Family Services, The Helen Keller Foundation, The Visiting Nurses of NY, Women and Communications, Lord and Taylor, Equinox Gym, and Calvary Hospice. She is also on the faculty of several teaching organizations, including The New York Open Center, One Spirit Learning Alliance and she’s a popular speaker at conferences in The US, Europe and Asia.

As the author of The Joys of Everyday Ritualand The Joy of Family Rituals, she has had the privilege of lecturing around the world and learning from many different cultures. Barbara has a deep commitment to integrating practical spirituality into people’s lives, both personally and professionally. Her DVD programs Barbara Biziou’sSimple Solutions for Stress, shows people how to improve their focus and creativity as they incorporate simple effective tools into their existing lifestyles and hectic schedules.

Barbara has been featured in articles from Harper’s Bazaarto New York Magazineand is a columnist for NY Spiritand Lipman’s World– and is a frequent contributor to magazines and websites including Parents Magazineand She lives in NYC.


The Creating WE Institute is our related thought leadership organization with an award winning team of members.

“The key in business is the leader's ability to enable everyone to feel like they are part of a winning team – we know this mantra in our hearts, yet making it happen is much more difficult. Creating WE gives leaders a roadmap for shaping the DNA of their company – creating a culture of inspired leadership & ownership of the future.”

Judith E. Glaser
CEO & Founder


In addition, through the WBECS Conversational Intelligence® for Coaches program, there are now over 3000 coaches worldwide Certified in Conversational Intelligence for Coaches, enhancing the CreatingWE Institute global capability.

Peg Esgate Aldridge, MA*
Innovation Coach
and Consultant
Charlotte, North Carolina

Si Alhir (Sinan Si Alhir)
Coach and Consultant
Chicago, Illinois

Bud Bilanich, EdD
The Common Sense Guy™
Executive Coach | Consultant
Best Selling Author | Speaker
Denver, Colorado

Barbara Biziou
Founder, Blue Lotus Productions
Coaching | Communication
Author | Speaker
New York, New York

Kathleen Bollerud, Ed.D.
Founder, Bollerud-Holland Associates
Executive Coaching | Leadership Development
Harrisville, New Hampshire

Dale Kramer Cohen
Marketing Strategist
Growth Catalyst
DKC Resources
New York, New York

Deborah Dumaine*
Author | Founder
Write To The Top
Waltham, Massachusetts

Bob Fuller*
Raleigh, North Carolina

Liz Franklin Glaser
Fuji Medical
Stamford, Connecticut

Jan Goldstoff*
Jan Goldstoff Public Relations
New York, New York

Geoff Grenert, MBA
Managing Partner | Leadership
& Team Development | Coach
Leadership Solutions, LLC
Greensboro, North Carolina

Rex E. Jung, PhD*
Author | Neurologist
Research Scientist | Professor
Albuquerque, New Mexico

A.H. Khamis
Lead Consultant Accelerate Africa Group
Nairobi, Kenya

Jerry Manas*
Author | Principal
Marengo Group
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brian Penry*
Author | Principal
Penry Creative Inc.
Guilford, Connecticut

Whitaker H. Raymond
Process Architect | Executive
Coach | Principal & Founder
Lodestar Leadership
Jersey City, New Jersey

Donna Riechmann, PhD
Consultant | Coach |
Team Facilitator | Partner
Leadership Solutions LLC
Greensboro, North Carolina

Nancy Ring*
Author | Principal
The Communication Partnership, Ltd
Charlotte | Chicago | Phoenix

Tom Rosenwald
Chief Marketing Officer
Creating WE Institute
New York, New York

Mary Ann Somerville, MSS
Consultant | Executive Coach
Santa Barbara, California

Cindy Tortorici
Founder & CEO
The Link For Women
Portland, Oregon

* Founding members of the CreatingWE Institute

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