Barry J. Moline

Author, Speaker, and CEO

Barry J. Moline - Author, Speaker, and CEO
Barry J. Moline

Barry Moline has been bringing people together in the workplace for four decades. He would call it “facilitating people.” As the current Executive Director of the California Municipal Utilities Association, Barry knows the importance of synergy and diplomacy, and what can go wrong in their absence.

There is power in sharing our personal stories as a means of connection. From his volunteer work with U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala to his leadership of associations, businesses, government, and non-profits, Barry has strived to solve the issues of communication stagnation, siloed information, unfounded assumptions and more by teaching his staff and his colleagues to relate to one another.

With a vast depth and breadth of experience working with the media, Barry is in a unique position to provide insight and commentary on topics ranging from inter-office politics to actual politics – and everything in between.

In Barry’s own words: “When people get to know each other, they usually start to like each other, and then they want to get something done together. I encourage them to share personal stories, like where they grew up, how they got to their current position, or even talking about the ideas and events that have their attention these days. There’s no question that people can get a project done without knowing each other well. But if they take the time to first learn about each other, they will accomplish more, and accomplish it faster.”


Praise for Barry

“Barry offers both the inspiration and the skills to succeed.”

Liz Joyner, Founder & CEO, The Village Square

“Barry clearly illustrates how we can act immediately to cultivate better relationships in our work and in society.”

John Bowes, Ed.D., School Superintendent

“Everyone from business executives to community activists needs the tools to listen and engage effectively. Barry inspires fresh thinking and Connect! is a solid resource for anyone who wants to be a change leader.”

Eric Wiesenthal, Policy Analyst and Community Activist

The right environment for the highest group effectiveness.

How would you like your members, employees, colleagues, peers, & the people you work with get along better, be more effective, accomplish more, and do it all faster?

Barry Moline studied effective collaboration, and in his book CONNECT! presents specific actions you can take to achieve the highest level of group effectiveness. He wants to share with you the results of his nearly 25 years experience as a CEO and 4 years of research for his book.

Initially, Barry thought he could force groups to collaborate. What he learned instead is that leaders must set the stage and provide the right environment for individuals to first get to know each other before taking on the important work for their organizations.

Key Takeaways

  • How to strengthen workplace relationships
  • Enhance collaboration between colleagues and teams
  • Use networking to meet people – and enjoy it
  • Onboard new employees so they develop fast, effective and productive relationships
  • Learn how to handle situations when people don’t respond positively

Speaking Topics

  • CONNECT! How to Quickly Collaborate for Success in Business and Life
  • Effective Workplace Communications
  • Setting and Achieving Goals
  • How to Have a Positive Attitude (and Yes, There is a Way)

Who Should Hear Barry Speak?

  • Associations and Trade Organizations
  • Businesses, Corporations, and Non-Profits
  • Current and Aspiring Leaders