BARBER & GONZALES
CONSULTING GROUP

• Changing The World, One Team At A Time •

COLLABORATION WORKS

Collaboration (Human Capital + Social Capital) = Innovation

There is a better way. Together we can usher it in. Zero-sum thinking will no longer serve. Solutions to today’s challenges, and tomorrow’s innovation, cannot be discovered with yesterday’s attitudes and actions. There is a better way. Diverse communities collaborating, healing, and engaging in respectful dialogue is where it is at. Since 1991, we have been introducing the principles and process of effective collaboration to organizations and individuals across countless industries.
We have witnessed the positive change first-hand. Join us. Be the change.

How can we help?

Facilitation

We offer quality facilitation to design and deliver quality meetings that allow you to focus on getting things done by making effective use of your time and building the strength of the team. As long as we need to depend on others and collaborate to get the work done, the meetings aren’t going away. BGCG can help make them efficient and transformational. Read More

Training

Our skills discovery sessions provide an opportunity to strengthen the relationships in groups through the development of a common understanding of the themes of "collaboration" "partnership", and "respect". Through common experience and dialogue during the course of our sessions, groups find their trust in one another improved and their commitment to common purpose reinforced. Oh, and there’s often a lot of laughter involved. Read More

Research & Analysis

Barber & Gonzales employs a host of assessment instruments to better understand your team and the organization as a whole. Our research team can design and deploy relevant survey instruments to get you the information you need to make decisions. We perform social capital and communications audits so you can better understand the software running your organization. If it is data and information you seek,
we know how to find it. Read More

Negotiation

BGCG conducts training and facilitation grounded in the principles and process of interest-based negotiations. Our founder Steve Barber, mentored by the late Roger Fisher, co-author of the seminal book Getting to Yes, developed the curriculum that was the first of its kind to introduce this negotiations philosophy to public sector labor-management relationships. The success of this program in California became a model that was replicated throughout the US. Read More

"BARBER & GONZALES HELD A FABULOUS WORKSHOP! GREAT CONTENT, HIGH ENERGY, CHARISMATIC PRESENTERS."
"BARBER & GONZALES MADE LEARNING FUN, LIKE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE."
"THANKS TO THE IMPECCABLE FACILITATION BY THE TEAM AT BARBER & GONZALES WE NOW HAVE A PLETHORA OF IDEAS AND ACTIONS FROM WHICH TO WORK."
"BARBER & GONZALES GAVE US A GREAT START TO SOLVING MANY EXISTING PROBLEMS."
"I APPRECIATED THE POSITIVE ENERGY OF THE FACILITATORS FROM BARBER & GONZALES IN KEEPING US FOCUSED AND ON TASK."

THE TEAM

Steve Barber
Co-Founder
STEVE BARBER is considered by human resources, labor relations, negotiations, dispute resolution, and politicalI professionals to be a “consultants’ consultant”. His leadership in the field of non-adversarial negotiations, decision-making, problem-solving, Read More
Ray Gonzales
Co-Founder
RAY GONZALES is a member emeritus of the faculty of the Institute for World Languages and Cultures at California State University, Monterey Bay. He began his teaching career at Bakersfield Read More
Emily Gonzales
Collaborator
Having lived and attended primary and secondary school in Central America, the Caribbean and Europe, the daughter of  US diplomat and B&G founder Ray Gonzales, Emily brings a rich life Read More
Mica Hashimoto
Collaborator
Office systems guru and Reiki Master, Mica leads our firm operations and finance team. With a wealth of knowledge of traditional and native methods of conflict resolution and healing, such Read More
Iraj Maquipour
Collaborator
Executive Vice President of Capital West International, Iraj holds a masters degree in Political Science from San Diego State University. He served as a personal banker and is currently involved Read More
Rebecca Perry
Collaborator
Rebecca Perry is a seasoned leadership coach and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the private and public sectors. Partnering with leaders at all levels in the organization, Read More
Angela Rhodehamel
Collaborator
Angela comes to BGCG from action sports video production, leading a team at RIDE Channel to grow subscribers to over 1 million in just under 4 years. She is heading Read More
Vicki Sparks
Collaborator
Vicki’s facilitation skills reflect a learning curve of 30 years as a community organizer, business woman, mediator, and facilitator. Vicki has been a member of BGCG for the past 15 Read More
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