Barbara Reilly, Ph.D.

Barbara Reilly, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Turknett Leadership Group 


Practice Area Director

Slalom Consulting


Dr. Barbara Reilly, is a Human Capital and Talent Management Executive and Thought Leader, with a track record of building partnerships across a variety of organizations and industrial settings.  Barb is a subject matter expert and business advisor to HR and business leaders in the areas of change management, leadership development, learning and development, strategy, talent management, team functionality, conflict resolution, and employee engagement processes.   Barb brings 20 years progressive management/leadership experience and a proven track record of developing and executing successful Human Resource, Talent, and Culture shift initiatives that support broad scale organization transformations.

Barbara is a Senior Consultant Emeritus at Turknett Leadership Group where she serves on TLG’s Board of Advisors.  Her business relationship with Turknett Leadership Group has spanned over 20 years.

In 2018, Dr. Reilly joined Slalom Consulting to provide leadership to the Business Advisory Services consulting practice.  Her focus is on creating synergies across three specific capabilities:  organization effectiveness, strategy & operations, and delivery leadership.

She has an active interest in executive coaching, having coached hundreds of leaders over the past twenty years across the United States and Canada.  She has extensive experience in both the private and public sector.   From 2011 to 2017, Dr. Reilly consulted exclusively with healthcare clients while at Press Ganey.

Dr. Reilly also currently teaches Executive Leadership in the Georgia State University Robinson College of Business EMBA program. She was previously a faculty member at Georgia State University for over 15 years, serving as Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Managerial Sciences. She has also taught internationally at United Arab Emirates University in Abu Dhabi and at Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) in Nicosia and Limassol.   Her academic interests include employee engagement, large-scale change, leveraging survey feedback, effective team deployment, resilience, mindfulness, multigenerational leadership, and resistance to change.

Dr. Reilly received her doctorate in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and she has completed postdoctoral training in international business from USC. She is a frequent contributor to psychology and management journals and is an active member in a number of professional organizations.

She volunteers with Lighthouse Family Retreat, Honor Flight of Savannah, and Epiphany Lutheran Church.

Representative Consulting Engagements

Integrated Healthcare Systems

Partnered with a large healthcare system on an organization transformation to align 80 plus facilities around a single operating model

Served as a SME for a multi-year custom analytics platform build in an agile environment

Global Food and Beverage Retail Company

Created a structured process for global innovation leaders (representing over twenty countries) for the purpose of aligning around vision, mission, and values

Big Four Professional Service Firm

Developed and implemented a comprehensive analytic process for determining compensation equity for 140,000 employees that was used to demonstrate fair compensation practices in EEOC cases and OFCCP audits

Regional Financial Services Organization

Designed and implemented a web-based peer evaluation process for an IT organization in under 21 days

Developed and launched a corporate university

Leadership Consulting Firm

Executive Coach to over 200 senior executives

Led a conflict resolution intervention for eight C-suite executives

Atlanta Based University System

Taught MBA and Executive MBA courses in the following subject areas:  Organization Change, Executive Leadership, Organization Behavior, Team Design and Development, and Consulting Practice

About Turknett Leadership Group

Turknett Leadership Group is one of the oldest firms in the Southeast experienced in character-based leadership and organization development. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, organization development consultants, and seasoned business leaders – all of whom have years of experience coaching executives and high potential managers.

Using the Turknett Leadership Character Model™ as our principal guide – together with the latest in assessment tools and development techniques – we enable companies to select, develop, promote, retain, and engage the best performing, most ethical talent available. The ultimate measure of our success is your improved business and leadership performance.

Contact Information for Turknett Leadership Group:

Office: 770-270-1723


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