Barbara Bowes
(204) 934-8820

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Areas of Practice:

  • Human Resources
  • HR: Training & Development
  • HR: Organizational Development
  • Career Transition
  • Career Coaching

    Barbara J. Bowes, FCHRP, CMC, M.Ed.


    As President of Legacy Bowes Group, Barbara Bowes is a highly regarded HR authority, author and professional speaker.

    She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a Certified Human Resource Management Professional (CHRP - Fellow), and holds a Master of Administration in Education degree. She is also certified in a number of human resource and proprietary operational tools and strategies.

    During more than 20 years in all phases of executive search, she has completed successful searches for senior leadership roles including President/CEO, Vice President and General Manager for companies in a variety of sectors. Recently, her focus has been directed to College, School Board and senior human resource assignments.

    In addition to her experience as a business owner, Barbara has also led the human resources management practice at an international accounting and consulting firm and was Director of the Western Canada HR consulting practice for a regional accounting firm. In these roles she and her staff produced results for client organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profit organizations.

    Her popular "Working World" column appears every Saturday in the Careers section of the Winnipeg Free Press and she is a regular contributor to the Manitoba Business Show on CJOB in Winnipeg.

    Barb is also a talented speaker, weaving her first-hand experience, extensive HR knowledge and witty stories into speaking sessions that are both educational and entertaining at the same time. Barb is known for her charm, professionalism and love of professional speaking. Her company is always a pleasure, and she is a welcome addition to meetings, conferences and workshops as Keynote Speaker or HR Expert.  As well, no matter the industry or group size, Barb will customize her speaking role to suit specific audiences.

    Barb is a member of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and is a certified Coach Practitioner as recognized by the Certified Coaches Federation.

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    Barbara is also the author of five books: