Morag Barrett

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Morag Barrett's experience ranges from senior executive coaching to developing high impact teams across Europe, America and Asia. She is a highly effective speaker and is regularly invited to speak and national and international events.

Morag is a contributor to and have been featured in, business insider,, American Management Association and the Association for Training and Development.

Morag writes and speaks on all aspects of the "people side" to successful business. On these topics, she's written the books Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships and The Future-Proof Workplace.

Morag draws from a deep and unique operational skill set. Her corporate career started in retail banking with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in the UK. With 15 years experience in the finance industry, she understands the challenges of running a business as well as the complexities of leading and managing the people that are part of that business.

Prior to launching SkyeTeam in 2007, Morag was responsible for global leadership and executive development in a U.S. Telecoms company. Since launching SkyeTeam she has had the opportunity to work with clients in a range of industries including: healthcare, telecoms, mining, manufacturing, engineering, and technology.

Morag earned a Master of Human Resource Management and received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. She is a recognized business coach for the Corporate Coach University and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Morag Barrett and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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