About Us

Barry C. Kleiman & Associates was founded in 1979 (during the pre-Apple days of Silicon Valley)

Buoyed by Barry’s roots as an education major (The Pennsylvania State University) we’re proud  and energized to have a practice covering both Executive Search as well as Executive Development.

Helping others figure out the WHAT they might consider as next career steps, WHY one particular option may be a better choice than another and ultimately HOW to make it all happen.

We’ve made a number of friends and supporters along the way many of whom were kind enough to share their comments below…any number of whom have contributed to Barry’s recent book publication “How the TRUTH Will Set You & Your Career Free”

If you’re interested in working with us please feel free to call or simply put your name and email address over there…in the box on the right hand side of the page >>>>Not only will we get back to you within 24 hours we’ll provide you with instructions on getting a copy of this new book to you FOR FREE

Testimonials for Barry…

“I’ve known Barry for many years. His coaching in my life has had profound effects and I can honestly say that I owe a great deal of my current business success to his involvement. Aligning with Barry Kleiman is a recommendation I can make wholeheartedly.”

Donna Orender – Founder Generation “W” Former President – WNBA

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Like the many people who have been helped by Barry, I feel fortunate to know him and recommend his services without reservations.

Robert D. Haas – Chairman of the Board, Emeritus – Levi Strauss & Co.

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“Barry is supportive, professional, engaging, inspiring, dedicated, fearless, insightful and relentless in providing unique strategies to help you achieve your career objectives. He has been the “tipping point” in helping me to define, achieve and navigate the “MORE” that I want in my career. I am thankful to Barry for helping me continue to thrive as I transform in my career!

Barry is passionate about helping others reach their career & life goals. Because he is passionate about his life mission, he has established an exclusive business model that allows him to have a special one-on-one relationship with all of his clients.

Barry is not a hired gun, he is a partner, friend and coach committed to helping you reach your dreams and making the changes that you want to make.”

Raquel Daniels – Marketing & Customer Strategist | Storyteller |Multicultural Marketer | Integrator | Marathon Runner

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Passion, honesty, education, and respect are qualities that Barry brings to his coaching, his career and his personal life. If you are looking to change directions or feel there is something better out there for you, contacting Barry is the first place I would start.

Shaw Kobre – Director of Marketing Charter & Company


“I have known Barry for a number of years and have worked with him on numerous projects from recruiting to professional development. In the end, there is no one I trust more than Barry in these two fields. Barry is very insightful and has regularly added value to my organizations. I highly recommend Barry for your professional development and professional recruiting needs.”

Ron LaVelle Partner, Family Office Practice at Seiler LLP


“I’ve had the sincere pleasure of knowing Barry for almost 20 years and have always been impressed by his integrity, wisdom and real gift for connecting with people. He’s given me sage advice that has helped me both personally and professionally. He also single-handedly fixed my backhand in a matter of minutes. Barry just has a knack for honing in on the root cause of an issue and offering up solid resolutions that work.”

Michele Drohan – Senior Partner Manager, Sling TV

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“Barry is amazing on so many different levels! He motivates others to aim for their dreams by providing the right framework and steps to realistically get there. As a mentor and career coach, he truly listens, spends a lot of time asking the right questions, and tries to find careers that match what truly is in the best interests of his clients. He has an incredible heart and passion for mentoring young adults especially in his work with AmeriCorps. He is a great tennis player and student of many sports who applies lessons learned there to life in general and to career planning. For someone who is so gifted in so many areas, he is so humble and approachable. I am so fortunate to know Barry and have worked with him”

Michael Wong – Associate Director, UNC Kenan-Flager MBA Career Management Center

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It was my good fortune to be recommended to Barry in 1998 when I was making the transition from public accounting to the corporate accounting world. During a time of dramatic change and “irrational exuberance”, Barry was a voice of wisdom and calm. He helped me understand what was most important to me – both personally and professionally, and has continued in that regard ever since. As a result of working with Barry, I found my career passion, realized the power of following your own personal calling, and came to understand the great joy of simply surrounding yourself with good people who share your passion for whatever undertaking you may be following. Barry is first and foremost a tremendous person, who has great perspective about life and a passion for living it. I assure you that getting to know Barry, in whatever capacity that might be – coach, mentor, friend, client – will enrich your life in many, many ways.

Mike Byron – Chief Accounting Officer

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“Through our many conversations, Barry has proven to be a very honest, motivational, and knowledgeable advisor to work with. He is able to draw on his own experiences, both good and bad, as well as those of others to help you really think about what is important to you when it comes to your career and personal life. Very many people will unintentionally make career choices that are not ideal for them, primarily because they do not realize the importance of making a long term plan that considers all aspects of your life. Ultimately, everyone is responsible for the choices he or she makes, but with Barry’s guidance you will be in a much better position to make the choices that are right for you”

Glenn E. Hafstad – Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

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“I have known Barry for almost 30 years but it wasn’t until my 20th year of knowing Barry that we clicked and he found me an excellent position with a medical device company. However, it wasn’t the job find that I attribute to Barry but the counseling, honesty, decency, trustworthiness and most importantly, life-long friendship that I will always cherish most about Barry. If you would like to do business with Barry immediately or sometime in the future you will get more advice, inspiration, insight, dedication and overall professional demeanor than you could ever hope to imagine. I say this honestly and without hesitation, that I consider Barry one of my best contacts on LinkedIn”

Joe Drinkwater – Field Associate

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Barry’s extensive knowledge in the areas of professional coaching enables him to be highly effective in facilitating change and improvement for individuals as well as organizations. . I’ve found Barry to be easy to work with, and his engaging teaching style is results driven. His integrity is of the highest order and one of his finest qualities.

Kevin Lee – CEO Stat Revenue

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“I have relied on Barry’s advice as a business coach and mentor for many years. Barry knows how to discover what is Unique about each person and how to help them Capitalize on that strength. Barry is optimistic, but also practical and realistic about helping you clarify your goals and objectives. Most importantly, Barry will help to keep you preoccupied and focused on a better future. I trust Barry because of his Integrity (He tells the truth and keep his word) his maturity (He respects the emotions of others) and his ability to energize people. Anyone will benefit from knowing and working with Barry”

Dana Shertz – COO/Sales Strategist


“Barry Kleiman is an incredible person, nothing less. I believe he has the know how to take on any problem and solve it. He has a very special gift to motivate people around him and his work is a demonstration of his intelligence, compassion, and love to help others succeed. He is one of the most positive people I know and positive spreads positive… Thank you for all the great suggestions and assistance.

Heidi Merriman – Quality Control, Guest Relations, Accounting and Human Resources Professional