The New Portrait Of Leadership: Barbara Spitzer Of Two Rivers Partners

The New Portrait Of Leadership: Barbara Spitzer Of Two Rivers Partners On Which Legacy Ideas About Leadership Need To Be Discarded, And Which New Approaches To Leadership Should Be Embraced

An Interview with Karen Mangia

We are living in the Renaissance of Work. Just like great artists know that an empty canvas can become anything, great leaders know that an entire organization — and the people inside it — can become anything, too. Master Artists and Mastering the Art of Leadership draw from the same source: creation. In this series, we’ll meet masters who are creating the future of work and painting a portrait of lasting leadership. As part of this series, we had the pleasure of interviewing Barbara Spitzer.

Barbara, a dynamic and visionary leader, recently stepped away from her executive position as Managing Director at Accenture to revitalize Two Rivers Partners, LLC (TRP) and serve on corporate boards. Barbara’s extensive work experience in prominent strategy consulting firms led her to launch TRP in 2015.

Unyielding in her commitment to unleashing the power of business for positive change, Barbara is a trusted advisor to boards and C-suite executives, a sought-after advisory board member, and a nonprofit board director. She is dedicated to the organizations she serves, amplifying their purpose and guiding them toward greater influence and financial success.

Barbara opened our discussion proudly announcing that she is now in Chapter 3 of her life and career. Chapter 1 was about emerging from graduate school and finding her footing in business, and Chapter 2 was about rising and growing as a leader and executive. In this new Chapter, Barbara will continue her advisory work, find unique places to explore (Barbara is an avid scuba diver and accomplished underwater photographer), cherish time with her beloved family and friends, and pursue her many philanthropic interests. I asked her if she envisions a Chapter 4, and she said, “Absolutely, there will be a Chapter 4, which is about a long health span (not lifespan) and enjoying the fruits of deeper wisdom and joy that comes with old age.”

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