About

Who is the Body Language Pro?

Barbara Chatzkel is President of the New River Group. She is an experienced Executive and Team Business Coach and Speaker.

Barbara’s organizational change and culture experience spans the public, private and nonprofit segments. Her clients included large federal agencies, for profit educational institutions, county and city governments, nonprofits, small businesses, and regional museums.

She is also active in her community as a Judge for the Southwest Alliance for Excellence, Treasurer of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, Phoenix Sister Cities Disabilities Awareness Committee member, Board member for Foundation for Senior Living and NorthBridge, and a graduate of Phoenix’s Valley Leadership Class 35.

She was named one of the 2014 Top Ten Business Women by the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA).

Her interest in business body language has been longstanding. She developed her expertise through union negotiations, handling difficult personnel situations, facilitating hundreds of small and large meetings, and coaching business leaders and teams for more than 20 years.

Barbara holds a B.A. in Political Science from Harpur College at Binghamton University and an MPA from Golden Gate University. She studied for and passed her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as part of her rehab from brain surgery.

Her new book, Business Body Language: Your Visual Business Card, will be available in print in 2016. She may be contacted here  or (623) 680-0515.