LEADERSHIP TEAM

blue mesa group

Blue Mesa Group’s philosophy and methods are based on time in the trenches.

We have been senior leaders at national and global organizations ourselves, so we understand the common pressures and problems that come with your responsibilities. We know how organizations typically function as well as potential points of difficulty.

We’re able to hit the ground running with our clients, whether we’re working with an executive, team, or entire organization.

All of our coaches are International Coach Federation (ICF) certified, practiced in the ICF core competencies, and adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics.


Micki McMillan, M.Ed., MCC

CEO and Founding Partner

Micki McMillan is one of just over 650 Master Certified Coaches in the world, a designation given by the International Coach Federation (ICF) to those at the top of their field in experience, education, and skill. She is a PCC and MCC assessor through the ICF and is on the ICF taskforce for improving the MCC designation. She is past president of ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organizations). She co-authored and designed the Transformational Coaching Program – an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program.

Micki’s combination of coaching expertise and business acumen enables her to facilitate lasting change while meeting objectives for fast turnaround and measurable results.

She has enabled business leaders, executive teams, functional groups, and individuals to generate new possibilities and put their deepest values into action. Blue Mesa Group’s executive coaching, leadership development, and whole-systems-thinking methods have benefited such organizations such as Merck & Co., Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Yale New Haven Health, University of Colorado Health, Colorado State University, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Entergy, DTE Energy, Trinity Health, Centura Health, and Royal Dutch Shell.

Her domestic and international corporate experience gives her insight into the specific challenges executives face, as well as into organizational dynamics, values, and motivating factors.


Patricia Barlow, MCC

President and Founding Partner

Pat Barlow is one of just over 650 Master Certified Coaches in the world, a designation given by the International Coach Federation (ICF) to those at the top of their field in experience, education, and skill. She is the co-author and designer for the Transformational Coaching Program – an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. She is completing her training as a PCC Assessor for ICF.

Pat brings her whole self to her coaching and consulting practice. Her ability to balance external business objectives—sales, profits, and growth—with the internal conditions that support success—skilled leadership, clear objectives, and strong corporate cultures—makes her a sought-after executive coach and thought leader.

In her coaching and consulting with Blue Mesa Group, Pat brings visionary leadership experience from Latin America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Wall Street. Her unique insights allow her to function with finesse and agility within the global marketplace. She is committed to translating her unparalleled experience into meaningful conversations and substantive outcomes to strengthen and enhance leaders’ cultural competency. Pat is linguistically and culturally fluent in Spanish.

As a senior executive at both Merck and Citigroup, Pat’s experience spanned cultures, industries, professional functions, organizational levels, and financial climates. Pat led widely varied functions such as leadership of divestitures and acquisitions, diversity leadership, organizational and team development, strategic planning, labor negotiations, senior executive advising, and leadership assessment and development.

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