Amber Barnes - Women's Leadership Summit NV

Amber Barnes

Amber is founder and Chief Learning Officer of StartHuman, a leadership development practice on a mission to re-humanize the workplace. Her passion for effective leadership started at an early age and transitioned into a career after entering the Fortune 50 world.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Amber was a learning and sales development consultant and branch manager at Wells Fargo. Before transitioning into financial services, she was head of HR, operations and marketing for a chain of funeral homes.

Amber is trained as an organization development practitioner and educator. She received her MS in Organization Development and BS in Elementary and Special Education. Additionally, Amber is certified to facilitate the work of Ken Blanchard and Brené Brown as well as several personality and behavior assessments.

A native Nevadan, Amber is passionate about giving back and supporting community development. She’s the founder and past President of the Conscious Capitalism Northern Nevada Chapter and has served as a board member for Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada and Komen Northern Nevada.

In her free time, Amber enjoys outdoor adventures, reading, trail running, and yoga. She lives in Reno with her labs, Guinness and Finn.

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