Ilma Barros Pose, Ph.D.

TimeZero Enterprises LLC
Avenida Diagonal, 465
Barcelona, España 08036


As a co-founder of TimeZero Enterprises LLC, Ilma Barros Pose has advised organizations and leaders in some of the world’s largest organizations. By focusing on strengths and supporting a deeper connection to purpose, she has successfully facilitated numerous multi-stakeholder, large-scale strategy and change projects for organizations, government, and industries throughout the world. She has spoken globally and has led numerous seminars and workshop in Appreciative Inquiry. She co-author Flourishing Enterprise, The New Spirit of Business, a new book of which she is a co-author.

Sustainability scholar and practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, Ilma believes in the power of connection … to ourselves, each other, and the world because connected people, teams, organizations, and communities help lead to a thriving world. She is a Distinguished Fellow at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western Reserve University where she co-facilitated the Appreciative Inquiry Summit with David Cooperrider and Ron Fry at the Flourish & Prosper Global Forum in 2014.

Prior to forming TimeZero, Ilma was president of Infinity International where she facilitated the Global Forum Latin America, was a senior consultant for the Federation of Industries of the State of Parana. She was a consultant to the office of the President of Brazil, the United Nations, and the World Bank. In partnership with Case Western, she also delivered the Appreciative Inquiry Certificate Program in Brazil.

Ilma is part of the core team of the Presencing Institute where she is a faculty for the Presencing Foundation Program. She is an ELIAS Fellow (Emerging Leaders for Innovation across Systems) and a past Assistant Professor of Business at the State University of New York and L´Moyne College.

Ilma Barros, Ph.D., received her doctorate in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University where her research and teaching focus on leadership development, sustainability, and organizational change. In addition to her academic experience and consulting work, Ilma is a co-author of the book, Flourishing Enterprise, the New Spirit of Business and of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has also spoken at The Future Cities Conference in 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.