About Barbara Selmer Hansen

I am the Founder and Director of Impact Business Consulting. I am a qualified HR and Management professional.

My professional WHY and passion is to help small business owners and managers who need support to solve HR issues so they can focus on what they love instead of what causes them stress. Using my 20 years of extensive senior management and HR experience, I provide tailored and impactful consulting services that are designed to give my clients the tools, insights and learnings to make the changes needed to make their businesses successful.

I give my clients peace of mind because I know what it’s like to run a business and be responsible for everything. My expertise and passion are in HR and Management so I am well-placed to solve your issues.

So, whether you are having HR issues, struggling to execute your vision for your business or looking for guidance on how to operate more efficiently, I can help.  

I take a caring, collaborative, practical and solutions-focused approach to my work, so my clients feel empowered to move forward and implement change.

I would love to help solve your HR issues or simply act as a coach or mentor so you have the support you need to look at your business with a fresh perspective and take positive action. Contact me today!


Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Coaching – USQ (2022)

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management – QUT (2016)

Bachelor of Business (International Business) – QUT (2001)

Diploma of Business (Marketing) – QLD TAFE (1998)

Professional Member at the Australian HR Institute

Mental Health First Aider


“I have always found Barbara to be the consummate professional, who is a skilled people and project manager, mentor, and leader, she would make a valuable addition to any organisation.

Paul Zenkteler

“I have worked with Barbara for many years and have found her to be calm under pressure, incredibly well organised and professional, insightful, understanding of the bigger picture issues in organisations and situations, and an excellent people manager. Her superpower is understanding and maintaining relationships with others. I can highly recommend Barbara to anyone fortunate enough to work with her.” Petris Lapis, Presenter and Author.

“Barbara is the ultimate professional, always responding and acting with a big picture and strategic focus whilst remaining warm and considerate. Barbara is focused, motivated and highly efficient. ” 

Kerrin Simmonds

“I always found Barbara to be a very effective leader and manager. Barbara has the capacity to not only contribute to the strategy but to take ownership and drive business results no matter what challenges are placed in front of her. Her leadership of her team was something I admired too as they also grew in their positions and drove the business forward. A great mentor, coach and leader whose contribution ensured she was the ‘go to’ person amongst her peers”.

Matt Golley, Consultant

Please reach out on 0424 017 754 with any questions you may have.

Don’t let HR issues stress you any longer!