Personal coaching

“A healthier, happier life is yours to find and
I can help you get there!”

We all know the basics of what we need to do to lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle so why don’t we do it? By partnering with Barb, together you will figure out your why, what is holding you back from making good decisions that you know will make you feel better, be healthier and achieve your goals.

Personal and Small Group Coaching

Whether participating in a personal one-on-one setting or a more social small group gathering, you embark on your own personal journey towards success. Through the change process you will:

  • First discover What’s your Why? What are the barriers that are holding you back from making good decisions that prevent you from achieving your goals.
  • Practice Awareness, Acknowledgment and Accountability (AAA) to remove barriers that have been identified through the What’s Your Why observation and self-discovery. The Find Your Balance in an Out of Balance World book can assist you in this exploration
  • Design your own “realistic lifestyle solution” that can easily fit into your work and personal environment
  • Maintain the changes for the rest of your life!
services-personal-imgAt 53, I can relate to people who are at a crossroads in life. I focus on healthy changes to age gracefully and enjoy a better quality of life. My philosophy is relatable. You don’t have to sacrifice what you love. Only learn to enjoy it in moderation.

Share your journey with others in a small group setting

In a group setting, the journey is the same, only you have the option to open up and share it with others. This option can lead to others supporting you and adds a “reliability” component. Sometimes we think we are alone with our barriers, like we are the only ones who experience them. It is comforting and motivating to know that you are not alone. It is also more affordable and can be a social experience, maybe even with a little glass of wine or a pre- or post- meeting walk. You can also set up a group at the workplace as part of a Wellness Program. The first session is one-on-one, then the group typically meets once a week for eight weeks. Unlimited emails are included

What to Expect:

The Coaching experience is personal in nature. Together, we form a bond where you can be open and honest with your emotions, your feelings and your resulting actions.

In the first session, preferably face-to-face or at least virtually, we talk about you. I want to learn as much as I can about where you are, how you got there and what you want. Most people can’t effectively answer these questions. They may not really know what these answers. It takes a little more digging and self-discovery. For the best partnership I want to “be in your shoes.” The initial session takes about 45 minutes to an hour. At that time you can decide if you want to continue the coaching process. You will walk away with a little “homework” by first establishing observations of yourself for the week as you go about your day.

The next session, we talk (or the group talks) about what you learned about yourself when it comes to feelings, habits and resulting actions that you observed through the week. Now we can start to pinpoint the barriers that are holding you back. You discover them. I don’t tell you what they are. It can be a very revolating experience!

After the second session we should have a pretty good idea of where our efforts should be going. We will work together week by week and see how you are progressing on your AAA journey. As we go along and you discover more about yourself as it relates to your environment, we will incorporate the actions needed to meet your goals with realistic solutions that you can easily fit into your busy life.

We will continue the partnership either by email, phone call or virtually until you feel comfortable that you have achieved.