About Barbara

BACKGROUND SUMMARY:

1) A Strong, Successful Track Record of Corporate & Business Experience: 30+ years of combined experience: As a Global Leadership & Executive Coach, Deep Change® Certified Spiritual Intelligence Coach, Community of Practice Leader with Global Coaches Network, Cross-Cultural Trainer, Life Transitions Coach, Certified Communication Skills Trainer, Business Consultant, award-winning Sales Consultant, Instructor of English as a Second Language, and as an Adjunct Online Business Professor with two online universities.

2) A Keen Appreciation of, and Zest for Life: 30+ years as a student of life, people, cultures, creative expression, travel and spirituality with experiences that include living in Switzerland and Japan, traveling to over 36 states and 29 countries, a voluntary healing practice, Certifications as a Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist & Grief Recovery Specialist, ordination as an Interfaith Minister, abstract painting, creative writing, public speaking, leading ceremonies, walking the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago - a spiritual pilgrimage in Spain, hanging out at an ashram in India, and black water rafting in New Zealand.

With this combination of a left-brain, practical approach and right-brain, intuitive approach, I've been successful working with diverse populations, including leaders, professionals, and students, to help them learn and apply universal principles and real-world skills in practical ways to themselves, their life and work for fulfilling and sustainable results as well as greater peace, freedom and happiness.

BIO:

I'm a Spiritual Teacher and Transformational Coach who helps global leaders, emerging leaders and other professionals maximize fulfillment and results through the application of universal principles & real world skills to their life and work for greater peace, freedom, joy and success.

My 30+ years of business experience with over 15 years of coaching includes helping leaders in global organizations create more success through developing intercultural competence, presence, communication skills, global soft skills, increased rigor in their business practices, and a balance between process and results.  I'm certified as a *Deep Change® Spiritual Intelligence Coach, Communication Skills Facilitator, served as the Community of Practice Leader & Spiritual Coach of Global Coaches Network, have been a leader in intercultural and communication skills training and coaching, and was the VP of Sales & Marketing for International Dialogue Education Associates, a globally recognized leader for executives at Fortune 500 organizations in interpersonal skills for business. As a Cross-Cultural Facilitator, I've facilitated training programs for several intercultural firms, including Brookfield Global Relocation Services, Cartus, Berlitz Cultural Consulting, DFA Intercultural, Cultural Awareness International and Crown World Mobility. As a sales leader, I've won numerous sales awards with Burlington Air Express and AT&T, including being in the top 15% of AT&T’s U.S. sales force.

I've also been an adjunct professor in International Business, Business Management & Leadership, Ethics for a Global Economy and Business Communication, and designed a course in Cross-Cultural Leadership for Upper Iowa University.

I have an M.I.M. degree (Master of International Management) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ, and a B.A. in Humanities from Providence College in Providence, R.I. where I graduated Magna Cum Laude. I'm certified in Emotional Intelligence, Grief Recovery, Introduction to World Religions, as a DISC Behavioral Analyst, and as a Toastmaster with Toastmasters International. I've also been a member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR), and served as President of Business Networking International in Asheville, NC.

I'm the author of “Make the Right Move Now: Your Personal Relocation Guide”, and am proficient in French with knowledge of Japanese. I lived for over two years in Europe and Asia, studying and working in Switzerland and Japan, respectively.  In 2014 I walked the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. I'm also an ordained Interfaith Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking with James Twyman's Beloved Community.

*Spiritual Intelligence is defined as “The ability to behave with wisdom and compassion, while maintaining inner and outer peace, regardless of the situation.” (“SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence” by Cindy Wigglesworth)