Public Speaking, Coaching, & Grief Recovery Testimonials
Excellent prep for expat assignment!
It is crucial for any expat to receive this training or attend this seminar.
I think it’s a good tool for someone going on an international assignment to make sure they’re open to higher self and belief systems – if you don’t have an open point of view, people won’t trust you – that’s the cool part of this tool.
I have taken the SQ21 assessment...When I received the results, I was really surprised. Some of the scores did not resonate with my own perception. I felt a dissonance. When I worked with Barbara through the report, she helped to clarify the spiritual competencies. She did this by repeating the questions and discussing the true meaning of the question by adding a cultural translation from the American meaning to the German meaning of specific concepts to it. This discussion helped me to understand the logic of the SQ21 assessment better. At the end of the debriefing, the SQ21 assessment resonated very well with my own perception and worldview.
Finally, Barbara coached me on how to develop my spiritual intelligence further and shared valuable insights from her own development. Barbara simplified some processes to make them more applicable in daily business and private situations. All I have to do now is to practice them frequently. I really like to thank Barbara for helping me in my spiritual growths in just one coaching call. I am more relaxed and open now. I frame problems and projects with my clients in a more positive, meaningful way. If things aren't working out the way I want them to, I'm calmer. I feel more open to the flow of life and trusting things will work out in the best way. She made a huge impact to my life.
-W.M., Acupuncturist, North Carolina
I had run my business for five years before I met Barbara. During those years, I felt I had a good grasp on what it took to push the business forward since we were successful. Barbara invited me to try coaching risk-free to see if I thought it would be beneficial. After one meeting, it was clear to me how she could help. What Barbara brought to the table was structure and accountability. She didn’t let things slip through the cracks. At our weekly coaching meetings, there were goals and timelines set and they were expected to be met. Putting this type of rigor into our business practices paid off immediately. We were more attentive to market conditions which translated into more clients. In addition, the improved attention to detail meant better service to our customers, which brought more revenue. In our first year working with Barbara, we increased our revenue per existing customer by 30% and exceeded our new customer acquisition goals. We continue to employ her structure in our daily activities.
- Ted Armstrong, President, Solution Creators, Massachusetts
Barbara did an outstanding job of providing structure and focus around defining my career path. I especially appreciated her use of targeted exercises, emphasis on personal accountability, and evident interest in helping others. She also helped me build trust in the process. I started working with (Management Consulting Co.) in November... It seems with a little trust, I really did end up in a place that reflects my values, gifts, etc. Barbara provided me with skills that I will use throughout my life, not only in my career but in other areas that require major decision-making.
- Lara Kelso, Management Consultant, Arizona
Whew! It took me a couple of sessions to realize I have all the answers and you were the one shining a mirror back into my soul. Not a small thing…Barbara’s supersonic listening gift and intuitive nature combined with excellent professional skills has helped me shift in so many positive ways. Her warm, responsive guidance assisted me in getting razor-sharp clarity on my values and how I want to use my gifts in the world. She helped my feel less fear, more trusting of myself, confident, hopeful, and excited about the future I now plan to create!
- Carol B., Interior Decorator/Jewelry Designer, North Carolina
Your coaching style is “coaching by stealth” – you don’t insist, but you come up with great ideas and ask great questions which sort of linger and make you think afterward…As a result of coaching I am much more positive and have a lot more tools to draw on to resolve problems. I see a bigger picture and don’t feel trapped in my life. More specifically I found a new career path…
- M.S., Bank Trust Officer, Switzerland
Barbara truly is the best of the best among professional coaches. Her superb listening skills, keen perception, and willingness to share her vast knowledge in personal development helped me transform my life. Thanks Barbara for empowering me to realize my GOD given gifts!
- Deborah Butler, Lawyer, Ohio
Getting feedback from Barbara about the issues I deal with on a day-today basis and incorporating them into my career goals was one of the best first steps I could take on the road to becoming successful. She is one of the most “grounded” women I know and her valuable coaching advice allows me to focus, think on my own and progress.
- L.M.S., Consultant, Massachusetts
I definitely benefited from my coaching sessions with you… Now I have a better relationship with money…you have a tremendous ability to sit with others in non-judgment and to help them see themselves more clearly.
- Malaena Del Mar, Teacher & Midwife, California
One of the reasons I chose Barbara as a coach was because, like me, she is a Highly Sensitive Person. This enriched our connection greatly. Also, I chose Barbara for her expertise and interest in international relocation. On that and all other issues, I loved the depth, humanity, sensitivity and caring Barbara brought to our times together. I feel blessed.
- G.K., Artist, Vancouver, B.C.
Barbara Brady has been very helpful and supportive to me as a coach. I have benefited greatly in our work together. She has a wonderful style and way of being encouraging, respectful, and inspiring, while also being practical and realistic. Barbara has empathy, integrity, and wisdom. She has been generous to me in many ways.
I feel that Barbara sees my strengths and my potential. She believes in me and in my plans and dreams, and she helps me to believe in myself and helps me to believe that I can have what I want. She has also been instrumental in helping me to create what I want in my life.
She recently assisted me in obtaining a great job which consists of various elements of work that I have been wanting to do. This new job is already leading me to new and exciting creative opportunities in my work. And I now make more money than I ever have before (more than double the salary of my last job).
Barbara also contributed to my recent decision to make significant changes in my 15-year partner relationship. These changes are already positively affecting my life, and, I believe, will continue to increase the quality of my life in the future.
I highly recommend Barbara Brady as a coach to anyone who wants to change their life for the better!
- B.M., Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Massachusetts
I don't know what it is about you….but you seem to have the magic touch. I had the most interesting phone call yesterday (out of the clear blue) from an Insurance Agency Recruiter wanting to discuss a remarkable opportunity for me. You seem to attract greatness...for yourself and your clients...It inspires me to see someone else find their passion and calling in life....and to be the beneficiary of that passion. So, I don't know exactly what it was you did for me in the last session we had....but, once again, it sparked something great!
- Robyn Lea, Insurance Adjuster, Mississippi
Barbara was a supportive and creative coach who lead me back to seeing myself as a vital and creative person. That was a necessary step that allowed me to have the energy to get back to my goals.
- Nan Davis, North Carolina
Thanks for all of you help - I could not have done this without you. You have been a tremendous support in my effort to become a better happier personal trainer and mom - not to mention a saner one.
- Kathleen Ekdahl, Certified Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer, Massachusetts
This process has been incredible. And here is why - I finally feel comfortable in my own skin.
- D.K., U.S. Air Force Commander, Colorado
I experienced a great sense of freedom – the emotional heaviness has lifted in some areas – I want to continue that process…Barbara held the space of comfort & safety that made sharing feel less exposed or vulnerable. Her feedback was very valuable.
– Laura Anthony, Social Worker, Asheville, NC
I already feel lighter. I am aware of multiple areas/relationships that I can still address. I think it will help greatly in my letting go.
- J.D., Black Mountain, NC
I set out to grieve and complete my relationship with my husband. I ended up working on my relationship with my father instead and was surprised that even after 30 years of therapy there was so much about our relationship that was incomplete…I learned how to process my grief more effectively and feel hopeful that I will be able to overcome the significant losses in my life.
– S.P., Asheville, NC
The process will take you into a place within yourself that may have a familiarity to it, but has never had a voice or an expression to give you release or ownership of your whole being. Barbara is a peaceful facilitator who can hear and listen and provide a space that is safe for sharing.
– Ed C., Asheville, NC
When Barbara invited me to be a “guinea pig” in her first Grief Recovery group, I jumped at the opportunity. I had already worked hard at grief recovery following my husband’s death nearly two years earlier, driven in part by my awareness that being a strong role model would help our two young daughters to deal with their own loss. I felt I had made good progress but was sort of stuck with a somewhat fatalistic view of the remainder of my own life. The different approach offered by this program helped me to recognize a way through grief and a way forward. In particular Grief Recovery helped me see how past losses were resonating with my deepest loss of all. I gained healthy perspective on all the major relationships that have colored my life. Barbara gently encouraged us to look at incomplete relationship with our parents as part of our core losses. It was extremely clarifying to summarize my relationship with my dad on a single page in the form of a relationship graph. Then, truly healing to process this and, ultimately, write and share a completion letter that cleaned out festering emotion from where our relationship could have been “different, better or more”. While my relationship with my husband was much more positive I know going through the Grief Recovery process with this loss, also will be truly liberating. I recommend this program to anyone who is struggling to come to terms with loss and I recommend Barbara as a sensitive and able facilitator.
– Sylvia, Swannanoa, NC
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