Barbara has a professional background as a business/leadership consultant and certified executive/life coach with expertise in developing and implementing innovative client programs and projects that maximize market share and overall success. She received her coach training and certification from The Co-Active Training Institute and is also certified in Conscious Business Coaching, a methodology developed by Fred Kofman, author of Conscious Business and the Meaning Revolution.
Over her career as Business Manager and Head of Marketing she has had great success leading cross-functional and virtual teams to achieve client and firm goals. while adhering to all outlined budgets, timelines, and quality standards. As a professional, she is known for her ability to integrate personal experiences and self-awareness into client relationships, leading to fruitful partnerships and high satisfaction ratings.
As a Coach, she supports her clients to uncover their greatest potential. She enables them to grow as a leader and bring their best self into their leadership style. Key outcomes of her coaching engagements include building self-awareness of who you are as a leader, gaining a deep understanding of your strengths and skills, enhancing your effectiveness and emotional intelligence, managing organizational complexity, leadership range and executive presence.
As a breast cancer survivor, she created a breakthrough business, that offers pay-what-you-can tailored and caring coaching for individuals facing cancer. In doing so, she applies life and business coaching skills to help those battling the disease understand the diagnosis, develop skills to coping with and managing treatment, and support throughout the fight.
Barbara was born and raised in the Netherlands. She has always had an adventurous spirit and a curiosity about the world and a passion for travel.
She speaks English, Dutch and French. She has lived in Greece, France, the Bahamas and finally landed in Miami, Florida where she settled in 2005.