I have had a fantastic experience with Barbara. What began as a call to her about discipline and respect from my child turned out to be such a life changing experience for myself and entire family. The perspective she had helped me to see has helped myself , child and family in a way that is worth more than money. The amount of love , acceptance, self respect and guidelines I have given to my child has given me so much confidence in each other.
I can truly say that the entire course of our lives has changed in a more accepting way of each other . I feel Barbara and I have crossed each other's path for a really good reason.
Mid West , North America
We engaged and worked with Barbara in 2013. Barbara is kind, a great listener and communicator, and is a terrific advocate for children; in our case, our 7-year-old daughter. She helped by giving us strategies that we could use to more effectively communicate with and raise an independent and strong-willed little girl. We are still working on putting the tools that Barbara gave us to use and appreciate her guidance and support in developing our understanding that parenting in a new way is a process that takes time and effort. We think everyone’s relationship with their kids can benefit by having conversations with Barbara.
-C & R Best, January 2014
“Barb, helped me through a critical time in my family life. She helped me put a halt to the chaos and then sort out the mess, and finally see the light – all in 5 sessions. I was having overwhelming difficulties in my marriage which was compounded with extreme stress from my business, and raising a baby. She was kind, warm, and provided key observations and advice. I am happy to report that all is well in our family now. Barb played a key role in helping me gain a better perspective on my life and in turn make positive changes. Thank-you.”
"I wasn't enjoying being a mother as much as I thought I should be. I would look at other moms and they would seem so 'together'. I didn't feel 'together' at all. Barbara helped me to realize that I needed to abandon what I thought I 'should be' and just 'be' and 'do' what was right for me, my husband, and my daughter. How could something so simple have such an impact? No two mothers are the same, no two fathers are the same, and no two children are the same. Rocket science? Nope. Ingenious? You bet! – Especially for a career woman who is used to being in control and striving for perfection. Thanks Barbara for the wake-up call and for all of your tips on infant/toddler behavior."
- A. Porter
"Working with Barb has really increased our clarity and confidence as parents. Her reflections on the daily and weekly trials of parenting -- whether it's confronting a tantrum or feeding a reluctant eater -- have helped us discover what we're doing well and learn how to troubleshoot the areas that need improvement."
- Alexandra Samuel and Rob Cottingham
"From our first conversation, Barb focused on what I was doing right as a mom. Her confidence in that was so real I couldn't help but believe it, too. Over the course of our time together, I became more and more the person she thought I could be -- calmer, more loving and more in control. Barb, I thank you, and my children thank you!"
- Elea Carey
....."Not just my parenting coach, she became my life coach. She helped me sort out my problems and at the same time gave me skills to deal with my kids. One of the things I loved about working with Barb, was that I didn't have to leave my house to get my coaching. I could sit in my pyjamas with a cup of coffee and talk. It was like talking to a friend. And unlike other therapists, I had access to her Monday through Friday via emails. If I had an idea, an update or needed a little encouragement , I could get it the same day. I did not have to wait a week til the next appointment. It sped up the process and made me feel so much better, so much faster."
- Karen Maconachie