Celebrating 10 years with Discover Next Step and Living BOLDLY

You are a medical professional, counselor, or caregiver...and you love helping.


You also want to take care of yourself...yet your heart is in a tug of war.


If this is you, keep reading…


Want to make an impact without sacrificing your well-being?

Looking to connect with others who are community-minded?

Open to taking bold steps, but don't know what they look like yet?

If so...we can help.

Taking bold steps allows you to break free and live a life driven by purpose and love.

Boldness isn’t always giant leaps, it’s also small, intentional steps that guide you to your true calling with the people you lead and support.


Clarify purpose, vision and goals specific to your needs. Through a process of assessment, resetting, collaboration and accountability, I help leaders to create a customized plan to implement in their busy life. *

Coaching / Consulting

Success strategies for those wanting to deepen results and implement their ideas while living in balance. Explore new areas to understand key opportunities and needs. *


Faciliation, keynote speaking, or media on the following topics:

 Realign Your Work without The Burnout
 Brain Health vs. Mental Health

• Update Your Thinking: A Neurobased Approach

• Resilience: Your Inner Yoda 
• Creating a Lasting Impact

* In addition to one-on-one or group experiences, VIP retreats are available to take you and your team to an even deeper level of growth. These retreats are customized to meet your needs and can be accomplished face-to-face or virtually.

The Flywheel To Your Clarity

The approach is simple. The one that works with you and your needs are customized for optimal result. Discover the breakthrough you've been waiting for.


Hi, I’m Barbara

Born and raised in Virginia, I am a wife, mom and nature nut.  I've always enjoyed listening to people's stories, ideas and dreams for their life.

I've also noticed how many community helpers can get caught in a cycle of overwhelm, accumulated stress and sometimes burnout.

My mother, a dedicated nurse, was impacted by chronic stress and demands that came with caring for a loved one with a mental and brain health disorder.

I focus my work to help those with big hearts who often forget to take care of their needs yet are wanting to live in their purpose and improve their wellbeing.

Live fully and boldly!

P.S.: This is Brock, my 'tall dark and handsome' rescue horse and instant de-stressor.


"Having someone to collaborate and throw ideas by has made such a difference in me moving forward and getting all my thoughts and ideas sorted out and even finished! If you are looking for that special person to team up with and take a look at your project with a new and fresh set of eyes, Barbara is the perfect person for that job!"

– Angela S.

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Stop putting off your dreams, take lead of your life, and make the impact you want.


“Quit letting who you were talk you out of who you're becoming."

- Bob Goff

Download your FREE "1-Page Game Changer" 

Take your next step to gain clarity and make sure you put yourself back in the ‘driver seat’ of your life, one step, one page at a time.

"Barbara is an exceptional coach! Her compassionate curiosity and focused questions allowed me the space to process big decisions. Her ability to probe and guide me as I took risks and made changes was like walking with a trusted friend. I am forever grateful!"  

– Carey Sims, Created Space 

Ready for your NEXT STEP?

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