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Barbara has empowered hundreds of professionals to find success and fulfillment in business and life. A coach since 1994, Barbara is one of the pioneers in the coaching profession. She partners with talented solo-preneurs, executives and people in transition who are dissatisfied with their current level of success and are looking for “something more.”

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Barbara Richards MCC

Barbara explains:

“I’m passionate about helping people to finding their passion, and unlocking their innate ability to produce the results they truly desire.

I bring to the coaching partnership a life-long passion for personal, spiritual and business development. My background prior to launching my coaching practice in 1998 includes 20 years of business experience in high-growth, entrepreneurial organizations in both profit and non-profit companies.“

Master Certified Coach Faculty
CoachU Graduate

Credentials include:

  • Master Certified Coach since 2003
  • Coach University Faculty since 2000
  • Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University Executive Coaching Program since 2007
  • Coach U and Corporate Coach U graduate
  • Now What? certified facilitator
  • One Page Business Plan licensee
  • Specialized training in vocational counseling
  • Certificate in personal financial planning

One a personal note, Barbara is married, a step-mom and step-grandmom to an enthusiastic 17 year old. She enjoys residing in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Women's Work Article

Read a Globe & Mail interview of Barbara Richards, “Women’s Work – Mature Females are Discovering the Rewards of Self Employment”.