Perspective: Quick-And-Simple Support
This program consists of an exploratory conversation, an analysis, and a steps-forward conversation, and is also suited for “check-ins” for former clients to refresh their focus.
As a certified Integral Professional Coach™ I have the training and intuitive skills to help you on your creative journey. I keep your unique needs, objectives, and aspirations in mind, and support you as you create the change you desire. As a developmental coach, I help you start fresh, recommit, improve, transform, or simply get unstuck.
I’ve taken the word “turas” from Scots Gaelic. It means journey, which describes what developmental coaching is all about. TurasLife, therefore, is the “journey of life.” I help others find the path to their truest self, so this name feels remarkably fitting.
The Triskele or Triple Spiral is a complex ancient Celtic symbol that represents the motion of action, cycles, and progress, all relevant themes for developmental coaching.
Focus | Illumination | Movement | Transformation
A new path calls you. Developmental coaching supports you in identifying what you want, getting insight into what’s been holding you back, providing measurable steps to take to reach your destination and transform your life.
Right away, you begin to:
• Work toward something positive in a proactive and consistent manner
• Use key insights to make transformative changes
• Practice useful new behaviours and actions that strengthen your mental muscles
Developmental coaching is practical, personal, and empowering. A developmental coach helps you refine your goal and co-creates a plan of action.
Whether your topic is personal or professional, a new interest, or long-held dream, developmental coaching leads you on a path to build your capacity and take strides forward.
Your topic is likely to fall into one of four broad categories.
Coaching is positive and pro-active. It is not therapy, but can work well as a complementary activity to therapeutic counselling. We look forward in a way that is transformational, creative, and effective. The Integral Coaching™ method is a tested, rigorous system that helps you identify ways that your current thinking, actions, and beliefs might block progress. Integral Coaching™ helps you achieve brand new insights and build capabilities that allow for lasting change and a more integrated path forward.
I coach from the belief that we are creative beings with tremendous inborn capacity to bring about change, at any age.
“Creativity is activism.” Composer/pianist, Max Richter
I am currently enrolled in a training program with Positive Intelligence to help clients develop mental fitness, and soon will have a special offer for anyone interested in a six-week online training course to silence your inner judge, and learn empowering skills like empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action. If you would like to know more, please contact me:
If you’re curious about what it’s like to be coached, I have just added a “quick and simple” coaching experience (see the Perspective: Quick-And-Simple Support program, above.) This program is quick, inexpensive, and includes:
If you’d like to know more, please contact me:
Working with Barbara caused me to think about the concept of myself and the goals I aspire to with the creative parts of my brain where wonder and bravery live. Today, I have committed to pursuing my dream of working in the costuming/garment industry by accepting an offer into a full-time fashion design program. I probably would have agonized over the decision for a long time if it were not for the work I had done with Barbara. She is compassionate, perceptive, creative, authentic, and a great listener.
Barbara is an extraordinary life coach. She has a deep understanding of others, huge compassion, and remarkable wisdom. She is unfailingly supportive, professional, and understanding. I emerged happier, more relaxed, more focussed, and better able to say yes to the things I want to pursue, including work and friendships, and no to the things that aren’t as relevant. I view my experience with Barbara as one of the most profoundly positive, helpful, and transformative experiences of my life.
Coming into the process, I wasn't sure what to expect. After a session or two, however, with Barbara's support, I found my stride and ended up gaining much from the exercises and general self-reflection. As a coach, I found Barbara to be insightful, receptive, and an all-around pleasure to work with.
Barbara is incredibly kind and thoughtful. I felt the practices she gave me were tailored to my individual needs. Barbara provided a safe space and a set of tools that allowed me to deeply explore my topic in each practice and coaching conversation. I now have the opportunity to take these tools into the world, supported by all the new abilities that Barbara and I built through our collective exploration. Barbara is truly a great life coach, whom I would highly recommend.
As someone who is not naturally assertive, I found Barbara’s encouragement helped me to trust in my own capabilities and develop the confidence to take the lead and accept increasing levels of responsibility. Never directive, but always able to find the humour in things, and warmly professional, Barbara is someone whom I trust and respect. If you are ready to do the work, Barbara is exactly the kind of coach you want to support you along the way.