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  • COACHING

    Recent Client Comments

    We learn some about the science of medicine in medical school and some about the art of medicine in residency and advanced training. No one teaches you about the business and politics of the life in medicine. Through the hardest 9 months of a burgeoning career, Barrett has served as a coach and trusted consultant. But even while providing necessary support, Barrett is silently and simultaneously championing me to articulate and actuate life and career goals, stepping out of my comfort zone in ways I never thought possible. We don't work with motivational messages or memes; Barrett helps you form a concrete, actionable plan to lead and to succeed. Barrett is a master of her craft ."

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center

    One of the most striking things I have noticed through my coaching work with Barrett is that I feel more capable. Similarly, I feel like I am learning much more from each new experience than I had previously. Barrett's coaching has accelerated my growth as a leader."

    Richard Balzer, PhD, Senior Vice-President, Vaniam Group

    Barrett strikes the right balance between creating a comfortable space to share doubts and triumphs, on one hand, and on the other, pushing her client to see where and why they may be resistant to change in order to continue to mature as a leader. I am a stronger leader as a result of the coaching I received from Barrett.

    J. David Furlow, PhD, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education,Director, University Honors and First-Year Seminars Programs,Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and BehaviorUniversity of California, Davis

    Insight. Impact. Those are the two things that changed for me in working with Barrett. She is astute without being critical. She is focused without losing sight of the larger picture. She is empathetic but still gets me to hold myself accountable. She helped expand my idea of what was possible for myself. Changing my own perception of myself changed others.

    Jane Harrington, JD, CEO, Working By Design

  • COACHING SUPERVISION

    I started working with Barrett McBride in 2015 as my first foray into coaching supervision. As an Executive Coach myself, I had worked with many coaches over the years but wanted to experience coaching supervision firsthand.

    Barrett brings an open, calm, thoughtful approach and is laser-pointed when needed. Through working with Barrett I have navigated challenges and opportunities both professionally and personally. One of the most powerful impacts of working with Barrett has been her insightful observations - she detects nuances and insights that I haven’t seen which helps expand my perspective and range of thinking. Tunnel or limited vision shifts into broader perspective and more choice in my response.

    One of the greatest gifts is her ability to create a space where I feel brave enough to look openly and deeply at my actions, thinking or behaviour without judgement. Challenging and inviting me in this way, Barrett has supported me to become less hung up in limiting beliefs and find new ways to be, feel and show up.

    It’s been an amazing experience working with Barrett which I plan to continue doing. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to expand as a leader and individual.

    Danae Johnson       

    I am a wellness coach who had Barrett as a teacher in my  Wellcoaches Coach Training program.  I was so impressed by the ease with which she led each class and with her coaching presence, which radiated a calm warmth.  It was obvious she had a lot of coaching experience and was very good at her work.  

    When I was looking for a coaching supervisor to give me guidance in my own practice, I immediately thought of Barrett.  My instincts were spot on: as a coach supervisor she continued to exude acceptance and warmth.  She helped me very much with the coaching challenges I brought to each session.   Her advice was excellent not only for that particular situation, but it also improved my coaching skills in general.  I remember listening to Barrett in class and thinking at one point, How does one possibly get so wise?  

    I also appreciated that when I asked a business question of Barrett, she was always willing to share what worked for her.  This was very helpful and I implemented several of her excellent suggestions. 

    I benefited greatly as a coach and a businesswoman from having Barrett as my supervisor.   

    Alexandra Paul 

    Owner, Alexandra Paul Wellness Coaching

  • PRESENTATIONS

    Barrett McBride is an accomplished teacher and coach.  We recently asked her to provide a webinar for our team of coaches, and our experience was incredibly positive.  In our beginning conversation, Barrett worked with me to understand our coaches and their training needs.  She then delivered a wonderful presentation that was on-point, engaging and interactive.  She brought concepts home with a wonderful coaching demonstration.  Her online presence was friendly and open.  The evaluations for the class were some of the highest we have seen:  the majority of coaches strongly agreed that Barrett’s material was easy to follow and clear, that Barrett herself was a clear and engaging speaker, and that they would apply the skills they had learned to their work. 

    Personally, I found Barrett warm and fun and enjoyable to work with, and I would recommend her highly. 

    Billie Jo Hance, BS, CHWC, CPCC, PCC

    Product Manager, Wellness Coaching

    Premise Health

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