You are a savvy, successful, extraordinary woman – having created an enviable life…

But on the inside, it’s not all it’s cracked up to me.

You’re burnt out. Depleted. Dying to escape, if even for only for a weekend.

Don’t get me wrong -- you love your career. You have respect, admiration, incredible impact, and a lucrative income. You don’t want to slow down or step back, you’ve worked too hard!

Yet life’s become a race from one task to the next. Low grade stress pervading your waking hours. Mind elsewhere when spending time with your family. Your partner feeling second fiddle to your To Do list (if you even have time for a partner!). Self-care squeezed in minimally at best.

And if that’s not exhausting enough…

Between your ears, your Inner Critic is always at the ready. Constantly feeling the need to prove yourself. Second guessing your choices, or how you’re perceived

Overworking because you’re known as the “get-it-gone gal,” but with the mongrel of imposter syndrome snapping at your heels.

Pulled in so many directions that no one gets the best of you – least of all YOU.

And then badgering yourself with thoughts of “I should be grateful,” as you watch the scale creep up and your relationships break down.

You see, it doesn’t matter our level of achievement or the specific circumstances we face in life – the most essential human relationship we have is the one with ourselves.

Sadly, many of us don’t have a very healthy or empowered internal relationship. There seems to be an epidemic in our culture of self-judgment, self-doubt, and believing our inherent worth is directly connected to what we do, the money we make, the status of our relationships and family, the appearance of our body, the size of our home, the number of achievements we’ve produced, the opinions people hold of us, or any other number of external factors.

But this is a lie. A BIG, FAT lie actually.

Hi, I’m Barb Wade, and I'll tell it straight.

Too many wonderful, creative, and "successful" men and women find themselves lost. They're so busy  living up to other people's expectations that they've all but abandoned the authentic self deep inside. They bemoan, "I don't even know what I want anymore... but it's definitely not this."

And I say bravo! Because this is the first step toward creating an entirely new reality:

To developing a relationship with yourself based on fierce self-advocacy.

To saying NO to what no longer fits, and saying YES to what you crave.

To delighting in your right to assert your OWN values and priorities, free from societal agreement.

And to treating yourself with the compassion and self-worth you deserve for as you traverse creating what’s “next.”

This commitment to yourself unlocks a new dance with risk-taking where there can be no wrong steps. And from here, there’s no limit to what your richly-fueled self will create…

Unabashedly. Unflinchingly. Unapologetically. You.

I’m starting to discover the origins of my fears and biases, and the deeper motivations behind certain behaviors. I love the way Barb balances empathy and accountability—she is gentle, but NOT easy! She pushes me to question why I think, feel, say and do things, and guides me to author a different path forward on my own terms.


LAURA SCHREIBER
SVP of Training and Communication
Guaranteed Rate Mortgage

It was time to stop saying I wanted certain things when my actions and choices were not aligning with those things. I had to get honest with myself, and Barb provided a firm but loving “container” in which to face this duality… I couldn’t stop my pattern of running / avoidance until I faced my pattern of running/avoidance. Excavating this led to my being able to release the triggers that would set me off, and instead stay calm, present, and grounded in terms of making mindful and conscious decisions.


IVY SLATER
Women-Owned Biz / Corporate Sales Teams Coach
Slater Success Coaching

Barb Wade is the consummate professional in this generation. She is passionate about her clients’ success, warm, insightful, practical and focused. Barb envisions the big picture and walks the client through the tedious and tiresome parts of the process, encouraging the client each step of the way. The best take away when I was feeling utterly overwhelmed by the convergence of professional and personal challenges: “You have a very full plate!” Sounds simple…but Barb’s ability to break it down, to reframe and to remain positive when I struggled with meeting the next challenges in my life kept me moving forward.


DEBRA HORBERG
Mediator and Collaborative Attorney
Horberg Collaborative Law

I’m starting to discover the origins of my fears and biases, and the deeper motivations behind certain behaviors. I love the way Barb balances empathy and accountability—she is gentle, but NOT easy! She pushes me to question why I think, feel, say and do things, and guides me to author a different path forward on my own terms.

Laura Schreiber
SVP of Training and Communication
Guaranteed Rate

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