Barbara Stone

I am Barb. I believe that there are endless opportunities for everyone. We can do it!

I am a believer in making a difference. I am committed to making a difference in people’s lives, because I am an advocate for everyone having to change and an opportunity to live their creative life to accomplish their purpose and live the full potential of their dreams.

I didn’t always feel this level of confidence in myself…

Meet Barbara Stone

My path to success, or fulfilling what I thought was success was always changing direction. It was bumping into walls, facing challenges or breaking constraints that made me question what I wanted and had learned from my experiences that took me to my next step. I realize now that my journey was an evolution of constant learning experiences and always trying to look good to get it right. Each experience was built on what was learned in the past and it has been an unceasing quest to do more and better.

As first full-generation American, I had always felt different, as if I never really fit in, like I had to have a mask on to fit in. This led me to working harder to continuously try to prove myself – the anxiety of living someone else’s expectation. In reaching my milestones, completing my MBA, climbing the corporate ladder, I had this insationable quest to do more… To meet someone else’s expectations. After 20+ years in senior leadership positions in manufacturing, I realized that there was performance anxiety of someone else’s expectations that I was targeting. Always trying to get it perfect and right!

Through this all, I asked, “What if…” What if I had had someone to help guide me on this amazing journey…? How would it have been if I had had someone help me to see and believe in myself. If I had had that support system to see the real me. The journey would be exactly as I needed it to be.

I am a believer… I believe that I can make a difference in the world, but most importantly, I can help individuals achieve their dreams. I am taking this unceasing quest to help individuals achieve their fulfillment in their life.

That’s what I am committed to helping other know… You really are ok. You are enough…

Much of who I am is because of where I came from and the people who influenced my life:

  • Work ethic – my dad
  • Unconditional love – My grandmother
  • Teamwork – Larry H.
  • How to treat people with respect – Fran S.
  • Community Involvement – Chuckie H.

Get to know me as your coach.

Let’s talk a little bit about me as a Personal and Professional Development Coach. With my MBA skills and background training in Positive Psychology, Science of Happiness, SPIRE (Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Relational and Emotion), and Leadership Development, I can customize my coaching, mentoring, and consulting services per your needs.

As a coach and mentor, I guide you through self-discovery of who you are and align your mission for life.  Together we create action plans to reach each of your goals. Co-Active Coaching is an approach that places a powerful coach/client alliance working together to succeed. I will guide and steer the client to achieve their ideals. A safe confidential alliance is created so you can always be comfortable while working on you.

My credentials:

  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Syracuse University
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP), Wholebeing Institute
  • Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer. Part of the John Maxwell Team as a Director (JMT)
  • Certified Profession Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Co-Active Training Institute

Begin change. Your goals are within your reach. Call 315-720-2494 or contact us for a free consultation.