About me

Life and Career Coach and Consultant

As a professionally-trained and experienced planner and coach, I have the tools and understanding to help you plan and then create the  future that you desire -- in your life, your organization and/or your commnity and get a renewed sense of engagement in your own life. 

Life and Career Coach and Consultant

As a professionally-trained and experienced planner and coach, I have the tools and understanding to help you plan and then create the  future that you desire -- in your life, your organization and/or your commnity and get a renewed sense of engagement in your own life. 

Professionally trained and experienced

After learning a variety of tools, I've had decades of experience leading training and planning sessions and coaching people in how to create the future they want  -- in the US and in many less-developed countries.


Using the tools we provide, participants have achieved amazing results: higher education, good relationships, leadership roles, major improvements in organizations and communities, and, most importantly, more joy in their lives.

Support for the Journey

My goal is to help you create the future you want  --- for your life, your organization or your community. My individualized approach will help you reach your goals. 

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Tools you need to flourish at life

Prioritize your time and relationships

Take control and plan for the future

I want to empower you to be your best self in all aspects of life. I work with you to help you learn how to  reach your full potential.

Take control and plan for the future

Prioritize your time and relationships

Take control and plan for the future

I will help you realize your goals and provide you with a roadmap not only to reach your goals but to see how to create the life you want.

Prioritize your time and relationships

Prioritize your time and relationships

Prioritize your time and relationships

Life can be stressful.  I want to give you the tools to maximize your personal and professional relationships, and give yourself the support you need.

Life and career training and coaching: client comments

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“Barbara asks insightful questions. She helps you confront long-standing assumptions that get in the way of accomplishment. In helping chart a place to go and stay on course, she’s a natural teacher and coach." Louise, Manager, San Francisco


 “I met Barbara at the stage of my life when I had to make serious decisions concerning my future and that of my children. The main obstacle for me was my fear that I could not handle it on my own. Barbara's coaching has been invaluable. Now I am enjoying life, being a support and friend for my children, developing opportunities to accomplish and create things that are meaningful to me and others, meeting new people and expanding my horizons.” Anna, Tbilisi, Country of Georgia 


  “I now take a creating—versus problem-solving— orientation that gets me thinking differently about how to get what I want.” Elaine, President, Consulting firm, Denver  


 “I have known Dr. Barbara Coe since 2000 when she joined the Armenian School of Public Administration as a Fulbright Program scholar/teacher in Armenia. She taught Leadership for two semesters and later returned to conduct leadership workshops. Many students used what they learned to gain mid- and high-level positions in government or international projects. We highly appreciate Ms Coe’s professionalism and students appreciated Dr. Coe’s openness and tools for making effective life decisions.” Dr. Tereza B. Khechoyan, Vice-Rector, Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
 

“Structure and Process were tools that I applied to build an organization in my successful career as an executive for a major aerospace company. Today I am a creative writer. My recent project moved along nicely until I reached the final chapter. It morphed into a mountain that I couldn’t seem to climb. Barbara tackled that mountain with me and it didn’t take long to discover that it was only a small mole hill. Two days later I completed my manuscript.” Donna Caterina – author, My Roots are Showing, Phoenix, AZ

 

"I participated in the creative course led by Barbara A. Coe. Albania is a country where individuals or organizations think and act in terms of "problems," spending energy and time in unfocused and ineffective actions. Through the creating course I gained the perspective of "the path of least resistance" on how to create life in every aspect and I learned more than in 16 years of school." Elona, professor and manager, Tirana, Albania

"The two days in the workshop were such exciting ones -- so interesting, and productive, and FUN!  I am so glad I took this course -- it would be of value to anyone. It was just delightful in every way...and thank you." Robin, retired educator/administrator, Albuquerque, NM
 

"As a mathematician, I am impressed by the strong logical structure of the theory. Management books tell about the importance of setting clear goals and seeking to achieve them, but few speak about the most important obstacle: that of a built-in oscillating structure. I think the great achievement of this approach is stressing the huge importance of the structure. Barbara, I admired your great style of presenting the material and secondly because of the strength of the approach and the discovery of Fritz for me. Thank You"!! Haik, Professor of Mathematics, Germany.

"In the creating class, I learned to get clear on what I wanted to create and to focus on the end result instead of the interim results. I highly recommend this class to anyone who really wants to make things happen."  Elizabeth, former Manager, Denver

“I have known Dr. Barbara Coe since 2000 when she joined the Armenian School of Public Administration as a Fulbright Program scholar/teacher in Armenia. She taught Leadership for two semesters and later returned to conduct leadership workshops. Many students used what they learned to gain mid- and high-level positions in government or international projects. We highly appreciate Ms Coe’s professionalism and students appreciated Dr. Coe’s openness and tools for making effective life decisions.” Dr. Tereza B. Khechoyan, Vice-Rector, Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
 

“Structure and Process were tools that I applied to build an organization in my successful career as an executive for a major aerospace company. Today I am a creative writer. My recent project moved along nicely until I reached the final chapter. It morphed into a mountain that I couldn’t seem to climb. Barbara tackled that mountain with me and it didn’t take long to discover that it was only a small mole hill. Two days later I completed my manuscript.” Donna Caterina – author, My Roots are Showing, Phoenix, AZ.

"Working with Dr. Barbara Coe to develop a new Public Administration program for our university was a great opportunity for me and my team. She is a hardworking, cooperative professional who perceives and analyses issues from multiple directions and welcomes new ideas. Her recommendations were based on deep theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Even after completion of the project, because of her devotion to the work, she readily responds to my questions about issues that arise." Elene, Coordinator of Public Administration Program, International Black Sea University, Tbilisi Georgia.

     

​"Since 1999 when I first met Barbara and worked with her on a brief project in Moldova, I've lived my life with an enhanced level of awareness of internal power and courage to live my life according to my own values. Since then and in pursuit of my dreams, I ended an energy-draining relationship, completed a much-desired and satisfying master program in the United States, gained a clear vision of my professional goals and started making strategic, intelligent and consistent career choices. Now I keep two major things in mind: 1) whatever you do, do it for its own sake; 2) make sure that whatever you do also brings you closer to your ultimate wishes." Lucia, manager, New York City


some Organizations and Communities I assisted

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Field Coordinators in Communities Engaged in Social and Economic Development of Albania (CESEDA)  project help community plan for and achieve their future. 

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 Sustainable Development Team in Brazil discusses the current reality. Universidad Federale Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, short  courses, Leadership for Sustainable Development. 

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Rwanda workshop participants explore trust. ACDI/VOCA Advocacy training. ACDI-VOCA.

more organizational and Community clients

  

  • International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Consulting      regarding curriculum and course development for new public administration program and lecture, Leadership for Sustainable Development.
  • US Embassy, Tbilisi, Georgia, lecture, Leadership for Sustainable Development.
  • Armenia Academy of Public Administration, short course, Leadership for Sustainable Development.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature, Jordan (sponsored by ACDI/VOCA). Workshop on Assessment of Ecosystem Services, leadership and advocacy.
  • Public Administration Academy, Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia, leadership workshop.
  • Center for the Development of Civil Society, Yerevan, Armenia,      grant assistance.
  • Community Initiatives, Colombia, MO. Researched coalitions and projects; drafted materials for management of healthy communities projects.
  • ACDI-VOCA, for American Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, capacity building for advocacy, lobbying and planning. 
  • United Nations Development Programme, Georgia; assessed civic education and civil society; planned strategy; wrote proposal for funding.
  • Schoenheit, small business in Aguas da Prata, Brazil, strategic planning, marketing assistance.
  • Management Systems International, Washington, DC, in Albania and Armenia, program evaluation of civil society, research of anti-corruption programs; design of civil society capacity building program; proposal writing. 
  • Center for the Development of Civil Society, Armenia, analysis of civil society research in Armenia and final report. Taught goal-setting and achievement to at-risk girls and to management team. Wrote grant proposals. 
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Managed regional municipal capacity building program.
  • World Learning, Tirana, Albania, managed development project with 50 villages.
  • Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia, as Fulbright Scholar, taught public administration.
  • Civic Education Project, Armenia, taught leadership and      strategic management at several universities; organized and led multi-national student events.
  • OECD, workshop on small and medium enterprise development, Albania.
  • NGO Center, Armenia, training in results-oriented, collaborative leadership.
  • Peace Corps, Armenia, strategic planning.
  • Peace Corps, Armenia, training for development of healthy      communities.
  • People’s Voice Project, Ukraine, presentation of framework for      successful citizen participation, strategic planning and implementation.
  • United Nations Development Programme, Armenia, training and consultation, internet-based community building, 2000 
  • ACDI-VOCA, Moldova, organizational development.
  • Albuquerque Environmental Story, Albuquerque, NM, led decision making process.
  • Northern Colorado Regional Project, Greeley, CO, coordination of smart growth project.
  • Swedforest,Sweden (for the Ministry of Forestry, Vietnam), training and sustainable development coaching.
  • Rio Grande/Rio Bravo River Basin Coalition, El Paso, TX, led      decision making session.
  • Shared Vision, Inc., Albuquerque, NM, Meeting facilitation,      analysis, event coordination, consultation.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration, D.C., strategic planning and management training.
  • City of Alameda, CA., Strategic planning.
  • City of Greenwood Village, Greenwood Village, CO., Strategic      planning process.



 

Rwanda leaders in Non-Governmental Organization learn about leadership and advocacy

Rwanda leaders in Non-Governmental Organizations discuss leadership and advocacy. ACDI-VOCA.