About Me

I have lived a rich and full life, in places crisscrossing the country from major metropolitan areas to small rural towns. Along the way I’ve had many adventures and chapters, all contributing to the woman I am today. Shifting gears from a long and fulfilling corporate coaching practice into the third act of my own life, is the catalyst for my current offerings and the perspective I bring to others in similar transitions.

 

I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and lover of life. With each passing day, I’m reminded of the precious gift it is to be awake and alive in the world. I’m inspired by the innocent essence of newborns, the wisdom of the elderly, random acts of kindness and courage, a majestic sunset, a good belly laugh, art, poetry, live music, and people who are passionate about their life’s work, however creative, important, or humble that may be. I view every day as a new opportunity to be more fully present and intentional, and aspire to live my days with kindness and compassion.

The particulars of my background include:

  • Twenty-three years in private practice as a Professional Coach, preceded by earlier careers in Leadership and Organizational Development, University-level Career Counseling, and the Community Mental Health Care Field

  • A Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida

  • Graduate of Coach University, a two-year training program in the profession of coaching

  • Master-Certified Coach designation (MCC) from the International Coach Federation

  • Certified Retirement Options™ Coach

  • Graduate of Dr. Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness/Positive Psychology program

  • Continuing education studies at the Enneagram Institute and the Strozzi Institute

  • Completion of the Contemplative Eldering Program at Mepkin Abbey

  • Completion of IONS Conscious Aging Program

Barbara Poole, M.S., MCC, LLC

Office:   843.795.8331

Mobile: 843.276.8613

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