What Others Say - Client Testimonials
I've had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Barbara Mark for many years. Her intelligence, integrity, compassion, wisdom, humility, and warmth have always shone through. When I was at a cross-roads and could not decide what I wanted to do for the next stage of my life, I made the best decision for my future by partnering with Barbara and hiring her as my career coach. It has been a life-changing decision. Barbara's business acumen, her years of experience and her own life achievements in addition to her background in psychology make her uniquely positioned to guide, mentor and coach women at any level to help them achieve their goals and dreams. Barbara has helped me clarify my goals and desires to create a new career for myself and with her help many of them have been achieved over a year of working together. Barbara has been my biggest fan, teacher, guide and rock when I've needed one. I cannot say enough positive things about Barbara. If you are looking for a positive, knowledgable, talented career coach to take you to the next level in your career (and your life), Barbara is definitely the one who can do it.
- Lisa Thompson - Entrepreneur, high tech and non-profit background
Barbara understands that professional and personal transitions are intertwined and has helped me work toward
my goals with encouragement and compassion. Her expertise in adult development, namely what women feel
and go through in midlife, is rare, yet invaluable to those of us trying to embark on a second act. She is the
consummate professional, and someone I trust inherently.
Julie Des Jardins, Ph.D. - Author, Scholar, SVP of Workplace Equity at Credas, Champion if GenX Women
There are times when even accomplished women need a helping hand getting to the next level of business, health, personal relationships, or simply overall happiness. Barbara provides the purposeful guidance and just the right amount of "nudge" to get you where you want to be--even when you don't initially know your destination.
Jean Murrell Adams - Owner, Adams ESQ a Special Education Law Firm
Barbara was my professional and life coach for two years, concluding our engagement in January 2016. I was navigating two important “big" themes in my work and life: recovering and re-grounding my confidence as a senior executive while I nourished my vision to leave my job in 2016 to take a 'gap' year in my career. Barbara was essential to my work and evolution on both these fronts. She was always spot on with her questions - the method the best coaches use - and her counsel when I specifically asked for it. In the time that we worked together, I called her several times in crisis, she'd make time for me and we’d work out a plan of action. She also helped me focus my long term goals and held me accountable for my commitments to myself to move toward those goals.
Barbara's coaching is integrated and holistic: she can coach from her head - she knows the corporate world and the challenges women, especially mid-life women, face. Most importantly (for me), however, she can coach from the heart, and reminded me often that what mattered most was what I wanted. She was a champion when I needed it most, a fierce advocate for me, and I could hear her wise and passionate counsel in my head as I faced courageous conversations with colleagues. I am very grateful for my time working with Barbara.
Susan Sutherland, SVP
Sometimes, you need someone to help you know that you're not crazy. Barbara was extremely helpful to me at a time when I had lost my confidence as an executive. She helped me reconnect with what I knew deep within myself to be true, and she helped me problem solve in a very troubling and high-stakes work environment. I am grateful for her coaching and support.
Dorene Mahoney, HR
Barbara has been an incredible partner to me and my business. I used to wonder who really needs a professional coach. As it turns out, I do! Her guidance and coaching has helped me zero in on both my professional and personal goals, and I can see an absolute difference in many areas of my life now, from the way I run my business to the way I plan my days. She is warm and empathetic, yet also direct and honest in her feedback. I feel that I have grown tremendously as a person since we began working together, and I am grateful for all that I've learned as a result. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Liz Kelly, CEO and Founder
I came to Barbara at a time my life had been turned up side down, and in particular because I wanted to work with a woman who understood what women go through in mid-life, as I was reinventing/reinvigorating my life and business. She was an incredible support, personally, creatively, strategically and helped me revision and find footing on shaky ground. Highly recommend her, especially if you are ready to step into your self-authority and out in the world with your voice and gifts
Lone March, Writer, Photographer, Producer
I turned to Barbara in a rough, transformational time in my business. She helps CEOs get to the heart of their problems quickly and with no BS. I credit the big changes that led to my company's eventual success to Barbara. She's excellent and I highly recommend her.
Marilyn Weinstein, CEO
In all of the many years I have worked with Barbara, she has been sensitive, supportive, creative, and persistently there for me. As her client, I know that I have continued to expand my idea of what I am capable of. Hand in hand with my growing awareness of this potential, I have found, in her supportive space, the courage to act on my convictions, thereby transforming this potential into fully realized, authentic, and effective action.
Throughout my process, I feel that Barbara has never once displaced my ideals or inspirations with her own. She continues to honor the process by encouraging me to emerge as my own powerful, self-aware, and self-assertive being.
I have recommended Barbara to people that I know and love. I will continue to do so. She provides a unique and profoundly valuable service.
Dr. Panna Jaroch, President, Psychologist
Barbara is an amazing mix of heart and head. She is brilliant and smart all the while being intuitive and deeply caring.
Vieve Rhada Price, Founder and Artistic Director
Barbara has been an unbelievable resource, coach and beacon of light for me over the past two years. She's helped me learn and grow tremendously, both thinking through my career vision at the 30,000 feet level as well as very practically on specific challenges or opportunities that are in the here and now.
Lindsy Carpenter, Program Director
Without question, Barbara has changed my life. As an executive coach, she listens with her whole heart and mind, is totally present however I may show up in her office (excited, exhausted, fearful) and always gives me practical tools that have made me a more effective leader and a happier person. I am so fortunate to be on the receiving end of what is clearly Barbara's calling and a true gift.
Nicole Levine Bittleman, Managing Director
Barbara has been my coach for almost 4 years now. She has helped me navigate promotions and pay raises, the road to work - life balance, personal turmoils, and an identity shift which led to having the confidence to live a more authentic life. For anyone looking to permanently change old patterns personally or professionally, I recommend doing so with Barbara's supportive and skillful assistance.
Deborah Monaghan, Operations and Founder
Barbara Mark is the consummate "Coach's Coach": she is the insightful, caring, expert professional we all aspire to be for our clients. Her holistic, ground-breaking work with mid-career women has helped countless professionals deftly navigate through difficult times in their lives. Any woman who is facing a challenging transition in her life should run, not walk, to Barbara's sanctuary for women and learn what "It's Me Time" is all about!
Bobbie LaPorte, Executive Coach
Barbara is an outstanding,transformative coach. I have worked with her off and on since 1988. She has been a profound influence and inspiration in my life. She is intuitive, practical, warm, honest, smart and direct. Through her, I have constantly found the action/plan that was the best for me and my work. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Lisa Porter, Professional Voice Coach
Barbara is an outstanding coach. I've worked with her on several specific issues/outcomes and have been impressed with her ability to quickly identify the issue at hand and develop workable solutions. She also synthesizes information quickly and has a wealth of knowledge of how humans "really" work - which is extremely important as a coach. I highly recommend Barbara if you are seeking a coach!
Michael Cooper, Business Coach