Success Stories

I unexpectedly lost my job, marriage, and health, and everything was a struggle. I lived in fear of rejection. I was afraid to pick up the phone, and I cancelled meetings because I was worried about saying the wrong thing. Without realizing it, I had let my world shrink and was overcome by anxiety. Then I worked with Barbara and learned that fear only exists in your mind, like a monster under the bed. She helped me realize I’m in control of my reaction to external events, and today my anxiety is gone. My worst moments don’t define me. I am more assertive, decisive, and results-driven than ever, my career is back on track, I am healthy, and there is a wonderful woman in my life. Thank you, Barbara!

— Brandon Halvorson, Business Data Analyst
“I immediately felt comfortable working with Barbara to increase my self confidence. She has a good heart and the highest integrity. She is thoroughly schooled in her craft and has a keen ear for mood and detail. She is immensely practical, and adds a good dose of creative lateral thinking. I have the highest regard for Barbara and her coaching.”
— Wendy Bowman, Author, Artist, Life Coach, Durban, South Africa
“In living our lives we all come upon forks in the road. Which road to take? When I reached that point in my professional life, Barbara was there. She was the independent, unbiased voice who helped me see my priorities, discover what questions I needed to ask myself, and determine what actions I needed to take. Thanks to Barbara and her good business sense, I made one of the best decisions of my career. I would not be where I am today without her guidance and support. She made me a better version of myself.”
— Len Weyeneth, Vice President / Investments, Stifel Financial Corp.

“I had unsuccessfully worked with countless coaches through my career to try to overcome deeply seated issues I knew were keeping me from reaching my highest levels of achievement. I was a “hard case,” and nothing really worked. It was only after I began coaching with Barbara that I identified the true problems and then proceeded to wipe the floor with them! Honestly, I’m shocked that it worked. Her style is so gentle, genuine, and nonjudgmental. I can’t tell you how important that was to my progress. The results were stunning. Now, I’m pursuing a segment of business I have always suspected I would excel in. I already feel victorious. Best of all, I like myself better than I have for ages, and that is showing up in a positive way in all my relationships. I can’t thank Barbara enough!”

— Kindra A. Foster, Entrepreneur & former Communications Director in manufacturing industry
“Barbara is amazing. After forty-five successful years in business I could not come to grips with downsizing and slowing down. She asked all the right questions which gave me the answers I needed. Her genuine caring and understanding are her greatest attributes.”
— Bob Saffer, Insurance Professional and PGA Golf Professional
“My life was shattered in every way from the sudden death of my husband of twenty-nine wonderful years. I hired Barbara because she also had been widowed and understood exactly what I was going through. Barbara helped me to accept my new normal and move forward in all areas of my life. With her coaching I have grown exponentially, and have even courageously begun dating again. Barbara has been a true lifeline to my recovery.”
— Jodi Emrick, Broker Associate, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
“Kenyon Coaching helped our entire staff re-energize. This enabled us to create a positive work environment which is fundamental to quality patient care. Allan and Barbara have a great way of presenting the key to a positive attitude.”
— Dr. Jim Devine, President, EyeCare Specialities, P.C.
“Before working with Barbara I struggled with uncertainty in my relationships. I wanted to be in a committed relationship, but I didn’t know how to make that happen. I chose to work with Barbara because of her decades of experience helping singles to find true love. Benefiting from her deep understanding of people and her professional guidance, I developed the courage to meet and ultimately marry my Mr. Right. I never imagined that my life would be this happy!”
— Lisa Watkins Nielsen, Professional Violinist
“After struggling unsuccessfully for positive change, I felt hopelessly stuck. I needed someone with an objective perspective and a toolbox for action-worthy dream-crafting. That’s when I contacted Barbara Kenyon. Her experienced, thoughtful, and straightforward approach helped me get to the heart of what I wanted. Then, she kept me focused and accountable to realize a life-long dream beyond my imaginings. I am forever grateful.”
— Lori Newberg, Artist
“Barbara Kenyon’s Life Coaching is like having a guiding light and a career best friend. She listens and gently guides me toward my true dreams and helps me make them a reality. Barbara is my Fairy Godmother!”
— Rhonda Lake, Actor, Director, Artist, Educator
“Being coached by Barbara is a totally motivating and uplifting experience. When I knew deep down inside that I could do something but for some reason I wasn’t getting it done, Barbara provided me with the impetus to take me off the fence and propel me into action.”
— Susan Evnen Dinsmore, Realtor, ReMax Concepts