The Hidden Impacts of Unresolved Trauma

The Hidden Impacts of Unresolved Trauma | Dr. Barbara Schwarck PCC

For many years, I felt like I was just surviving – even after extensive therapy. I didn’t realize that unresolved traumas from my past were still negatively impacting my life. In particular, they prevented me from fully thriving in my career and experiencing fulfilling relationships.  I spent 5 years in regular therapy processing my issues. […]

The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When They Want to Succeed

The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When They Want to Succeed | Barbara Schwarck

“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can’t learn anything from being perfect.” Adam Osborn A few months ago I decided to embark on a new health and wellness plan. I decided to stop drinking coffee and eating nightshade vegetables. I ate very little dairy, took supplements faithfully, drank plenty of […]

Can I Really Change?

Can I Really Change? | Clear Intentions

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude” -Oprah Winfrey. I recently had to go to the ER because I was experiencing chest pains. It was a bit scary because this didn’t feel like an anxiety attack – it felt more like a heart […]

Finding Balance Between Enjoyment and Productivity

Finding Balance Between Enjoyment and Productivity

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” —Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric. A few weeks ago I had a rare opportunity to visit my old stomping ground in Pittsburgh, PA. It was an incredible three-week trip and I want […]

Three Tips to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

Three Tips to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

I have been coaching executives and professionals for a long time. Now that I am a few decades in, I can objectively say that most executives struggle with self-confidence. Many female clients tell me that they struggle with “imposter syndrome,” while male clients talk about confusion, lack of clarity, and ineffectiveness. Are my male and […]

Be a Champion for Change by Creating Your Future

Be a Champion for Change by Creating Your Future | Barbara Schwarck

It’s been over a month since the start of the war in Ukraine. Honestly, I am still in shock and I am torn between emotions. Part of me is numb, while another is crying out for help; part of me wants to give things to families fleeing from the war while another wants to pretend […]

Be Assertive, Not Aggressive

Be Assertive, Not Aggressive | Barbara Schwarck

Have you ever watched a friend, co-worker, or even a boss who can navigate a challenging situation with ease and professionalism, no matter the office politics or difficult personalities involved? They seem to have a Teflon-coated ability to deflect anger and frustration that doesn’t sacrifice their self-respect, their own clout, or their success. The challenge […]

5 Easy Steps to Finding Your Purpose in Life

5 Easy Steps to Finding Your Purpose in Life | Clear Intentions International

As a professional coach, it is inevitable to talk about purpose with my clients. It usually takes a while for it to come up but when it does it is a powerful conversation that brings with it clarity, movement, and strength. What is a purpose? Purpose has been used in so many different contexts and […]

12 Steps to Manifest Health, Wealth and Happiness … or Essentially Anything

12 Steps to Manifestation | Barbara Schwarck

The concept of manifestation has been around ever since humans have “wanted stuff.” Often associated with the Laws of Attraction, a popular New Age and New Thought idea, manifestation posits to never dwell on the negative and the belief that thoughts determine one’s destiny. Louise Hay (the “Queen of Affirmations”), believes that “our thinking creates […]

Living a Life that is Filled with Abundance and Worthiness

Abundance and Worthiness

As seen on Thrive Global on September 30, 2021. For months I have been thinking about the deeper meaning – and possibility or potential of – the words abundance and worthiness. For me, these two words are intrinsically connected and I want them to play a more important role in my life. I grew up […]

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