Our Leadership

Chief Executive Officer – Dr. Barbara Schwarck, PCC

Since immigrating from Germany to the United States, Dr. Barbara Schwarck, CEO of Clear Intentions International (CII), has developed and mastered a unique executive coaching strategy, enabling her to deliver powerful keynotes to a variety of people interested in clarifying, identifying and achieving goals. Dr. Schwarck inspires and enables her clients and audiences to achieve rapid and lasting success with a focus on bottom-line results. She does so using her innovative technique – Neuro Emotional Coaching™. Combining neuroscience with executive coaching, this process helps clients break through barriers and align their intentions in support of their aspirations. Dr. Schwarck inspires breakthroughs in the ways that people think, feel, and behave, thus opening up the space and opportunity for rapid and sustainable change, leadership development, and goal attainment.

Dr. Schwarck is a published author (From Intuition to Entrepreneurship), a renowned and frequent lecturer at conferences and seminars, and has appeared on national and local television and radio stations. Barbara's clients and audiences appreciate her firm, results-oriented approach blended with empathy, honesty, humor, and creativity.

Barbara's extensive credentials include:

  • Professional Certification: Coach certification through the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation (ICF).
  • Industry Leadership:
    • A founding member of the International Association of Coaches, past president of the Pittsburgh Coaches Association, and active ICF member.
    • Guest Lecture at University of Pittsburgh.
    • Adjunct Professor at Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy.
    • Pittsburgh Business Times' 2012 Women in Business Award Winner
  • Extensive Education:
    • Doctoral degree in Spiritual Science from the Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy.
    • Master's degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
    • Master's degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
    • Sandler Sales Training graduate.
    • Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University Bosch Institute Leadership in a Multi-cultural Context.
  • Community Leadership:
    • Currently serves on the boards of the Executive Women's Council of Pittsburgh; Bethany Hospice; Classrooms Without Boarders; and Women-Drivers, LLC.
    • Mentor for the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Chatham University's Center for Women Entrepreneurs.

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"Barbara got my head ‘screwed on right again’ so that I am focused on the activities that matter. When I started with Barbara I was in a real funk. I was struggling with vision, with motivation, with direction. I couldn’t find a way to pull it all together. Sales were down close to 55%. After just two short months, the fog lifted. All of a sudden, I’m able to focus on the activities that are important. My business has turned around as well and our best year ever is in sight. Barbara provides great, practical advice both from a business and personal coaching perspective.”

- Michael Podobnik, President, Teletrix

"Barbara has a rare gift for helping people articulate the best side of themselves to the world. Supported by her contagious confidence, warmth, groundedness, optimism, and no-nonsense attitude, I’ve shed limiting patterns and beliefs, and harnessed the power within me to define and embody the exact kind of life I want to be living, both personally and professionally."

- Abby Bolton, Communications Specialist and Consultant, TiER1 Performance Solutions

"Through a combination of coaching conversations, NEC®, and her gentle pushing at the right times, I surfaced again, not just to my ‘old normal’ self but to a new and stronger me."

- Malene V, Maersk, Kopenhagen, Denmark

"I have been an executive coach for over 10 years and I consider Barbara Schwarck a 'coach's coach.' Barbara's unique use of coaching is a tremendously powerful way to create breakthroughs quickly, both personally and professionally."

- Dick Singer, Chair, Vistage International

"She pushed me to reach farther than I thought possible."

- Laura Fennimore, BN, MSN, Director of Organizational Development, Nursing Education & Research, UPMC Presbyterian