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Barbara Schiffman (CHT,Other)
To me, relationships are the most important element of our lives -- including our relationship to our Self and our Soul.
I've transitioned from working as a Hollywood script consultant and career coach for over 30 years to being a Life&Soul Balance Coach. I now specialize in teaching people ways to communicate directly with their own Souls for guidance, direction, creativity and personal evolution.
I love learning new tools and ways of helping people evolve: I'm a Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, Akashic Records Advanced Teacher & Advanced Healing Practitioner, Career Breakthrough Coach, Life Purpose Coach, and Grief Recovery Specialist.
But most of what I've learned in my 60-plus years comes from experience, exploration and experimentation, especially in my personal relationships. I've been married nearly 35 years, raised a world-traveling daughter who's now married and soon to start her own family. I "parented" my aging parents after strokes and major cognitive declines, and supported my husband to do the same for his ill parents in their final years. When my husband recently broke his leg at age 70, I also learned how an injury impacts both spouses' lives in significant ways.
I've lived several lifetimes already in this singular life -- or at least that's how it feels. And I've learned to enjoy it all: the challenges, setbacks, losses and sorrows as well as the opportunities, surprises and joys.
Since I moved from Chicago to LA at age 21 to work in films and TV, I’ve taken countless leaps of faith -- and now teach others empowering ways to take them too!
I’ve walked on hot coals (with breakthrough coach Tony Robbins), completed a half-marathon walk in Hawaii, and at age 56 returned to college to become a Certified Hypnotherapist. I also became a public speaker after overcoming my shyness and co-founded Toastmasters4Writers, the first Toastmasters Int'l chapter in LA for writers.
My other adventures have been internal and creative: writing, teaching, coaching and supporting people in transforming their lives, relationships and careers. Over the years, I’ve been an author, journalist, screenwriter, film producer and host/producer of internet radio shows. I’ve published book chapters in 7 anthologies (so far) plus dozens of articles in publications like Vision Magazine, Radiance Magazine, Inside Look Magazine, Writers Digest, Publisher’s Weekly, LA Daily News, Emmy Magazine and on websites like DivineCaroline.com and SelfGrowth.com, among others.
For over four decades, I've balanced dual careers in personal/spiritual development and the film/TV industry. I've been a speaker or panelist at dozens of personal growth or writing and showbiz expos. I’ve also led entertainment career breakthrough trainings in person for Flash Forward Institute and online for Rubicon Results Institute as well as being a script consultant for screenwriting 101 classes at Vanderbilt University and the Nashville Film Institute.
My life/career coaching work blends intuitive tools with practical insights to help people boost their own positive energy from the inside out. I’ve created Life Balance programs which are available as ecourses, book+CD sets, teleclasses and in-person workshops.
Since I love to take seminars and trainings (just for fun!), I'm certified as an Akashic Records Advanced Healing Practitioner and Teacher (trained and mentored by best-selling author/expert Linda Howe), a One-Hour Mastermind Director, a Grief Recovery Specialist (trained by Grief Recovery Institute co-founder Russell Friedman), an NLP Practitioner, a Simple Abundance Workshop Leader (trained by best-selling author Sarah Ban Breathnach), and a Voyager Tarot Consultant/Teacher (trained by Voyager creator/author James Wanless, Ph.D.).
To me, life is an adventure every day – and all we have to do is hang on, pay attention and enjoy the ride!
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
After working as a Hollywood script consultant for two decades, I became a career breakthrough coach for people in the entertainment industry. Through this I discovered how much more I love working with "true stories in progress" than with fictional stories. So I became a Life/Career Coach, which evolved into Life&Soul Balance Coaching as my own spiritual connections deepenedl. To me, our Lives are how and where we evolve our Souls, so every single part of life is spiritual as well as practical.
After my parents became ill in 1999 and I became a "sandwich generation" mom, my relationship with my whole family (including my older siblings) was transformed. This also propelled me into working with people going through transitions of all types, especially Baby Boomers confronting similar issues, losses and challenges.
I love working with people in transition -- especially those who are soul seekers and consciously evolving their lives and relationships (present and future). We are all experiencing this life together, so it's vital to support each other along the way.
Spiritual, but no affiliation
Between $81-120 per session