Tell us about yourself:
I am a life coach, teacher, and lifelong learner. Through my business, Inspired Solutions. I partner with people to help them step into the lives they desire. My dream is a world where all people believe in themselves, value one another, and know that anything is possible, and I love helping people see new possibilities.
My work includes 1:1 life coaching (in person or by phone), workshops, and retreats.
I am married to my college sweetheart, Tom, and we have two sons, Nate (21), and Adam (15). We live in Rochester, NY.
Why did you become a RTA-Certified Facilitator?
I became a Personal Renewal Group facilitator because I experienced the power of this work firsthand at a retreat at Kripalu in Jan. 2014. I loved the authenticity, generosity, connection, and commitment that was evident in Renee and her PRG facilitators. I knew this would be a great community to be part of and that I would be honored to extend the reach of the work.
Personal renewal work appeals to me because I know how important it is in our busy world for people to make time for themselves, slow down, and tune in to their inner wisdom. I see being a PRG facilitator as a natural extension of the other work I do.
How has the work/program affected you?
Coaching and facilitating groups energizes me because I love seeing people connect with their essences and live the lives they were meant to live.
The retreat at Kripalu gave me a deeper connection to myself, which profoundly opened my eyes to myself and my work. I witnessed the power and beauty of creating a sacred space for deep connection, inner learning and sharing; this stirred a desire within me to bring this opportunity to others. I am aware of how unfamiliar and, therefore, how needed this work is for so many women.
It reinforced for me that I’m here to help people learn that self-care is not selfish, and that the best thing we can do is to live our own lives, no matter what is going on in our world or with the people we love deeply. I have learned that sometimes our children are hurting and struggling, and while we hurt for them, for us to go down with them doesn’t serve anyone. Finding a way to be in loving acceptance of their journey while creating joy, peace, and groundedness within ourselves is the best thing we can do for everyone. Through my greatest challenges, my greatest growth has come, and I want the wisdom gained from my experience to serve others.
What are your favorite self-care activities?
I have found that yoga is critical to my wellbeing on all levels: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. I make sure to get to a yoga class several times/week.
Meditation and journaling are important as they help me to clear my mind, get in touch with my heart and spirit and connect me to my true self. Being in nature, particularly near water, brings me peace and grounds me.
Quality time is critical – for me, this means quiet time with myself and making time for connection with those I love. Special moments and conversations with friends nourish me. Making time with my husband to nurture and honor our relationship through date nights and weekend getaways has helped our marriage be the loving partnership it has been for 26 years.
How can people contact you or learn about your groups/retreats?
My website www.barbklein.org has info on all upcoming events, my blog, and more about me. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and through my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/barbkleininspiredsolution
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