Ruth Kao Barr - Stress Coach

Frequently Asked Questions.

I work with a diverse group of adult clients who are committed to self-discovery and growth. 

People who I work with tend to believe deep down that there’s an important reason why they’re alive in this moment and are ready to clear the noise and live their truth. 

My clients come from all walks of life including many Fortune 500 and startup leaders as well as artists, entrepreneurs, and spiritual seekers. 

Clients who get results with me often:

  • Have something specific to work on
  • Have repeated patterns that they’ve been unable to disrupt 
  • Felt lacking with conventional therapy
  • Have a deep curiosity and are ready to be open, honest, and explore the self
  • Believe there’s nothing fundamentally “wrong” with them 
  • Believe their life serves a purpose

Read about my style and approach and what it’s like to work with me here

Then feel it out – do what feels right. 

My approach is based on mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience and trauma-informed practices. I’m certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) (One of the largest international coaching schools). I’m also a Certified Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). I have over 15 years of corporate experience consulting to global Fortune 500 companies and coaching their leaders and teams. I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology (Stony Brook University) and a master’s degree in organizational psychology (Columbia University). I have studied under Dr. Gabor Maté and trained in Compassionate Inquiry, a psychotherapeutic approach that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.

My approach is based on mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience and trauma-informed practices. I’m certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) (One of the largest international coaching schools). I’m also a Certified Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). I have over 15 years of corporate experience consulting to global Fortune 500 companies and coaching their leaders and teams. I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology (Stony Brook University) and a master’s degree in organizational psychology (Columbia University). I have studied under Dr. Gabor Maté and trained in Compassionate Inquiry, a psychotherapeutic approach that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.

Completing the form and hopping on an intro call benefits both you and me. 

You make sure that you would like to work with me and I make sure that you can benefit from the coaching process. 

To make the most impact, I only work with clients who are ready to commit to a new level of curiosity, honesty, vulnerability that this work requires. 

The questionnaire and the initial 20 mins chat will help both of us determine a mutual fit before we move forward.

I can refer you to another coach, practitioner or modality, if needed.

Like anything else, timeframe and results vary person by person. I have seen and experienced changes as quickly as after the first session. Typically, 3-6 months is a good timeframe to allow yourself to fully explore an area in your life and moving toward your vision.

I work with clients virtually most of the time through Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. 

1:1 coaching packages start at $875. Learning series is $99. I can share details based on your needs after our initial consultation.

Our introductory session will be a 20-minute video chat where we assess if your situation is suitable for coaching, discuss how you can benefit from the program, and if we both can imagine working together.

Yes. I turn away clients when I sense a lack of commitment, misaligned expectations or believe another mode of intervention will better address their needs. I also turn away clients if there is a conflict of interest – at which point, I have a strong network of qualified coaches and therapists for referral.

Apply for coaching and hop on a free 20-minute consultation – that’s the best way to find out. 

I’m not the right coach for you if you’re looking for someone to:

  • Diagnose your illness
  • Recommend or prescribe medication
  • Calculate your macronutrients
  • Create a meal plan for you
  • Do nutritional, fitness and psychological testing on you
  • Interpret your labs
  • Hypnotize you
  • Tell you exactly what you need to do
  • Give you a roadmap to life