I've been there.

Woke up in my 30’s and barely recognized myself.

“Successful” and put-together on the outside, and completely burned out, bored out, and numbed out on the inside. 

It robbed me of doing my best work and showing up as my best self.

What I didn’t know at the time was that stress was the symptom, not the problem. 

Ruth Kao Barr - Leadership & Wellbeing Coach

Stress is the symptom, not the problem.

Magic happens when you connect with your truth.

Stress is a natural part of life

Stress is a natural part of life. 

It’s neither good nor bad, but communicates important messages for our well-being. 

There was a time when I ignored those cues, and that’s when stress turned into distress.

Today, in my 40’s, I have a different relationship with stress.

Stress is data to help me grow and evolve. But it knows it can’t lead me. 

I create an environment that allows me to do my best work – I prioritize what matters, do what fills my heart, and rewrite my own rules that delight my soul. 

Stress is trying to tell you something ​

that needs your attention

Your Coach

What experience & training 

do I bring?

I’ve partnered with hundreds of clients coaching thousands of hours with leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs globally.  

I’m a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the ICF (International Coaching Federation), and a Energy Leadership Index (ELI)  Master Practitioner (a powerful assessment that you’ll experience if we work together privately).

I also hold a Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Psychology & Organizational Psychology from Stony Brook University, and Columbia University respectively. 

From a therapeutic standpoint, I’m trained in Compassionate Inquiry (CI), a trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz.  

Your best work comes from

inner clarity

What Else do I Believe?

Hanging out with a silkie during the pandemic.

Giving Back to the Community

By working with me, you’re also supporting Washington Women In Need (WWIN) and 501 Commons supporting non-profit organizations in the Pacific North West to thrive.

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I've been there.

Woke up in my 30’s and barely recognized myself.

“Successful” and put-together on the outside, and completely burned out, bored out, and numbed out on the inside. 

It robbed me of doing my best work and showing up as my best self.

What I didn’t know at the time was that stress was the symptom, not the problem. 

Ruth Kao Barr - Leadership & Wellbeing Coach

Stress is the symptom,
not the problem.

Magic happens when you connect with your truth.

Stress is a natural part of life. 

It’s neither good nor bad, but communicates important messages for our well-being. 

There was a time when I ignored those cues, and that’s when stress turned into distress.

Today, in my 40’s, I have a different relationship with stress.

Stress is data to help me grow and evolve. But it knows it can’t lead me. 

I create an environment that allows me to do my best work – I prioritize what matters, do what fills my heart, and rewrite my own rules that delight my soul. 

Stress is trying to tell you something

that needs your attention

Your Coach

What experience & training do I bring?

I’ve partnered with hundreds of clients, coaching thousands of hours, with leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs, globally.

I’m a professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the ICF (International Coaching Federation), and a Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner (an insightful assessment that you’ll experience if we work together privately). 

I also hold a Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Psychology & Organizational Psychology from Stony Brook University, and Columbia University respectively.

From a therapeutic standpoint, I’m trained in Compassionate Inquiry (CI), a trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz. 

Your best work comes from

inner clarity

What Else do I Believe?

Me hanging out with a silkie during the pandemic.

Giving Back to the Community

By working with me, you’re also supporting Washington Women In Need (WWIN) and 501 Commons supporting non-profit organizations in the Pacific North West to thrive.

wwin-logo

I've been there.

Woke up in my 30’s and barely recognized myself.

“Successful” and put-together on the outside, and completely burned out, bored out, and numbed out on the inside. 

It robbed me of doing my best work and showing up as my best self.

What I didn’t know at the time was that stress was the symptom, not the problem. 

Ruth Kao Barr - Leadership & Wellbeing Coach

Stress is the symptom, not the problem.

Magic happens when you connect with your truth.

Stress is a natural part of life. 

It’s neither good nor bad, but communicates important messages for our well-being. 

There was a time when I ignored those cues, and that’s when stress turned into distress.

Today, in my 40’s, I have a different relationship with stress.

Stress is data to help me grow and evolve. But it knows it can’t lead me. 

I create an environment that allows me to do my best work – I prioritize what matters, do what fills my heart, and rewrite my own rules that delight my soul. 

Stress is trying to tell you something

that needs your attention

Your Coach

What experience & training do I bring?

I’ve partnered with hundreds of clients coaching thousands of hours with leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs globally.  

I’m a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the ICF (International Coaching Federation), and a Energy Leadership Index (ELI)  Master Practitioner (a powerful assessment that you’ll experience if we work together privately).

I also hold a Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Psychology & Organizational Psychology from Stony Brook University, and Columbia University respectively. 

From a therapeutic standpoint, I’m trained in Compassionate Inquiry (CI), a trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz.  

Your best work comes from

inner work

Me hanging out with a silkie during the pandemic.

What Else do I Believe?

Giving Back to the Community

By working with me, you’re also supporting Washington Women In Need (WWIN) and 501 Commons supporting non-profit organizations in the Pacific North West to thrive.