Barbara Piper

Professional Coach and Mentor
Personal leadership
Compassion and Mindful practice

Coming up!


23 May: Netherlands America Foundation Speed Coaching Event
in San Francisco

Curious about what life and business coaching can do for you, but don’t know where to start? This is your chance! In 20-minute sessions, participants will work with coaches on challenges they may be facing in areas of career, health, family, or personal development. You will be surprised at how 20 minutes of coaching can change your perspective.


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How can I help you?

Are you looking for clarity around your purpose and direction and want more harmony between the different parts of your life? Then you have come to the right place. People come to me feeling stressed and feel they are moving towards burn-out. Professional coaching can help you work towards feeling calm and finding clarity of mind to move forward more mindfully.

My name is Barbara Piper and as a coach, I support people to find calm and clarity around their situation and help them move into their purpose and direction in their lives. I use (self) compassion and (self) awareness as starting points to conversations we have. My approach is open and intuitive. Often my coach sessions short, high-impact conversations by phone or Zoom or if you like, face-to-face. I also mentor people for longer stretches of time.


Why Professional Life Coaching?

After working as a communications manager in the corporate sector for more than a decade, followed by director roles and consultancy in Health Care management, I now work as a life coach and facilitator. One of the most important things I learned in both the corporate sector and Health Care management, is that figuring out your next steps professionally as well as personally, requires inner work. To stop in your tracks and communicate. With yourself as well as others. Often underlying patterns and dynamics make the bigger picture visible for you and I can help you ‘untangle that spaghetti’ to get clear around your direction and purpose.

Mindful and Compassionate practices?

Actively practicing mindfulness and compassion changed my life. I learned how these concepts, when applied daily and with all your heart, can make a difference in how you hold yourself and hold the conversations you have. It help you get to your own inner knowing where you can feel that you are more than enough, exactly the way you are. Accepting that, gets you clear about what needs to happen. For me, poetry is the daily compassion that works. It brings together two passions: compassionate and mindful living and words&poetry.

Find Clarity about direction and purpose and harmony in the different parts of your life today!

Call me for a free intake call: Connect here!  

We can meet face-to-face in the Bay Area or have our coaching session online through Zoom, FaceTime or Skype. I coach one-on-one and I organise coaching conversations with groups.

I look forward to hearing from you,

~ Barbara



“Barbara is an amazing listener- her coaching style empowered me to be more conscious in tough work situations. Specifically, to be able to stay present and make intention-based decisions. She also helped me bring more mindfulness-based brainstorming techniques to my team, which have increased creativity and productivity.”

-Breana, Fortune 500 Executive


Mindful and Compassionate Newsletter

Image credit: Canopy – by Jade Oakley – Moving gently in response to the wind, Canopy creates a place of contemplation.

“Barbara’s coaching methods really helped open me up to the potential things that I might like to pursue and she also, through mirroring my words helped me see that I could find other ways of expressing myself. After our sessions I felt I could engage more honestly with my emotions and problem solve more creativly.

I was comforted and encouraged by the fact that Barbara would remind me, by text or email, about our conversations and what I needed to focus on.”

~ Rachel Long, artist


“Barbara’s coaching sessions have aided me in making great changes in my life. She is an awesome coach, I highly recommend Barbara Piper as a deep and wise coach!”

~ Mary, Marketing Professional