Hello, I’m Barbara, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Weight Loss Coach.

As far back as I can remember I have always wanted to be a writer. It was no surprise when I started my college career I would major in English. I received my 4-year Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University with a minor in Psychology. Writing has been a passion of mine from a very young age. I never imagined the wondrous places my writing would take me. 

In 2013 I joined the ranks of AFAA becoming a group certified fitness instructor. In 2015 I decided to add nutrition counseling and holistic care to my practices. I studied at the worlds largest nutrition school, IIN, and became a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in 2016. In 2017 I studied under Robert Ferguson, America’s Fat Loss Coach, and became one of his certified DietFreeLife Coaches. In January 2018 I was appointed President of South Carolina for DietFreeLife.

Healthy eating and fitness are part of my daily routine, but that wasn’t always the case. I spent decades yo-yo dieting looking for the next best thing. As the old saying goes, “Been there, done that!”  Through my journey I learned that every aspect of my life was affected by the way I was eating and what I was eating. The food we choose to fuel our bodies with can absolutely change our moods and affect our health in a negative or positive way. It was a revelation! I instinctively knew if I wanted to stop the yo-yo dieting I needed to find a solution to the fad diets and I also needed to stop the pattern of negative relationships I was in. Eradicating negative thinking I allowed into my life was a tremendous game changer. I found a lifestyle that empowered me to toss the fad diets out the window, trust myself, and manifest my happiness. 

My current career changed my life. I now enjoy speaking, teaching and nurturing others to seek out the lifestyle that best suits their individual needs. Through my extensive research and education I am now able to pass along the knowledge I’ve acquired to support others on their journey. We are all bio-individuals, no one diet fits all and no one situation is the same.

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Some fun and personal info: I was born and raised in a big Italian family on Long Island NY where Sunday dinners with family was tradition. The aroma from the kitchen was heavenly! I kept the tradition alive by passing down our family dinners to my family. Friday night in our home became family night; good food, an uplifting movie, and if there’s time, a fun board game. I love to bake. I’m a cookbook collector and over the years I’ve managed to modify traditional dishes and baked goods into nutritious and delicious food. I am a big fan of the music group Coldplay and I cannot resist a good organic dark chocolate bar or brownie! Currently I reside in Myrtle Beach, SC with my three daughters and one son. My love for cooking has trickled down to my children.

Barbara currently specializes in Weight and Fat Loss Coaching, Relationship Work and Motivational Speaking  empowering and inspiring women to live their happiest and healthiest life authentically. Whether you are trying to lose weight, improve your relationships, or just looking to put the focus back on YOU, Barbara will work with you through positive reinforcement, nurturing guidance, accountability and encouragement to help you navigate the waters of change. Contact her today for a free 30 minute consultation.