Meet Your Coach
Barbara Ann Bruno
Hello! I am so happy you are here!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about me.
I began my coaching career as a certified Health Coach in 2015. I wrote a best seller soon afterwards called "Take Back Your Life One Relationship at a Time". I was very happy supporting other women in their quest to lose weight and repair their personal relationships through coaching and writing. It was very rewarding. After writing my first book, relationships moved to the forefront of my coaching and I made the transition into Life Coaching.
Body image coaching came about as I ventured into styling. As a young girl I was a bit overweight, teased for it, and called the chubby kid. I even looked like Little Orphan Annie on steroids at the age of ten. The way I was judged impacted how I saw myself as a young girl.
Fast forward to last year when Covid entered the mainstream in 2020, I decided to stay home with my family and begin to work on my first love, fashion. Putting together and creating outfits has always been a creative outlet for me. Fashion has been an interest of mine from a young age. In the 80's, everything I wore was color coordinated from head to toe! I followed Vogue religiously and was already subscribed to a box of makeup (The Devil Wears Prada is one of my favorite movies). This became my hobby and the next healing journey I embarked on which also helped others who were watching what I was doing.
My friends saw me posting my daily outfits and makeup looks, and asked, "Hey, can you style me?" I'm no stylist and reinventing the wheel was not something I had anticipated. I'm a life coach. I love that my journey into style had such a positive impact on others and having learned more I can absolutely help others in that area and guide them to the right resources.
For a year, I had the pleasure of inspiring other women to get out of their lounge wear and get dressed for themselves, even if they were only staying at home and chasing children. I myself have four children that I no longer need to chase, but my granddaughter keeps me on my toes! This year of my life taught me so much more than dressing for success. It helped me support other women to do the same.
I am married to a man who supports all my dreams. He's a big fan of my writing and positive outlook on life. We love to cook together, and we enjoy traveling where and when we can. Someday we will get to Paris and Rome. He has been at many fashion weeks in Manhattan, New York working as a first responder. I have never been to one! He makes me a bit jealous when I hear about the backstage stories.
That brings us to today.
One of my greatest joys in life is to see others love how they look and feel! I believe everyone one has the ability to choose how they live their life. You can choose to see your life as a series of unfortunate events or you can choose to see it as a plethora of opportunities. I see one million different solutions for every situation. Nothing is hopeless or impossible unless you are determined to see it as such.
My approach is practical, simple, and no nonsense. If you do the work you will see results. I can give you every tool you need to become successful, but you need to use them. I cannot do that for you. This is something I have learned myself through personal experience. If you want something good to happen for you, you will work for it in a way that brings joy and abundance into not only your life, but those around you.
I'm a true believer in supporting other women to become successful and walk into their authenticity. Coaching them through various modalities based on their specific needs gives me that amazing opportunity.