Influencer Barbara Leigh

Core group member of Share2Uplift, Barbara Leigh.
As an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, Barbara is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, Barbara is equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve productivity, performance and profitability of organizations. Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, sales, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, Barbara has access to exclusive content that is only available through a certified Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team to help you reach your goals and objectives. Since an early age, she has made a conscious effort to make an impact on, and learn from, as many people as she can. Barbara highly values education, as well as celebrates the effectiveness of collaborations. She always strives to learn more about the diverse world around her, her life, studies and career.

At 15, a car accident stole her dreams of being a gymnast, but not her dreams of being a change-agent in the world. This led to her extensive traveling (via 9 countries, across 3 continents) starting in Hawaii on a live-aboard dive boat and culminating in her home, Curaçao! These experiences created a strong-willed, compassionate soul with a tenacious desire to succeed. She would follow the path of rightfulness & truthfulness, always seeking a harmonious life, even when the path seemed dim. Her friends describe her as a connector who is spiritual, responsible, trustworthy, honest, loyal, determined, humorous, and committed, with an attitude of never say die and never give up! She has long admired and embraced the leadership principles of Bruce Lee, Og Mandino, Steven Covey and John C. Maxwell (Today Matters)! In 2010 her world would transition again, John C. Maxwell was in Curaçao and after 22 years of employment at a large, corporate banking environment; serving on Boards of NGOs, Barbara became a JMT Founding Partner and formed: “Influential Energy.”

Today, her greatest dream is to serve other dreamers: “Propelling aspiring leaders to achieve their dreams through passionate curiosity and influential energy.” There are no boundaries, only infinite challenges and potential waiting to be unleashed; new belief systems to be created and greater horizons to be conquered! Leadership has made an extraordinary difference in her life and she is sure it will in yours! Barbara invites you, to set an intention to birth your new future TODAY!

Barbara is an “Executive Coach”
She is certified and licensed to provide training in:

– A Deeper Path
– Empowerment Mentoring (EM)
– Certified Human Behaviour Consultant, Personality Insights (DISC)
– Designing Your Empowered Life (DYEL)
– Founding Partner of The John Maxwell Team (Coaching, Training, Mastermind Groups, Facilitation & Speaking)
– Independent Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, certified to train participants in: The Maxwell Method of Leadership; Speaking; Coaching; and Sales & Marketing.

What brings her the most satisfaction (joy) is to witness an individual venturing beyond the borders and boundaries of their struggles – to go from unknowing to knowing. – and to begin to see a new destination/vision for themselves. They become a witness of their journey and begin to create evidence of who they desire to be. A life lived by design and no longer by default… “living intentionally,” with purpose, passion, joy and fulfillment! Turn obstacles into stepping stones, your life into your most cherished dreams. Honoring the journey of the participant; being fully present; clarifying points made, challenging b.s. (belief systems), being non-judgmental, encouraging commitment to action, revealing obstacles, developing trust and respect; holding a strong belief that the participant has the capacity to develop and change. Listening at a very high level to understand what is being said between the notes, breaths and thoughts so that she may have the ultimate question “flow through me,” that allows the participant to go deep within and eventually have a breakthrough moment! Each and every one of us is uniquely gifted. She has often been told that she is a “truthsayer,” gifted with intuition and discernment. Barbara loves to “propel aspiring leaders to achieve their dream.” Those who are challenged and seeking to transform their current level of thinking and performance to a higher level of thinking and performance so that they may thrive while building dynamic and cohesive teams to support them on their journey.

She works mostly by referrals. So if you have discovered her, it is often because someone she has coached has shared their results and provided a warm referral to connect with her at “Influential Energy!” She is most grateful and also remains flexible with participant’s agendas during their 5-6 month journey together. Contact via or Connect with Barbara: Twitter | LinkedIn Profile | Facebook

Additional info: Guatemala Book “Leadership Lessons from Guatemala) | Coaching Magazine Interview (PG. 30-31) | Video with John on the word Environment | Executive Director

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