Whiteside Workshops

"A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has not overcome them"
— Carl Jung

"The sinner is actually one who does not love herself enough"
— Theresa of Avila

"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves"
— Thomas Merton

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Life Coaching

Barbara is not offering ongoing life coaching or ongoing parenting coaching at this time, but she is available for an occasional consultation. You may also want to consider taking one of her workshops.

It has been Barbara's joy and privilege to coach individuals and couples for the last ten years, working together on personal, relational, parenting, and spiritual concerns. She has coached hundreds of individuals and couples who come to her experiencing difficulties, whether it be marital difficulties and/or divorce, trouble getting along with others, a midlife crisis, difficulty with kids and teens, loss of a job, or just a sense of loss of meaning or existential anxiety.

Drawing from her understanding of personality types, communication and relational skills, Barbara is able to help her clients identify why they think, feel, and behave as they do and how to go about the task of healing themselves and relationship. In addition, for those who are so inclined, Barbara's longtime practices and investigation of the spiritual dimension of life, makes her a sensitive and capable guide in this realm.

"My individual work with Barbara has made a profound difference in my life.  During our sessions, Barbara used her unique gifts of insight and compassion to help me see myself and my relationships clearly. For the first time in my life, I feel like I am living as my true self.  My life has a richness and depth that had previously eluded me.   Time spent with Barbara is a gift that everyone should give themselves."

Leslie Berryman

Barbara is a genuine, knowledgeable and brilliant teacher in parent awareness and the Enneagram. She is gifted in opening new doors to relational understanding. Her genuine love and belief in the work she does, coupled with her warmth, engages the participant in the desire to learn, understand and apply her teachings to personal relationships. I believe I am a more effective parent, partner and therapist because Barbara has enlightened me and increased my insight with the Enneagram. I have come to rely deeply on Barbara's coaching and insight. I no longer conceptualize relational challenges as a problem to be solved; rather an experience to understand.

Mary Cravalho, Marriage and Family Therapist

Barbara brings extensive knowledge and remarkable passion to her profession. Her gentle, compassionate style combined with her enthusiasm, wisdom, and incredible listening skills provide a safe haven where couples can open up to one another. Through her understanding and use of the Enneagram, she helps couples reconnect-- first to themselves as individuals, and then to each other as partners.

Kristi & Chip Blundell

Barbara's Enneagram work and private coaching has allowed me to really define what relationships and factors are crucial in my life. She presents material in a fun, straightforward, empathic and often humorous manner. She is honest, open and very calm, even when I am testing her relentlessly and talking excessively. Barbara is a real human being or, as I would say, "Mensch" and not afraid to share her thoughts and experiences. My midlife crisis certainly would not be as joyously chaotic without Barbara's insight!

Laurie Novinsky, D.D.S.

My individual work with Barbara has made a profound difference in my life. During our sessions, Barbara used her unique gifts of insight and compassion to help me see myself and my relationships clearly. For the first time in my life, I feel like I am living as my true self. My life has a richness and depth that had previously eluded me. Time spent with Barbara is a gift that everyone should give themselves.

Leslie Berryman