Barbara Bassa – Resilience Coaching, Sheffield & Online
Barbara Bassa – Resilience Coach
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, MBA, MSc Coaching & Mentoring, Certificate in Life Coaching, Member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, certified yoga teacher, Emotional Freedom Technique and Neurolinguistic programming practitioner.
Appointments in Sheffield S10 and online.
My approach to coaching
As a coach I help people develop mental, emotional, physical and spiritual resilience to navigate through change and transition and to achieve transformational results.
I use well-researched coaching theory and practice, psychology of achievement, positive psychology, solution-focused approaches, goal mapping and communication enhancing models such as Fierce Conversations® and Non-Violent Communication®.
I also tap into techniques from Neurolinguistic programming, Emotional Freedom Technique, family constellations, mindfulness, Sivananda Vedanta Yoga and training from Sweet Medicine Sundance Path.
My style is facilitative and supportive. I say how things are, which people find refreshing, empowering and inspirational.
“Barbara is a natural, intuitive coach who sees the bigger picture in what you are saying and instinctively knows when to question and challenge your beliefs and assumptions. She is excellent at working out the level of challenge that will move you forward in your thinking and she gives you plenty of space to reflect deeply on the issues you are considering. I got a lot out of my coaching sessions with Barbara and the results are still with me months later. I would definitely recommend her to others.” Clare Manning - Coach, Mediator, Trainer & Facilitator
My inspiration to become a coach
I have always been fascinated by human psychology – what drives us, what makes us strive for more and overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges?
Working as a business consultant and staff developer, I have had many opportunities to talk to people, challenge their thinking, open their minds to new possibilities, transform their feelings and energise their vision. Seeing people reaching for more and achieving outstanding results gives me a real sense of thrill and satisfaction. Coaching is my passion.
“I have had the privilege of working with Barbara as my coach. At a time when I felt vulnerable, I was struck by her ability to engage me and develop a person centred compassionate relationship which felt both safe and containing. As time and trust progressed we have engaged in a number of both “fierce” and reflective conversations which whilst been challenging have enabled me to remain engaged with my own clinical training and continue to meet my academic demands.
Barbara clearly demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience and is able to apply these to a vast array of situations as needed. Personally and professionally I have grown as a result of my work with Barbara and am sometimes surprised by how often I draw on our conversations in my day to day life. I am not sure I would be in the position of almost completing training if not for our work together.” Dawn R. - PhD Student at the University of Sheffield
My coaching will help you
Increase your confidence and personal impact
Gain balance in all aspects of your life
Progress or change your career
Build effective teams at work
Excel as a leader or manager
Align your professional success with your life purpose
Communicate and influence more effectively
Increase your motivation and creativity
“I engaged Barbara to help me with the mental approach to golf. I knew she was a talented business coach, as I had been impressed by her on a course which we both attended - but the sporting angle was a new challenge. We met regularly over several months and she listened closely, suggesting a number of innovative ways for me to improve my mental approach. As a result, my game and handicap improved and I quickly overcame setbacks rather than let them get the better of me. I would recommend her ability as a coach to anyone.“ Richard Lomer- Business Owner
Types of coaching
Coaching for performance
“Thank you so much for your support over the last year. You have completely transformed the way I approach work, learning, life! Surprisingly, even though this is the last year of my degree, it has been the least stressful one. And a lot of that is due to what you have taught me about managing my own expectations and approach. I am very grateful!” Meg R. - Undergraduate Student at the University of Sheffield
How I deliver coaching
Individual coaching sessions through face-to-face, Skype and telephone
Group coaching – face-to-face
Short-term interventions, including one off coaching
Long-term development programmes
Initial assessment consultation over the phone (20 minutes) – free
One-off session - £60
Tailored developmental packages and programmes available:
4 sessions – £220
6 sessions - £300
Clients I work with
Individual and corporate clients
I have been running my coaching practice since 2008 and working with clients with various backgrounds and with variety of challenges.
In 2014 I started working as a Leadership and Management Development Consultant at the University of Sheffield. Before that I had worked as a Business Consultant for a variety of clients from the public and private sectors, in the UK and abroad.
MSc in Coaching and Mentoring
BTEC in Life Coaching Skills
Certificate in Counselling
NLP – Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner
Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner
Sivanada Vedanta Yoga Teacher
Member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council
Attending regular CPD and clinical supervision
MSc in Management
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management
PG Diploma in Social Communication and PR
To discuss how Barbara could help, or to make an appointment, please contact Anne at our Sheffield office via the details below.