Barbara Bassa – Resilience Coaching, Sheffield & Online

Barbara Bassa – Resilience Coach

Barbara Bassa Resilience CoachSenior 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 latest blogs:
Resilience Coaching: Helping Introverts to Shine
Developing Resilience Through Coaching


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

Resilience coaching

Developmental coaching

Executive coaching

Career coaching

Coaching for performance

Life coaching

“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


My background

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.


Coaching/mediation/counselling qualifications

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


Other qualifications

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.

Contact the Beacon Counselling & Coaching Group

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