Barbara Bassa – Resilience & Career Coaching, Sheffield & Online

Barbara Bassa SFHEA, MBA, MSc - Resilience & Career Coach

resilience career coach sheffield
Master’s in Coaching and Mentoring
Diploma in Life Coaching
Master’s in Business and Management
Postgraduate diplomas: Social Communication and Human Resource Management
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and International Mentoring Association
Certified yoga and mindfulness practitioner

Appointments in Sheffield S1 and online.


My approach to coaching

As a coach I help people develop mental and emotional resilience to navigate through change and to achieve transformational results.

My practice is underpinned by current leadership and management theory and practice, psychology and neuroscience.

I use communication enhancing models such as Fierce Conversations®, Non-Violent Communication® and Neurolinguistic programming.

I am an accredited mindfulness practitioner.

My style is facilitative and supportive.

“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:

Disillusionment and a New Sense of Purpose
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 leadership 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 achievement and excitement.

“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

“Barbara is a profound, intuitive and able to cut to the heart of the matter coach and a wonderful person. I really appreciate her ability to challenge me in a way that asks just the right questions to stimulate new thinking” Auriel Majumdar, owner of I am Auriel consultancy


Available on request.

Clients I work with

Individual and corporate clients

My background

I have started her career in Poland as a business consultant and marketing director. In 2007 I moved to the UK, where for the last 10 years I have been working as a coach and leadership developer for private and public sector organisations.

Since 2014 I have been associated with the University of Sheffield, offering leadership and management development and change and performance management programmes.

I have delivered over 4,000 coaching sessions creating transformational results for private and organisational customers.

Counselling/coaching/mediation qualifications

Master’s in Coaching and Mentoring
Diploma in Life Coaching
Master’s in Business and Management
Postgraduate diplomas: Social Communication and Human Resource Management
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council
Certified yoga and mindfulness practitioner
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

Sheffield Call Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupcall 0114 229 5737 Text Beacon Counselling Coaching Grouptext 07961 190749 Email Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupemail
Doncaster Call Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupcall 01302 247722 Text Beacon Counselling Coaching Grouptext 0786 3332647 Email Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupemail

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Barbara Bassa
Job Title
Resilience Coach
Beacon Counselling & Coaching Group
Carr Bank Close, S11 7FJ