You Want More

Something different. You have dreams.


Something you can look back on and be proud of.

A legacy.


Something that would outlive you.

You want to do something that matters, for you and the world. You want to make a difference in a child’s life, in a stranger’s life and in your own life.

You want to live up to your potential.


You want to stop concerning yourself with what others think or care about and focus on ideas that matter to you, your beliefs, your dreams.


If you do what everyone else is doing, that’s not authentic. Period. 

But at least you feel safe and secure, right? 


You’ll know what comes next because it’s been done before, a million times…. by everyone else. 


But what’s the point in living in comfort if it comes at the cost of your dreams?

You're Why I'm Here...

No more feeling stuck or frustrated in your life or career.


You can gain the confidence to go against the grain, break the status quo, live the life you were meant to live, live up to your potential, to be someone who did something unique, start a business, break the glass ceiling, has experiences and faces fear...even when it scares the shit out of you.


But you won't be alone. I got you.


Hello, I'm Barbara

I'm so glad you're here!

Like you—


I had this feeling deep inside I should be doing something different, something that inspired me, something that filled my heart, and that I could help others, but I couldn’t figure out what "IT" was?

BUT I knew damn sure it wasn't another JOB.

Not realizing it then but the Universe was sending me signals, but I wasn’t paying attention.


Long story short, I had a couple of life-altering events that woke me up.


One, my sister passed away unexpectedly. She had health issues but nothing that gave us any warning she would go so quickly.


The other surprise was my current employer.


After my sister passed, I received cards and flowers expressing condolences from friends, colleagues, and even my husband’s employer.


But nothing from my employer of five years. I thought it was odd.


When I arrived back to work after traveling to the east coast for my sister’s services my boss asked me to come to her office.


I went in thinking she and my employer were, a little late but will offer their condolences.

When I got in her office, she did ask me how I was doing and small talk for about 10 minutes then she said that HR would "need a copy of my sister’s death certificate."




She went on to say it was policy.


Policy…what kind of policy is this.


I’m mourning the loss of my sister. What are you asking me?


Basically, you want proof that I’m not lying about my sister’s death because I needed to take time off.




I honestly freaked out.


What an insensitive, thoughtless company that didn’t take the time to send a sympathy card but has the BALLS to ask for my sister’s death certificate.


No! not balls…. because I associate balls with someone that does something most of us are afraid to do. Like someone that has the guts to go skydiving.


This was just cruel!


Who the hell am I working for?


These are not my values. This is not how you treat people.


This feels so wrong.


That was my breaking point — in the best possible way.


Time to change my life.


To be honest, this wasn’t the first time the company disappointed me. There were plenty of other times, but I was playing it safe. I was collecting a paycheck and knew how each day would play out.


It’s mind-blowing how many of us trade the chance to be fully alive for the seemingly safe harbor.

Fear will do that to you……

Read This

But I warn you, you'll never be the same

 7 Secrets Every Woman Should Know. 

Who am I?

I’m Barbara Murphy-Shannon and I went back to college to get my master's in psychology when most people my age are moving to a 55 and older retirement community playing golf every day.


Not me.


I'm not ready to stop chasing my dreams and something tells me you aren't either.

I'm just a wee bit Irish, momma of two children, and a high energy golden doodle named Jessie and married to the love of my life. 


I grew up outside of Boston, so I speak two languages. English and Bostonian (Paak the caa in Haavaad Yard).


After a hard day's work, my adult beverage of choice is a "Shannon Special" —vodka, water with a splash of cranberry so it's pink not red...and lots of ice. ahhh.

My clients are mostly women (sorry guys), all ages and backgrounds with no single defining difference except they want to be happy, live up to their potential, in balance without compromising their beliefs and values.


I help women just like YOU.


You're searching for purpose and meaning in your life.


You're a dreamer and doer, a go-getter and ambitious but you don’t always know what to do next.


Sometimes struggle to find your voice and confidence.


You want to take your passion and create a product or service that will have a huge positive impact on the world and the lives of others.


You sometimes need to know someone believes in you and will grab you by the hand and say, “get back up, we’re doing this.”


YOU, who don’t know, yet, that you are so much more capable than you think you are because YOU are.




let’s have a conversation. I offer a complimentary 15 minute "get to know your" call to answer all your obligation. I promise you'll walk away feeling better, have more clarity, and a plan to start moving forward with your life.


But no matter what you choose to do next, here’s my challenge for you. Do something- anything at all, no matter how small, it should be something that makes you feel happy, excited, and grateful to be alive!

So, go…..Make a movie, go back to school, start your dream business, leave that sucky relationship, run a marathon, hike a mountain, learn to scuba dive, go to the airport and pick a destination once you get there…


Do something, ANYTHING to give your life meaning, to make yourself feel alive, so one day you can tell your kids about it or maybe write a book.


Never Stop Dreaming Big! I believe in YOU!


Affiliate Member, Institute of Coaching  

McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School 

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