About Coach Barb Beck -- Love Elder**
From the time I was young, I was drawn out into the world, sensing that there was much more to life than what I could see. My father instilled in me a sense of adventure and my love of travel has grown steadily over the years.
I am most happy when I am exploring new sights, taking in the diversity of our world and connecting with people on a heart level, whether that happens in a street café in my home town of Portland, Oregon or while exploring a quaint alley way in Portugal.
I coach for the same reasons ...
... nothing could be more powerful than exploring the hidden landscape of who we are, what we believe and pushing forth bravely into un-charted territory.
I know what it’s like to have to dig deep for the courage to change everything in your life so that you can finally live it on your terms. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to support individuals in this kind of work and I know without a doubt that this is my calling. I am passionate about helping clients get crystal clear on the life and relationships that they desire so they can push through any blocks keeping them stuck and create an amazing life!
Over the years, I’ve come to realize on a deep, core level, that everything meaningful in our lives centers around relationship.
Our relationship to ourselves, first and foremost, and our relationship with others, whether a brief encounter or a long term love commitment. Who and how we are "being" in every interaction will result in an out-picturing of our lives. The more love and skill we bring to these encounters, the more peaceful we feel and the more kindness we are able to extend to others. As a Relationship Coach of 20 years, I have had the opportunity to Coach individuals including rock stars, yoga gurus, actors and celebrities of all kinds, along with your everyday couple. No matter who we are, we all want to evolve in a way that brings a more awakened, meaningful life.
I have been through the school of hard knocks in my life. I've run the gamut, in relationships, from making poor choices in partners or hurting them with my unconscious behavior, to leaving too soon or staying too long, so that everyone was in pain! Having my own serious “wake-up call” turned my whole life around and I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade any of it now. I love supporting individuals to get to that same place!
With all the beauty in my life, the greatest gift, still, has been my son, Seth, now an amazing man making a difference in the world, himself. He reminds me daily, what true character and authenticity looks like and is a living example of a person committed to honoring others and all paths. I am beyond grateful to my partner, family, friends, colleagues and fellow spiritual travelers for all of their love and support. Many blessings.
Contact me today and let's talk about the possibilities!
**Love Elder: An individual who has traveled love's highways and had a vast array of relational experiences. They have explored the heights of ecstasy and the depths of suffering, and, rather than turning away from the teachings at the heart of their experiences, they chose to remain in the fire until wisdom was birthed. They now bring their wisdom to bear on other's relational experiences, helping to support them as they navigate the challenges that arise in all forms of love connection. At the heart of their work is the belief that love relationship is a spiritual practice, a portal to divinity that must be nurtured with compassion and attunement if it is to bear fruit. In sharp contrast to the individual consciousness models long advocated by patriarchal thinkers, love elders advocate for the identification and development of relational consciousness models that will serve humanity going forward. They move from the belief that we are not just here together to keep each other company-we are also here together to show each other God. Their work is to support others in their efforts to work through obstructions to connection, and in their efforts to deepen and sustain meaningful relationships. They are also focused on helping individuals to find healing, learning and closure around relationships that cannot be sustained. They are hearticulators extraordinaire.
Oh love elders, where are you when we need you?
(From Jeff Brown's book, LOVE it Forward.)**