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Barb Linek - Cultivate Coaching

Barbara Linek

Welcome to Cultivate Coaching! I’m Barb, and I get excited about helping you find your purpose and maximize your potential. We all have tremendous gifts to share with the world. I can help you identify your gifts, how you are called to share them with others, and what steps will help you achieve your goals.

Who am I?

Before we start on this journey together, maybe you’d like to know more about me. I’m a dog mom to a shy little Chihuahua mix named Coco, and I have two human kids who both run successful businesses. I love hanging out with friends, cooking, and creating! What do I believe in? I value unity, inclusion, and growth. I enjoy bringing people together to listen to each other’s story. Since I was a teenager, I’ve always wanted to make the world a better place. Coaching you is one way I can do that!

What is My Story?

My life has been dedicated to serving marginalized communities, particularly immigrants and refugees. That commitment is a result of my experience becoming an undocumented immigrant in Canada. I was an American citizen living there as a visitor on my husband’s work visa when we separated. Without him, I lost my immigration status and had to leave Canada with my two small children or face deportation. It was traumatic for all three of us as we had nowhere to go and had to start a new life in the U.S. from nothing.

After we moved, I decided to focus my career on immigrants, teaching English to students (teens and adults) from all over the globe. Since leaving the schools, I’ve been a nonprofit leader and taught small business development in the Latino community. I’ve also served as Director of Thriving in Ministry, helping clergy and lay ministers find a renewed sense of mission and balance in their lives. I have a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University and a Master’s in Intercultural Ministry from Catholic Theological Union. I am bilingual and active in ministry in my parish, which is majority Latino.

Why Am I the Right Coach For You?

If you feel like you are stuck in a labyrinth with no exit, if you feel frustrated with your situation but you’re afraid to change, if you think you’d be happier doing something different but you don’t know where to start, I can help you transform your life. Maybe it’s your time to start a new business or help your family advance in this country. Once you know your purpose, then we will find all the answers you need to determine your path. Now’s the time to take that next step that you don’t dare to take because you don’t know where to start. You are not alone!

Just like you, I’ve had those doubts in the past. I’ve been lost and had to start over. After a great deal of reflection, I got to know myself, found my path, and changed my life. Since then, I’ve been able to help many others to find their purpose and set new goals for themselves or their family, and now they are now living the life they want. If you are ready to take the next step, set up a free consultation and let’s get started!

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Break through a plateau, overcome obstacles & achieve your lifelong goals?