Barbara Leggett

Barbara Leggett

I have one goal: Making the world a happier place.

As a certified professional coach, I focus on helping you create happiness on a personal and professional level.

So, why happiness and why me?

Happiness, because it is the ultimate goal for each of us. When you ask yourself, “what do I really want?” followed by “Why?”, it always goes to happiness.

Why me? Because I’ve been happy and I’ve been unhappy. Several years ago, it felt like everything I knew was gone. At 52, I had left my long-term job and passion, my loved ones were ill, and the stable foundation I had known for most of my life was decidedly unstable.

I’m very proud of the 25 years I spent leading Explore & More and creating happiness for thousands of families. Throughout those years, I prioritized happiness for families, authentic personal and professional relationships and outstanding business practices. After Explore & More, I wanted to bring those priorities to the world in a new way. I searched, explored options and stepped outside my comfort zone. After years of study, I found my happy place — I became a Professional Coach.

I want you to be happy. Happy with your career. Happy with your family. Happy with yourself. Often times we neglect how deeply all of those things are connected or how much work and dedication it takes to achieve it. I have been fortunate enough to have been coached and supported by wise and caring people. These people have helped me achieve my own happiness. They’ve helped me realize the gift I possess to enable others to do the same.

In addition to a Communications Management degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, I’ve received continuing Executive Education through Harvard Business School, Cornell University and Canisius College. I’ve been certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, the International Coaching Federation and the Happiness Studies Academy, under the tutelage of noted author and founder of the happiness studies program at Harvard, Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. I am a facilitator at the World Happiness Summit, and recently received the CoachGiving Award from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. As a result, I’m uniquely qualified to guide you through life’s transitions, challenges and your journey to a happier version of yourself.

Find out more on my website.