Public speaker/Fitness performer/Fitness trainer-instructor/Training facility owner of Sweat 360, Athletic Performance Training
I wanted a freedom and authenticity in my public presence and performance. I wanted to understand my strengths and also the things I needed improvement or skill in. A confidence and believability in all that I do and presented to the world in my work.
I could visually and verbally see a difference in my stage performance and presenting skills. I had a confidence in everything I presented. Whether it be a speech, and educational seminar or a big stage performance – I just felt like I was, “IN IT”! I remember specifically a group of people coming up to me after a performance and said, “You were just so real and passionate. Your authenticity is inspiring and makes us want to move”! Such a huge compliment. I was able to get out of my own way, be present and be with my audience. Play with them and really enjoy what I was doing! AMAZING!
Personally it allowed me to work through mental blocks and personal issues. I learned to let go. My communication became better, my relationships got better, my business became better… basically my life just became the life, I always wanted. I showed up. Barbara talk me that. How to show up!
Long term, I am fearless. Okay that is probably not 100% true. But I certainly don’t let fear stop me. I say hi to it, take it along for the ride. I have stopped judging myself and give my best, what ever that is in that moment. I took the skills and lessons I learned from Barbara’s class into every crevasse of my life. I now have a thriving business – one that I am proud of and that I built from the ground up with my beautiful husband. We built and amazing community with the confidence and belief that I tapped into in Barbara’s class. I am a better mom – present. My relationship with my kids is honest and clean. And my marriage is “kick ass”! I learned to be open and willing to see things, different points of view. I learned to get out of my head and be more present in my body which has allowed to trust myself in my path.
Yes, I take people to new places of movement and motivation. Big and small. I do it more effectively after her classes.
Yes, I have and will continue to do so.
Barbara is real! She is someone I admire and will always look towards and use for advice and performance. I now dedicate and live a life working from the INSIDE OUT rather than the OUTSIDE IN. I’ve tried so many times, a life time to work from the outside in and it never left me fulfilled, only wanting and needing more. Because of your work with me I want to make sure others have this same opportunity so that they can find peace and happiness with what they have and build from there.
For Acting Classes and Coaching, Professional Public Speaking Coaching, or a Key Note Speaker in Portland, Oregon, check out these 5-Star Testimonials.
"Barbara Kite has vital enthusiasm for training actors and providing the tools for artistic, business, and personal growth. She has the knowledge, technique, and capabilities. I recommend her highly to anyone who wants to move to the next level of excellence in their work and life."
Professor, Acting/Directing; Resident Artist at Portland State University, founder and artistic director, Our Shoes are Red/The Performance Lab
"Barbara's workshop helped me focus my presentation and pace myself very effectively. Her attitude about public speaking as a natural extension of our own personality and genuineness is refreshing and enjoyable! With her encouragement, I was able to address a large professional group, and hold the audience's attention for a full-day training, feeling confident and relaxed. I heartily recommend work with Barbara for anyone who would like better skills and more fun out of speaking to groups."
Kate McNulty, LCSW
"Barbara delivered an amazing, inspirational address at a party that I hosted for 72 women where she shared with us her journey in living an authentic life. She kept it so real and said thoughts we all have but do not necessarily have the guts to say. It still stands out in my mind how many women stood up and shared themselves at this event. She so richly deserved the standing ovation that she received."