About Dr. Barbara Schwarck

Passion & Business Sense

Dr. Barbara Schwarck, CEO of Clear Intentions International, is the “coach” in the residence at the ASLC. Barbara, a certified and highly credentialed professional coach, has been coaching since she was 12 years old, when she coached her older brother on how to handle his money. Immigrating to the United States from Germany at the age of 23, with nothing but a backpack to her name, she has honed a rare set of skills, enabling her to deliver powerful keynotes to a variety of people interested in clarifying, identifying and achieving goals.

As an executive coach and author of “From Intuition to Entrepreneurship: A Woman’s Guide to Following Her Dream”, Barbara has the insight to achieve quick and lasting success with a focus on bottom-line results. And, since success involves the entire person, Barbara has created Neuro Emotional Coaching®, a cutting edge 4-step process rooted in neuroscience that combines executive coaching with knowledge of the human brain and its impact on change and leadership. She has coached more than 650 individuals and 60 companies.

Barbara is certified by the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is an active ICF member, a founding member of the International Association of Coaches and past president of the Pittsburgh Coaches Association. In addition to her doctoral degree in Spiritual Science from the Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy, Barbara holds a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She has written two leading cross-cultural courses for an international consulting company with 44 offices around the globe.

She is a graduate of Carnegie Bosch Institute’s course on Leadership in a Multicultural Context and has been trained to debrief 360 employee feedback tools by The Institute für Angewandte Kreativität, Keirsey-Sorter and Cerney Smith Cross Cultural Index. She is also a graduate of Sandler Sales Training.

Community Involvement

Barbara has been nominated for an Athena Award and in 2012 was recognized as one of the leading women in business by the Pittsburgh Business Times. She has also been featured as one of Pittsburgh’s prominent women-owned business in Pittsburgh Magazine in 2013. Currently, she serves on the board of the Executive Women’s Council of Pittsburgh. She is a former mentor for the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Chatham University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs. She is a member of the advisory board for Classrooms Without Borders.