The Team

Chief Executive Officer – Dr. Barbara Schwarck, PCC

Barbara Schwarck, CEO of Clear Intentions International (CII), 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, Barbara inspires and enables her clients and audiences to achieve rapid and lasting success with a focus on bottom-line results. She does so using her innovative technique – Neuro Emotional Coaching®. Combining neuroscience with executive coaching, this process helps clients break through barriers and align their intentions at every level of themselves, in support of their aspirations. Aligning the mind, body, and soul spurs breakthroughs in the ways that people think, feel, and behave, thus opening up the space and opportunity for rapid and sustainable change, leadership development, and goal attainment.

Barbara is also a published author (From Intuition to Entrepreneurship), a renowned and frequent lecturer at conferences and seminars, and has appeared on national and local television and radio stations. Barbara’s clients and audiences appreciate her firm, results-oriented approach blended with empathy, honesty, humor and creativity.

Barbara’s extensive credentials include:

  • Professional Certification: Coach certification through the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation (ICF).
  • Industry Leadership:
    • A founding member of the International Association of Coaches, past president of the Pittsburgh Coaches Association, and active ICF member.
    • Guest Lecture at University of Pittsburgh.
    • Adjunct Professor at Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy.
    • Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2012 Women in Business Award Winner
  • Extensive Education:
    • Doctoral degree in Spiritual Science from the Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy.
    • Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
    • Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
    • Sandler Sales Training graduate.
    • Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University Bosch Institute Leadership in a Multi-cultural Context.
  • Community Leadership:
    • Currently serves on the boards of the Executive Women’s Council of Pittsburgh; Bethany Hospice; Classrooms Without Borders; and Women-Drivers, LLC.
    • Mentor for the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Chatham University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs.

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