About Clear Intentions International

Clear Intentions International was founded by CEO Dr. Barbara Schwarck, in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1999. We are a global executive coaching firm that specializes in helping professionals, executives and global leaders to be their very best – both in life and at work. We facilitate client breakthroughs that enable the sustainable change needed to meet and exceed their professional and personal goals.

Our Services

We utilize our unique approach to help individuals and organizations manifest their maximum potential through the following services:

Our Philosophy

Clear Intentions operates in accordance with the International Coach Federation's (ICF) ethical philosophy and definition of coaching. We are committed to integrity and strong, results-oriented relationships with our clients. We consider it our responsibility to:

  • Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable

Our Clients

Confirming our status as a preferred provider for employee development is our client list, which includes:

Heinz USA, Bayer, EQT, Reed Smith, Koppers, Office Depot, Citizens National Bank, Ardex, The Washington Post, Carnegie Mellon University, the United States Postal Service, the YWCA, TrueFit Solutions, Presbyterian Senior Care and numerous corporate and community leaders.

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What are you waiting for?

Make the difference for you, your workforce and your business starting today! Contact us with your questions about our services or to book an introductory session.


"Barbara got my head ‘screwed on right again’ so that I am focused on the activities that matter. When I started with Barbara I was in a real funk. I was struggling with vision, with motivation, with direction. I couldn’t find a way to pull it all together. Sales were down close to 55%. After just two short months, the fog lifted. All of a sudden, I’m able to focus on the activities that are important. My business has turned around as well and our best year ever is in sight. Barbara provides great, practical advice both from a business and personal coaching perspective.”

- Michael Podobnik, President, Teletrix

"Barbara has a rare gift for helping people articulate the best side of themselves to the world. Supported by her contagious confidence, warmth, groundedness, optimism, and no-nonsense attitude, I’ve shed limiting patterns and beliefs, and harnessed the power within me to define and embody the exact kind of life I want to be living, both personally and professionally."

- Abby Bolton, Communications Specialist and Consultant, TiER1 Performance Solutions

"Through a combination of coaching conversations, NEC®, and her gentle pushing at the right times, I surfaced again, not just to my ‘old normal’ self but to a new and stronger me."

- Malene V, Maersk, Kopenhagen, Denmark

"I have been an executive coach for over 10 years and I consider Barbara Schwarck a 'coach's coach.' Barbara's unique use of coaching is a tremendously powerful way to create breakthroughs quickly, both personally and professionally."

- Dick Singer, Chair, Vistage International

"She pushed me to reach farther than I thought possible."

- Laura Fennimore, BN, MSN, Director of Organizational Development, Nursing Education & Research, UPMC Presbyterian