An interview with Barbara Imenšek Life Coach

What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome in your life?

Growing up in harsh circumstances where alcoholism and suicide attempts were no strangers, I built solid walls for protection. It is reflected in all spheres of my life. Although I was successful professionally, I was never happy, and I was compensating with business. When I got deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, I realized I had to change. I had to unlearn everything to reinvent myself. 

I went from a heartless bi*ch to an empath.

I went from corporate jobs to my own business.

I had to deal with imposter syndrome and fear of success, making the same mistakes I did in the corporate environment of working too much and being burnt out. I didn’t fail the first business; I closed it as I didn’t feel it anymore. I invested in coaches and other training, and with determination, I succeeded. I overcame all the obstacles and started thriving. 

And when I did it, I was able to help my clients. 

Help them see their potential, put it out, and build authority. 

I choose LinkedIn as a platform to do it. Why? 

Because it gives me the chance to utilize all my skillset and knowledge of marketing, sales, HR, and the psychology that I accumulated in 20 years of work.

  Life coaching by Barbara Imenšek

What are your three top tips to overcome the obstacle?

  1. The first tip I have is to silence your mind and listen to your body. It tells you everything, and by listening to it, you learn to see what parts of your life are in disbalance. DVT and pulmonary embolism were the third severe sign my body gave me in 14 years. I was finally able to listen and turn my life around.
  2. The second tip is to put yourself first; invest in yourself. Get coaching, get massages, travel, fine dining. Do what makes you happy and helps you grow. The easier it becomes to invest in yourself, the easier the money will start pouring in.
  3. The third tip is not to be afraid to share your knowledge. You can tell people the steps to their goal, but they still need your support to get there. So give, give, give. It comes back multiplied.