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Barbara Schiffman, C.Ht.

At age 21, I loaded all my worldly possessions into a U-Haul, bid farewell to my native Chicago in the rear view mirror, and headed to Hollywood. I worked for nearly 4 decades as a script consultant with A-list talent and top Hollywood producers like Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Dreamworks, Harpo Productions (Oprah), HBO and Miramax, to name just a few. I also coached entertainment pros in all parts of the industry to create career breakthroughs and saw miracles happen time and again as they stretched far beyond their comfort zone to fulfill their dreams.

Since 1995, I’ve transitioned from working with fictional Hollywood stories to supporting what I consider “true stories in progress” as a Life&Soul coach, author/speaker and Mind-Body-Spirit Balance expert. My mission is to help people expand their lives and evolve their souls from “the inside out and the outside in.” 

I returned to college in my fifties to become a Certified Hypnotherapist and in my sixties got trained and certified as an Akashic Records Advanced Teacher and Healing Practitioner as well as a Grief Recovery Specialist. I now blend hypnosis, guided imagery, breakthrough coaching tools, grief counseling and Akashic Records guidance with insights from my own life-lessons in my ongoing work with individuals and groups.

The books I’ve written or contributed chapters to -- especially my ebook Living in Balance for Boomers: Secrets to Making the Most of the Second Half of Life(available at and my ‘workshop in a book’ Ready~Set~Next!: Moving Forward by Embracing the Past & Empowering the Future -- are helpful life improvement manuals for people of every age.  

My articles have been published in Vision Magazine, Writers Digest, Emmy Magazine, the LA Daily News plus other publications and websites like (I’m a YourTango Expert in life balance, midlife transition and long-term marriage) as well as (I write the Akashic Soul Journey blog).

Currently in my sixties and just beginning my "second act," I continue learning new life lessons and spreading more Joy in the world every day through my writing, teaching and relationships. Experience plus observation has helped me create unique life balance coaching programs for professionals and just plain folks who are actively seeking resilient and exhilarating lives. 

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My books and e-books are available at:
Living in Balance for Boomers @ Amazon
Other books @ my YourSoulSupportShop e-store
Free ebook with my articles

Camille Leon

As a Breakthrough Coach, I've taken clients and colleagues skydiving, NASCAR racing, on exotic foods adventures (eating insects!), river rafting and bobsledding.  I'm also a world traveller and have climbed the steps of the Great Wall of China, attended a Toastmasters Club in Shanghai, and ziplined in Costa Rica. 

Currently as Founder & Director of The Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC), I've created an expanding international organization for holistic, natural and sustainable 
professionals. We support healthier people on a healthier planet and currently have more than 1,600 Professional Members coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada!

I'm available as a keynote speaker on topics  including risk-taking, health & wellness and building your business.

My book "False Starts: The Misadventures of Transformation" (2014) is available from Amazon.

I've performed stand-up comedy on stage at the Improv in Hollywood. On top of that, fans of "The Traffic Goddess" still remember me from their day in... well, traffic school! 

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