‘When you drop from your head into your heart,
life becomes clear & purposeful’


Finding your way to Personal leadership


Be Rooted is a school for compassion and meditation, for change from the inside out. We support organisations and young academic professionals to cultivate sustainable skills for personal well-being; integrating mind, heart, body and compassionate practices in support of living a fulfilling life.

Find Root to Rise: three Movements

To find root as an individual, team or organisation requires an understanding of where you came from, where you are and where you are going. To look at these three movements with the qualities of empathy and kindness will build resilience from the inside out, allowing you to give a compassionate response to life.

You will learn about living from a place of Heart, which is a the root of everything, and be a force for good in the world. This is what the world needs most; kindness, gentleness, empathy and compassion, the qualities of the heart.

To change from the Inside Out, start your focus and choice here and connect with me.  I would love to hear more about who you are and your reasons to get in touch, this will help me better prepare when we connect.

My Story

My Story

Barbara Piper

How can I help you?

Resilience and Personal Leadership start from the inside out. Let’s get calm first, then we can clearly see what next steps to take. With my work, I bring the qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness into professional settings, advise organisations working with leadership teams as well as individuals.Cultivating Presence, practicing Deep Listening and a Mindful, Non- Judgmental attitude to create more effective interactions. The soft skills are really the hard skills.

What’s New?

An introductory course to Compassion, designed to cultivate qualities of the heart, of compassion and kindness.

We will explore how your mindful and compassionate response can affect yourself and your environment.

Compassion is like a muscle, the more we practice the more it becomes part of who we are and becomes an active force in our lives.

Join us!

“Barbara is an amazing listener- her coaching style empowered me to be more conscious in tough work situations. Specifically, to be able to stay present and make intention-based decisions. She also helped me bring more mindfulness-based brainstorming techniques to my team, which have increased creativity and productivity.”

Breana, Fortune 500 Executive

Feel empowered & focused

When you feel empowered and focused, it is easier to make big life decisions. Are you looking to get clear and focused on the next steps? Do you want more harmony between the different parts of your life? Then you have come to the right place.

My clients often come to me feeling overwhelmed around making impactful decisions in their lives. People who are looking to feel clear and empowered about where to head next. My mentoring and coaching can help you work towards feeling calm and ready to move forward with more focus.

Become clear about your life

As a coach and mentor, I can support you to find your calm and get clear around your situation, I can help you get ‘unstuck’ and consciously choose the next direction of your life.

My approach is open and intuitive. We can work face-to-face at my office, or we can walk & talk. Because of the international nature of my work, my coach sessions are usually online. Depending on the time of year, we can meet face-to-face in either San Francisco or The Netherlands.

“Barbara gave the WBII a presentation on managing change which was both highly concise and professional, yet also warm and humorous with visuals and stories which conveyed her message perfectly. She left us with a new awareness and a desire to learnmore. I thoroughly recommend her.”

Julie Kennedy, Communication Specialist

“Barbara has this innate intuition that gives her this edge in coaching. She has her way of asking the right questions which generate all these answers within you that didn’t find their way out earlier. It’s been a pleasure working with Barbara, always leaving lighter and ready to take on new challenges”

Mona Delank, Finance Business Partner

Let’s Connect

Let’s Connect

My work is based in The Netherlands and San Francisco but I work with people from all over the world.  Most of my coaching is via Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. From wherever you are, feel free to contact me if you are interested and want to know what I can do for you as your life coach. I would love to hear more about who you are and your reasons to get in touch! This will help me better prepare when we connect.