We are greater than we think.
More powerful than we know.
More unlimited than we could ever imagine.

I provide transformative, holistic coaching and pedagogical training that centers and unlocks our infinite potential and liberation as historically and systemically marginalized communities.




Soy Barbara Escudero.

Educator. Coach. Consultant.
Facilitator. Writer. Healer.

Read my Story

Like many first-generation Latinas, despite the odds stacked against us,
I am no stranger to success.

The first in my family to attend college and graduate school; graduating from two Ivy League Institutions, I went on to pursue several post-graduate certifications.

raised by a single-mother and growing up living below the poverty line in the Bronx, I became fiercely determined to do everything I could to “make it,” to honor my mother’s sacrifices and make my
family proud.



A proud daughter of immigrants,

Determined to give back to my community and make a difference,

I returned to the Bronx after college and served as a classroom teacher. I fell in love with my students and the art of teaching. My students inspired me and grounded me every single day.




After 12 years in the classroom, I started a new chapter in my life’s work serving as the Managing Director in an educational non-profit where I set the vision for, designed and led the national training and development of teachers and instructional coaches serving the most under-resourced communities across the country.  My leadership fundamentally shifted the core of this organization's training program and impacted over 2,000 staff members, ~3,000 teachers, and ~75,000+ students annually across 52 regions nationwide. This was work I deeply loved, was extremely passionate about and incredibly proud of. 

I had been climbing the "ladder of success," following lessons I had internalized about what success and power look like.  I was following a prescribed path mostly based on others' expectations and what I had been conditioned to "should" want and do.

I might have achieved the "American Dream" but that wasn't fully, wholly
my dream.


In retrospect,While I might have been “successful,”
I wasn’t fully expressed.

By my early 30's I had checked all the boxes.

I had proudly achieved the "American Dream"— education, family, career and finances.
I had "made it."
But had I? 

I passionately pursued these successes and yet, there was a growing part of me that felt misaligned...
like something was missing...
like I was being called to do, be and experience MORE. 

As a young girl growing up in the Bronx... 

going through a broken school system largely built to replicate systems of oppression versus our liberation, the focus of my attention was largely on my survival and on "making it."



To, As Audre Lorde wrote,
"define myself, for myself."

But, who got to define what "making it" looked like?

And, where along that journey was I given the opportunity to center and amplify my own agency, brilliance and power?

Like many of us from historically and systemically marginalized communities...

After a series of difficult life events, life as I knew it unraveled, leading me into a process of unlearning, learning, healing and reclaiming. This breakdown gave way to my breakthrough where I began to reconnect with my Truth and power and learn how to operate from my possibility versus my position; as the sole/soul author and creator of my life.



Now, I humbly serve as a teacher, facilitator and guide for mi gente to unlearnheal and break-free from the adverse effects of our conditioning so that we can reclaim our narratives and fully experience our infinite power and potential. 





allow me to support you

I adeptly learned to navigate the system, but also internalized its messages about my capabilities and worth. I conformed to societal expectations, letting them shape my identity, what I believed was possible for me, and dictate my life story.

until I didn't.

I am a proud Tía.

'

I adore my two nieces, love adventuring with them and watching them follow their dreams. 

#tiastesoros

The ocean is my happy place.

(Featured here: Javea, Spain)

There's nothing like the sound of the crashing waves and being able to look out at the vastness of the sea to connect me to my Maker and remind me of my own infinite potential.


I'm a collector of words, moments, and images of people, places and things that take my breath away. 

I believe there is beauty and messages all around us, we just have to slow down and notice. 

Traveling is my passion.

If you had told Little B that one day she'd be standing on the dunes of the Saharan Desert, in continent of Africa, our motherland, a place she had only learned about in textbooks, she would have never believed you.
I aspire to see as much of the world as possible.

Coffee, music and dancing are my life essentials. 

'Nuff said. 

Some things that bring me joy...

I am a proud Tía.

I adore my two nieces, love adventuring with them and watching them follow their dreams. 

#tiastesoros

The ocean is my happy place.

(Featured here: Javea, Spain)

There's nothing like the sound of the crashing waves and being able to look out at the vastness of the sea to connect me to my Maker and remind me of my own infinite potential.


I'm a collector of words, moments, and images of people, places and things that take my breath away. 

I believe there is beauty and messages all around us, we just have to slow down
and notice. 

Traveling is my passion.

If you had told Little B that one day she'd be standing on the dunes of the Saharan Desert, in continent of Africa, our motherland, a place she had only learned about in textbooks, she would have never believed you.
I aspire to see as much of the world as possible.

Coffee, music and dancing are my life essentials. 

'Nuff said. 

Some things that bring me joy...

-Jennie B. , Customized Support Client

“Bárbara is a true expert in her field, but brings the humility and humanity of a lifelong learner to her work and collaboration, with listening and responsiveness at the center of her work.”

What Clients are saying

"Bárbara is authentic, intentional, and experienced. She brings her whole self to the work and creates the conditions for others to do the same. She creates environments where all people thrive."

-Jean P. , workshop participant 

"I always leave our sessions feeling like more fuel has been added to my fire, feeling fully seen and validated, and feeling lighter."

-Shayauna Brewer, coaching client

"I left our sessions feeling so empowered and like my truest self. It is not often that I feel so seen and affirmed."

-Yvette Rodriguez, coaching client

allow me to support you

There's infinite power and potential within all of us.

I offer transformative, holistic coaching and pedagogical training that centers and unlocks our infinite potential and liberation as historically and systemically marginalized communities.

Let's Reclaim and Break Free. 

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