Barbara Iuliano had numerous odds stacked against her. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, her family immigrated to the United States in 2003 and the world around her changed entirely. Not knowing much English, Barbara struggled academically, but managed to find her way. However, that was not the end of her troubles. Unfortunately, Barbara then fell into an abusive relationship with a boyfriend who threatened to take away everything she had dreamed of.
“I graduated high school and I was pumped for the future but another turn was right around the corner – meeting my abusive ex boyfriend. Fresh out of school and filled with dreams, I slowly swayed away from my life-long vision and fell into destructive and addictive habits. I disconnected myself from my own family, dropped out of community college, and became obsessed with a really really bad person. My confidence was down the drain. My self-esteem inexistant. My life was a mess. My job sucked. My relationship was toxic. My environment was disgusting. I was literally stuck in a cycle of self-destruction,” Barbara recounts.
Thankfully, Barbara was able to pull her life together, left her boyfriend, and followed her dreams into the world of entrepreneurship. Since then, she has become a coach for other entrepreneurs and has helped thousands of businesses go from zero to six figures and grow their confidence as a business and as an entrepreneur.
“I’m a business and confidence coach and I run a wildly profitable online coaching business. Working with clients from all over the world, I’ve literally worked with clients from six out of the seven continents. I do a ton of online marketing (organic + paid) and my favorite way of working with clients is 1:1. Although I do have courses + a group program. I can literally work from anywhere so not only do I make more money than most of my friends who got a fancy college degree but I also have so much freedom and flexibility. I run a business that truly lights me up and I help so many women do the same. I run a business that brings me joy, fulfillment, and happiness. In more technical terms, I’m registered as an S-crop if that’s what you were asking,” Barbara explains.
Barbara, from the moment she began her business, knew it was something she was meant to do for the rest of her life. She describes the connection she has with her business and her life goals as love at first sight.
“It was love at first sight. Frankly, I didn’t even know what coaching was until I was forced into getting my coaching certifications in my 2 year program. When I started doing my practice hours and coaching my entrepreneurial friends only so that I could graduate, I was obsessed. I saw anything from real estate agents, to pop up artists, to restaurant owners completely transforming their life and businesses in a short period of time. They felt better, they made more money, and they helped me realize the power of the coaching I do. Which is intertwining my business acumen with confidence building. It’s really about the transformation and the impact that I’m able to make that I chose to pursue this path,” Barbara states.
With all of that passion directed towards making people’s businesses even better, Barbara is not slowing down for a second! She is very excited for what the new year will bring for her and her business including some work with a full time partner!
“Next year I’m kicking off the year with my first full time employee and team member. This will allow me to have more time and continue scaling. As you grow you realize how freaking valuable your time is. There are some major initiatives that I’m launching, one of them I’m super excited for, I call it project X because the details are still kept secret. It’s something that my market research has told me that a lot of people need and that there’s nothing in the industry that provides it,” Barbara says.