Athletes have truly set themselves up for success. In the game of life, where every day is game day, training makes an athlete better, and training also makes a better person.


For as long as you can remember, you’ve always been an athlete. Inside, you always will be that athlete. Training, competing, and playing a sport has cultivated and equipped you with the tools of success ~ self-discipline, commitment, determination, perseverance, and mental toughness.

You are an athlete, team player, scorer, achiever, winner, leader…it’s who you are and what’s important to you. And why making the transition from “sport to life” can also be a surprising challenge.

Have you ever heard or thought, “It’s over”, I’m losing my edge”, “injured reserve”, “I can’t play all out anymore”, “you’re riding the bench”, “my playing days are ending, what next?” These are uncomfortable experiences to my clients with an athlete mentality. I know whether you’ve graduated to a career in the working world, been injured, or are just playing a slower game, your drive to play hard, to feel the same excitement, and to overcome physical challenges, is still with you.

Do you miss that focus, the intensity of purpose, the sheer joy of engagement you once enjoyed? Then you are like my clients who want to be at their best on and off the field. We coach together to translate and maximize your strengths, help you reach for your full potential, and write your playbook for realizing success and fulfillment everyday, now and after your hard playing days.

Without a doubt, as an athlete, you are well-positioned to reinvent yourself by applying your sport attributes and skills. You can create a personal, academic or professional life you love! It’s why I adore coaching athletes! You thrive under a coaching system, you know what it feels like to train, grow, change and excel. You seek betterment and the endorphins that come with attaining a goal. You are motivated and confident about your potential to succeed. As your coach, so am I!

Let’s Coach! Barbara

Barbara Little Buckner founded “Team With You Coaching” out of a lifelong passion for uncovering what motivates people to be their best self. She brings a multitude of talents, expertise, education and experience to coaching and supporting elevated outcomes for individuals facing or creating life changes! M.A. Sport Management, University of San Francisco, B.A. Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Certified Academic Life Coach, NASM Personal Training Credential


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