A love of helping people understand how their minds work and how that knowledge can improve their business and personal lives led Mary Barrett to leave banking and start her own business.
What’s your story?
I am the CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Mary Barrett Global and the Podcaster of A Cup of Tea with Mary B. My Mindset Coaching journey started over 30 years ago while working as a Bank Manager for Barclays in the UK and has continued to grow with my own business in both Europe and Asia.
I love helping people understand how their minds work so they can get improved results in all areas of their life. I reprogramme and rewire for success using the most cutting edge information available in the field of positive psychology today.
What excites you most about your industry?
Mindset Coaching is now widely researched and respected as a methodology to allow people to achieve significant results and the science is also available to prove it too!
I love the variety of individuals and industries that I work with – from a lawyer looking to set up their own entrepreneurial business to a scientist multi millionaire who is seeking even more purpose and meaning in their life.
It’s exciting to eliminate habitual anxiety, panic and negative vocabulary and instil self belief, self confidence and positive habits instead – I feel privileged and honoured to be chosen as The Mindset Coach.
What is your connection to Asia?
I arrived in Singapore 10 years ago as a Trailing Dependent. What a demotivating title! I had no job, no children, no dog! 10 years later I have a thriving business, 2 gorgeous children and am about to get a puppy (as a surprise for my daughters 10th birthday….shhh it’s a secret).
Favourite city in Asia for business and why?
Singapore as it gives me the flexibility to work around my young children’s commitments. I love the energy that Singapore has and that it’s always working to be the best version of itself, just like my clients!
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
‘Feel the Fear and DO it Anyway’
Fear will never go away but you must not allow it to hinder you, make you play small and live with regret.
Who inspires you?
Oprah Winfrey, I ADORE HER as she is a powerful force for good. She is an ‘Eternal Student’ like myself and abundantly shares her wisdom and insights with the masses to encourage them to grow and develop too.
What have you just learnt recently that blew you away?
Did you know that changing the way you breathe transforms your body and mind? 6 nose breaths per minute is the most optimum number for peak physical and psychological performance. It’s another empowering way to build up the residue ‘bank’ balance in your Parasympathetic Nervous System, much needed to combat the stressful lives that most people currently live. It gives you a clear path to your Prefrontal Cortex so you can make more rational decisions. Now that is mind-blowing FREE information that everyone has access to, don’t they?
If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
I wouldn’t do anything differently as I believe everything happens at the right time. I would, though, enjoy the unfolding more and trust that everything is working out for me even in the ‘bad’ times.
How do you unwind?
I embrace unwinding my mind, body and spirit starting by being a regular and disciplined student of Iyengar yoga and by meditating daily.
I enjoy immense fun and laughter performing Improv drama with my team The Clingys. And as a family we love to do all different types of art activities from tile painting, to pottery to cooking together. All allowing me to tap into my unconscious mind and be in the flow…..
Favourite Asian destination for relaxation? Why?
Rawa Island in Malaysia is a family favourite. We love being able to drive there from Singapore and be able to relax on the beach within 3.5 hours of leaving our home!
Everyone in business should read this book:
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Jammed packed with 67 simple, practical Mindset principles on how to get from where you are to where you want to be. Gold advice!
Shameless plug for your business:
If you are looking for an independent, compassionate, fun and intuitive Coach to work with you to achieve a better version of yourself, team or organisation you have found the right person. I love disrupting your thinking, being a supportive catalyst for change and truly encouraging you to be a stretcher of possibilities.
As an accredited Australian Board of NLP, Trainer, Coach and Hypnotherapist, I draw on nearly 3 decades of experience of working in the Corporate field in three different countries. I’ve had to get out of my comfort zone countless times in both my work and in my personal life and along the way I have learned about the power of resilience, courage and embracing discomfort as a prerequisite for success.
I only work with people who are ready now to make changes in their lives. Want to grow with me?
How can people connect with you?
Social Media Links?
Linked In linked.com/in/mary-barrett
To hear how entrepreneurs around the world overcome their challenges, search your favourite podcast platform for ‘CallumConnects‘ to hear a 5-minute daily breakdown.
Callum Laing is an entrepreneur and investor based in Singapore. He has previously started, built, and sold half a dozen businesses and is now a Partner at Unity-Group Private Equity and Co-Founder and CEO of MBH Corporation PLC. He is the author of three best-selling books ‘Progressive Partnerships’, ‘Agglomerate’, and ‘Entrepreneurial Investing’.