Barbara E. Miller

BA (Psych) BA (Adult Ed) Grad Dip (App Psych)

Barbara is a life coach, writer and mindfulness teacher, and founder of Potential Unlimited – a training and development consultancy located in Canberra, ACT. She holds degrees in psychology and the arts from the Australian National University and University of Canberra.

Her background is grounded in the realities of life experience and the business world. In a previous life, Barbara worked as an organisational psychologist in private practice and began coaching in the 1990s.

From 2000 to 2020 she successfully combined her psychology practice, with wellbeing training and coaching in the business world. In 2021 she closed her psychology practice to exclusively focus on life coaching for women, professional writing, and expressive art.

She remains a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the College of Organisational Psychologists and is the founder of the first Positive Psychology Interest Group in Australia.

Barbara currently works on-line offering life coaching programs for women, mindful rejuvenation retreats for grey nomads, and mentoring programs for women in search of excellence.

She is currently writing a memoir about her transition into retirement and undertaking a Masters’ in Writing by distance education.


Having left school at the age of fifteen Barbara returned to study while her children were growing up and completed tertiary studies qualifying in the top 5% of the state.

After graduating from University, she worked as a Retail Marketing Manager, Executive Director and Business Management Teacher.

Over the years she blazed a trail teaching Creative Thinking, Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness at Work programs for the Corporate World, well before Google started ‘The Search Inside Yourself ‘Leadership Program’ and Mindfulness training became mainstream.

Barbara is committed to further education and empowering women to use their strengths in new ways to harness their unique potential and flourish the mindful way for enduring fulfilment.

Her interests include creative writing, visual arts, and life-long learning.

Barbara lives in Canberra – the bush capital of Australia, with her husband Tony. They have two children and eight grandchildren and spend most of their leisure time travelling and enjoying life in the land down under.

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