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Adversities and experiences help to shape our characters. My calling to become a resource as a Life Coach and Public Speaking Coach grew out of my early struggles for identity, stature, and expression.
My childhood journey through the forest of the state orphanage system gave me a unique insight into human behaviour.
This memoir, five years in the making, travels into the dark earth of my tangled roots. But it is written with love and more than a touch of humour.
5 Stars. "It's one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. I love Phil's writing; honest, humorous, poignant, poetic. Can’t wait for the sequel". C. Cuzick
5 Stars. "Wow what an amazing and gripping book. I started reading this when my life was busy. Big mistake!! I couldn't put it down, was even reading it with one hand whilst making the children's tea. Fantastically written. I can't wait for the next instalment but feel there should be at least 4 books taking you through this child's life. I want more please". A. Clark
I hope you draw inspiration from this book, as others inspired me to write it. Excerpts are available on Amazon. Just click the link below.
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When his Polish ex-serviceman father denies paternity, after an extra-marital affair, the infant Phil is left with his poverty stricken mother, Annie, in a 1950s West Yorkshire mill town. Overwhelmed by Victorian levels of hardships, abandonment and repeated pregnancies Annie develops catastrophic mental health problems. She releases Phil to a distant orphanage. Separation after separation takes its toll on this spirited imaginative boy who – at every turn – feels cast off and set adrift. In this memoir of life under the roof of a 1960s orphanage Phil Barber has travelled with love and a wry humour into the dark earth of his tangled roots. Phil’s story is a winding river of struggles for identity. This is not a bleak and sombre tale; it’s a search for beauty and belonging among the oceanic pain of feeling exiled from society.
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Phil Barber Public Speaking Coaching
Phil Barber Coaching is a Presentation Coaching practice based in Devon for local, national and international clients.
1. Speech Writing and Coaching for business, sales
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The POWER of PERSONAL STORY
Phil Barber Life Coaching
Phil Barber Coaching is a Life Coaching practice based in Devon serving local, national and international clients.
1. Coaching for personal challenges in relationships
2. Coaching for personal challenges at work