Meet Empowerment Coach and Presenter Dr. Barnsley Brown

Dr. Barnsley Brown is a self-proclaimed “steel magnolia” in a long line of strong Southern women. She brings the storytelling skills of her heritage and the business smarts of her entrepreneurial family to her empowerment coaching, keynotes, and training.

Dr. Barnsley graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University and studied in France and England before earning her MSc from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to launching Spirited Solutions™, Dr. Barnsley taught at Wake Forest University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

As a presenter, coach, and President of Spirited Solutions™, Dr. Barnsley gives you wings to soar, personally and professionally. She’s a member of numerous organizations including the National Speakers Association and the American Society of Training and Development. She holds the highest level of training in the Reiki Method of Natural Stress Relief and has taught this system to thousands of people across the globe. Her poems, articles, and work have been featured in many newspapers, journals, and other publications and she is a frequent radio guest.

Dr. Barnsley particularly relishes presenting for women’s groups, business owners, employees, and teachers who want to have more time, energy, and money right now. She specializes in helping people relieve stress and create life balance,success, and prosperity. Her latest book, Get Out of Debt and Get On With Your Life: Every Woman’s Guide to Create Prosperity with What 

You Have Right Now, has recently been released and is available for purchase, along with her Get Fired Up audio program and motivational card collection.

Spirited Solutions is HUB certified by the NC Department of Administration.

Dr. Barnsley is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • National Speakers Association
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
  • Women in Networking
  • Women’s Power Networking
  • Chapel Hill Leads Group


Dr. Barnsley is a member of the following professional organizations:


Why do our clients love Dr. Barnsley and Spirited Solutions™?


Nancy Bolts, Author and President of Bolts Creative Communications

I have been to hundreds of presentations at business trade events, conferences and professional women association meetings and I have to say that the most energetic, educational, inspirational, and downright fun speaker of all was (and is) Dr. Barnsley Brown. I just booked her for my business group in Wilmington and they loved her. She engaged everyone present, and many people I know came just because they found out Dr. Barnsley was speaking. Don’t miss out! Book her now!

SS, Occupational Therapist, Carrboro/Chapel Hill, NC

I have attended Barnsley Brown’s business and Reiki seminars and had individual coaching with her. She is a vivacious and entertaining presenter with an obvious command of her subject matter. Her coaching has helped me identify and stay focused on my goals and guided me on the steps to take to achieve them. I am excited to recommend both Barnsley’s coaching and her presentations! In fact, I landed the job of my dreams by attending Barnsley’s awesome seminar on networking savvy!

BF, President of Environmental Consulting Firm, Chatham County, NC

This is the best seminar I ever attended–and I’ve attended many! The extremely creative, practical information was presented in a fun, memorable way!

Marilyn Shannon, Co-Founder and National Director of Women’s Power Networking

It was such a delight to have Dr. Barnsley Brown facilitate our Women’s Power Networking Executives Women Roundtable. The enthusiasm in the room was contagious. Dr. Brown was a great facilitator, she had everyone in the room participating and excited about who were they were and how they were going to proceed in their lives and businesses. She shared numerous resources that I will be using to expand my businesses.

Gregory Martin, Bladen County Manager, Elizabethtown, NC

Dr. Barnsley, we have received really positive feedback and evaluations from your three trainings for over 220 of our county employees last week. You grabbed people’s attention from the beginning and kept it through the end, and you were able to connect well with everyone in our diverse group. Your topic of Loving Your Job is really relevant and you provided excellent, action-oriented strategies to help each employee have a positive perspective of their job and mission in Bladen County. Some of the comments from evaluations include: ‘Super Speaker! Have her back again!’ ‘Great course, I see things differently now,’ ‘It kept you listening!,’ “Loved it! Awesome Speaker,’ and ‘Best class in years!’ Thank you for the great enthusiasm, energy, and information you provided for our employees.

HJ, Independent Associate, Caswell County, NC

Dear Barnsley, Thanks for an excellent presentation! I feel that my wife and I left the seminar with a wealth of practical information to apply to our progressive lives. We are eternally grateful. Your style of delivery is both inspiring and engaging.

Libba Adams, Artist

Hi Dr. Barnsley, I want to let you know how much I enjoyed your creative marketing for artists seminar at the Arts Incubator the other night! We were talking on the way back to class and everyone in our group said they thought yours was the best motivational/marketing/coaching experience we’ve ever had! Thanks again.

Michael Urbowicz, Graphite and Watercolor Artist

Thank you Barnsley for the Creative Marketing for Artists seminar that has already helped me to write my artist mission statement and given me numerous marketing ideas to get my paintings veiwed by a larger public audience with disposable income. Your presentation is full of energy, is very entertaining and extremely informative. You give the tools to turn a hobby into a thriving business!

CM, Business Owner, Alamance County, NC

I recommend Barnsley Brown as a seminar facilitator because she’s great! She’s enthusiastic and passionate, direct and personable!

CC, Billing Team Manager, Medical Services Company, Durham, NC

My favorite part of this seminar was Barnsley’s energy and enthusiasm. She held my attention and made every word stick in my mind. She shines as a speaker and keeps her audience captivated! Thank you, Barnsley!

Carpe Diem is NOT a fish. Seize the day and create a difference in the world with what you have and who you are, RIGHT NOW!
~ Dr. Barnsley Brown