Barbara Bellissimo is a master mentor, skill-builder and personal champion, empowering professional women to overcome their fears, embrace their leadership abilities and confidently ask for—and receive—the money they deserve. Barbara’s special gift is reflecting her client's power back to her in way that she can see it, embrace it and wear it comfortably.
Barbara is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Become Your Own Great and Powerful: A Woman’s Guide to Leading Your Real, Big Life. She has also provided expert commentary to Forbes, National Public Radio, KPIX television, KGO television, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and many other media outlets.
How to Ask for Money, Barbara’s company, provides expert mentoring, as well as skill-building and confidence-boosting strategies to women wanting grow companies, raise more money for nonprofit organizations, or secure the resources to start businesses of their own. Her clients include leading entrepreneurs, fundraising professionals, and small business executives.
Barbara’s uncanny ability to help her clients quickly create meaningful transformation has made her the go-to resource for women who need to effectively ask for money…right now. She truly delivers for her clients with empathy and a great sense of humor. Barbara is an avid social networker and trend watcher, focusing on women’s equality and empowerment. She lives in Northern California with her family.