For young women starting their journey What a Girl Should Know offers rich insights on how to create the life you desire. It offers hope and restoration for women who are picking up the pieces and starting over again.


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Book Highlights

The name says it all. What a Girl Should Know is an essential new book for young women. It covers, as one reader put it, “the things we all wish someone had told us.”Barbara Turman offers 17 jewels of wisdom, including advice on love and relationships, career success and personal improvement, and creating balance and self-worth in one’s life. Expect to find:

  • Profound insights on love and relationships
  • A wealth of information to help avoid self-sabotaging behaviors
  • Wise counsel on ensuring your safety
  • Essential behaviors to achieve career success
  • Powerful tips on how to change your life and achieve greatness
  • Compelling affirmations and MORE…

Each chapter begins with genuine stories and provides practical instructions, as well as affirmations to empower each reader. Full of lessons learned and precious jewels, this book helps you create the well-balanced, satisfying life you deserve.

About the Author

Barbara Turman is an author, consultant, trainer, coach, and mentor with a solid track record in non- and for-profit making corporations. Barbara is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of Cornell University. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources (ILR), and associate’s degree in Addictions Counseling. She has expertise in substance abuse therapy, family therapy, and mental health counseling in addition to human resources, leadership, and personal development.

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Barbara is also the founder and business owner of, where she provides individually tailored coaching sessions to maximize the uniqueness of each client. She has provided professional contracting services to the following organizations: Kodak Alaris, Barilla, Rochester Institute of Technology, Verizon Communications, ComPsych Employee Assistance Program, Balancing Life Issues Employee Assistance Program, and Rochester Works and others.

Barbara has written various curriculums, guidelines, policies, and procedures for non- and for-profit entities. She is known for streamlining processes and her leaders and colleagues see her as a respected change agent, vision maximizer and idea generator. Whether operating as an employee, business owner or volunteer, she is always committed to excellence and helping others become who they were created to be.

Barbara currently lives in Rochester, New York. She is married and has three children (two daughters and a son). She also has a granddaughter.
Barbara’s ultimate passion is doing the work that helps others to realize the words of Mark Twain.

“The two most important days of your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why? “

If you are interested in reaching Barbara, direct your inquiry to [email protected] or [email protected].


Mary Beth Egeling

What a Girl Should Know is an invaluable gift, crafted in simple, concise, easy to grasp concepts that have immediate, pertinent and daily application. A must have for every young woman!

Author of Love-abouts and Tell Me What You CAN Do

This book is a must for every girl and woman on a journey to being her best self. Every jewel shared will lead her to her own personal treasure within.

Author of Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Cheryl Holland

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Why Work with Barbara

Tailored for your coaching sessions; typically, coaching sessions are structured for a broad audience, but the concept of one-sized-fits-all does not reign true for Barbara. All provided services are uniquely tailored to achieve your individual needs and goals. Notably, the coaching sessions are driven by only your goals. Barbara’s goal is to help you achieve yours.

You pay-as-you-go – Forget about contracts and burdensome long-term commitments; you pay for the time you need.

Barbara has had profound insights and understanding of how to help individuals that are stuck in life and is skilled in assisting people with overcoming confusion, focusing on priorities, and setting attainable goals. She is authentic and committed to those desiring more from life but don’t know where to start.

She will ask questions that will cause you to confront and eliminate problematic communications, emotional stressors, and distorted thought patterns that are barriers to moving forward.

Her style fosters a panoramic view that allows you to recognize your strengths and blind spots.

She coaches locally and nationally through teleconferencing and offers easy payment options.

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