Sheri E. Barnes, MA, MEd

“Take your life off pause.”—from an Urban League Kansas sign

Hi! I’m Sheri.

As a No Regrets coach, I am dedicated to helping you figure out what is stopping you from accomplishing the things that are most important to you in life—whether that is making the lifestyle changes that will optimize your health and energy; finding and sustaining the motivation to take on big challenges or increasing the peace and contentment (not complacency!) in your life.

For a long time, I have felt called to make a positive difference.

Working in the HIV community in the 1990s taught me, while still in my twenties, how short, fragile and unpredictable life can be. I am so grateful for that experience because, in addition to meeting so many wonderful people, I became committed to making my life count.

As I have gotten older and seen how quickly my son went from a newborn to a teenager (seems like the blink of an eye, in many ways), and how I am suddenly approaching my 50th birthday at lightning speed, I have felt a greater sense of urgency to accomplish the things that matter to me.

That is why I started my blog in 2015 and earned a health coach certification in 2017 and a life coach certification in 2018. Combined with my academic background in sociology, women’s studies and exercise science, plus my personal passion for, and self-education in, plant-based nutrition and my experience as a road cyclist since 1999, individual and group coaching allows me another avenue to help people live with no regrets.

I also work as an academic advisor to athletic training, exercise science and physical education students because I love helping young people (and returning adults!) create futures that excite them.

I believe in living and aging with power and purpose—not just existing!

And, I know it is possible. I’d love to get to know you and help you find the energy, mindset and well-being to do so.

To me, there is no scarier emotion than regret!

Let’s eradicate it together!

“Sheri is an excellent coach and I highly recommend her. She was invaluable in helping me to adopt healthier habits and make better lifestyle choices, providing encouragement and tools to help me reach my goals. She is very knowledgeable, supportive, and compassionate. I really learned a lot from her. As a result of our coaching sessions, I have seen noticeable improvements in my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Thank you so much, Sheri!”  –Dianne, Kansas, USA

“Everyone should work with you! You’re an amazing and supportive coach! “–Libbie, Ontario, Canada

“You are an inspiration to me Sheri! I struggle to keep my attitude on track and you have helped me immensely!” –Virginia, Kansas, USA

“You are great at this work. I am inspired by your strength and patience.” –Catherine, Nebraska, USA