Hey there,
I'm Christine Barnes

I am an explorer, writer, and craft beer enthusiast on any given day. I live in New Jersey and no, I don't know any of the Housewives or the cast from Jersey Shore nor is anyone that I love associated with the mob. I grew up a few miles from the beach and the Atlantic Ocean and then fell in love with the mountains at the age of 22 when I moved to New England. This move would become the catalyst for this journey of self discovery where I would see for myself for the first time that my future doesn’t have to resemble my past.

Christine Barnes

I’ve wanted to become a full-fledged entrepreneur
for as long as I can remember.

The dream has evolved—as I have—over time from a brick and mortar business to a sustainable creative entrepreneur. As an internationally certified Life Coach and Writer, I support and empower both women and men to uncover true alignment within themselves so they can live the adventure of a lifetime with their own lives.

Bringing this dream to life hasn’t been easy, but it’s absolutely been worth it.

I’ve had to release and detach from people's opinions and perspectives about my life and the way I choose to live it. It’s been imperative for me to weed out the voices and attitudes from those people who ultimately don’t accept or support me and aren’t vital to my forward momentum even when those judgements are coming from immediate family. What I’ve learned from this process is that we can only begin to advocate for and celebrate our whole selves rather than relying on others for approval and praise when we have the courage to be discerning and unwavering in our beliefs.

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And this realization doesn’t mean everything is unicorns and rainbows in my world. It can feel like a daily struggle when you realize it all comes down to them or you.


Either you’re going to listen to everyone around you
or you’re going to listen to yourself.

Either you’re going to trust the intuition of those people around you
or you’re going to learn to trust your intuition.

Either you’re going to live for everyone else
or you’re going to live your life for yourself.


So who am I to be talking this talk? I’m glad you asked. I jumped wholeheartedly into creative entrepreneurship in January 2018 when I left the thinly veiled safety and security of my 9-to-5 behind and never looked back. I penned a multi-part series about this monumental life shift with Pivot: A Tale of Transition From Employee to Entrepreneur.

Christine Barnes



Myers–Briggs: INFJ

Guilty Pleasure: Bravo

Necessary Food Staple: Annie’s macaroni and cheese

Favorite Sports Teams: New England
Go Pats, Sox, and B’s!

Go-To Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip

I have a strong opinion on Oxford commas
(Yes, they do matter)

I wrote my first business plan in high school

I am a woman of the mountains despite being born and raised in coastal New Jersey

I'm not everyone's cup of tea.
I’m more of a beer and shot woman.


Equal parts writer and explorer, Christine Barnes
has a penchant for sharing her real {read:human} journey while encouraging people to define their stories so they can take back their power and live their lives for themselves.

Christine is also co-creator and co-host with Katie Kurtz of The Human Hour Podcast where connection meets courage and no topic or conversation is off limits.

Christine Barnes
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