About Barrie Davenport

The Official Bio

Barrie Davenport is the founder of the top-ranked website, Live Bold and Bloom, established in 2010. She's the author of hundreds of personal development articles and has been a featured thought leader in Good Housekeeping, Huffington Post, MariaShriver.com, and many more sites.

Barrie is a certified life coach, self-improvement course creator, and bestselling author of multiple books on relationship skills, emotional abuse, self-confidence, mindfulness, and more. Two of her books have been Wall Street Journal bestsellers.

Barrie was formerly a public relations executive and consultant in New York and Atlanta.

Some of her books include:

Barrie is the creator and teacher of the following relationship and self-improvement courses:

A Note from Barrie

I'm all about self-improvement with feet — self-improvement that involves daily action rather than just reading, navel-gazing, and hoping.

Through my personal experiences and my work as a coach and teacher, I've learned that with making positive change, some methods work and some don't.

If you are looking for things that work, you've come to the right place.

Like me, you want strategies with real-world application, not fluff or unproven ideas that sound nice but leave you empty-handed. At Live Bold and Bloom, and in my books and courses, you'll find scientifically-supported, proven techniques for real, quantifiable change.

All of us have challenges and difficulties we face. We have goals and dreams we want to accomplish. As a life-long truth seeker, I'm always looking for the best ways to manage challenges, minimize suffering, and find joy and fulfillment in life.

I'm still a work-in-progress myself, but I'm happy to use my “life experiments” as a resource for sharing ideas with you.

Who will benefit?

I've designed Live Bold and Bloom to benefit you if you want to:

Some Personal Background

If you want to know a little more about me, here's the Cliff Notes summary. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and went to Furman University in Greenville, S.C., with a major in English and a minor in Philosophy. I spent over 20 years as a public relations professional in Atlanta and New York.

I had a PR consultancy for a while in Atlanta, then stopped to raise kids, then started it again, then stopped to become a personal coach and start my online business (best decision EVER).

I have three young adult kids still in the Atlanta area, but I moved to Asheville, North Carolina, in 2016 with my business partner and husband, James. Together we also run several other content websites and online courses.

When I'm not writing, teaching, or reading, I like to hang with family and friends, hike in the mountains, bike, travel, read, knit, and eat great food.

5 thoughts on “About Barrie Davenport”

  1. Hi Ron,
    Please email me at mybloomlife at gmail dot com and we can discuss what you have in mind. 🙂

  2. My dear Olga,
    I don’t even know what to say . . . You have touched me beyond words. It is amazing to know that there are kindred spirits all over this huge planet. At one time, we might never have known about one another or been able to share and communicate. My work as a blogger has blessed me a thousand times over, and that blessing is especially clear when I hear from readers who let me know that my words have touched them in some way. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your taking the time to write this and let me know how we are connected — regardless of the many miles between us. By the way, I was in Spain two years ago and hope to return again. I haven’t been to Madrid. So if I visit one day, I hope you will let me take you to dinner! Thank you so much Olga. Lots of love to you too.

    • Thank you SO much for taking the time to write such a beautiful reply, Barrie!
      But, by all means, I’ll be the one taking you to dinner!
      With warm affection, OLGA.

  3. Dear Olga,

    it is nice to see your words flowing like a stream. I think gratitude is the kind of things which is a must ingredient in our life if we want to make it comfortable. Many a times, I have seen people are so miser in appreciation that they even forget to thank the real contributors in life. I am happy to see your feelings flowing like an uncontrolled water in the form of river. I am sure Olga, we all human beings will get befitted from Barrie and your conversations. There are many small but beautiful things in life and one needs to appreciate these and have the sense of gratitude to make the life comfortable and happy.
    With good wishes from India,


    • From India! Wow! How very nice of you, Bhagwan, to have written those beautiful words. You look like a very kind man in your photo. I’m sure you are. May life be very kind to you.
      Please receive my appreciative greetings, OLGA.

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