Barbara Leggett

Barbara Leggett is a life-work coach and the founder of the Happiness Center of Western New York. Barbara has one goal: Making the world a happier place. She focuses on helping clients create happiness on a professional and personal level, knowing that happy people are more productive, healthier and more successful.

After a fulfilling 25-year career in non-profit leadership focused on bringing happiness to families through learning and play, Barbara restarted her life in 2017. She dug deep into her passion for making the world a better place – first by becoming a certified professional coach and then by learning at the Happiness Studies Academy.

Barbara regularly coaches individuals and groups and has a special place in her heart for the volunteer coaching she does to support individuals living in rural poverty in her area. She and her husband have raised two amazing daughter and a few rescue pups. Their getaway is their rural farm, which they filled with 250 lavender plants and honey bees.

In addition to a Communications Management degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Barbara has completed continuing Executive Education through Harvard Business School, Cornell University and Canisius College.  She is certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, the International Coaching Federation and the Happiness Studies Academy. She is a Master Energy Leadership Index Practitioner and an advocate for authentic leadership in all aspects of life.


Barbara Leggett