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The Balance Tree - who are we?

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We have been married for over 35 years and have 3 adult children and 3 adorable grandchildren.

We have dreamed of working together and running a business together for years.  As we edged closer to retirement we finally had the opportunity to fulfill this dream!  We then found ourselves studying Coaching and NLP together in our spare time as we slowly transitioned from our corporate careers.

We have now down-sized, moved closer to the gorgeous Sunshine Coast in Queensland and enjoy a beautiful balance of family, friends, activities, work, play and rest.

"Oh how lucky you are", you may say.  Well, it's got nothing to do with 'luck'.  We have spent a great deal of money and time thinking, talking, training, processing, goal setting, re-goal setting, seeking the counsel of others, fearing failure, fearing success, doubting ourselves, taking action, retreating back from the goal, and starting again.  I'm not going to tell you it's been an easy road but we have continued to take baby steps in the right direction, supported each other through the ups and downs, been determined and committed, and had optimistic realism.  Success, love and happiness don't just knock on your door because you need them - you need to know in your heart and soul that you are ready for them, that you deserve them, and are willing to do the work to get them.  Are you ready?

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I am Jaye Barros - Personal Transformation Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer, Bowen Therapist, and Hypnosis Practitioner.

I am passionate about helping women over 50 years of age to gain more control and confidence to achieve greater clarity and balance in their personal and business lives.

​I have worked over 20 years in the corporate world as an Executive Assistant to C-Level Executives, Board of Directors, Middle Management, Town Clerks and Lord Mayors.

​Whilst raising our children, I ventured into home-based small business which provided the flexibility to make our children priority. From advertising to selling fashion and children’s educational products, I spent years working from home and loved every minute of it. Part-time work in retail, Youth Work, Hospital and School Chaplaincy followed when the children were at school. I then returned to the full-time workforce as an Administration Officer eventually transitioning back into Executive Assistant roles.

In 2016 I started my studies to become a Bowen Therapist. Identifying that not all pain is physical, I qualified as a Life Coach to explore how emotional pain can contribute to physical changes in the body. From there I explored the subconscious and unconscious minds further and realised Hypnosis was another important competent in the process to heal.


As I believe nobody should have to live with pain, I combine Life Coaching, Bowen Therapy and Hypnosis to seek out the source to facilitate healing - both physical and emotional.  Let me help you create the balanced and effective life you desire.

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I am Ricci Barros - Life Coach, Information Communications & Technology (ICT) Manager and Consultant, Career Mentor at Queensland University of Technology and NLP Practitioner. 

For the past 30 years I’ve been leading and directing the ICT function of small & medium businesses. During that time, I’ve built and motivated multi-disciplined teams of ICT professionals and provided consultancy to small businesses; focusing on start-ups since 2014. In 2017, I became a Career Mentor assisting final-year, undergraduate students transition into the workforce.

Along the way I’ve met numerous men that wonder what retirement holds for them. In most cases, this stems from their identity being anchored in their work life. 

These encounters sparked my passion for assisting those who are burdened during these times of transition. By identifying what inspires them, what generates their energy and what they are passionate about, I can empower them with the appropriate resources - transitioning them into a work-life balance that is filled with success, love and happiness.

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