I am Ricci Barros; Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Career Mentor at Queensland University of Technology and Information Communications & Technology (ICT) Manager and Consultant
For the past 32 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. In 2020, I registered as a mentor with RGI's TechLX Program to assist the next generation of IT Leaders.
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.
I am now loving the opportunity to bring all these wisdoms, insights and resources into our workshops and coaching sessions to help parents and couples transition from confusion and overwhelm into a more balanced and effective life. As a husband, dad and grandpa I am honoured to be able to help others like me be energised and empowered.
And, when I'm not doing all that, I am a motor sport junkie. I have always enjoyed watching sports and F1 is my favourite. My Man Cave is currently set up with PlayStation F1 games, Grand Turismo Sport and PlayStation Online with the full driving console! I'm in heaven!!
I look forward to seeing you here at The Balance Tree and helping you find your passion too.