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Meet Adessa Barker

A certified wellness practitioner passionate about making the world a healthier, happier, collaborative place through wellness coaching, workshops and talks.

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Hi, there.  I'm Adessa.  I live in Washington, DC and I am wild about God, people, food and laughter.  I spend my free time enjoying the outdoors, reading and creating new recipes.  I obtained a Bachelor of Science in English and Political Science from Trinity College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida.  I am also certified with the Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training & Certification Program, which is an approved training program through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.  

I practice wellness coaching based on the strength-based approach, which is scientifically proven and built upon the concepts of Positive Psychology. As an attorney, speaker and wellness practitioner, I help people and organizations create a culture of wellness.  A culture of wellness is one where people live by design not default and in alignment with their mission and purpose. When this is achieved people show up more vibrantly, live passionately and perform at their best.  


Wellness is not merely the absence of disease, it is the ability to create balance and congruency in every area of our life.  Many people go through life without fulfilling their purpose.  By working with me, you will no longer have to wander in the dark.  You will discover exactly what you need to live your best life out loud.  Regardless of your objective, working with me will produce sustainable results that will last a lifetime. 

As your Wellness Practitioner, I will empower you to live well—mind, body, and spirit so that you are free to live a life you love.  Through wellness coaching, workshops and talks, I help clients discover values and strengths, and align those values and strengths with mission and purpose.  In addition, I help clients create a wellness blueprint designed to sustain them through life’s ebbs and flows.  If you are interested in working with me or want to find out more about the services that I provide please contact me.

Live for What MATTERS

 For your future. For your family. For your community. 

“When we live life by design, we are able to captain our own ship, navigating through deep water, relentlessly battling storms but pressing forward towards our intended destination.” Adessa Barker 

Let's work together

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