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Interview with Barbara DC , What's her story ? & Why building Go Be Happy ?
By Kids Big Dreams Magazine
March 6, 2021
Magazine: What about your story ?
Barbara: At the time I was student at the University, I was also working half day with kids. Sharing time between University and work wasn't always easy but I really enjoyed spending time with kids. It was very rewarding and even though they kept you quite busy all the time it can sound contradictory, but
i felt re-energized and motivated just by being surrounded by them.
Magazine: Did you start working in the field of happiness right after University?
Barbara: No, I was envolved in different business projects and non of them in Happiness.
Magazine: So, when and how did you start working in the area of Happiness?
Barbara: Working in multinational companies allowed me to generate and implement ideas in the area of Emotional Intelligence.
Barbara: Being far from my country, friends and family, lead me to a deep intrapersonal work.
Barbara: While traveling and discovering new cultures I was always curious of what factors were making people happier or less which lead me to get closer to Research Centers on the field of the Science of Happiness and to study Positive Psychology.
Barbara: When I got back to Switzerland in 2004 I gave my first workshop for adults in the field of Happiness. It was a small and beautiful multinational group with members from Europe, Africa and South America.
Magazine: Is there any connexion between you, companies you have worked for and Go Be Happy?
Barbara: Well, Yes of course. There's a quote saying "Education is that whole system of human training...." refering that whatever you do in life will mold and develop a woman/man.
Magazine: And what about developing programs for kids?
Barbara: After spending few years in Asia, where I organized events for kids and mainly Third culture kids. We came back to Switzerland with our 5 years old boy. And because of my little boy's temper and his difficulties managing emotions I got immersed in discovering several Social and Emotional Learning Programs for kids from different countries and today I am so proud of my boy and the teen he has become.
Barbara: Since then, I have never stopped learning, developing and implementing different kind of Programs in the area of Happiness for kids, teens and adults.
Magazine: What's the reason for pursuing this work?
Barbara: Several reasons: When you see how Science is bringing new data and discoveries about the mind and behavior you realize how much work could be done in order to develop great programs by synchronizing existing ones and adding new concepts and creative practices
for the Happiness and Wellbeing of every one.
Barbara: In addition, Confucius once said: "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life".
Barbara: To me what drives me the most, Is to understand the personal learning process, to identify needs, skills to be improved, design tailored programs and discover the right tools and practices that fit better every one in order to improve Intelligence and each ones levels of Happiness.
Barbara:Thanks you and Go Be Happy !