Be Happy in LIFE offers life coaching services for individuals, couples, parents, teens and kids. Our life coach, Ronit Baras, is a professional life coaching instructor and mentor with over 33 years of experience, an inspiring author and an international parenting expert.
A world full of happy, loving, purposeful people.
To spread happiness and love in the world by life coaching, education, writing and public appearances. To inspire the lives of those around us and create a positive ripple of connectedness and caring.
How Be Happy in LIFE came to be
Life coaching has been around for a long time. At first, it was called “spiritual leadership” and “philosophy”. Later, it shifted to evidence-based psychology and emotional intelligence. The popularity of coaching grew with the advances in modern technology and the stress increase in modern life.
Coaching is a new and trendy name, but it’s been around for a long time. Great philosophers, spiritual leaders, psychologists and personal development experts, like Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy and Jim Rohn, have been doing it for years. Once, only few people could enjoy their teaching, empowering messages and motivation tools. Now, almost everyone can benefit from them.
Life coaching is a very successful strategy to shift your focus from “Why is my glass half-empty?” to “I want my glass to be full. How can I fill it?”.
The Be Happy in LIFE coaching program is very successful, because it helps you do it quickly. It also gives you the tools to keep your glass full.
Ronit Baras, the founder and creator of the Be Happy in LIFE program, studied Special Education with a focus on emotional intelligence. She has been coaching for 33 years in different formats.
After going through Tony Robbins’ program with her husband, Gal, she decided to change focus. From from working in education and only with kids, parents and teachers, she started working with couples, business people, organisations and adults in general.
Before they went though the program, they thought life was very exciting, happy and loving. They didn’t think it could get better than that. But it did. They realised there were deeper levels of love and connection, and different levels of being.
All the roads lead to happiness
No matter from which angle you look at personal development, love, purpose and connection, they ultimately lead to happiness. The search for happiness is the reason we do what we do. It’s the ultimate reason to get up in the morning. It is our perception of happiness, which determines our attitude to life.
“Unfortunately, they don’t teach happiness in school. We have made a choice to establish the Be Happy in LIFE community, open the school of life and make it a course for all”. And this is how Be Happy in LIFE was born.
Coaching is a state of awareness, just like surrounding yourself with children as a teacher keeps you feeling young. If you surround yourself with people who are going forward, no matter what happened in their past, It keeps you positive and inspired.
“We do learn best what we teach, so we learn every day, with every client, that happiness is a choice and that making good choices develops us into strong, focused beings. This is why we teach our clients to teach others”.
What makes Be Happy in LIFE the best choice for you
In the happiness equation, there are many aspects – our health, our career, our finance, our social life and, most of all, our relationships. Relationships are at the heart of happiness. Relationships with ourselves, with our partners, our kids, our parents and siblings, our friends, our bosses, our colleagues and our employees.
Glasser’s Theory of Choice is one of the major ideas behind the Be Happy in LIFE program. Glasser found great correlation between relationships and happiness, success, even sanity. He showed that people have a basic need to connect and belong that affects all aspects in their life.
This understanding brought Be Happy in LIFE to focus on relationships as the main ingredient in people’s behaviour. In life coaching for individuals, couples, students, parents, teachers, schools, organisations and businesses, relationship is the ring that binds all other needs and achievements.
It is not the kind of job they do, their academic abilities, their ages, their family structure or their financial status. It is how well they communicate with themselves and others, which is the foundation of strong emotional intelligence.
Be Happy in LIFE empowers clients, readers and workshop participants to masters relationships. We equip them with a good sense of self and with confidence in the direction they have chosen. We teach them advanced, yet simple ways, to connect with others and fulfil the ultimate need for love and connection.
So far, Be Happy in LIFE has 100% success! See for yourself.
We sincerely hope you will choose to join the Be Happy in LIFE family by enjoying our professional coaching services, by reading and forwarding our parenting blog posts and by buying our inspiring books.
Happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy!
About Ronit Baras
Ronit is an educator, life coach, author, journalist and justice of peace. She is an international speaker and presenter and has been writing, coaching and teaching emotional intelligence techniques for 33 years around the world (USA, Israel, Thailand, Singapore & Australia).
She has developed a range of workshops, presentations, and special programs, which have been hugely successful and have touched the lives of millions of people around the world.
Ronit has taught at the University of Queensland and trained at the Institute of Public Administrators (IPAA) Queensland. She is the State director of the Together for Humanity Foundation and was the Global Citizenship School program director.
She has conducted many motivational presentations and workshops on personal development, excellence in teaching, relationship and parenting in Australia and overseas.
Ronit is an experienced and powerful coach. She delivers inspiring messages of motivation, happiness, love, respect, determination and success to her readers, coaching clients and to people who attend her workshops. In the last 4 years alone, she ran workshop, training day, was a keynote speaker and presented to over 57, 000 people.
For her community work, she was nominated twice for the Australian of the year and for the International Women Peace Award by the Women’s Federation for World Peace.
Ronit has helped many people, young and old, to turbo-charge their lives, establish great relationships, find their purpose and discover the joys of a successful life. Her writing was published by educational magazines in Australia and around the world.
Her practical parenting blog Family Matters, is a great free resource for families, parents and teachers, already containing over 1, 600 articles on personal development, emotional intelligence, education, relationships, family life and parenting. This blog was launched in 2004 and attracts 50, 000 readers from around the world each month.
Ronit thinks that people can live a happy life by learning basic emotional skills to manage their feelings and actions and to take charge of their life and that parents and teachers are very important agents in this process.
Emotional intelligence is the key to success in life and all other aspects of life are just side effects of our ability to recognise and manage our feelings. Though we are not born with this ability, luckily, internal motivation can be developed so you can use the key to the doors to endless possibilities
A note from Ronit
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
In presenting myself, I had to choose what to put at the front because I did and still do so many things, under so many hats and titles. I’m a partner to Gal, a mother to 3 wonderful children, I teach kids with learning difficulties, gifted children, university students, language, math and emotional intelligence. I’m a journalist, an author (see my books).
I am a life coach, motivational speaker, a workshop facilitator and trainer, a community worker, Justice of peace , director of a non-for profit organisation and the list will never end.
I’m thinking about each of them and realise they have many things in common, It is only different dress to the same figure. I, with every cell of my body am a happy and proud educator and I use education to help people connect with themselves and others.
Teaching is the business of manipulating students into thinking they are smart, courageous, talented, friendly, able and happy
Education is a big part of my life, I am sure it takes a big part of your life as well. Our parents and our school years have had a huge impact on who we are today, with happy and not-so-happy experiences. I value education and its power and wish to pass it on.
My non-professional life started … a long time ago. I’ll let you guess – Clue: I have a 30-year-old daughter and a granddaughter. I was a child with disability, often sick and very unsuccessful at school. These were the three things that had the greatest contribution to my top successes in life. I’ve learned to turn them into my greatest achievements and I am very happy to share and teach others how to do the same.
My professional life coaching career
My professional career started 33 years ago. I decided to study Special Education in hope of saving all the kids in the world (including my young self) from the evil of non-acceptance. I was lucky, while being a student, to work in a Special Education project led by a professor in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem called “Creative Thinking”.
Yes, I was lucky, because while working with him, I experienced things that would have taken me a lifetime otherwise. I also had a chance to work and learn from the most inspiring people in the education and psychology industry and to adopt a different mindset.
I learned from them that there is hope and there are always great ways to developed kids. I learned that one size does not fit all and that I have a “magic powder” with a special property: the more I give from this powder, the more I have from it. So, I specialised in emotional intelligence and dedicated all my life to learning difficulties, increasing intelligence and building emotional skills.
A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.
During those 4 years of development and work in the Creative Thinking project and studying, I could see how amazing and successful the tools were, but couldn’t stop asking myself, “How can I pass them to others, to allow them to make educated decisions?”
Garden of Eden
Sure enough, the answer appeared and I wrote the “Garden of Eden” program. I also opened a childcare centre that used this program. I had the time of my life using this powder and proving that all kids are very talented if we only provide the right environment for them.
By Implementing the Garden of Eden program I could take “regular kids” (which are not regular at all, no kid is regular) and turn them to gifted children. When you do it to 100% of the kids, you know it’s not the kids, but the program.
The Garden of Eden program focused on early detection of learning difficulties and developing emotional intelligence. It used Neurolinguistic Programming to enhance performance and fun as the main incentive. It was also tailoring to each individual child.
I had done it for 200 kids every year as part of my Creative Thinking work, so creating an individual program for 30 kids a year was easy.
One aspect that contributed greatly to the program’s success was coaching the parents. This ensured that the kids got good support afterwards. It might sound surprising to you, but the techniques were so good and easy to learn, they worked perfectly on the children and their parents. I found out that this magic powder is not limited to age.
After two years of a great success, with my husband, Gal, and my eldest daughter, I moved to Texas USA. This was the beginning of a great adventure of travelling the world which I hope will never end.
In Texas, a school that was about to close heard about my program and asked me to join. There, I implement my program the second time. This time, it was easier, better, with faster results. The school grew when I was there and stayed open another 10 years after I left.
What was so special about this program that it saved a school from closing? What made it better and faster than the first one? The answer is that this program didn’t teach knowledge. It focused on personal development. It was not about theories, but about gaining skills and changing thinking from within.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
From Knowledge to Emotional Intelligence
Education in its early years focused on knowledge. We gave the kids “fish“, which was “food for a day”. Later on, focus moved to skills and thinking. Well, my program had plenty of those. I gave the kids “fishing lines” and knew they would last them a lot longer.
But my program was even faster. I found a way of giving the kids a “fishing NET” by coaching their parents and teachers. I got them to empower the kids to be themselves and establish strong emotional intelligence. This was when I knew that whatever I do must be holistic.
Parts of my program were later implemented in California and Thailand. I also implemented the full program in the greatest two years of my education career in Singapore. It was the most challenging and the most successful. I consider this implementation to be one of my greatest achievements (except my 3 wonderful children and my relationship with Gal).
At this stage, I believed that personal development was equally important for the adults and the kids. I realised that my work on a person as a whole, young or old, creates a ripple effect that spreads far beyond them. After the work in Singapore as an academic director, I knew the sky was the limit.
Later on, I moved with my family to Melbourne, Australia. I lived there for three years, consulting in schools to shift their focus to emotional intelligence. I loved every minute of it, because it helped me reach a bigger audience and spread the success and happiness message to more and more people.
Our move to Sunny and tropical Queensland, 17 years ago, started a new adventure as we have made the choice to settle. It’s still Australia, but much, much warmer.
Straight after our move, I launched my career as a journalist. I also started working for the University of Queensland, wrote my diversity programs, became a director of a non-profit organisation doing diversity programs around Australia, was the schools program director of another educational non for profit organisation. I wrote 7 books, qualified as a justice of peace, and became a leader in my community.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
The decision to become a professional life coach was made shortly after we moved. Gal and I have made a choice to go through the Anthony Robbins program. It did a lot for us and our whole family and I knew I needed to add this as a tool to my education toolbox. It was another powerful emotional intelligence tool and I felt my magic powder was more effective and worked faster.
Again, I asked myself “How can I share this with others?” I found two ways of doing it. Two ways that are my passion and to which I had dedicated many years of my life. To educate and to write. My goal was to create a personal growth experience in sessions and/or reading with effects that last a long time.
I receive feedback emails and testimonials every day that encourages and reassures me that I achieve my goal and that this Be Happy in LIFE toolkit I have created, works.
What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.
I coach men, women, couples, singles, married, divorced or separated, gays, straight, parents, kids, teenagers, elders, executives, groups, organisations leaders and followers. My clients come from a wide range of ages, abilities, professionals and cultural backgrounds.
The program works because it is individually tailored to each one’s specific needs.
My clients come from many walks of life:
- Business owners
- General managers
- Trades people
- Hair dressers
- IT people
- Real estate experts
- Psychologists & counsellors
- High school and university students
- Government employees
- Police officers
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
When they describe me, they say I believe in what I do with all my heart. That I live my passions, my dreams and my purpose every day of my life. And for that, I’m happy and grateful. Coaching is a wonderful tool and I love its power to inspire people to grow and live their dreams.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry B Adams
My own dream is to spread the message of positive thinking, strong emotional intelligence and acceptance to the world. I live this dream wearing different hats and titles and every time I write and coach. It’s exciting to be in a profession where I grow when my clients grow, succeed when they succeed, and get from them as much as I give them, if not more. I inspire them and they inspire me.
It’s a never ending cycle of positive ripple sweeping and getting bigger every day. I’m happy to be a part of this cycle.
May the force be with you!
(Little Happy Song – this is the meaning of my name)