A zombie apocalypse is scary. Speaking on camera shouldn’t be.

Media Coaching • Talent & Executive Development • Creative Advising • Life & Career Strategies

Spark - Ignite - Inspire

Customized to you, your voice, your brand.
6, 8 and 12 session packages

Get from where you are to where you want to be with conficence. Services include:

  • Media Training for TV, Print, Panels, Podcasts and Presentations
  • Messaging
  • Brainstorming
  • Keynote and TEDtalk prep
  • Pitch and presentation preparation
  • Deck review for founders
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Presence: Confidence-Charisma-Connection
  • Personal branding
  • Marketing assets: photos, bios, website, reels
  • Mini brand audit (are you on message?)
  • Energy Coaching: Breathing + Body language
  • Internal and external communications
  • Taming perfectionism and anxiety
  • Defining and implementing your vision
  • Custom Goal Mapping
  • Life & Career Strategies

Sessions are via Zoom or in person by special arrangement


Launchpad: Idea to Execution to Launch 

A six-nine or twelve-month commitment for clients focused on investing in their success. Barbara is your coach and accountability partner from concept through execution to launch and have helped guide creators to successfully launch television shows, products, books and podcasts.

This package includes:

  • bi-weekly sessions + weekly check-ins via email
  • brainstorming and research
  • reviewing materials
  • work-in-progress notes
  • trouble-shooting
  • pitch preparation
  • custom goal map + calendar

Sessions are via Zoom or in person by special arrangement


Yikes! My presentation is tomorrow (it happens) 

Customized to you, your voice, your brand
2 hour minimum + whole and half days

This package includes:

  • Identifying and playing to your strengths
  • Personal branding
  • Mini brand audit (are you on your message?)
  • Messaging
  • Brainstorming
  • Resume and bio review
  • Job interview and presentation prep
  • Getting unstuck
  • Executive coaching
  • Executive presence: Confidence-charisma-connection
  • Energy and success coaching
  • Breathing + Body Language
  • Vocal variety
  • Taming perfectionism and anxiety 
  • Defining and implementing your vision
  • Custom goal mapping

Sessions are via Zoom or in person by special arrangement

Life & Career Strategies

Spark – Ignite - Inspire

Customized to you, your voice, your brand.
6, 8 and 12 session packages

Get from where you are to where you want to be with confidence. Services include:

  • Leadership
  • Mindset +Strategy
  • Identifying and playing to strengths
  • Defining and implementing your vision
  • Executive presence: Confidence-charisma-connection
  • Impactful Internal and external communications
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Taming perfectionism and anxiety
  • Falling back in love with your job
  • Custom goal mapping

Sessions are via Zoom or in person by special arrangement

Weekend TV Hosting Workshop

Hosting for Lifestyle, Entertainment + Brands

Breakthrough and Book More in 2024!

with Sean De Simone and Barbara Barna Abel

| Time: 1pm-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT Via Zoom

Sean de Simone and Barbara are back with a fun, hands-on and effective two-day workshop to set you up for success.

Fact: Getting the job and doing the job are two separate skill sets. 

If you have talent and skills but aren’t booking jobs – or even getting in the room – this unique tv hosting class is for you.

The missing piece to your career puzzle is Strategy. 

In this one-of-a-kind workshop you will receive REAL feedback in real time and you will learn:

  • Identify and play to your strengths.
  • Where the opportunities are.
  • What producers, networks, platforms and brands are really looking for.
  • How to read a casting breakdown to connect your value to their needs.
  • How and what to submit to break through the clutter and get noticed.
  • How to strategize and showcase your talent through the audition process – whether in the room, via zoom or self-tape.

If you’ve taken our Hosting for Home Shopping Class, you know how unique and impactful our methodology is. This workshop adapts our proven strategy to lifestyle and entertainment hosting + guest experts.

If you’re new to our classes, you’re in for a game-changing treat!

How do we know this works? We have former students working across platforms.

Here’s what they have to say:

Whether you’re at the beginning of your hosting journey or you just want some tweaking, sign up for this! Sean and Barbara are the best of the best – you’ll leave 100% more confident and with a better skillset than you came in with. Bonus is that it’s so damn fun!
– Stacy

2 weeks after I took your course, I auditioned for a network and nailed it. After your critiques and lessons, it really gave me a fresh perspective and I gained major confidence when I went in there and was 100 percent me!!! Thanks so much!!!! So here I am on national tv!! Woo hoo!
– Jackie

I wanted to share some exciting news with you and say thank you. This week I started a new job as a Weekend Anchor / Weekday Reporter…and while that’s exciting, a large part of me being prepared for this opportunity is many thanks to you. Going into the interview (which was originally said to be a “quick tour“ of the station), I found myself reflecting back on many of the things I learned from you – from comfort, to posture, and all around preparation.
– Blake

You class is absolutely THE BEST professional training I have ever attended: very informative, well-organized and presented and, also, challenging.  Best of all, it was a lot of fun!  You are a terrific teaching team and I am grateful for all your time. I learned a lot and I thoroughly enjoyed spending my weekend with both of you!

Your class was amazing and invaluable!

Sessions are via Zoom: $599

TV Hosting Workshop

Hosting for Home Shopping + Brands

Gain insider knowledge and a competitive edge in this fun, unique and effective two-day interactive workshop taught with Sean de Simone.

This is the class for you if…

  • You believe the right BB cream or dusting kit makes life better
  • Love recommending products to family and friends
  • Can talk about products all day
  • Know that sales is enthusiasm transferred

There is no other class like it!


Barbara will happily create a custom class for you. Minimum 4 people

Join the Waiting List ✔

Hosting for Home Shopping + Brands

In this fabulous, free ebook you’ll learn 12 actionable strategies to make you more confident, charismatic and impactful communicating on-camera. Winning the lottery is a long shot. Your success on camera is not.