Who is Elisabet Barnes? Find out more about me here.
I am passionate about health, well-being, and more openness and less judgement around sex. I also want to encourage women to be more confident and love themselves. As a young woman I had a liberal and positive attitude to sex and an interest to explore my own sexuality. However, I noticed that societal, cultural and religious norms are quick to judge. Many people grow up associating their sexuality with shame and guilt. I think this is wrong and sad, and I want to help people feel better about themselves and live and express themselves fully.
I haven’t always followed my passions in life. Like many others I took an “expected” path. I had a successful career in management consulting when my father suddenly passed away in 2010. This was my wake-up call. I realised that life is very fragile and that you can’t take the future for granted. This planted a seed in me to make a change in life.
Wanting to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life I became a coach, entrepreneur and endurance runner. In running circles I am known for having won the gruelling 250km Marathon des Sables twice, amongst other extreme endurance events. If you are interested in running coaching, or to know about me as a runner, visit my dedicated running page here.
I have worked with supporting organisations and individuals through change for a long time and I decided it was time to build on this and venture into sexology and couples therapy. In doing this I am combining my accumulated life experience, professional experience as a change expert and coach, and something I am passionate about. I am now studying at Sexologiskolen in Copenhagen and I will be a certified sexologist and couples therapist in 2021. It is important to me to offer an open-minded and inclusive service because I believe that everyone has the right to be themselves. I therefore welcome all relationship constellations, sexual orientations and kinks without judgement.
Now 43 years old, I am married for the second time and I am in a very happy relationship. I believe that in a relationship you should be able to talk to each other about everything, support each other, and help each other grow. Life is too short not to, and if you feel that you want more out of life, your relationship(s) or your sex life I would love to see if I can help you.
I was born and raised in Sweden, I have lived in Spain and the UK and I now live in Norway. Normally I love travelling the world, experiencing and learning from new cultures. In these times of social distancing though, I am spending most of my time in our cosy home by the foot of a mountain. For reasons of health I stick to a mostly plant based diet (and I do believe it’s good for your sex life 😂).
I hold a MSc in Engineering & Business Management and a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from the Australian Business School. When living in the UK I was a UK Athletics certified Coach and I have also trained and worked as a sports- and massage therapist. I have studied anatomy and physiology and also specifically the female physiology. I am interested in supporting active women through the different phases of their lives as well as the hormonal changes throughout the menstrual cycle.
If any of the above resonates with you I would love if we could work together! You can contact me in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English. I do speak Spanish but it’s a bit rusty…:-)