Luann Barndt, MS, ACC

Luann Barndt, MS, ACC

Somatic Coach

What challenges are you facing that could be opportunities in disguise?  What prevents you from taking action?  Luann’s coaching philosophy focuses on client transformation through embodied enquiry and body-oriented practices.  By working through the soma (the body as perceived from within by first-person perception), she helps clients become aware of personal sensations and interpret their meaning.  By enhancing embodied awareness, clients are able to move unconscious embodied wisdom into conscious embodied knowing that expands opportunities to choose goal-aligned actions rather than reacting from auto-pilot in ways that may be contrary to our values. 

Luann leverages her vast experience working in diverse assignments, across geographies, and in challenging professional and personal situations to help clients transform success into significance.  As Founder and CEO of Axiom Quest LLC, she aspires to help clients identify what they really care about and then co-creates practices that facilitate breakthrough insights and actions.  By tapping into embodied wisdom through the ‘felt sense’, she aspires to partner with others to discover what is already within them. 

A lifelong learner, Luann is currently working on her dissertation exploring the essence of learning through the body as a doctoral student in The George Washington University Executive Leadership Program in Human and Organizational Learning.  Recognizing the importance of neuroscience in coaching and learning, Luann completed Body = Brain™ course through Embright. Her passion is furthering our understanding of the relationship between somatic practices and body awareness, cognitive functioning, and emotional self-regulation.  Understanding and engaging in embodied self-awareness has the potential to enhance our actionable learning so critical to thriving in our increasingly challenging world.

A graduate of Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certification Program, Luann is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).  Also certified as Somatic Coach (Strozzi Institute), she offers bodywork as a component of coaching.  Additional certification training in progress includes Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Mind Fitness Trainer, and Action Learning Coach.  She earned three graduate degrees from the National War College, US Army Command and General Staff College; and The George Washington University in addition to her BS in Management from the US Coast Guard Academy.

A proud Coast Guard veteran, married to a veteran, and mother of a US Army soldier, she actively supports active duty military members and veterans.