Welcome to small town, BIG LIFE!

Lara Newell-Barrette.caHi! I'm so glad you found me! I'm Lara Newell-Barrette, creator of small town, Big Life.  I'm a teacher, coach, blogger, and an aspiring bad ass truth teller, on a mission to connect with folks who want to live their own 'Big Life', starting right where they are.

What do I mean by a 'Big Life'?  I mean the life YOU want to have.  Not the life the outside world (your parents, friends, the media, society) tell you that you should want.  It's the life your heart and soul are longing to live.  The life that makes you feel wholehearted, authentic and comfortable in your own skin.

I was born and raised in a small town called Copper Cliff, Ontario, (population - 3,600), and yep... I still live here.  Sometimes I wonder how the hell that happened but mostly, just like John Mellencamp says, “I’ve seen it all in a small town, had myself a ball in a small town."  Along the way, I’ve managed to learn a few things about how to be human, happy, and maybe even just a little bit bad ass... right where I am. 

If you’re ready, I want the same for you my friend!  You deserve to be happy.  You deserve to thrive not just survive!

There is a bigger life just waiting for you to live it! And come hell or high water, you can start right here, right now!

Get comfortable, take a look around, and if you’re curious about anything….just ask!

Also, if you like free stuff, and really, who doesn't?  You can get some free tools and inspiration I made for you, right over here.  Enjoy!

One last thing, if you want to learn more about Kick Fear To The Curb, my 5 week online course that will help you build your courage muscle and get on with your life, you can do that right here.  Come on brave soul! We want you in the tribe!

"Lara!! I am so grateful for you! Your Kick Fear to the Curb has brought me to a place I couldn't have reached without you and your course! I had the courage to call out that I wasn't happy in my current role in my career, approaching my mentors and coaches, and collectively had open discussions and made the move to a new role! Consequently, I have more time for me! ~Marissa

“Choosing to work with Lara was one of the best life decisions I've ever made! One of her great talents is her empathy, which combined with her ability to listen deeply to the messages that exist beyond words, allows her to read the 'big picture'. In doing so, Lara was able to coach me into answering my own questions and led me to a better understanding of my true values and intentions, as opposed to what I thought I should be doing.” ~Neha, CEO, PACE Consulting Inc.  www.yourpace.ca
"Lara is a fantastic listener and thinker, someone I definitely turn to for her insight, empathy and compassion. I am humbled and proud to have her in my corner as a colleague and friend." ~Elyse Nakajima


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“Lara is a bright shining presence who adds a layer of intelligence and sweetness to each encounter. It's a privilege working with her!” - Melanie Harth PhD
Dr. Melanie Harth in the Huffington Post


"Lara provides a unique perspective on life, especially on how to live a good one. She truly is the real deal." - Christie Mims, Founder of The Revolutionary Club, A Forbes Top 100 Site |  www.therevolutionaryclub.com