Meet the Live in Discovery® team:

Barbara A. Bernard


The power of story influences the way Barbara learns, the way she teaches, and the way she lives each day. Storytelling is the foundation of her life’s work as a writer, coach, and educational consultant. Her background and experience in social work, psychology, mediation, human resource development, and cross-cultural communication have been instrumental in the creation of her books, The Secret Gift: Growth in Times of Loss, and Birthdays of the Soul: Seeing Yourself Change in Times of Sea Change.  She currently lives and works in Alaska.

 luanne LUANNE

Combining her love of language with degrees in liberal arts and adult education, LuAnne found her calling as a freelance editor. For more than 25 years, she has contributed her talents to books ranging from instructional guides to philosophical thought. Because her passion lies in the study of consciousness and human potential, her collaboration with Barbara and the Live In Discovery team integrates many aspects of her experience and interests. A Colorado native, she works from her home near Boulder.


Kate E. Eisses’ passion for living shapes how she views and interacts in the world.  Her love of learning opened the door for her career as a teacher and educator. She is a native Alaskan currently living in Anchorage.

Katherine Cross compassionate educator, facilitator, and guide


Kathy Cross is a lifelong educator who is continues to use her talents to support and guide others in their life journey. She is an experienced and empathetic facilitator of learning. From Arizona, Kathy currently lives in Alaska and travels frequently between both places.

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