Certified coaching to help you attain a more positive, productive life

In our pursuit of success, daily pressures and ceaseless demands often leave us overwhelmed and unfulfilled. At the Happiness Center of WNY, we believe that the true goal isn’t to merely balance work and life – it’s to thrive in both.

Our coaching and consulting services provide a guided, holistic, and research-backed approach to self-improvement. By setting and working toward specific, actionable goals, you can shape a life centered around purpose, focus, and fulfillment.


The Happiness Center of WNY is led by Barbara Leggett, a Certified Professional Coach with hundreds of professional training hours and more than 700 hours of coaching with 50+ clients. Barbara’s approach combines the latest science on happiness with proven coaching techniques and uniquely personal experiences.

While working with Barbara, you’ll discuss big life questions as well as use research-driven tools such as the Energy Leadership Index to build skills, change attitudes, and identify activities that can bring more happiness into your life.



There are many avenues for self-improvement – therapy, books, and podcasts, just to name a few. Life and leadership coaching is an increasingly popular option since the customized approach focuses on the challenges and aspirations across all areas of your life.

Rooted at the intersection of science and art, coaching as a discipline has evolved over the past decade, leveraging technology and time-tested concepts from sports, business, psychology, neuroscience, and spirituality. As your coach, we’re here not to give you “the answer” but rather to ask thought-provoking questions that lead you to discover your own answers and identifying hurdles for success.


Ask yourself why you do anything enjoyable. If you follow the motivation deep enough, you’ll eventually realize the simple answer – it makes you happy. Happiness is the ultimate measurement of success. All other goals (jobs, relationships, wealth) only matter if they make us happy.

Happiness also creates a positive upward spiral. The happier you are, the more likely you are to see positive opportunities, which leads to more happiness. That’s why happier people are typically more financially successful, in stronger relationships, healthier, and more likely to live longer. Our coaching explores ways to create this positive upward spiral in all aspects of your life.

Our Services

We believe everyone has the potential to be happier.

Our coaching services are available to individuals, groups, and businesses.

1:1 Coaching

Group Coaching

Mental Strength-Building and Fitness Training