Women Who Empower: Interview With International Published Award-Winning Author, Barbra Gentry-Pugh
Hello, We Empower Magazine readers! Happy Women’s History Month! We are thrilled to bring to you a woman who has made history in her career and in the lives of many others. Barbra Gentry-Pugh is CEO & Executive Director of Kairos-B-Enterprises, LLC. Kairos-B-Enterprises provides a collaborative and strategic process for an exploratory pathway that moves people towards personal healing and restoration from the wounds of life to live holistic and impactful lives through transformational relationships. Barbra is also the founder and CEO of Heart Expressions Ministries International, a faith-based ministry, devoted to reaching the heart of women one beat at a time, to live lives expressing the heartbeat of God.
Barbra is an Author, Transformational Writer, Speaker, Mentor, and Bible Teacher. She is also a Certified Biblical Counselor and past adjunct professor with the Christian Research and Development. Barbra is a Certified International Life Coach ~ Holistic Approach: Mind, Body, & Spirit.
Barbra is an International Published Award-Winning Author. She is a PWN International Literary Award Recipient for her first book “Every Beat of My Heart”, her debut book release. Her book shares prescriptions for the physical, emotional, and spiritual blockage that hinders the Source of life which flows from the heartbeat of God. She is a contributing author of eight books with The Professional Woman Network and her most recent anthology “Raising Daughters” she co-authored with her daughter Portia with PWN released in August 2022. She co-authored volume 1 of the workbook to her book and completed her eleventh Anthology “Unlock Your Hidden Treasure, It’s Time to Shine.” released in February 2022.
Barbra is the past host of the Barbra Gentry-Pugh Show, and Heart Expressions with Barbra. Barbra is a member National Association of Biblical Counselors, the Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE), Career Mastered and the G100 Oneness and Wisdom.
Barbra has over 30 years of working in ministry as President of Women’s Ministries and outreach ministries. She is President of the Royal Ambassadors for Christ, a Christian outreach ministry involved in reaching the lost for Christ. She traveled to Senegal, West Africa as a missionary and representative of (RAFC.) Her life Scripture is Acts 20:24, “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus, the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” (NLT)
We Empower Magazine obtained an exclusive interview with Barbra Gentry-Pugh.
Please tell us about yourself and the work that you do.
Barbra: I have been blessed to have a wonderful career and ministry. In my years of retirement, I am devoted to working with Women of Faith to empower and position them to live their best life in Christ. One of the components of the course is assisting women in recognizing their Kairos Moments. Kairos Moments play a crucial role in us reaching our destiny! They are God’s transformative / life-changing moments that change the trajectory of our lives to live intentionally and position us never to miss God’s Best for our lives!
Barbra R. Gentry-Pugh is the CEO and Founder of Kairos-B-Enterprises. She is an international published award-winning author, transformational speaker, certified international holistic life coach, certified biblical counselor, mentor, and seasoned medical professional. Barbra holds a B.A. in Human Services from the University of Detroit and MA in Christian Education from Michigan Theological Seminary, now (Moody Theological Seminary — Michigan.) Barbra is a Registered Nurse, with over 40 years in various in areas of nursing.
I am a contributing author to 12 Anthologies and co-author to the workbook of my book “Every Beat of My Heart. I am currently writing programs and in the process of doing the groundwork to launch my signature program. “Pivoting With Christian Principles To Walk In Freedom And Purpose — Living Your Best life In Christ.”
How did you get involved with the That Girl community and what do you enjoy most about it?
Barbra: I was invited by Natasha to be a part of a “That Girl” Event (about 3 years ago) and I was asked to speak on “The Gift of Empowerment” for millennial women.
What projects are you currently working on or are in the works?
Barbra: I am in the process of doing the groundwork to launch my signature program “Pivoting With Christian Principles To Walk In Freedom And Purpose — Living Your Best life In Christ.”
What are you most passionate about?
Barbra: I am impassioned about empowering women to live the life God has designed just for them! My mission is to empower women of faith to face real-life challenges, providing real-life biblically-based solutions to live holistic, balanced, and impactful lives through transformational relationships.
What else would you like our readers to know about you and the work that you do?
Barbra: I am in the process of launching my new program. I am a retired RN and I have spent decades assessing thousands of patients, observing, tracking, and correlating presenting symptoms and responses to life situations that often precipitate disease. In my 35 plus years of nursing experience, I was afforded the opportunity of completing thousands of physical as well as psychological assessments in which I observed some of the possible triggers to physical and emotional disorders. Both my training in nursing and my work in biblical counseling provided me with a glimpse into some of the root causes of various diseases, conditions, and syndromes. My life’s ministry works and experiences in the areas of medicine and ministry as well as counseling have given me a greater understanding of human behavior and the interrelatedness of mind, body, and spirit. It has allowed me to witness the damaging effects of the unresolved issues of life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I believe there is so much more today that can be done to prevent disease and treat some conditions differently by getting to the root problem often precipitating the disease and or condition. My program will assist in providing some illumination and practical solutions to some of the causes of disease.
What impact do you want to make in the world throughout your career?
Barbra: I would like to dedicate the rest of my life working with women and providing a collaborative and strategic process for an exploratory pathway that moves them towards personal healing and restoration from the wounds of life to live holistic and impactful lives through transformational relationships. I am beginning this process with my new program “Pivoting With Christian Principles To Walk In Freedom And Purpose ~ Living Your Best life In Christ.”
What has your journey been like being a black woman entrepreneur?
Barbra: I must say that God has blessed me in so many ways. No, it has not been easy, but I have not had any doors closed to what I have attempted to become involved. As I venture into new territory, I will cling to the same faith that has carried me through to the point.
Happy Women’s History Month! What does this time mean for you and how do you celebrate it?
Barbra: Women’s History Month is an awesome time and opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of women throughout history in various fields such as science, politics, literature, and the arts. It is an opportunity for women of all ages and cultures to learn about contributing and influential women in our history. Those who have defied the odds and persevered. It is a time to educate and share and encourage conversations about the importance of recognizing and celebrating women’s contributions and advocate for women’s rights as well as equality in various aspects of life. It is a great time to not only acknowledge the past but inspire future generations to work toward a more equitable society.
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