- Conflict Resolution
- Office Politics
- How Stressed Are You?
About The Author
In “How To Escape The No-Win Trap,” (McGraw-Hill, February 2004), Barbara Cowan Berg, licensedclinical social worker, lecturer, and author, helps readers identify complex dilemmas and “no-win traps” that keep them hostage from enjoying more satisfying personal and professional lives.
“The book was borne out of some of my own personal, painful experiences,” says Berg. “I wanted to share not only my revelations, but patterns of behavior I observed after years of professional research, private practice and lecturing to various corporations and groups around the world. ‘How To Escape The No-Win Trap,’ assists readers in evaluating and understanding how their personal family history effects their present choices and decisions. They discover how to appraise where they are in life right now; utilizing techniques to read between the lines and assess the truth . They are also guided to examine their internal thought process and learn how break down the patterns that have kept them in no-win traps. Then, with more information on what motivates them, and some concrete exercises and techniques that can guide them to making wiser choices, it is my hope that their lives will resonate with who they truly are, empowering them them to manifest the happiness they deserve.”
Berg, also author of “What To Do When Life Is Driving You Crazy” (1997), has appeared on hundreds of national and top local market radio talk shows (“Howard Stern” and NAME a few others). She has also made numerous television appearances including “The Other Half” and E! Entertainment Television. (Others-national only?). In addition, Berg has hosted a variety of educational and self-help videos on such subjects as Critical Incident De-Briefing and Attention Deficit Disorder.
In addition to her private practice where she specializes in areas of communication, stress management and relationships (work, family, couples), Berg is a sought after public speaker. She has designed and conducted over 400 (current figure?) lectures, keynote and feature speeches for Fortune 1000 companies, national organizations, motion picture studios. Her topics have included such subjects as: successful communication, effective leadership, cognitive stress management (a registered service-mark concept designed to aid people in getting in touch and facing their levels of stress), anger management, nag-free relationships, no-win traps, building self-esteem and balancing one’s work and professional life. A sampling of Berg’s corporate clients have included: GE, MCA, Paramount, HBO, Mattel, Edison, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Pitney Bowes, Sanwa Bank, Disneyland, Hyatt Hotels, Alaska Airlines and many others.
Berg is listed in the International Who’s Who of Professional Business Women, and Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and is licensed by the State of California to conduct clinical social work and psychotherapy.
Berg and her daughter, Brittany, live in Southern California.