Rachel Baribeau: Cultivating Joy - Changing the Narrative

Rachel Baribeau: Cultivating Joy - Changing the Narrative


Rachel Baribeau is an Award-winning Storyteller, Inspirational Speaker, Author (Relentless Joy: Finding Freedom, Passion, and Happiness (Even When You Have to Fight for It)), Changing the Narrative Founder, Transformative Coach, Host of the Joystarters™ Podcast, First Female SiriusXM ESPNU Host (College Sports Nation), and Former National Sportscaster.   

In 2016, while working in her role as a national sportscaster, Rachel penned a piece for Gridiron Now entitled, "College Football is Breaking My Heart." The game she loved was becoming unrecognizable. Negative news stories dominated the game, and no campus seemed immune. Most broadcasters would have left it at that.

Not Rachel. Rachel developed the #ImChangingtheNarrative movement with lost souls and student-athletes in mind and a belief that one crooked course made straight is everything.

While the message originated as purpose, passion, and platform, over a seven-year span and 80-plus campuses, it now has spread to corporations, churches, prisons, halfway houses, high schools, junior highs, K-5, LEO, and more! Her topics have expanded to mental health, being a KING/QUEEN/ROYAL every day of your life, finding JOY/purpose, and interpersonal relationships, as Rachel was a victim of domestic violence herself.


1. Change the narrative – changing the narrative starts with each of us starting to pay attention to how WE are living…are we IN THE GAME to make it better?  When we see bad things happen or bad trends developing are we the type who will say something?  Or will we just go with the flow…Rachel started a movement because she spoke up – in a big way – when she realized she was seeing something that broke her heart…we need to do the same…

2. You’ve got to put in the work – we all have good, bad, and ugly in our lives.  It’s up to us to cultivate the JOY in our lives by looking at ourselves, figuring out what it takes to fill our own cups, and then going after it with all we’ve got. 

3. Use your experiences to help others – see how Rachel feeds off helping people by telling her story…it’s a place we all need to be – while we’re on our way to filling our own cup, we need to be vulnerable and reach out and help others do the same.

Please follow Rachel:


Website:                      www.rachelbaribeau.com

Instagram:                   @rachelbaribeau

Twitter:                       @RachelBaribeau

YouTube:                     www.youtube.com/c/RachelBaribeau

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