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holistic & mindful coaching
to embody your best self

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Results oriented coaching helps you recognize your abilities
and provides a map, and support, to accelerate flourishing
and progress towards meeting your goals.


Specialist in Mindful Test Taking & Creativity
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Hi, I’m Bara.

Let me help you go from where
you are to where you want to be.

Utilizing mindfulness meditation and holistic modalities, we discover what you are most interested in doing, what you are best at, and what enlivens you. Together, we’ll close the gap between where you are now, and where you want to be.

Set achievable and measurable goals to put you on a path to academic, career, and personal fulfillment.

Holistic and Mindful Test Taking. Test Anxiety Relief. Time Management. Creativity Enhancement.

Full Potential Training that leads to your florishing.


“I help people master their game.”

About Bara

Bara Sapir is an internationally recognized expert in high-performance coaching and personal empowerment and is a pioneer in mindful test taking and transformative test preparation. She is a thought leader, educator, coach, and artist. Well-resourced and experienced, she has a 20+ year career in the test-prep field, with expertise in eliminating test anxiety, managing stress, building confidence, and improving each student’s journey through the academic terrain. She founded City Test Prep, a hybrid test preparation company providing academic mastery, test-taking strategy, and techniques in holistic and mindful test taking.

Bara Sapir inspires students of all ages, creatives, and working professionals to achieve mastery over themselves, and thus unleashing their potential to create more fulfilling careers, relationships, and lives.

Improve Your Career

Your Personal Life

Close the gap

What are you most interested in doing? What are you the best at? Who do you want to be? What enlivens you?

Embody feeling present.

Set achievable and measurable goals to put you on a path to academic, career, and personal fulfillment.
Holistic and Mindful Test Taking. Test Anxiety Relief. Time Management. Creativity Enhancement.

An Interview Featured on CBS

CEO and founder of City Test Prep, Bara Sapir, on getting students in the right test-taking mindset.

“In one session, she shifted the realm of possibility.”

“Sapir soon had our NYC Rosh Chodesh group, a cohort of established NYC women professionals, on the floor painting a personal segment of a river-cum-tallis, singing, and sharing about the flow of our lives, tears, and hopes. In one session, she shifted the realm of possibility for the group from nice to spice. She seemed to do this with the power and humility, in the kind of effortless way, a true professional connected at the level of soul can offer…she is like the best in fusion music, she is the future fusion leadership⁠—a remarkable meld of talent, spirit, and vision…” 

– Rabbi Goldie Milgram, Reclaiming Judaism

“Sapir’s art practice might be characterized as “trendy,” but it would be more accurate to characterize it as “timely.” Her work has a timeliness that not only effectively adds needed knowledge but seeks knowledge with honesty. Whether “trendy” or “timely,” I am convinced that both her work and her teaching has a trustworthiness and integrity which is exemplary.”

Dr. Victor Miesel, University of Michigan

“Bara, your visit to Temple Israel was enthusiastically received. My congregants were impressed by your preparation, your creativity, your passion, your spirituality, and your willingness to share personal aspects of your spiritual journey along with insights in the creative process of a Jewish artist. I think you’ve really opened up some hearts and minds here at Temple Israel, and caused some people to think about Jewish creativity and spirituality in new and exciting ways. I hope we can have you back someday for a hands-on teaching workshop⁠—I think that would be a great next step for us.”

Temple Israel

“I was impressed with how easy the group was able to embrace their own creative project. We were proud and eager to show what we had made and I learned a great deal about each person’s heartfelt values that are normally hard to uncover. Thank you!”

Jean Fitzgerald, Mercy Home, Chicago Illinois

Some of Bara Sapir’s Interviews

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“Bara Sapir explores the dynamic interface between being present and productive and how being in this place upgrades our personal engagement in all arenas of life. She shares this pursuit, curiosity and practice with those who seek a deeper connection to life, more effective creative expression, and an emergence of one’s best self to emerge in all things: business, school, relationships and civic involvment.”