Full Potential Coaching

The Full Potential technique aligns each student intellectually, physically, and emotionally, to increase confidence and focus, while reducing anxiety and stress.

Full Potential methods are based on thoroughly researched human potential techniques, including mindfulness, hypnosis, Neuro-linguistic programming, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), sound therapy, Reiki, and more.

If you have been diagnosed by a mental health professional, we will need to speak with him or her prior to the first session.

All sessions are strictly confidential.

The Full Potential method upgrades the mind and gives test takers a critical edge, teaching them to develop five core qualities for enhancing their performance:

– mental retention

– recall

– concentration/focus

– relaxation

– confidence

The Full Potential curriculum offers individual coaching and tutoring, classroom-setting workshops, private intensives, an upcoming certificate training progam for educators, and an audio series. This program for personal empowerment can also be customized to complement study, professional development, and self-improvement.


I  am among the first to incorporate high-performance coaching and personal empowerment for students preparing for high-stakes admissions tests through my company, City Test Prep.

Initiating integrate holistic and mindful modalities into student’s processes we become what trainers and sports psychologists are for world class athletes. I am  an educator, coach, artist and kohenet. I have a 20+ year career helping students and clients eliminating anxiety, managing stress, building confidence, and improving their journey through the academic, relational, creative and professional terrain. I founded City Test Prep, a hybrid test preparation company providing academic mastery, test-taking strategy, and techniques in holistic and mindful test taking and am about to launch the first mindful speed reading platform MindFlow based on our 15 year speed reading workshop. 

I get great joy help unleash one’s potential to create more fulfilling careers, relationships, and lives.

I have coached hundreds of clients, including:

–  Students at top private, public and boarding high schools leading

   universities such as Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, University of 

   Chicago, University of Michigan, and Berkeley.

–  Physicians and medical specialists

   Entertainment and advertising professionals

   Advisors to government leaders

   Executives at Fortune 500 Companies and SMB companies

   Women and girl organizations

   Teachers and professionals

   Education, spiritual and artistic workshops in schools, community 

    centers, religious organizations, retreats, and for organizations

My work has been featured in magazines and newspapers, including: Cosmogirl!, Next Step, Positive Thinking, CNN/Fortune Magazine, The Forward, Women’s World, the J, LA Times and The Wall Street Journal. I have appeared on the radio, including programs on National Public Radio (NPR), and television, on CBS Bay Sunday. 

I was Art Director for Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture for 8 years, designed children’s museums in New York City, was an art professor at Montclair State University, a singer in a Ladino music group a published writer, gallery-showing artist, and dog lover.

I am author of The Full Potential Manual, co-author of The GMAT Sentence Correction Intensive (published by Nova Press,) producer/creator of The Full Potential Audio Series, and creator of the Full Potential holistic method and Mind Flow: A Mindful Speed Reading Workshop, taught in select cites, online, and through the interactive platform, mindflow speed reading.com. I empower individuals to tap into their creativity and spirituality through workshops at retreat centers and organizations and am ordained as a Kohenet.

I am bicoastal and lives with her rescue pup, Chata.   

Creative Midwifery

Artist, Performer, Singer, Writer, Curator, Educator, and… Your Ally!

Creative Midwifery


Delving into her creativity propelled Bara Sapir to create a body of art and several workshops and programs that she taught at universities, retreat centers, and galleries. Her multidisciplinary approach is informed by reading texts, meditation, and immersing into a zone. She is an illustrator and designer of interactive children’s exhibits for New York City museums who shows her work in galleries and teaches domestically and abroad. She holds Master’s degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary(Education) and the University of Michigan(Art History and a BFA in Fine Arts) and certifications in hypnotism, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Integrated Life Coaching, counseling and Reiki.


She sees creative expression as a potent process of staying present in the moment. She creates rituals, performance art, music, and artistic methods that encourage participants to experience a personal and communal journey. She was art director for Zeek:A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, for eight years.


Sapir draws from academic, ecumenical, and art history sources to innovate effective workshops and private, creative coaching sessions designed to develop skills, break through barriers, and facilitate a birthing of one’s spirituality through creative expression. Her work is eclectic, whereby a participant many be guided thought literature and text study, immerse in sound or movement, and journal or engage in a community council, to stir one’s expression. Sapir’s programs are distinguished by interdisciplinary mediums, which celebrate multiple learning styles and easily adapt to intergenerational and/or varying age groups. She enjoys collaborative teaching experiences with other experts in various fields.


Samples of workshops:

Bara is commissioned as artist in residence or through one-off programs and designs creative experiences based on the mission of the group of organization.


Jewish calendar and cycles: international Channukah and menorah making. Elul journey, standing again at Sinai(Shavout), shadows and masks(Purim) and Passover altars.

image of God

primary relationships in Torah

visual/musical Midrash

community and civic art projects

curating gallery exhibits

arts events and festival production

Ketubah design

up leveling manifestation

ritual and life cycle consultation and events(ie. births, coming of age, weddings, end-of-life transitions, memorial services)

sound mikvahs

creative journaling

Academic Preparation

Performing your best in school, whether it be facing a test or successfully completing your assignments, requires content  mastery, concentration, and confidence.

I can help you at any stage of your learning to develop a winning mindset so that you perform your best. I work with students of all ages, from elementary school to retirees, with a large majority being in middle school through college and post-college, looking to further their education.


Taking tests requires not only knowledge of the subject, but confidence in test taking. When you feel too much pressure or anxiety, or are distracted and lack motivation, taking a test can feel overwhelming. This, in turn, can negatively impact your performance and often leads to grades and test scores that do not accurately reflect your true knowledge or abilities. We can change that.


For academic and test preparation, you will work with handpicked tutors, experts in the subjects they teach, who will work with you in person or remotely. To gain an optimal mindset, you work with me or with one of our audio products.


Do you need a diagnostic test evaluation to see where you’re starting out? This, along with a consultation, determines an action plan and protocol for customized academic tutoring and/or test preparation. Contact me for a free consultation so we can determine your next steps for success!

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