Creating an intentional form of communication that encourages deep listening and profound curiosity when challenged by those with differing perspectives.

In 2013, Molly retired from the day-to-day operations of Girls on the Run.  Selected to serve on the Commission for Political Reform, a group tasked by the Bipartisan Policy Committee. Molly, along with the likes of Olympia Snow, Tom Daschle, and Vicki Kennedy developed a 69-point strategic approach to address the nation’s widening political divide.

As a result of her time in D.C. Molly designed the Red Boot Way, an intentional form of communication that encourages deep listening and profound curiosity, when challenged by those with differing perspectives.  The Red Boot Way continues to be used in multiple venues, including workshops and retreats facilitated by Molly.

As Seen In

Molly Barker in Forbes Magazine
Molly Barker in The Washington Post
Molly Barker in Fast Company Magazine
Molly Barker in Redbook Magazine
Molly Barker in Runner's World Magazine
Molly Barker in Women's Running Magazine
Molly Barker in Medium
Molly Barker in Inkandescent Women Magazine

Molly is a bold storyteller, unabashed in her truth-telling.

Molly is a bold story teller, unabashed in her truth telling.  Trauma, addiction, recovery, and self-discovery are powerful elements of her story.  Highly sought-after for her public speaking, Molly is known for her audacious vulnerability, her willingness to challenge society’s flawed and oppressive status quo, and her heartful allegiance to the ultimate rebellion…being oneself.

When asked recently what his mom does for a living, James, now 26 years old responded,

“I don’t know what she does exactly, but I do know how she makes people feel.

Seen, heard, empowered and loved.

Molly is …

She is also a writer, an athlete, a retreat designer and facilitator, and the mother to two grown children, James and Helen.

Molly is definitely a morning person!  She starts each day with meditation, a strong coffee, and a walk with the dogs, most days as the sun is rising! As she’s gotten older, she’s come to appreciate the importance of solitude and quiet time in maintaining her mental and emotional health. This is why, before or after workshops, retreats, or speaking engagements, you’ll definitely find her running on nearby trails, riding her bike on country roads, or just chilling at home, relaxing with her dogs.