Closing After 40 Successful Years

After 40 years of business ownership, I have entered a new era. Happy Fingers Word Processing & Business Services officially closed on December 31, 2023.

I will continue coaching and consulting through Barefoot Coaching, and you can continue to reach me at the email and phone number below.

Thank you to all the many clients I have had the joy of working with over the last four decades. It has been my honor to serve you.

Phone: 304-419-4495


My Ongoing Focus will be Barefoot Coaching

  • Life Coaching
  • Facilitating Workshop and Retreats
  • Teaching Classes
  •  Training & Consulting Services


The History of Happy Fingers and my Vision for the Future

In 1984 I started the first “computerized typing service” in Charleston, West Virginia. While everyone else was using typewriters, I received SBA financing to buy an outrageously expensive computer with word processing software. Thus began an interesting journey: from secretarial services and transcription to writing, editing, résumé design, job search assistance, bookkeeping, payroll processing, grant management, life coaching and workshop facilitation. In 2018, I sold my bookkeeping/payroll/grant management business and have now entered a new phase.

My passions for learning, growing, travel and coaching have been growing, and my work now is concentrated in the areas of self-esteem, navigating life transitions, planning for a meaningful retirement, Essential Life Skills, Courageous Living, The Energy of Money, and Conscious Aging. 

In the coming decades I hope to continue and expand this trend. I will be doing more traveling, writing, painting, and connecting with those I love the most.

I am so very grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many wonderful clients doing the work I love for so many years.

Watercolor by Barbie Dallmann