Barbara Nixon

Hey, I'm Barbara and I'm here to help Business Owners and Leaders unlock their potential, re-gain their momentum and get the results that they really want.

So, if you're ready to step into your power, and grow your business, you've definitely come to the right place!

Over the years I've had the absolute pleasure of working with thousands of people from business owners at the very start of their journey through to CEO's and Managing Directors, and I know from experience that it's far too easy to fall into the trap of trying to figure it all out yourself.

But the thing is that you really don't have to!

This is where I come in. 

I'm here to help you to massively improve your mindset, maximise your productivity and grow the business that will fuel your dream life.

In fact there are 3 things that I'm really passionate about:

Leading Yourself First

No matter where you are on your journey, how you lead yourself matters. I’ll help you get out of your own way and give you permission to look after your own needs so you can start having a much greater impact.


What you do with your time makes a HUGE difference. I'll show you not only how to maximise your time but what you should actually be focusing on to move the needle in your business to make working smarter and not harder a way of life!


Isn’t life hard enough as it is without making things even more complicated? 

Everything you learn from me will be straight forward, easy to understand, and ready for you to apply. In fact you’ll probably find yourself thinking ‘that’s so obvious, why didn’t I think of that?!’

Who am I?

I’ve been in the Personal Development space for over 20 years! That’s ALL of my career!!

My story begins when I was 21 and fresh out of university. At the time I had a small baby to support and landed my first job working for one of the largest food retailers in the UK in the People Development Department. 

Little did I know I'd stumbled into my purpose. 

In fact I can remember the very first time this happened….I was about 22 and I was delivering a section of the company induction for about 300 new managers. 

As I was at the side of the stage waiting for my turn to speak whilst the CEO was chatting to everyone when he said…’you’re all managers…someone will have helped you get to where you are now. Now’s your turn to help other people.


Just like that I knew what I was here to do....My why is to ‘Help other people grow and succeed’…and I have to say I’ve been doing that ever since.

So, that first job led to 12 years working in the Head Offices of two of the largest food retailers here in the UK.   I led teams of training professionals, I designed A-LOT of development programmes, I managed large scale programmes and projects, and I worked for all areas of the business…all of which I loved and it gave me fantastic experience and a broad commercial knowledge, all of which helps me to help my clients today!

Then in 2010, during the biggest economic downturn we’ve had, I decided that that was the time to realise a personal ambition and start my own business. I'd just gone back to work after having my youngest child, and I realised that I wanted more from my life...Freedom!!

It was then that I jumped ship and I can honestly say I’ve never looked back.

Since then I've had the pleasure of working with thousands of people at all levels of their business journey, from just starting their businesses to CEO's and Managing Directors. I've worked across the UK, Europe and USA. I published a book, The Boss Hat, grown two businesses to 6 figures, and and I've worked with hundreds of people to help them get the results they need. I've also got a degree in Journalism and Psychology, I'm a Chartered Member of the CIPD, a 2 x qualified Coach and an NLP Practitioner. 

But what about outside of work? 

Well, I’m married to Dave and together we have 4 amazing kids and dog. I'm a self-help book addict, A Netflix binger, a big tea drinker, a lover of travel and being outside in general, and I’ve also tried my hand at Stand Up Comedy and Improv. I’m also incredibly Down to Earth, and love nothing more than to have a laugh.

Ready for your next step?

Join The Smash Your Own Ceiling™️ Bootcamp

Are you ready to unlock your potential, re-gain your momentum and stand in your power?

If you've had enough of  holding yourself back and getting in your own way, and you're ready to prime your mindset for success so you can get the results you've been dreaming of...this is the programme for you.

Join The Mastermind - Smash Your Own Ceiling™️ Business Academy

Are you ready to step into your own power, and create the business that you know you're capable of?

Where Mindset meets Business, The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy is a 6 month Mastermind where you'll learn how to stand in your power, attract your dream clients and grow your business online. 

Clients, Confidence and Freedom is our motto....Are you ready?

 One to One Coaching

Calling all action takers...If you're ready to achieve the results that you know you're more than capable of, get some accountability and support every step of the way the Elite One to One Coaching Programme is for you.

VIP Intensive Coaching

Work with me for a one-time 3 hour consultation where I will answer any questions you have about business/entrepreneurship

If you need an intensive power hit to work through where you're at and leave with a robust plan of action, this is for you. For more information email or apply below.

Book Your Call

If you’d like to discuss your needs further please email
Or if book your complimentary breakthrough session, click here 

"After working with Barbara over the past 6 months I have more belief in my skills and attributes and now believe I can achieve what I have set out to do, I don't let the opinion and shallow comments of others impact me - I actually stand taller!
I'd describe the process as Emotional! but in the right way, I went on such an unexpected journey that brought both tears and laughter, the honesty that I reflected upon was unbelievable and that was through Barbara's style of questioning. Barbara's relaxed, informal and flexible. At times it felt like a conversation with a friend but what came out of those conversations in terms of tangible results was amazing..."

Lisa Avins - Learning and Development Consultant
"Imposter Syndrome has been defeated..."
"I have been working with Barbara for around 18 months and the support she has given me has been invaluable. 

When we first met I had some seriously ingrained bad habits that were affecting every part of my life. With Barbara’s help and guidance I have managed to turn it completely around. 
I’m like a different person! I feel more in control, have more confidence and more importantly I am much happier, at work and at home. Imposter syndrome has been defeated! I cannot recommend her coaching services highly enough."

Charlotte Willis - Compliance Director
"The Coaching was invaluable!"
"Barbara has worked with the senior leadership team here at the Bone Cancer Research Trust for the last 6 months. She has provided us with flexible and tailored coaching to meet our needs as a new leadership team working through a time of change. Her sessions, which have been both 1-2-1 and as a group, have been invaluable - we have become a more efficient and effective team as a result, with what will hopefully be a long-lasting impact."

Liz Eatock - Finance Director
"I now have a real tenacity to ensure I achieve my goals"
"I’m so pleased I made the decision to contact Barbara Nixon. I really had no idea what to expect. The results have been truly remarkable, I have a sense of calm and understanding with a clear vision, a real tenacity to ensure I achieve my goals. There are lots of things I like about Barbara, the one thing that stands out for me is the way she always pushes you out of your comfort zone without you realising it until a few days later when reflecting. I thoroughly enjoy reading the books Barbara recommends, they are purposeful and extremely insightful. I would recommend Barbara to anyone in leadership, anyone who is at a cross roads in their career, or you are a leader who just feels its lonely at the top, or if you just want to boost your confidence. Barbara is brilliant……my team leader has now started coaching sessions with Barbara.

Thank you Barbara it’s been an amazing journey."

Michelle Sault - Managing Director
"I feel more empowered than ever"
"I cannot recommend this fantastic lady enough! I'd lost sight of how to get where I wanted to go and Barbara knew exactly how to hone in on what was needed. I now have a new way of looking at how I value my own time and different aspects of my business, meaning my way forward now makes perfect sense! I feel more empowered than ever to be able to achieve my goals. Thank you Barbara for your time, support and being so on the ball!"

Helen Earnshaw - The Artful Life Coach
"I have unlocked my confidence and self-belief, which has enabled me to achieve my true potential"
"Barbara has been a great inspiration to me, providing practical and very valuable tools and skills to enable me to grow in my professional development. She has unlocked my confidence and self-belief, which has enabled me to achieve my true potential. I will be eternally grateful to her for believing in me and supporting me to reflect on my strengths. Thank you and look forward to seeing you in the future."

Trudy Morris - HR Director
"Working with Barbara was life changing"
"Working with Barbara over six months has been life changing. She has introduced me to a new world of positive self talk which has helped me see life through a new pair of eyes. I felt like she got me from the first meeting and understood my frame of reference. I now have tools to deal with the pressures of management but also every part of my life. Thanks for inspiring me!"

David Ryder - Counsellor
"I push my boundaries and limits to achieve"
"The coaching experience with Barbara was helpful, effective and enjoyable. She makes you feel really at ease and comfortable. She has helped me build my confidence both professionally and personally and has provided me with life-long skills to help me develop even further and push my boundaries and limits to achieve." 

Jade Seivewright - Counsellor
"Barbara makes the complex feel uncomplicated"
"I was looking for a coach to help me with a specific issue and, after an initial cuppa and chat, I knew that Barbara was the person I needed to work with! She listened to me, understood me and reassured me which made me feel relaxed, comfortable and confident. She helped me work through the issue by helping me understand, rationalise and come up with my own solutions by helping me to get to the core of the issue. At the same time it always felt Barbara was there with me, metaphorical arm round my shoulder, guiding and encouraging. She makes the complex feel uncomplicated and after every session I felt positive and inspired. Thank you Barbara,! I look forward to working with you more as a trusted guide on my business journey" 

Andy Bennett - Managing Director
"I have grown more confident in my role being able to look at different approaches then focusing on taking action."
"Working with Barbara has enabled me to shape and implement a set of personal objectives that have materially improved my performance as a leader. Barbara has that natural ability to make you recognise your own potential and help to guide you towards it. Therefore due to her help and advice I have grown more confident in my role being able to look at different approaches then focusing on taking action. Barbara has been instrumental in helping me to "hold up a mirror" to myself in order to see myself as others do. Barbara is enlightening, inspiring and reflective. I would definitely recommend Barbara’s coaching services." 

Jim Smith- Managing Director
"This wonderful woman 'saved my life!'"
"I can't tell you how many times this week I've told friends, colleagues, clients and people I've only just met that this wonderful women has 'saved my life' by encouraging me to address personal issues and take action to unlock my true potential. So this week I'm (a) grateful that I met Barbara Nixon b) I call this wonderful human my friend and (c) last year I chose her to be my coach."

Samira Cakali - Managing Director
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