But most of the time you just feel like you’re struggling to keep your head above water.

You’re great at what you do, because let’s face it, you wouldn’t have got to where you are right now if you weren’t.  But, being a leader right now feels like all you’re doing is keeping plates spinning.

I’m here to tell you that there is a much easier way, and you don’t have to struggle alone.  Just because you’re in charge, doesn’t mean you have to know all the answers…in fact, you’re allowed to learn and grow too!


My purpose is to help you work smarter and not harder.

To feel calm and in control of your day, every day.

To get the results you need from your team, whilst still being a great person to work for.

To reach your leadership potential!


I know that its hard to muddle through on your own, but, I’m here to give you the skills you need to get things done and make life much easier.

As a result, there are 3 things that I’m passionate about:

1. Leadership starts with you.

Even though you might be the Boss, 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 as well as those of your team and business.

2. People

Your team really can make the difference. I’ll show you how, so you start seeing the results you need, whether you’re recruiting a brand new team, or growing an exisiting one.


3. Simplicity

Isn’t life hard enough as it is without making things too 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?!’

“Barbara has worked with myself and the management team at Burbank Produce for the past 18 months and in that time has engaged and developed a deep and well-rounded understanding of our leadership training needs and implemented programmes to develop and fulfill leadership potential. A refreshingly non-typical approach to personal development and self-awareness; we received a tailored approach which has been insightful, commercially sound and deeply engaging for myself and everyone involved. We hope to continue working with Barbara as our business and training needs grow and I would strongly recommend her services.” Johnathan Kershaw

Director, Burbank Produce Ltd

Who am I?


My name is Barbara Nixon and I’m here to help you be the leader you were always meant to be.

I know that you’re here because you secretly get that you could be doing things differently. That there has to be an easier way. In fact, you probably look around and wonder – ‘how do they do that?’ when you see other people getting the results you want (and need) without tearing their hair out.

 I know that you’re here because you’re an action taker and want to make the changes you need to get to where you want to be.

And, I know that you’re here because you’re ready to step into leadership in a new way. To learn more about how to get results from your team, and how to get results from yourself.

But right now this feels easier said than done.

You’re no good to anyone when you’re feeling bogged down…and that’s where I can really help as I have this knack of being able to see where the real problem is so we can sort it out once and for all.

But one thing I do know…investing in yourself and your development is a  sure fire way to rocket fuel your career and your business.

Why struggle on your own when you don’t have to?

So, what’s my background?

After 12 years of working in corporate as a Training Manager (fuelling my passion for leadership) for 2 of the largest retailers in the UK,  I jumped ship to start my own business in 2010, and I can honestly say I’ve never looked back. During my time I’ve had the pleasure of working within lots of different sectors, and with hundreds of people at all levels of their  careers, helping them to get the results they need and be the leaders they were always meant to be – all whilst working smarter and not harder.


Here’s how I can help

Blog Posts

Every week I publish a free blog post with tips that you can put into practice.

To subscribe so you don’t miss out click here.

Here are some of my most popular posts for you to check out.

Free monthly webinars

Each month I jump on a webinar – Live – and deliver a free mini workshop. They usually last between 30-45 minutes long. Long enough for you to eat your sandwich and drink your coffee. They’re really interactive, loads of fun, and packed with tips. To join me all you need to do is subscribe here and I’ll put you on the invitation list.

“A thoroughly professional individual delivering both practical and effective training and coaching. Is able to be flexible to meet the needs of the client business and of individuals, as well as dealing with short notice changes of scope. Most importantly Barbara is able to relate to people at all levels gaining the trust and respect that is essential in being effective in her role” Keith Ruddock

As well as free stuff which you can absolutely take advantage of there are other ways to work with me.


I understand that sometimes you just need to learn something in your own time. So, I’ve put together some courses that will really get you moving. Have a look here.

One to One Exec Coaching

If you’re ready to really start getting the results you need, and you’re tired of trying to figure it out yourself, one to one coaching is for you. Read here for more information and to book your slot to get started.


If you’d like to develop your team in house I can absolutely help.

Click here for more information.


Have an event that needs a speaker? Look no further…

Click here to see what I love to talk about.


Prefer to read? No problem.

Click here to get your copy of my latest book.

“Working with Barbara over the last few years on the Shorebird Webinars has been a delight. Barbara’s dedication and commitment to achieving our mutual goals, has helped to build a large following of loyal guests who consistently deliver positive feedback about her. Barbara has an engaging and approachable style which can bring even the most reserved person out of their shell, coupled with her knowledge and skill level that appeals to all abilities from the board down, will inevitably mean success for all those who work with Barbara. Always ahead of the curve and her infectious enthusiasm for thinking outside the box means that it is always a pleasure to work with Barbara.” Lis Wilson


I know only too well that there are loads of people who do what I do. 

You have choice – and that’s great. So here’s what other people have said after we’ve worked together..

“Barbara has this knack of making you feel like she’s your best friend even if you’ve only just met.”

“As a result of us working together I can now switch off in the evenings and spend time with my family.”
“There are so many times when I’ve thought…’this makes so much sense why didn’t I think of that?’  But I was just too close I guess.”
“This girl has Jedi Powers. She always knows exactly what the problem is.”

Taking all that into consideration – If you’re ready to make the changes you need to reach your leadership potential and you know deep down you could be working so much more effectively, I’d love to work with you to – and help you get the results you really want.

So, if this sounds like something you want and need stick around I’d love you to join me.

Free monthly webinars!

Each month I jump on a live webinar and deliver a free mini workshop. They’re really interactive, loads of fun, and packed with tips. To join me all you need to do is subscribe here and I’ll put you on the invitation list.

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