I’m Barbara Nixon, and I’m a Success Coach here to help you Smash Your Own Ceiling™️ in Business, (and Life!)


If you’re ready to grow your confidence, side step your self sabotage and step into the person you were always meant to be, you’re in the right place…because there’s one thing that I know for sure. Success Begins with You!

Who am I anyway?

Hey, in case we’ve not met before,  I’m Barbara, a Success Coach or who helps Business Owners and Leaders to Smash their Own Ceiling™️ and grow themselves so they can grow their business.

I’ve been in the People Development space for all of my career (20+ years and counting!) and have had the absolute pleasure of working with thousands of amazing people from CEO’s and Managing Directors of 7 and 8 figure businesses with huge teams, to Business Owners who are at the start of their journey and everyone in between, helping them to unlock their potential, side step their blocks and step into the person they were always meant to be…and I’d love to help you to.

The thing is…I know for a fact that when you rise everything else does too. Your business, your clients, your teams and your bank balance! Plus it feels so much easier than spinning your wheels and getting in your own way.

I’m also a speaker, the author of The Boss Hat (a self help guide for new managers), The Smash Your Own Ceiling Planner and The Smash Your Own Ceiling Business Workbook, and I’ve been featured in Addicted2Success, Thrive Global and The BBC. You can also find me hanging out in my free Facebook Community, The Smash Your Own Ceiling Society, and on Instagram.

Behind the scenes, I’m married to Dave and between us we’ve got 4 fantastic kids (3 in their 20’s, and 1 teen) and an amazing dog. I’m super chilled and down to Earth, totally addicted to books and box sets and you’ll never find me that far from a cup of tea!! 

If you’re ready for next steps –  check out My One to One Coaching Packages, my 3 month Business Group Mentoring Programme (The Smash your own ceiling Academy), and my signature mindset programme (The Smash Your Own Ceiling Bootcamp) Your future self will thank you for it!





Want to read more about my journey?

How to stop the mid-year goal panic

So today I woke up and realised it was nearly July. July! Seriously...where did the first half of this year go? I don't know about you but in my head it was Christmas like 5 minutes ago! Want to know how I realised it was nearly July? My social media feed was crammed...

How to get moving when you feel stuck

You have big goals and dreams, and a whisper deep down inside that's telling you you're here for more. You can't stop thinking about it. You write lists about it. You talk about it. You know that this is what you're meant to be doing...but for some reason unbeknown to...

5 Signs you’re blocking your own success

Let me ask you a question - how do you know if you're blocking your own success? I get asked this question a lot. In fact, I got asked it only the other day when I was running a workshop for an amazing group of business owners, and to be honest it's a really good...

Are you making things hard for yourself?

Quick question ... are you making things hard for yourself? I have to be honest here, I’ve done this on more than one occasion... things like: * Overthinking * Procrastinating * Messing about on social * Changing the plan (yet again) * Writing yet another list *...

10 tips from 10 years in Business

This year I'm celebrating 10 years since I left my corporate life to start my own business. I have to tell you that this decade went past in a flash. It hardly seems like 2 minutes ago since I was having that conversation with my boss to tell them my news. I'd not...



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