Welcome, I’m Barbara Nixon, and I’m here to help you Smash Your Own Ceiling in your Business (and Life!!)

How would it feel to massively improve your mindset and productivity so you’re no longer holding yourself back or getting in your own way, and instead can stand in your power, unleash your potential and get the results you really want?

This is my super-power!

Are you ready to get started?


Who am I anyway?

In case we’ve not met before,  I’m a Success Coach and Business Mentor who helps Business Owners and Leaders to Smash their Own Ceiling™️ and grow their business to create a life that they love.

After 20+ years in the People Development Development arena and over 10 years running my own business I’ve worked with thousands of people from CEO’s and Managing Directors to Business Owners who are at the start of their journey to unlock their potential, re-gain their momentum and get the results they really want… and I’d love to help you too.

I do this through my one to one Coaching Programme, my 6 month Business Mastermind (The Smash your own ceiling Academy), and my signature mindset programme (The Smash Your Own Ceiling Bootcamp) and I pride myself on teaching the small tweaks that can make MASSIVE results.


I’m also a speaker, the author of The Boss Hat, The Smash Your Own Ceiling Planner and I’ve been featured in Addicted2Success,Thrive Global and the BBC.

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 totally addicted to books and box sets and you’ll never find me that far from a cup of tea!! 


Want to read more about my journey?

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...

The ONE mantra that never fails!

Early on in my corporate career (about 20 years ago now) I learnt a mantra that has absolutely never ever failed to deliver. In fact, it delivers on so many levels. ➡️ It helps me to prioritise ➡️ To avoid overwhelm ➡️ To stop conflict ➡️ It stops me getting angry or...



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