Leading a business can sometimes feel like a lonely place, especially as you’ve so much to do. Decisions to make, problems to solve, people to see…the list is endless. There may even be days when you find yourself wondering whether you’re going about things in the right way, whether you’re good enough, or if things could be a bit easier.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Having someone on your side, to give you the support, guidance and coaching that you really need really does catapult you to where you want to go.

Let me ask you a question…can you relate to any of this?

  • You’d like to be more confident and able to move forward easily without second guessing yourself?
  • You have big plans, and a vision for your business but you seem to be taking two steps forward and one back?
  • You’d like to be more, do more and have more impact, but you often find yourself stuck not knowing what to do next?
  • You sometimes feel like an imposter, and don’t feel good enough to be sharing your message far and wide.
  • You feel pushed for time, and that you’re spinning too many plates, and juggling too many balls.
  • You’d really like some more time to spend with your family or doing things you enjoy.
  • You spend all your time focusing on the needs of other people: your clients, your family, your partner, that you have little time for yourself.
  • You want more headspace to think and work on your business and not in it.

If this is where you are, I can help

“Barbara Nixon is an extremely engaging person and has the very rare ability of being able to develop a keen understanding of an individual or situation accurately and efficiently. Through this insight and her undoubted and very understated intellect Barbara has been able to assist in helping to support key members of my team, identifying where change is both wanted and required and being able to tailor a program for each person designed to help them and the business achieve on-going progress and improvement. Barbara is very engaging, extremely good fun and someone that others find it easy to relate to and engage with, her various tools including some expert advice on bespoke reading materials along with practical and everyday training aids and techniques are both inspiring and effective. Comfortable in communicating at any level, Barbara Nixon is a person I would strongly recommend if you or your business is need of change, inspiration or wishes to challenge the status quo in order to keep moving forward. “

Noel Kershaw

Managing Director, Deli Fresh Ltd


What I offer is a healthy fusion of coaching, mentoring, and training all rolled into one.

In conventional coaching services the answers would all come from you, which is fantastic. However, what I’ve noticed over the years is that sometimes ‘you just don’t know what you don’t know’, and rather than wait until you do, this is where I jump in to give you some support, guidance and a whole lot of development along the way. This way you leave every session with clear actions and having made a real leap in the right direction.

I’ve worked with literally hundreds of leaders, from Managers, Business Owners, and Directors, to help them achieve their potential and get the results they really want and need.

As your success coach we’ll tackle your mindset, the way you’re working so you can really leverage your time, and work together to remove any blocks that are holding you back.

I’m also a master of showing you an easier and quicker way resulting in quite a lot of A-HA moments as you discover the answer is a lot simpler than you thought.

“Barbara is incredibly down-to-earth and easy to relate to; which makes for more than just a pleasant experience with her …

Barbara is skilled in creating a space for development to evolve in a way that feels almost like osmosis, and I always come away from our discussions enlightened and energised to take the next step.

Whether you are manager, senior leader or CEO you need Barbara on your team!”

Lorraine Hamilton

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

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

Let me give you the details…

What does the coaching package look like?

The minimum package that I offer is 6 months long (there’s also a 12 month option available)

Before we start I send you out a questionnaire where you’ll give me all the low down on where you are right now, and where you want to be. This will enable us to get off to a flying start.

We then have a 90 minute first session where we start to really get to grips with what’s going on, and what’s stopping you making the progress you need. We cover a lot of ground in this session.

Then each month over 6 months we’ll have 2 sessions. Either a 90 minute session, and a 30 minute session, or 2 x 60 minute sessions.

After each session you’ll have loads of actions to implement so that you’re always making progress.

Where are they held?

All coaching sessions are via Zoom (video conferencing)

How do I get the most out of each coaching session?

The best way to get the most out of your coaching programme is to prepare before each session, be very honest and open to being coached and developed, and to complete the actions you’ve identified.

Can you coach my team?

Yes. I can work with your team as well. In fact it’s a great thing to offer as a company benefit.

What do we discuss?

As a Success and Leadership Coach my zone of genius is helping you to achieve your potential; To be more confident and effective; to improve your mindset, grow your comfort zone and to remove any blocks that are holding you back. To leverage your productivity, and help you get the headspace you need to think clearly and be at your best. 

But the list really is endless.

What are the benefits of coaching?

Coaching is a great way to get the focused attention you need without the distraction of other people on a programme, or going through a set agenda, and you can really tailor each session to suit exactly what you need at that time.

As with anything the more you put in, the more you’ll get out…so it’s a good idea to always take action in between meetings so that you’re moving towards your desired end goal and you start to see the results you want.

So many of my clients have said that they enjoy the ‘me time’ that coaching provides.

A place to discuss your needs without any interruptions or judgement.

What does the coach do during the coaching session?

As your coach I’ll ‘have your back!’

I’ll be listening intently to what you say, and also what you don’t say.

I’ll hold you accountable to your actions

I’ll support you both during and in between sessions.

I’ll be challenging you to think deeper, ask you questions, and providing a safe space for you to think things through, process and un-pick things without the pressure of being at work.

I’ll also provide direction, as I have the luxury of a different vantage point to you, so I can point out things that you may not have noticed that might help.

As I’ve got over 20 years of experience in the personal development space, I can also share tools, and techniques that will help you along the way.

(I’ll also probably be drinking tea as it helps me think!)

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

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 inciteful. 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

How do I book?


If you’d like to discuss your needs further please email

Or if you’d like to book your complimentary breakthrough session, click here to complete a very short application form

“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

Creation Station

“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

Wellspring Academy Trust

“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

“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 Sievewright

Barbara is an excellent coach – I have taken some great guidance and support from Barbara – she delivers her coaching in such an authentic way. I must also say her webinars and tool kits are modern and a great way of learning and putting one self first –thanks for being great!.” 

Kevin Trott

“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

“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

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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