Do you feel like you’re always holding yourself back, and getting in your own way of your business success?

Do you have big dreams but just can’t seem to get there?

Do you see other people achieving your goals but you’re still staying stuck?

If so, the Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy is for you!

Let me ask you a question – do you secretly know that you’re holding yourself back? That you’d like to Be more, Do more, and Have more,  but when push comes to shove you just don’t take the leap?

Maybe you believe your own excuses. Things like ‘This isn’t the right time.’ ‘I don’t want to bother people’ ‘I’m not ready yet.’

Maybe you have all the right intentions, but you find yourself procrastinating and getting busy with other things rather than working on that one big thing that will propel you forwards.

Maybe you start things and head in the right direction, and then instead of getting the job done and finished, you convince yourself that you need to start again, or do something completely different.

Or maybe you get hi-jacked by your inner critic?

Whichever it is for you, you’re in the right place!

“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

I remember this being me too!

I vividly remember being sat at my desk, secretly knowing that I wanted to do more, and be more, and that I wasn’t living my own potential, but instead of ‘going for it’ I’d hold myself back and keep myself small. I was definitely guilty of getting in my own way. In fact for me it was all about excuses. An opportunity would come along and instead of jumping at it, I’d come up with excuses why I shouldn’t. ‘I’m not ready’ ‘What will people think?!’ Are all things that would whir around in my head!

But then, one day I realised that I was my own biggest block, and it was then that I made the decision to work on my mindset – and that’s exactly what I did!

Since then I’ve helped loads of people find or grow their confidence, get out of their own way, stop holding themselves back and go for the success that has always been just out of reach!

And I’d love to help you too!

Is this where you are right now?

  • You’re playing small (and you secretly know it)
  • You feel stuck and dis-engaged with where you are right now, and struggling to find the clarity to move forwards.
  • You keep getting in your own way, and holding yourself back
  • You feel like you’ve lost confidence and really want it back so you can move onwards and upwards.
  • You have the perfect excuse for every good opportunity that comes along…Things like…“I don’t have the time” “I’m too old” “I don’t have enough experience” “I’ve not got the right qualifications” “I don’t really know how” “I don’t want to annoy anyone”
  • Your self talk is not your best cheerleader – “Why are you bothering?” “You’re not good enough” “You’ll fail anyway” “What will other people think?” are things that pop into your head whenever you want to try something new.
  • You sabotage your own success. Maybe you’re always looking for perfection, have high expectations that you feel you can’t live up to, you tend to have great ideas but never seem to get to the finish line before starting again, or you’re a master procrastinator.
  • You’re scared of getting too busy and you’ll have to work harder, and not have any time to do the things that you love.

“I have had the benefit of working with Barbara over the last few years… I have progressed into a more senior role and Barbara is an inspiration. She is engaging, supportive and definitely knows what she is talking about. I can highly recommend Barbara to anyone who needs support – she has a brilliant way of supporting you but challenging you at the same time to help you make the changes you need.” (Wendie)

If this resonated with you, you’re definitely not alone! This is something I see all the time! Amazing Business Owners who are blocking their own success and not living their true potential or sharing their magic with the world.

Trust me, it really doesn’t have to be this way!


“This programme has helped in more ways than I can ever explain…this programme and Barbara have completely changed my perspective. It’s impacted on my work, my home, my family and my health and all for the better! You get so much support, Barbara is always on hand and cheering me from the side lines. I understand me a lot better and I’ve “found” my confidence again!  

Give it a try…trust in Barbara and the programme and this will change your life!” 




If you enjoyed the 5 day challenge…you’re going to LOVE this!!

The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy is for you if:

  • You know you’re capable of more – because you can feel it!
  • You have big dreams that you really want to achieve but just can’t seem to get there
  • You feel overwhelmed or lack clarity on where you should be focusing your attention
  • You’re tired of seeing other people getting the success you really want
  • You’re ready to grow your confidence and stretch your comfort zone
  • You’re ready to take action to start getting the results you want (and need)

The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy isn’t just another online course. 

It’s about giving you the tools to prime your mindset for success and grow your confidence; AND supporting you to stretch your comfort zone, so you can achieve your goals without the overwhelm.


“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 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) 


Breakdown of the Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy

Throughout the Programme we’ll cover things like:

  • How to set a goal so you’re always making progress
  • How to stop listening to your inner critic
  • How to grow your confidence
  • Understanding you and your values and what makes you tick?
  • Understanding why you’re getting in your own way.
  • How to move past fear to keep stretching your comfort zone
  • How to side step imposter syndrome
  • How to re-record your limiting beliefs
  • How to set new (useful) habits and get rid of old ones
  • How to improve your money mindset



“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)


Let me tell you something…MINDSET IS EVERYTHING!!

It can absolutely propel you forwards, or it can keep you well and truly stuck in a Groundhog Day loop forever!

But the thing is, working on your mindset and going towards a goal on your own can be really tough!

Even with the best of intentions you can find yourself having days where you’re doubting your own ability, where you’re wondering why you bother, where you procrastinate, where you get busy on the wrong things, where you stop doing the things that really matter and before you know it, you’re right back where you started!

That’s why I created the Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy. A 12 week group coaching programme where you’ll not only get all the information you need; you’ll also get full accountability and be part of an action focused group all going for what they want.

This programme has been designed to make it easier to stretch your comfort zone, and achieve your goals whilst growing your mindset and confidence at the same time.

There is an easier way than what you’ve been doing…and this is it!

“I have been working with Barbara for a while now and I love her style. Practical, pragmatic, challenging and supportive. She never fails to deliver words of wisdom or challenges that help drive personal and professional stretch. Her approach to coaching and her leadership toolbox are fantastic and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.” (Michelle)


The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy gives you all the tools you need to improve your confidence; prime your mindset for success, and stretch your comfort zone so you achieve your goals.

Here’s What You’ll Get:

  • We kick off with a 1-1 call where together we outline your strategy so you know exactly where you’re heading
  • Each week (for 12 weeks) we have a group coaching call to answer questions, unpick any blocks and keep you on track.
  • Lifetime Access to the members area and all the course content which includes: 6 Modules with videos, and worksheets at your finger tips that you can go through time and time again.
  • Lifetime Access to a Facebook Group where you can ask questions, celebrate success, and support other members.
  • PLUS – You’ll also get access to LOTS OF BONUSES Including: The Success Booster Masterclass; The LEAP LIST guide; 5 ways you’re blocking your own success Masterclass and The Money Mindset Module AND LOTS MORE!!


Please note – by purchasing this course you acknowledge that you are accepting our course terms + conditions.

What’s the investment?

Get lifetime access to the Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy 

Price usually – £1497  but for a very limited time £997


Please note - by purchasing this course you acknowledge that you are accepting our course terms + conditions and privacy policy

As a Success and Leadership Coach Barbara helps Business Owners and Leaders, get unstuck, improve their mindset, grow their confidence and maximise their productivity so they can get the success they really want.

After 20+ years in the People Development arena and helping hundreds of people achieve their potential, Barbara kept seeing amazing people holding themselves back and getting in the way of their own success.

As someone who has been there and worn the T-shirt when it comes to improving her own mindset, she’s now on a mission to help amazing people bust through their comfort zones, prime their mindsets for success and really step into their own power so they can achieve their goals.

After all life’s just too short to play small!

She does this through her one to one Coaching Programme, and her online programme The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy, and she prides herself on teaching the small tweaks that can make MASSIVE results.

With a style that has been described as ‘Down to Earth’ ‘Fun’ and ‘Approachable’ – like ‘chatting to your friend but getting amazing results at the same time’ Barbara focuses on helping you get the results you want, in a way that’s right for you.

Barbara is also a speaker, the author of The Boss Hat, and has been featured in Addicted2Success,Thrive Global and the BBC.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't like the course? Is there a refund?

Refunds are only available up to 5 days after purchasing the course. After that refunds will no longer be available.

How long does it take to work through?

The Academy is 12 weeks long – however you get lifetime access to the programme

How long do I have access for?

You have lifetime* access to the course materials, but only 12 weeks group coaching. 

(Lifetime access means as long as the programme is available – but I don’t intend on stopping it anytime soon)

Can I share it with my colleagues / team?

I’m afraid not. This is a paid course so it shouldn’t be shared with colleagues or friends. If you do need more than one copy for your workplace simply get in touch at and I’ll arrange that for you.

Please note - by purchasing this course you acknowledge that you are accepting our course terms + conditions and privacy policy


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