Are you a Service Based Business Owner?

Do you have big dreams for your business but just not sure how to get there?

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

Do you see other people achieving your goals but you’re still in the same place?

Are you ready to take action?

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 ”Am I doing the right thing?” “I don’t want to bother people”

Maybe you have all the right intentions, but you’re not sure where to start, and you find yourself overthinking and lacking the clarity you need to move forward or wondering which way is the right way to go.

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 and do something different.

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

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

“The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy is the perfect partner to your  business venture. It’s everything you need to get you into the right mindset, get you comfortable with being visible, to help you narrow down your niche and with the benefits of an amazing Coach and group of Peer Cheerleaders to get you sailing over those hurdles like a gold medal athlete.” Clair

I remember this being me too!

I vividly remember being sat at my desk, with a big dream, but I secretly knew that I wasn’t living my own potential. 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 hundreds of people just like you, 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!


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Is this where you are right now?

  • You’re playing small (and you secretly know it)
  • You feel stuck 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 overwhelmed at what you’ve got to achieve to realise your vision
  • 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 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 having to work harder, and not have any time to do the things that you love.
  • You’re not sure you believe you can be successful even though you really want it.

“The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy is open, empowering, supportive and you get even more than you hope to get when you sign up. I feel genuinely supported by Barbara and the others in the group and Barbara creates a safe space with tailored advice for everyone.” (Hazel)

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)
  • You want to work with a Success Coach and get the support you need
  • You want to surround yourself with amazing business owners all on the same journey

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

It’s a Group Mentoring Programme designed to give you the tools to prime your mindset for success, grow your confidence AND give you the business tips you need to 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) 


“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Barbara and she is one of the most incredible women I have had the privilege to know.Truly inspiring, she is a great motivator, shares pragmatic, practical advice and is full of positivity and innovation. 

This programme really is life changing and encourages you to dig deep, reflect, refocus and reframe your mindset/outlook.I wouldn’t have got to where I am now without her and am forever grateful… long may our working relationship last and I wear my ‘BN Ambassador’ badge with pride!” (Francesca)



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 6 Month Group Mentoring 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, and growing your business whilst growing your mindset and confidence at the same time.

This is Mindset, Strategy and Business all rolled into one!

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


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“Barbara is a genuine powerhouse! She has been a key part of my support system for my latest launch and has made sure I’ve stayed on track and remained focused. She’s been by my side every step of the way and it’s been incredible” (Jo Sweeney)


The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy gives you all the tools you need to Prime your mindset for success, and grow your business.

Here’s What You’ll Get:

  • A 1-1 Call where together we outline your strategy so you know exactly where you’re heading
  • Each week (for 6 months) we have a group mentoring call to answer questions, unpick any blocks and keep you on track.
  • Lifetime Access to the members area and all the course content to help you overcome any blocks in your business that you can go through time and time again.
  • Access to a Facebook Group where you can ask questions, celebrate success, and support other members.
  • Guest Training from Industry Experts who come to support our members.
  • PLUS – You’ll also get access to BONUSES Including: The Fearlessly Visible 30 Day Challenge Online Programme and The Success Booster Masterclass and so much more.


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

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

As a Success Coach and Business Mentor,  Barbara helps Business Owners, 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.

Francesca Aproskie - Zumba Mate

Ellen Spry - Norwex

Hazel Ponsford - Trusted VA

Clair Merrall - Tropic Skincare

Frequently Asked Questions

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

There are no refunds available

How long does it take to work through?

The Academy is 3 months long – however you get lifetime access to the members area.

How long do I have access for?

You have lifetime* access to the course materials, but only 3 Months 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.

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