Hey, I’m Barbara and I’m here to help Business Owners and Leaders, unlock their potential, stop holding themselves back and get the results that they really want in their business.

So, if you’re ready to grow yourself so you can grow your business, you’ve definitely come to the right place!
Over the years I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with thousands of people from business owners at the very start of their journey through to CEO’s and Managing Directors, and I know from experience that it’s far too easy to fall into the trap of trying to figure it all out yourself.
But the thing is that it doesn’t have to be this way as this is where I come in.
I’m here to help you to get the clarity you need so you know exactly where you’re heading, help you to identify exactly where the bottle neck is for you, and to MASSIVELY improve your mindset so you’re no longer holding yourself back, spinning your wheels or getting in your own way.
In fact there are 3 things that I’m really passionate about:


Isn’t life hard enough as it is without making things even more complicated?

Everything you learn from me will be straight forward, easy to understand, and ready for you to apply straight away.

Mindset Matters

Your mindset is at the core of everything that you do. I’ll help you get out of your own way and give yourself the tools to look after your own needs so you can start manifesting what you want and have a much greater impact. I love nothing more than helping my clients get the confidence to elevate as a leader in their field and totally stand in their power. Get ready to shine!



It doesn’t matter how much you learn, it’s about what you do with it that counts. Together I’ll show you how to take action to avoid the overwhelm so you’re constantly moving in the right direction.

I’ve been in the People Development Space for all of my career – 26 years and counting.

My story began when I was 21 and fresh out of university. At the time I’d just had my eldest daughter and it was then that I landed my first job working for one of the largest food retailers in the UK in the People Development Department.

Little did I know that I’d stumbled head first into my purpose.

In fact I can remember the very first time I realised what my purpose was, and trust me I know this is going to sound super corny and weird but it’s all true!
I was about 22 and I was delivering a section of the company induction to about 300 new managers. All of the new managers were sat on their seats in a big auditorium and I was waiting nervously at the side of the stage for my turn whilst the CEO was doing his thing.
I was half listening and half trying to remember what I was going to say when all of a sudden his words cut through my mental noise.
He said: ’you’re all managers now…someone will have helped you get to where you are today. Now’s your turn to help other people. That’s your job!
His words hit me like a tonne of bricks!!
Just like that I knew what I was here to do!
To help other people grow and succeed!
And I have to say I’ve been doing that ever since.
So, that first job led to 12 years working in the Head Offices of two of the largest food retailers here in the UK.  
 I led large teams of training professionals, I designed A-LOT of development programmes, I was responsible for the Management Development for all the Managers in the retail arm of the chain, I managed large scale programmes, projects and even larger budgets, and I worked for all areas of the business…all of which I loved and it gave me the broad commercial knowledge that helps me to help my clients today.
Then in 2010, during the biggest economic downturn we’ve had, I decided that that was the time to realise a personal ambition and start my own business.
I’d just gone back to work after having my youngest child (I now had 3 children and a step son all of whom were under 13) and I realised that I wanted more from my life…Freedom!!
I could count on one hand how many times I’d done the school run, and I wanted my life to change.
It was then that I decided to jump ship and I can honestly say that I’ve never looked back.
Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of people at all levels of their business journey, from those just starting their businesses to CEO’s and Managing Directors of 8 figure businesses. I’ve worked across the UK, Europe and USA working with leaders of companies of all sizes, I published a book – The Boss Hat a guide for new managers, grown two businesses to 6 figures, and continue to work with action takers to help them get the results they really want.
I’ve also got a degree in Journalism and Psychology, I’m a Chartered Member of the CIPD, a 2 x qualified Coach an NLP Practitioner and Time Line Therapist.
But what about outside of work?
Well, I’m married to Dave and together we have 4 amazing kids and dog. I’m a self-help book addict, A Netflix binger, a big tea drinker, a lover of travel and being outside in general, and I’ve also tried my hand at Stand Up Comedy and Improv. I’m also incredibly Down to Earth, and love nothing more than to have a laugh.

Are You Ready for the next step?

Order your copy of The Smash Your Own Ceiling Planner

Are you ready for the planner to end all planners?

If so, I’ve got you covered. The Smash Your Own Ceiling planner is my planning system in one handy book.
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Order your copy of The Smash Your Own Ceiling Business Workbook

Are you ready to plan the next 12 months of your business success, and feel like a coach is sitting on your shoulder?

If so, the Smash Your Own Ceiling Business Workbook is for you.


Fearlessly Visible Challenge

Join The Fearlessly Visible 21 Day Challenge

Do you struggle with putting yourself out there and being visible in your business?

Do you struggle with what to say, and how to say it?
Do you find yourself having all the best intentions and you start off great, only for you to ‘fall off the wagon’ and then have to start again?
If so, this is the programme for you.
Are you ready to become Fearlessly Visible?

Join The Smash Your Own Ceiling Collective

Are you ready to prime your mindset for success, achieve your goals and grow your confidence and self belief?

If you’ve had enough of  holding yourself back and getting in your own way this is the place for you.


Join The Smash Your Own Ceiling Business Academy

Are you a Coach, Consultant, or Service Provider and are ready to get more Clients, Confidence and Freedom?  If so, my 12 month Business Mastermind is perfect for you

Where Mindset meets Business, The Smash Your Own Ceiling Academy is a 12 month Mastermind where you’ll learn how to up-grade your thinking, stand in your power, attract your dream clients and grow your business online.


One to One Coaching 

If you’re ready to achieve the results that you know you’re more than capable of, get some accountability and support every step of the way my One to One Coaching Programme is for you.


If you’d like to discuss your needs further please email info@barbaranixon.co.uk

Or to book your complimentary breakthrough session click here

“I actually stand taller”

“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

Learning and Development Consultant

“Imposter Syndrome has been defeated!”

“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

Compliance Director

“The Coaching was Invaluable”

“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

Finance Director

“I now have a real tenacity to ensure I achieve my goals”

“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 insightful. 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

Managing Director

“I feel more empowered than ever”

“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

The Artful Life Coach

“I have unlocked my confidence and self-belief, which has enabled me to achieve my true potential”

“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

HR Director

“Working with Barbara was life changing”

“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


“I push my boundaries and limits to achieve”

“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 Seivewright


“Barbara makes the complex feel uncomplicated”

“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

“I have grown more confident in my role being able to look at different approaches then focusing on taking action.”

“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

“This wonderful woman saved my life!”

“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

If you’d like to discuss your needs further please email info@barbaranixon.co.uk

Or to book your complimentary breakthrough session click here


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