Are you ready to reach your potential?


Hi, I’m Barbara and I’m here to help Business Owners, improve their confidence, mindset and productivity, so they can get the results they really want…if this is you and you’re ready to remove the blocks that are holding you back, then you’re in the right place.

Over the years I’ve worked with hundreds of people, and I know from experience that it’s really easy to fall into the trap of trying to figure it all out yourself, but never really getting the results that you need.

You might have found that you second guess yourself; procrastinate rather than focusing on what you need to do, and get in your own way and hold yourself back from going for things that will give you results.

But there’s a much easier way.

This is where I can help, by helping you grow your confidence; sharing the tools to improve your mindset, and teaching you how to massively improve your productivity so you have space to think and grow…Sound good?

If so, there are 3 things that I’m passionate about:

1. It starts with you!

No matter where you are on your journey, how you lead yourself matters. I’ll help you get out of your own way and give you permission to look after your own needs so you can start getting the results you want.

2. Action

There’s no point learning new things if you’re not going to put it into practice. Action and Implementation are key.


3. Simplicity

Isn’t life hard enough as it is without making things too complicated? Everything you learn from me will be straight forward, easy to understand, and ready for you to apply. In fact you’ll probably find yourself thinking ‘that’s so obvious, why didn’t I think of that?!’

“Barbara has worked with myself and the management team at Burbank Produce for the past 18 months and in that time has engaged and developed a deep and well-rounded understanding of our leadership training needs and implemented programmes to develop and fulfill leadership potential. A refreshingly non-typical approach to personal development and self-awareness; we received a tailored approach which has been insightful, commercially sound and deeply engaging for myself and everyone involved. We hope to continue working with Barbara as our business and training needs grow and I would strongly recommend her services.”

Johnathan Kershaw

Director, Burbank Produce Ltd

Who am I?

I’ve been in the Personal Development space for over 20 years! That’s ALL of my career!!

It all started with 12 years of working in corporate as a Training Manager in the Head Offices of 2 of the largest retailers in the UK, leading a team and designing development programmes for hundreds of people.

I can remember the very first time I knew that I was driven to support people to grow and succeed….I was about 22 and I was delivering a section of the company induction for about 300 new managers. As I was at the side of the stage, the CEO was chatting to everyone and he said…’you’re all managers…someone will have helped you get to where you are now. Now’s your turn to help other people.”

And I know it might sound daft, but just at that minute I just knew that that’s what I wanted to do.

It was like everything just fell into place for me.

My why is to ‘Help other people grow and succeed’…and I’ve been doing that ever since.

Anyway, during those 12 years I really did learn my craft. I led a team of training professionals, I designed A-LOT of development programmes, I managed large scale programmes and projects, and I worked for all areas of the business…all of which I loved and it gave me fantastic experience and broad commercial knowledge, all of which 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 I jumped ship to start my own business…Trust me, this was an interesting conversation with my hubby – anyway, I can honestly say I’ve never looked back.

Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working across the UK, Europe and USA, I published a book (The Boss Hat) and I have worked with hundreds of people helping them to grow, get the results they need and achieve their potential. I’m also a Chartered Member of the CIPD, a qualified Coach, and an NLP Practitioner.

But what about outside of work? 

Well, I’m a mum of 4, married to Dave, a dog owner, a self help book addict, A Netflix binger, a big tea drinker, a lover of holidays 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 to have a laugh.

“I have had the benefit of working with Barbara over the last few years since taking part in her excellent ‘The Boss Hat Programme’. I found this a really useful course as 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 Groves

Head of Business Support, Primary Care Commissioning

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“A thoroughly professional individual delivering both practical and effective training and coaching. Is able to be flexible to meet the needs of the client business and of individuals, as well as dealing with short notice changes of scope. Most importantly Barbara is able to relate to people at all levels gaining the trust and respect that is essential in being effective in her role”

Keith Ruddock

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“Working with Barbara over the last few years on the Shorebird Webinars has been a delight. Barbara’s dedication and commitment to achieving our mutual goals, has helped to build a large following of loyal guests who consistently deliver positive feedback about her. Barbara has an engaging and approachable style which can bring even the most reserved person out of their shell, coupled with her knowledge and skill level that appeals to all abilities from the board down, will inevitably mean success for all those who work with Barbara. Always ahead of the curve and her infectious enthusiasm for thinking outside the box means that it is always a pleasure to work with Barbara.”

Lis Wilson


I know only too well that there are loads of people who do what I do. 

You have choice – and that’s great. So here’s what other people have said after we’ve worked together..

“Barbara has this knack of making you feel like she’s your best friend even if you’ve only just met.”

“As a result of us working together I can now switch off in the evenings and spend time with my family.”

“There are so many times when I’ve thought…’this makes so much sense why didn’t I think of that?’

“This girl has Jedi Powers. She always knows exactly what the problem is.”



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