Welcome to the Leadership Toolbox

Are you a Supervisor, Manager, or Director and would LOVE to have access to a vault of development at your fingertips, and a growing community of like minded people?

If so, you have come to the right place…welcome to The Leadership Toolbox.



Access to a vault of learning so you’ve always got the information you need



Access to a growing community of like minded people all on the same journey as you, ready to support you every step of the way.


Every month you’ll get your invite to a virtual ‘Office Hours’ where you can get coaching, or learn from other members.


Prices from £10 per month 

You know that you need to keep learning…but you just don’t have the time to attend long programmes…sometimes you just need that quick fix.

As a leader (at any level) there’s so much you need to know and do. But even if you’ve been on a development programme, there are bound to be gaps in your knowledge.

The problem is that often you don’t know what the gaps are until they’re right in front of you, and then you have to start Googling for answers just so you can get something done.

The thing is that it’s times like this that you just need to learn something really quickly so you can get past a hurdle – without researching Training Providers and dedicating a day out of you diary.

“I was doing some appraisals and wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. I quickly logged into The Leadership Toolbox, completed the Appraisals workshop and in 15 minutes was confident to get them done.”


The Leadership Toolbox is designed to make learning super easy.

“I was going for a job interview and I hadn’t had an interview in over 10 years. Luckily that month the new workshop was about interview skills. It was just what I needed – and it really boosted my confidence.”


The Leadership Toolbox is a great resource for busy people. Concise, bite-size presentations on useful topics for managers are easy to fit into my schedule. They’re backed up with links to tools, talks, templates and other resources for when I want to investigate a subject in more detail. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants clear, effective, and quick guidance on everyday management challenges.
Emma Banks, Symphony Group


Prices from £10 per month 

You can feel lonely at times. Yes, you’ve got the people around you, but it’s also nice to connect with people outside your organisation who are going through the same thing.

Feeling lonely and isolated is a common problem for leaders at all levels. After all, you’re the one that’s supposed to have all the answers and a positive attitude all the time.

The thing is that you’re human too, and it’s OK to want to chat and connect with impartial people that are going through the same thing.

By joining The Leadership Toolbox you’ll be with like minded people all on similar journey’s who are willing to share their experiences, support you when you need it and are there to cheer you on and celebrate the wins. 


The Leadership Toolbox is right for you if:

  • You’re a leader at any level. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve just got your first management position, you’re the Managing Director or any where in between. We’ve got you covered.
  • You want to have learning at your finger tips
  • You want to join a growing community of like minded people
  • You want support as you grow

“I love everything that Barbara does. It’s simple, no nonsense and without any fluff. Who has time for long programmes? This works perfectly.”

Here’s what you’ll get:

The Toolbox


Access to lots of bite sized online workshops on loads of different topics from How to do an appraisal and How to have a difficult conversation to Stress Awareness and Coaching in the workplace and everything in between.

Each workshop is a maximum of 30 minutes long most of them come with a worksheet, and any relevant additional resources so you can get the learning you need when you need it (and in the time it takes to eat a sandwich!)

All around our core values of:


I’m a big fan of making things as simple as possible – isn’t life complicated enough?


Easy to Digest

All workshops are designed to give you the information you need so you can put it into action straight away.

Bite sized Learning

Your day is already busy enough – so workshops are no longer than 30 minutes.

Meet Our Experts

We’re incredibly proud to work in partnership with some amazing people, all of whom are experts in their field, and have shared their wisdom in the vault.

Lorraine Hamilton is the owner of Coach School an Internationally accredited Coach Training Provider and the creator of the SWITCH coaching system.  As an award winning business owner, Lorraine believes that coaching makes us braver and gives us to the courage to be the best version of ourselves so we can achieve what we truly want for ourselves and the world.

Deborah Ogden is a nationally respected speaker on personal branding and making a positive impact.

Whether it’s building profile, winning more contracts or pitching and presenting with confidence, Deborah’s expertise has delivered breakthrough results time after time for businesses and individuals across the UK.

Ashley Heeley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has worked in a variety of generalist HR roles for over 30 years and now has his own business, Heeley Resourcing, providing HR expertise to support small and medium sized businesses.

Nicola Dodson is a HR consultant, and career coach and the owner of NJHR Associates Ltd which was founded and developed from a belief that people who enjoy their work are more fulfilled and make a greater contribution to the success of a business.

Martin Mellor is a highly commercial Chartered Management Accountant and runs his business, Mellor Financial Management with the aim of providing financial management and training support to the SME business community. 


Emma Roberts is a Paralegal for SCE Solicitors providing Employment and HR support and advises both employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. This involves advising on disciplinary and grievances, redundancies and termination of employment and settlement agreements, as well as advising on and responding to internal employment disputes and tribunal claims.

Claire Howie is a career coach career who supports individuals to achieve the clarity, confidence and motivation to move forward, as well as practical support with job-searching, planning for the future and actioning steps along the way.

What else do you get?

Group ‘Office Hours’

Each month I hold a virtual call for any member that wants to jump in. They’re held on line via Zoom and we can discuss anything that you need additional support on.

Our Community

You’ll also join our ever growing community of Leaders on Facebook – where you can network, ask each other questions and help each other out. I’m in there too. We’ve even got a Book Club!

Annual Live Development

Each year I hold a Summit which is jam packed with development so you get inspired, motivated and learn new things too.

Mastermind Group

You can also join our mastermind group that meets face to face once a quarter to rocket fuel their development. (Please note there is an additional charge for this)

Want a sneak peek?

Click on the video and get a sneaky peak behind the scenes.


Prices from £10 per month 

“I LOVE The Leadership Toolbox. I’m in a senior position and this allows me to upskill when I need (or want) to. It’s simple, no fluff, and does exactly what it says on the tin. What more do you need?”

“Barbara is all about being down to Earth and simplicity, and that’s exactly what The Leadership Toolbox is. It’s a no nonsense approach to learning. Perfect.”

“One of the things I love about The Leadership Toolbox is just how available Barbara and the team are. I’ve had a couple of questions and she just jumps straight in with an answer. It feels like I have my own virtual coach!”


Prices from £10 per month 

Time MasteryAbout Barbara

Barbara helps Business Owners, Directors and Managers get back in control of their day; work smarter and improve their confidence and mindset – and really grow as a leader.

She does this through her one to one Executive Coaching, her Membership club (The Leadership Toolbox) and her online leadership development programme (The Boss Hat Programme.)

She prides herself on teaching leaders at all levels the small tweaks they can make to reap 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 leaders get the rewards they want whilst building a life and career they really love.


Prices from £10 per month 


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