The Smash Your Own Ceiling Bootcamp

If you're ready to stop holding yourself back, get out of your own way once and for all, and create the business and life you really love then this is the 8 week programme for you.

You'll learn the tools, tips and techniques to get you firmly into action mode and attracting the results you can't stop thinking about.

It's time to stop hiding and start shining!!


The Smash Your Own Ceiling Collective

The Smash Your Own Ceiling is my monthly mindset membership for soul-centred entrepreneurs and leaders. Think of it as your favourite yoga or pilates lesson for your mind. Where every week we jump on a group call (via zoom) to reflect, re-set and re-fresh our mindset for the following week. You'll love the people, the training, the a-ha moments. This membership really is magic!

One to One Coaching

If you're a Managing Director, Business Owner, or Leader and you're ready to enhance your mindset, confidence, or leadership skills to accelerate your results, click below to book a call to discuss your needs further.

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one to one coaching

Coaching For Your Team

For medium sized businesses - if you'd like your Senior Team to benefit from one to one coaching to enhance their leadership skills, confidence and productivity please book a call below to discuss.

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Coaching for teams

Barbara is an incredible coach.

I’ve known her for many years and over this time have been the recipient of her support, purchased her programs, and had her as a guest mentor in my own program. She truly knows her stuff.

Whether it’s providing 1:1 support - or facilitating groups, when it comes to leadership, success and mindset I highly recommend her!

— Amanda Freeman, Coach

I worked with Barbara for over a year when she supported me during a particularly challenging period whilst I was in a business leadership role. She is fantastic to work with and offered great ideas and sound advice across a wide range of leadership topics that ultimately assisted me to drive the business in a positive direction. I highly recommend Barbara’s professional leadership coaching.

Thank you for your fantastic support Barbara!

— Paul Fletcher, Plant Director

I worked one-to-one with Barbara for 6 months when I was transitioning out of one life and into another, and I honestly could not have made it through the very many wobbles without her. She was instrumental in helping me lay the foundations for my creative coaching practice and her laser-focused coaching and advice helped me enormously when I was completely overwhelmed by too many ideas, not enough clarity and not nearly enough confidence. Her style is so relaxed, down to earth and practical and she is incredibly kind to boot. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and look forward to doing so again as my business grows."

— Jude Schweppe, Coach for Creatives

I started one to one coaching with Barbara as I was at a careers crossroad. Big birthday looming and not sure where I wanted to be, what role I wanted and then how to get here.

I met with Barbara once a month and quite quickly she helped me identify what I wanted career wise. It had always been there but had just been lost in overthinking, doubting myself etc. Barbara has this amazing ability to just ask the question and the right time and doesn’t accept wishy washy answers. Really helped me think and I feel incredibly supported. 

Having identified where I wanted to be it was then about how I got there. Again, huge support and those great questions. 

I am in my new role and loving it, but also prepared for any of those nagging doubts, with a plan of how to tackle them should they appear. Again, thanks to Barbara. I highly recommend Barbara as a coach. She is incredibly open and energetic, but there is also no getting away from those questions I’d been avoiding. What was important for me was a challenge – but in a supportive way, and that is what I got. "

— Jennie Vass

“Barbara Nixon is an extremely engaging person and has the very rare ability of being able to develop a keen understanding of an individual or situation accurately and efficiently. Through this insight and her undoubted and very understated intellect Barbara has been able to assist in helping to support key members of my team, identifying where change is both wanted and required and being able to tailor a program for each person designed to help them and the business achieve on-going progress and improvement. 


Barbara is very engaging, extremely good fun and someone that others find it easy to relate to and engage with, her various tools including some expert advice on bespoke reading materials along with practical and everyday training aids and techniques are both inspiring and effective. Comfortable in communicating at any level, Barbara Nixon is a person I would strongly recommend if you or your business is need of change, inspiration or wishes to challenge the status quo in order to keep moving forward. “

— Noel Kershaw, Managing Director, Deli Fresh

“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

“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

“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’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 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

“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 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, Counsellor

“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, Counsellor

“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

“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

“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

“Barbara was a fantastic support to me when I was in a very difficult place. Her kindness and compassion was exactly when I needed when battling depression and she was readily available via voice notes to give me an extra boost when it was needed.

I really enjoyed our monthly sessions and Barbara was generous in providing lots of extras such as useful audio mindfulness and visualisation techniques, group sessions and online courses.

With Barbara’s help I was able to learn how to coach myself out of challenging situations and I’m now in a far better place. Thank you Barbara!” 

— Ellie McDonald, Managing Director

I worked with Barbara over a 6 month period when I felt my career was at a cross roads. I had come out of a HRD role that was supporting a business during a particularly challenging time of its evolution, complete with all the pressure that entails.

I worked with Barbara to focus on my own self development, reset my core values and to think really hard about that direction to take my career next.

She was thought provoking, challenging (in a good way) and very easy to relate to. I would thoroughly recommend Barbara to anyone who is at a cross roads, suffering from burnout or lacking confidence to realise their own potential.

She is inspirational, a great coach and a genuinely nice person.” 

— Jacqui Taylor - HR Director