//Carol Barnes Business Skills Trainer
Carol Barnes Business Skills Trainer2017-08-15T11:53:58+00:00

Carol Barnes

Executive Business Coaching

carol-barnes-business-skills-trainerCarol completed the Masters level 7 ILM in Executive Coaching with an additional diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and uses this powerful combined approach to help people dissolve age-old barriers that currently inhibit their success.  Through careful listening and astute insight Carol supports leaders to develop clear action plans to improve personal and organisational performance. Carol provides one-to-one support and development to individuals who need:

  • A critical friend
  • To clarify personal or professional direction
  • To be challenged to expand thought processes to increase creativity

Carol is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), and regularly attends development meetings for CPD to keep her coaching skills bright. Carol says, “Learning from others at the EMCC network meetings is a fantastic experiential development opportunity! I find other experienced coaches willing to challenge my delivery style, encouraging me always to see new ways of working with clients to get ensure they get the best from coaching sessions.”

Relevant client projects include:

  • Strategic review and Executive Coaching with CEO of Barking and Dagenham CVS
  • Executive coaching using NLP to support improved teamwork within Ealing Centre for Independent Living
  • Group coaching of Dance United Board to clarify implementation methods of strategic plan


“I have to say Carol is excellent and helps me get to the nub of things.” 

SianVasey OBE, Director, Ealing Centre for Independent Living

“Carol’s coaching helps me make time to develop in a non-threatening environment, independent of the Service. She is a very good listener and is prepared to listen to me, only to pull out of what I have been saying the single nugget of information that enables her to develop my approach to what I can do to improve.” Bob Greening-Jackson, Assistant Official Receiver, Insolvency Service

“We all very much appreciated working with Carol yesterday in the group coaching session with the Board. Her facilitation was sensitive, intelligent and highly appropriate. The session was extremely useful and we are now planning the follow up. Many thanks for your recommendation!” Michelle Bynoe, Director, Dance United

Business Planning

Vice-Chairman of a successful community organisation and a qualified EFQM Assessor, Carol successfully combines business management experience with qualifications in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors to support others in developing clear business plans that identify strategic priorities in:

  • Business planning
  • Marketing and sales planning
  • Financial planning
  • People management

Client satisfaction

Carol helps strategic managers write business plans for specific target audiences – stakeholders, financiers and operations managers for example. Carol’s CPD for 2010-2011 is a further Masters level 7 qualification in Business and Management Consulting with the Institute of Management Consultants.

Business Mediation

Having studied the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 7 in Executive Coaching with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Carol successfully combines business management experience with qualifications in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. She uses her skills to mediate between different levels of an organisation to reduce conflict and produce positive progress in difficult relationships.

Carol has successfully facilitated improvements in business relationships between managers and staff in public and private sector organisations, helping them to achieve agreements and overcome personal barriers to successful working relationships.

Relevant client projects include:

Work with teams and managers to overcome barriers to effective team working in Uganda

Investors in People Advice

An Investors in People Specialist since 2005, Carol can help develop approaches to people strategies to ensure your business is ready to achieve recognition as an Investor in People.

Strategic and operation level support is available to define and implement people management and business direction strategies.

With Carol’s in-depth understanding of new approaches to the Standard and the wider framework, her support is an invaluable tool in helping your organisation to achieve the highest possible level of award.

Relevant client projects include:

  • Strategic review and development of strategies, policies and processes to support organisational development within the Royal College of Midwives
  • Analytical review of actions necessary to achieve the Standard in order to use the next review for business improvement – Richmond Fellowship


“Carol distils our thoughts and helps us to hone ideas to promote concrete actions. Her interventions have made a real difference to our organisational performance and effectiveness particularly with respect to clarity of communication and strategic direction.” David Gold, Chief Executive, Prospectus Ltd.