Penny Barker

Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6AG 07786 161127 07786 161127
Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6AG
07786 161127 07786 161127

About me

About You

  • Do you lack confidence in your own ability as a leader?
  • Are you frustrated by your team’s performance but not sure how to motivate them?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by the pressure of balancing roles and responsibilities?

Whatever your profession or industry, the more experience you have and the further you advance, the bigger the team you are likely to have to manage, the only problem being that this team doesn’t come with a manual. It’s made up of unique individuals each with their own motivations, communication styles and aspirations all of whom you need to understand and manage effectively in order to deliver results.

Chances are there’s great technical training available to you, courses that will help you to do your day job - only it’s probably not your day job that causes you stress and keeps you awake at night.  Maybe you’ve been on management training but come away still feeling like something’s missing, unable to really apply what you’ve learnt. Perhaps you’re now worried that you’re stuck at this level, never going to advance and beginning to feel out of control.

That’s where I can help…

I will help you to get clarity about who you are as a leader and the confidence to lead by example. You’ll have more time and energy to do the things that are important to you both at work and in your personal life and will develop a motivated, resilient and high performing team.

I will give you the tools, techniques and mindset to enable you and your team to Perform consistently at your best. I will help you Lead your team effectively and authentically and above all, I will Inspire you to inspire others.

About Eighteen Forty Four

If you want to develop your leadership skills in order to perform more effectively as a manager, team leader or business owner there are two programmes that we offer at Eighteen Forty Four:

1) Leadership Essentials

An week structured programme covering the following critical topics:

  • Wheels up
  • Leading Self and others
  • The Drive Within
  • Sustainable Performance
  • Confident, clear and decisive
  • Effective, Efficient and Focused
  • Bonus week - what's on the back of your shirt?
  • Review and planning

2) Leadership Performance Programme

12 month multi-modular coaching and training programme designed to take you to the next level as a leader and embed real sustainable change

"What about my team?" I hear you ask, "they need help to work better too"

At Eighteen Forty Four we also offer coaching and development for teams needing to take their performance to the next level

1) Team Breakthrough

One-off workshops with action plan. This workshop will be structured to your needs and will be based on a team evaluation that we do with you to plan to how best to make the most of the session

2) Team Performance

Coaching and development programmes for teams. The programme is created bespoke to your goals for your team and can include group or individual coaching

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Personal Performance Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • Corporate and Executive Coaching (The Coaching Academy)

NLP Practitioner

  • ANLP Professional

Member organisations


The Association for NLP

The Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) is a UK Association for NLP Professionals.

Other areas of coaching I deal with



If you are interested in finding out more about how Eighteen Forty Four could help you then please head over to the website where you will find some more information on courses, prices and getting started. There is also the option to contact me to arrange a time for a call/ Skype.

Further information

About me

My career has been somewhat diverse; I'm a vet by profession and am also a former programme manager and management consultant, with experience in a range of industries. At all stages of my career I found that people are often expected to fill management or leadership roles (on projects, as part of internal functions or as business owners) without being given the necessary training or support in how to manage and motivate people, how to balance their own roles and still have a personal life and without tackling their own limiting beliefs. I was lucky enough to benefit from coaching during my career and realised that there is a reason why it is consistently shown to be the most effective form of both personal and talent development.

I want people to have fulfilling careers and to see leadership as something that we can all learn to do well and in a way that feels natural and authentic to us. Eighteen Forty Four is here to help you be the leader you are within

3 Wayland Close

Type of session

Online life coaching
Telephone life coaching
Face to face life coaching
Home visits

Practical details

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Wheelchair user access Yes

I am happy to arrange sessions at accessible venues that work best for my clients


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