Before becoming involved in the personal development field in 2008, Barry’s background was in sales team & retail management. For almost 25 years, he was deeply immersed in evolving technologies and the early days of mobile communications.
A proven track record of building successful sales performance led him to be consistently in the top 10 of an estate with over 300 branches nationwide. A success he replicated many times, gaining him the role of recruiter & trainer for Scotland.
Staying with the mobile industry, he became known as the authority on the psychology of selling and confidence within his area. Seconded to an exclusive national enterprise resource planning team of 5, Barry and the team developed training that was ultimately delivered to over 1500 people by his team.
Over a decade ago he came across the field of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) accidentally, and was immediately fascinated. He continued to be so until he achieved his Practitioner certification with Co-Founder of the field, Dr. Richard Bandler, assisted by John LaValle & Paul McKenna. Later qualifying as a Master Practitioner and adding hypnotherapy to his toolbox, his areas of expertise continued to widen.
After taking part in a charity firewalk, he saw the potential to use this to do good, and help others experience the freedom he experienced after crossing the coals for the first time. He sought out Steve Consalvez from Success Formulae, one of only a handful of Master Certifying Firewalking Trainers in the world, and the only one in the UK. He undertook the required training to ultimately become a Certifying Master Firewalk Instructor, certified by Tolly Burkan… and The Phoenix Firewalk was born!
Marina began her journey in personal development after a decade in sales management and team development for rapidly expanding technology companies. She then left the corporate landscape behind at the turn of the millennium to explore a more fulfilling role working with children.
Seeking something more having not yet found the satisfaction she desired, she stepped on to the self development path. She attended an weekend event with Dr. Richard Bandler, Michael Neill & Paul McKenna.
Immediately grasping the impact their teachings can have, she sought to learn the attitude and skills that allowed her to become an accomplished clinical hypnotherapist and practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
In the last 7 years, she has studied and learned from leaders in the field of personal development. Revealing a can-do attitude coupled with the flexibility to recognise opportunity and go for it!
After attending a charity firewalk, she felt that something inside her had changed, and wanted to explore the experience. After Barry completed his instructor training, Marina decided this too, was a something she wanted to pursue.
Becoming a Firewalk Instructor with one of only 2 Master Certifying Firewalking Instructors in the world, and the only one in the UK, Success Formulae’s Steve Consalvez, has allowed her to touch many more lives, in far less time, and create the opportunity for others to discover their awesome!