Abigail Barnes

Founder & CEO of Success by Design Training, Creator of the infamous 888 Formula & Host of the 'It's Your Time Show'

  • Author of Time Management for Entrepreneurs and Professionals
  • Producer and Host of the Productive Wellbeing Show
  • Former Marketing Consultant at Lloyds Banking Group

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Time Management for Entrepreneurs & Professionals: How to turn your Time into Productivity: How to turn time into Productivity
Time Management for Entrepreneurs & Professionals: How to turn your Time into Productivity: How to turn time into Productivity

When [post:title] is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Life After Near Death, my transformation story (Stroke at age 32) – How to build back from rock bottom
Time Management / Productivity – How to maximise what you have
The 888 Formula
Neuroscience/Mindset/Wellbeing – How to protect the asset
Leadership & High Performance Strategies – How to operate in the top 1%

Abigail Barnes is highly respected for becoming an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and corporate trainer on productivity, well-being, and high-performing teams. As the proud Founder and CEO of Success by Design and Training, Abigail has become a leading authority throughout the industry and is admired for creating the 888 method of productivity, a framework that suggests that people should audit their lives against metrics of rest, activity, and work. Having gained specialist knowledge on topics such as leadership, time management, neuroscience, and well-being, Abigail is now in high demand to attend events of all kinds to inspire and educate audiences.

After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a BA in Business and Marketing Management, Abigail decided to further her education and secure a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the CIM. Beginning her professional career as a Sales and Marketing Assistant for Williams de Broe, Abigail developed her industry knowledge and experience before being selected to join GAM as a Marketing Executive. Spending 8 years at the organisation, she developed a respected reputation throughout the industry and was later able to secure the role of Marketing Manager at First State Investments. Working her way up the competitive corporate industry, Abigail’s remarkable success is inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds to enter the industry they are passionate about, no matter the stereotypes that may withstand.

A leading authority in her field, Abigail has also gained experience fulfilling profound roles such as becoming a Marketing Consultant for Lloyds Banking Group, and a Senior Institutional Marketing Manager for Threadneedle Investments. In 2012, Abigail experienced a near-death experience on a work trip aged just 32 and utilised her experience to help and support vulnerable employees throughout the corporate industry. One year later, Abigail Founded Success by Design Training, and has since developed incredible success throughout the industry. Also the creator of the 888 theory, Abigail’s career has supported audience members globally to devote 8 hours each to sleeping, learning, and leisure.

An industry-leading corporate coach, Abigail Barnes is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. Renowned for sharing her specialist insight on how clients can improve efficiency by maximising resources, she is treasured for the positive impact she is having throughout society. On a mission to change clients’ lifestyles with actionable tools, Abigail is the perfect speaker to hire when looking to captivate audiences at your next event.

Official Testimonials

Abigail Barnes is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“My grateful thanks to Abigail Barnes who took part in our recent Human Resources Forum and delivered a fascinating presentation on Productive Wellbeing and Talent Management. Abigail speaks from the heart and her session is based on powerful personal experience. She left us all with a much clearer focus on what really matters in life and how best to organise ourselves with her 888 formula! Thanks so much Abigail.”

Hilary Fenwick

“Abigail recently spoke at my online event for small business owners, sharing her tips on strategies to maintain mindset balance and foster productivity during rapid change. Her preparation ahead of the event was much appreciated, as was her fantastic input and professionalism during the session! It was great to see lovely comments come through from attendees following the discussion… they clearly found Abigail’s input highly valuable. A pleasure to work with and a highly recommended speaker!”

Danielle Murphy

“Abigail has just delivered a session on Productive Wellbeing & the 888 Formula, Creating a Resilient Workforce to our SSF UK members at our virtual annual conference. It has been a difficult year for us all and when we made the decision to go virtual we really didn’t know what to expect. From the moment I first spoke to Abigail I knew she was perfect for our flagship event, I explained the theme of our conference and the brief and I knew she got it straight away. Her session was so relevant and just what our members needed at a time when work-life balance is not as it should be. Abigail really engaged with our audience and gave a truly insightful and interactive session that provided so many takeaways for members to implement into their own organisations. It was a pleasure to have you as part of our event and we look forward to working with you again in 2021.”

Lynsey Oakes

To enquire about Abigail Barnes for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@female-motivational-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9158 282.