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 the Scotland.

Barry & Tolly

Staying with mobile communications industry, he joined Orange/EE, he established himself firmly as the authority on the psychology of selling and confidence within his area. During his time there, he was seconded to an exclusive enterprise resource planning team of 5 that were charged with developing 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, and 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 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 2 Master Certifying Firewalking Instructors in the world, and the only one in the UK, and undertook the required training to ultimately become a certified Master Firewalk Instructor, certified by Tolly Burkan, and The Phoenix Firewalk was born…