Introducing our cutting-edge, science-backed Training Program: 'Become the Productive Professional'.

It's tailored to meet your organisation, senior leader/s and their teams exactly where they are.

This comprehensive multi levelled program equips them with the essential tips, tools, and strategies they need to boost efficiency, increase productivity, and enhance job satisfaction— while safeguarding and protecting their well being.

Become the Productive Professional


This Training will boost efficiency, increase productivity, and enhance job satisfaction— while safeguarding and protecting well being.

All trainings are bespoke tailored to our clients requirements and budgets.


  • 6/12 Month Bespoke Delivery Schedule
  • Delivery Format: Masterclass/Lunch & Learn Training
  • Delivery Format: Team Workshops (1/2 Day-Full Day)
  • Implementation: 7 Day/25 Day Challenge
  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Training On Demand (Watch-on-demand online library)
  • Book Abigail Barnes to Keynote at your next Conference (or deliver a Training Session)


Working with your HR/L&D/D&I Department we collaboratively create a bespoke training plan to suit your requirements and budget.



Abigail Barnes is the founder & CEO of Success by Design Training, an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, and corporate trainer on time management and productive wellbeing. She is a qualified coach working with organisations, senior leader/s and their teams. She is the creator of the renowned 888 Formula and host of the Time Management Podcast.

Abigail holds a BA Hons Degree in Business & Marketing Management, a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, DipM ACIM, a certificate in Neuroscience Professional Development, approved by British Psychological Society and is a qualified coach, approved by the Association for Coaching and the Institute of Leadership & Management, Portsmouth University Business School.

She has over 10 years’ experience in Financial Services Marketing (Investment Management, Asset Management and Hedge Funds), she started her Business after a shock near death experience on a work business trip to Boston Massachusetts, United States in 2012 at the age of 32 – she shares her experience as a catalyst for change and the inspiration for re-prioritisation.



All talks/training can be bespoke tailored to your audience & objectives (areas covered outlined below).

  • Time Management like a pro: Reclaim an hour a day
  • The secret to successful Time Management: Using the 888 Formula & RESET Method
  • Avoiding burnout: How to be more productive without sacrificing your wellbeing or lifestyle
  • It's your Time: Abigail's life changing story, life after near death & what happens next

Book a call to discuss your requirements.

Download Abigail Barnes Keynote Speaker Bio.



Talk to us about working with Abigail Barnes & Success by Design Training to create and record bespoke training for your Organisation or Team that they can watch on demand.

CLICK HERE for an example of a previous project.



Abigail Barnes and her 888 formula gave me one of the biggest 'ah-ha' moments that I have had in recent years. As an event producer and owner of a speaker bureau, that doesn't happen very often, but Abigail's story connected and resonated, not just with me but with every audience we put her in front of. I have worked with Abigail since 2020 on various events that we have run and we always get high scores for her in our feedback. I have also guested on a couple of her shows. Abigail is always an absolute pleasure to work with, is popular with our audiences and her messaging is quite literally life-changing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Lucy Brazier OBE, CEO & Founder Marcham Publishing

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, Shared Services Forum UK Limited

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, Enterprise Nation

Abigail did a tremendous job in her presentation for our annual online training, 'Enlighten.' In it, she delivered high-quality material that was devoid of fluff and essential to educating administrative professionals about tools for better time management. The 888 Formula she expanded on was explained simply and expertly, allowing attendees to take away a wealth of practical knowledge. We received incredible feedback on her presentation on how much her session resonated with attendees. If you're thinking about having her speak at your company, do yourself a favor and do it!

Joan Burg, CEO & Corporate Trainer Office Dynamics International

Abigail delivered some excellent Executive Coaching Time Management Sessions to our attendees @The Richmond Retail and eCommerce Directors' Forum.

Abigail is highly organised, totally professional and a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Emma Doniger, Project Director Richmond Events

I had the pleasure of having Abigail as a keynote speaker at the Light 💡 Conference, where she delivered an outstanding presentation titled "The Timely Star." Her session provided invaluable insights and strategies on time management for entrepreneurs and professionals, and I am delighted to recommend her for her exceptional contribution.

Abigail's presentation was nothing short of remarkable. She seamlessly combined interactive teaching methods with captivating storytelling and factual information to engage our audience. Her ability to connect with the attendees was evident from the enthusiastic feedback we received.

One of the most impressive outcomes of Abigail's session was the profound impact it had on our conference attendees. Many of them left with a completely transformed perspective on time, with a newfound understanding that it truly is their most precious resource. Abigail's ability to convey this message effectively and leave a lasting impression is a testament to her expertise and passion for her subject matter.

Thank you, Abigail, for your outstanding contribution to The Light 💡 Conference 2023, and I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you again in the future.

Haoma Worgwu, The Linkedin Queen

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I hired Abigail to be a masterclass host/speaker/trainer for a Passionate PA away-day in May 2022. I gave her the brief and said we did things differently. I needed a speaker who could adapt, embrace, nurture and excel in a not-so-average speaking gig... SHE DID NOT DISAPPOINT! 🎉

From the outset she worked hard to understand my brief, the style that would work for my team and the best way to inspire them. On the day she was engaging, supportive and very fun to work with.

Needless to say, feedback from my team has been wonderful - Abigail is the perfect speaker if your audience are anything but average and would relish the opportunity to see 'productivity' in a different way.

Kate Chastsey, CEO, The Passionate PA

I asked Abigail to speak at the Future Assistant Conference in February 2019, and I was so impressed with her session. She is an excellent speaker, incredibly warm and generous with the audience and a breath of fresh air! Her productivity tips are fantastic. I love that she concentrates on why we are not productivity rather than repeating all the productivity tips we all know but don't use! She took the time to understand the audience, and that came through during her session. I would highly recommend Abigail as a speaker and trainer.

Nicky Christmas, CEO & Founder, Practically Perfect PA

I had the big pleasure attended a Workshop run by Abigail called Lead Don't Follow. It was an inspiring and mind-opening session, the content was well laid out and easy to follow. Having Abigail as facilitator and coach was an awesome experience. Her authenticity, her openness, her trust and her charming way to present "heavy" topics made the workshop a very personal and personalized journey! I now have a "vision wall" and a clear legacy plan for my business. If you want to get inspired, confronted with your own pitfalls concerning your "real aim" and work in a safe and warm environment on your future way of life join Abi in one of their workshops or meetings, I am deeply convinced you will enjoy it and have a real and true benefit!

Martin Capelle Founder & Owner of CCTC, Consulting Coaching Training Capelle, Germany

I had the true pleasure to take part of Abigail's Workshop on Lead Don't Follow. The content around Self-Leadership, Lifestyle and Legacy was really thought-provoking and inspiring. It made me reflect and at the same time gave me pragmatic tools in order to get into action after the session. What made the real difference was Abigail´s way of delivering the workshop. It shows she really enjoys what she does, this is contagious. Abigail keeps the audience in her hands throughout the entire workshop. She does this via her authentic style, daring to display vulnerability and shares very openly what made her to what she is today. The audience in the workshop must not have been easy to impress, consisting of very experienced international trainers and coaches. I have also experienced Abigail is a great coach, showing true interest in others development with clear and precise questions. I am happy to give Abigail my best recommendations.

Thomas Kronberg, Founder & CEO Permoveo Coaching AB, Sweden

Abigail is passionate, professional, adaptable and a pleasure to work with. She is organised, extremely experienced, and sure to have the wow factor for your audience. The feedback from her session was outstanding scoring 4.17/5. I could not recommend having Abigail as a speaker at your event enough.

Joanna Steele, Events & Project Manager, London

I had the pleasure of working with Abigail through our company HelloGrads. She provided a workshop on 'How to master your time and smash your goals' for the Creative Talent Festival, which we co-hosted with the Uni of Westminster. She also took part in a panel on 'starting out' (in the workplace). Abigail was a positive presence throughout the day and shared so many words of wisdom. She phrased her points succinctly and powerfully giving us some memorable quotes. She was punctual, well prepared and engaged the students she spoke to. I would recommend Abigail to speak for any event regarding careers, wellbeing or corporate training. It's rare to meet somebody who can engage a student and also a CEO, but Abigail's the lady to do it!

Sophie Phillipson, Founder Hello Grads, London

I have been co-hosting events with Abigail on numerous occassions and it is not often that I say this BUT when it comes to speaking, organising events, running workshops, being a host, organiser and facilitator - Abigail makes it look like ZERO effort. Her events are a MUST ATTEND. Her ability to speak from stage and teach her material is super unique as she brings very complex topics to life with here ability to simplify and create her own methodologies. If you are looking for a speaker that really leaves your audience inspired, Abigail is your woman!

Annik Petrou, Co-Founder Speaker Express, London

Having been in business for 16 years, one of the greatest challenge has always been time management. Having attended Abigail's workshop, along with one of my managers, I can only emphasise how well her workshop gets across what we CAN do.  We do not have to be a slave to time, we can, by using Abigail's teachings, make time work for us. I had the privilege of meeting Abigail before she had written her book and was still in the corporate world.  Abigail is true testament that if you implement what she has learnt, and now teaches, you will move you career, business and life in the direction of where you want to get. Thanks Abigail, to all that read this, take the time to attend Abigail's events, it's a no brainier.

Paul Wilson, Owner & MD Prologic Systems Ltd

I arrived at the workshop venue and while waiting in the lobby to go in I was dealing with the usual last minute emails, calls and texts. To say I felt stressed would have been an understatement.

By the end of the workshop I felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. Things really do seem clearer and Abigail really brought clarity to lots of areas and tasks that I was struggling to cope with, and the priority and importance that we can falsely attach to them.

Setting attainable goals really does make you focus in the right way. Great workshop, I thoroughly recommend.

Gary Butler, Contracts Manager Prologic Solutions Ltd

It was great working with Abigail, she is passionate and knowledgeable about the Strategies that she teaches, while working with her I was able to get clear on my own requirements and create a plan to achieve them. I am delighted to recommend her Training.

Regan Collins, Co-Founder & CEO Azuronaut, London