Colin Barber started The Management Mechanic as a business training consultancy in 1994, and he has since evolved to specialise in the application of psychology and NLP in the business environment, helping you understand how people (and organisations) think and communicate. How do people process their thoughts and how do they communicate those thoughts?
Colin Barber manages most client relationships himself, but also utilises the services of several colleagues with specialist skills in certain aspects of Psychology and Communication.
Colin has many years’ experience as a Business Consultant, Trainer and Coach. He is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming and a certified Business Coach. He regularly works on a One-to-One basis with senior decision makers, and clients frequently feed back that he has an ability to know exactly what question to ask in order to shift their thinking pattern and move them forward. He has a philosophy that unless you can alter a person’s thinking patterns, then any change will at best be temporary.
Prior to his consultancy work, Colin spent several years in marketing with a blue chip multi-national company in the travel business, which involved postings in several countries in Europe and the Americas.
Colin started his career in retail management, he then set up and ran an advertising agency in the motor trade and later established a small publishing company.