Beyond The Barriers

At Beyond the Barriers we help individuals and teams get a competitive edge. We give people the tools to perform at their best under challenging conditions, be it in business, sport or life.

Beyond the Barriers holds an official UK license for delivery of HeartMath training programmes in the business and sports sectors and operate group and individual training courses for HeartMath.

Our highly experienced team of performance psychologists, health professionals and Olympic athletes have all performed at the highest level. We have developed a range of engaging programmes to strengthen your mind and body and help you achieve outstanding performance.

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Anna Hemmings Beyond the BarriersAnna Hemmings MBE

Anna is a founder and Director of Beyond the Barriers, performance coach and speaker, is best known as Britain’s most successful ever female canoeist, a two time Olympian and 6 times World Champion. Anna is passionate about helping others overcome their own barriers and getting the best out of themselves and is adept at translating the lessons that she learned in sport into the business world. She is an excellent workshop facilitator, performance coach and experienced trainer for HeartMath. She is an entertaining corporate speaker and inspires audiences with her tale of triumph over adversity. In April 2003, Anna was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and was told by medical experts she might never race again and was burdened by this illness for two years. She also learned a tough lesson in the dangers of losing the ‘work-life’ balance and the importance of health and happiness to your ultimate performance.

Despite being told there was no solution to the illness, Anna was determined to find a way out and together with her ‘never give up’ attitude she was able to go on to win a staggering 11 World and European Championship medals throughout her career. Her achievements were recognised by various bodies including The Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year Awards where she won the 2005 Champions Award and by the BBC when she was voted 2007 BBC London Sports Personality of the Year. In the 2010 New Year’s honours list she was awarded an MBE for services to sport.

Neil Templeton Beyond The BarriersNeil Templeton

Neil, a Director at Beyond the Barriers, has over 20 years senior management experience with blue chip organisations in the Telecoms, IT and Professional Service sectors. Before joining the Beyond the Barriers team, Neil was Marketing and Business Development Director on the board of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner. Neil has an outstanding track record of success in all aspects of marketing and business management gained across a range of international markets. He has held senior positions in several blue chip companies including Cable & Wireless, AT&T, Reliance Globalcom and Berwin Leighton Paisner. Neil is a certified HeartMath practitioner and coach.

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