Build a Supportive Community Around You, So You Can Have a Thriving Business and Live a Better Life

The 20% success rate in business wasn't good enough for us. Something had to change.

We launched Navig8Biz to empower you to achieve the success you’ve always hoped for and run the business of your dreams. 

Knowing that only 20% of businesses will survive the first five years wasn’t good enough for us. We had both spent years mentoring, educating, guiding and coaching business owners. That’s when we decided to come together and make a change. We knew we had to do more. 

Navig8Biz was born from a simple need: Business owners needed support, someone to turn to – someone who had been there before and was living, breathing proof that success does exist, if you know how to get there, and that you don’t have to be tethered to your business or work yourself to the bone for little reward. 

We decided to approach business ownership differently, and provide you with the safe space and support that you’ve been searching for.

Our mission is to increase the success and longevity of businesses the world over. 

We are here to lift you from startup to success, to elevate your existing business, to give purpose back to your life and give you the freedom to live the life you deserve!

– Nick and Joanne 



Nick Barnsdall

Nick Barnsdall is the owner and director of 13 different companies, some of those self-founded, reaching an annual turnover of over $100m. He now specialises in mentoring and building SME businesses to reach their full potential, and has been dubbed a superhero when it comes to launching and overhauling businesses.

Nick bought his first investment property in 1991 at the age of 16, and started his first company at the age of 19. Since then, he has founded, managed and built multiple small, medium and large businesses across several industries.

Nick is highly respected in his community and remains true to his character; down-to-earth, cheeky, likeable and authentic – traits that are evident in the Navig8Biz content. 


Founder of navig8biz

Joanne Brooks

Joanne Brooks’ persona is down-to-earth and her energy is contagious. She has spoken at many events, empowering and education women and business owners across the country. Jo is a leading specialist in the field of business education, having founded and built her own startup from zero to 30m in only 18 months. Among this, her personal story has been likened to a Hollywood screenplay – a story that must be told.

With a career spanning over 20 years in finance and banking, and a further 15 years in education, Joanne has also educated and mentored hundreds of clients in commercial lending, career development and business acumen.

“I love nothing more than the lightbulb moments I share with my clients; knowing I can transform businesses and lives is extremely rewarding.” 

Men of business


Helping Young Men Build Better Lives at the Men of Business Academy.

Nick works closely with the Men of Business Academy, mentoring, educating and supporting boys to become great men and reach their full unique potential.

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