Creating Momentum

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, and coaching business owners, when we decided to come together and make a change. Navig8Biz was born from a simple need: Business owners need support, experience, empathy, community, and guidance from those who had travelled the business road many times before. They need to understand how to grow their business, and strategically map out those steps from start to finish.

Everyone else is teaching business owners how to start a business. No one is showing them how to follow through.We stand for those who have been in business for many years, and those who have recently launched and don’t know what to do next.  We help you redefine your purpose, re-energise profits, establish goals, ignite innovative ideas, and connect you with other business owners and the world at large. From start up to scale up, our mission is to increase the success rate and improve profitability for businesses the world over.  

We are:

  • An online business community
  • Empowering business owners
  • A gateway for connections and collaborations
  • Providing empathy, guidance, and support
  • Offering innovative learning experiences
  • Creating momentum for those in business
  • Inclusive and diverse
  • Experienced and wise



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. 



Joanne Brooks

Joanne Brooks is down-to-earth and her energy contagious. She speaks at many events, empowering business owners across the country in business ownership about what it means to have a strong mindset for success! 

A leading specialist within our community – Jo built her own start-up from zero dollars into 30 million in just 18 months while also managing everything from finance,  strategy, sales, marketing; to collaboration with her largest competitors along the way.

Her years of experience in the business world has given her a unique perspective on what it takes to build sustainable businesses. She is an expert mentor, facilitator, and graduate from the School of Hard Knocks.  She is often heard using the term “… Business owners reaching the Holly Sh%T moment”. It’s a term to describe when business owners hit their saturation point and need help getting out of overwhelm. This is her tribe and who she serves. These owners have both feet in running their business, but realise…

  • It’s taken longer than expected

  • Their profits are looking worse than ever and 

  • Are sick of Googling for the answer and not knowing if the result is credible or valid. 

  • They now realise they need credible, experienced business mentors and coaches who have been through similar challenges. 

Her approach involves getting the mindset right and thinking big, so your business foundations are ready to grow and scale. Surrounding yourself with people who are excited about the same things you care deeply for will help fuel your passion. You’ll find that when these qualities come together, you can produce unstoppable energy capable of driving both the business today and the future of business!

Creating Impact

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.

Mentoring Programs


A streaming service of on-the-go business coaching masterclasses and episodes to help you grow your business without distraction. Your mentor in your pocket. 

Startup To Success

A 30 day program delivered on video, for you to take your brilliant idea to market, and create an unbreakable, long-lasting business model that matters! 

Biz Bootcamp

Biz Bootcamp will teach you about planning for growth, branding, marketing, and how to make a profit. We take the guesswork out of running a business.