About Eighteen Forty Four

My Ethos

I'm Penny Barker, Director of Eighteen Forty Four. My experiences in both my personal and professional life have taught me that to be truly happy, we need to be true to ourselves and follow our dreams. These dreams cannot be restricted by age, background, experience or physical capability – the only limitation is ourselves. My self-awareness journey has taken me full circle through a career as a veterinary surgeon, programme manager and management consultant before returning back to the veterinary profession. Each decision to move was based on a desire for experience, fulfilment and personal growth.

My mission is simple: to inspire and empower others to do the things that empower them. I work through Eighteen Forty Four with individuals, teams and organisations in all walks of life to build resilience and empower sustainable performance improvement. Through working with Eighteen Forty Four you will be able to:

Perform. Lead. Inspire

Here at Eighteen Forty Four you will gain the tools, techniques and confidence to enable you and your team to Perform consistently at your best. We will help you Lead your team effectively and authentically and above all, we will Inspire you to inspire others.

Penny Barker

Penny Barker


Leadership Essentials

A 6-week programme to catalyse your personal leadership development and get real results fast.

Leadership Performance Programme

Our transformational 6 month programme designed to take your leadership to the next level, increasing your performance and giving you significant and sustainable change.

Team Training

For teams that want to accelerate their journey to high performance and get tangible improvements in their performance and growth.

Our Partners

VDS Training

Developing people, inspiring change.

Offering a range of courses for all employees of veterinary practices and events designed specifically for undergraduates and recently qualified vets.

Belay Ltd

For when change matters.

It’s a fast-paced world; your success depends on how well you’re managing change. Belay Ltd; helping you deliver transformational business change.

Our Clients