Actress, Media Coach, Speaker, Author
Barbara Niven is one of Hollywood’s busiest Actresses, as well as a Video Marketing Coach, Media Trainer, Speaker and best-selling Author. She is currently starring in the prime time series “Cedar Cove” for Hallmark Channel. She served three years on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild, and has more than 100 TV and film roles, and over 2500 radio & TV commercials and infomercials to her credit. She’s appeared on Lifetime, Hallmark, NCIS, Cold Case and One Life to Live, and played Marilyn Monroe in HBO’s “The Rat Pack.”
She says she is living proof that anyone can make his or her dreams come true, at any age. “Every moment you have a choice, to move toward your dream or away from it. Don’t settle for less than wonderful in your life – and don’t give up five minutes before the miracle!”
When she’s not acting, her passion is to help others find their voice and achieve their potential. She speaks on several motivational topics, including “Shine Your Light & Live Your Dreams” and “ACT as if!” (Act as If It’s Already Happening Until It Is). She also speaks about her former eating disorder in “Eating Disorders & Pressures to be Perfect,” and has appeared on national TV shows talking about the pressure to be thin in Hollywood.
Barbara has become internationally acclaimed as Hollywood’s Top Business Media Trainer. She is passionate about helping others present their message in videos and media opportunities to grow their business. She created the Unleash Your Star Power! ™ system to pass on her unique skills and secrets to others. Using her savvy combination of presentation and performance skills, along with behind-the-camera technical details, she guarantees stunning, top quality results for her clients.
From her Los Angeles studio, she coaches and directs business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, speakers and authors on how to gain confidence and become the Celebrity Expert and Go-To-Authority in their niche. She helps them develop a Video Marketing Strategy, hone their message and delivery, and excel in Videos, TV & Radio Interviews and Public Speaking Presentations. Her popular Video Boot Camps and workshops sell out quickly.
As a speaker, she takes her “Unleash Your Star Power” show on the road to groups and corporations across the country. In an exciting, interactive presentation, Barbara does live “Hot Seat” coaching of audience members. Everyone walks away with new Video Marketing Strategies and Performance skills.
Her newest book, “111 Star Power Tips: Insider Secrets From a Hollywood Pro” is full of professional tips and secrets to use in your next video or media opportunity!
Barbara has just released her new Unleash Your Star Power!TM Home Study Course. It is the easy, fun, ultimate guide to mastering these key media areas: Videos, TV Interviews, Radio & Live presentations.
She has two Amazon Best-Selling books: “Get Your Woman On” and “How Did You Do That!”
For inquiries on speaking or media coaching, please contact her at