A Crash Course in Overcoming Stumbling Blocks at Work

Format: Team Building Seminar

Description: When people run into stumbling blocks at work they often feel they can’t move forward, or they get defensive and dig their heels in. Teamwork gives way to individual complaints. People shift from enjoying work to resenting it. Side issues take the stage and work can grind to a halt. But stumbling blocks can be overcome and Barbara May can show you how. In this interactive session, Barbara will guide you through the Stumbling Blocks Challenge so you can turn stumbling blocks into building blocks and be happy, motivated and productive.

Goals of the program: To help your team work together, steadily improve their performance, be motivated, stay with the company, and grow as leaders. And, most importantly, get past their stumbling blocks.

Here are some of the learning objectives Barbara can support and reinforce during A Crash Course in Overcoming Stumbling Blocks at Work:

• Change management and accepting change

• Taking initiative and being willing to ask for help

• Moving on and learning from your mistakes

• Increasing resilience and productivity

• Handling stress and setbacks

• Motivation, team work and accountability

• Communication, collaboration and resolving conflict

At every one of her team building seminars, Barbara shares and teaches her Stumbling Blocks philosophy — the belief that you can get past your stumbling blocks — to help people in the audience understand and embrace her key message: If you get back up, anything is possible.

A Crash Course in Overcoming Stumbling Blocks at Work

What makes Barbara May different?

With more than two decades of work experience behind her in fields as diverse as sport and recreation, education, not-for-profit management, entertainment and government, Barbara brings a uniquely powerful mix of personal stories, humorous examples, and real-world insight to her programs and clients. By talking openly about her struggles and triumphs, Barbara helps individuals and teams see and get past their stumbling blocks and be happy, motivated and productive.

Barbara May created the Stumbling Blocks Challenge, which includes: communication, problem solving and decision making activities to help people develop their teamwork skills. These activities are both fun and educational, and have the added benefit of improving performance and productivity in the workplace.

Comments from Clients

"Barbara is a very positive and inspiring facilitator. She was able to pull out the strengths and talents of participants to help them see what they have to offer. I think she did a wonderful job." - Suzanna Martin, Norquest College

"Right from the start, Barbara engaged our group at a level that challenged us. Interaction was encouraged, and as each exercise progressed Barbara asked pertinent questions that helped us formulate our own conclusions. Discussion was aimed at how to apply our insights to our own situations. The day moved quickly, and no one was zoning out. A great experience all around." Bobbi Junior, Communications Coordinator, Family Solutions Group

"Barbara was excellent at detecting the key stumbling blocks for each person's situation. Wonderful observation skills and very entertaining!" - Carol Brandly, Seminar Participant

What's the first step?

Call Barbara May. Discuss your team's biggest stumbling block(s) with her. Then bring her in to work with your team. She'll help you work together, steadily improve your performance, be motivated, stay with the company, and grow as leaders. And, most importantly, get past your stumbling blocks.