Barbara May's Career Highlights

Barbara May's Career Highlights

• 20+ years experience working as a school counsellor, special education teacher, program director, sport consultant, career and employment consultant and executive director.

• Being recognized by the Royal Alexandra Hospital for "Having the courage to show us the Difference between Care and Caring" at the 2017 Patient and Provider Experience Summit.

• Serving as President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) - Edmonton Chapter.

• Emceeing the University of Alberta's Panda & Bear 30 Year Gymnastics Reunion.

• Facilitating more than 500 Career & Employment Workshops in partnership with BGS Career and Corporate Development and the Government of Alberta.

• Serving as Racquetball Canada's Director of Interprovincial Relations and helping develop the "Let's Play Racquetball" and "Hall of Fame" programs.

• Contributing to the development of Coby Iwaasa, 4 time Canadian National Racquetball Champion and Pan American Games bronze medalist.

• Creating the Racquetball Practice Program with Canadian National Champion Kris Odegard and receiving more than 500,000 hits on youtube.

• Helping the Military Family Resource Centre receive the "Standards of Excellence" award from the Association for Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services.

• Appearing in several television commercials including: "Bright Nights", "BCom Computers" and "Buffet Royal".

• Joking her way into the Guinness World Records by performing in the longest stand-up comedy show in history.

• Interviewing business owners on Access Television's "Learning and Job News".

• Hosting Access Television's "May We Talk?". A series of vignettes on interpersonal communications.

• Serving on the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors.

• Acting as Director of Registration for the 1994 Alberta Winter Games.

• Serving as President of the CTM Plus Toastmasters Club - Edmonton.

• Achieving the CTM and ATM  Bronze award designations from Toastmasters International.

• Receiving the 3M Coach Recognition Award for  "Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Community".

• Teaching the National Coaching Certification Program's "How to Coach" course for 15 years.

• Attaining Level-3 Coach Certification with the National Coaching Certification Program. (NCCP).

• Growing the Horizon Gymnastics Club from 140 - 400 members.

• Receiving the Alberta Gymnastics Federation's "Volunteer Service Award".

• Graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education Degree.

• Winning the 1984 CWUAA (Canada West Universities Athletic Association) Gymnastics Championships - Team Event.

• Receiving the Jimmy Condon Athletic Scholarship for "Athletic Excellence".