“Barbara was awesome! She captivated me through the content of her message, her energy, inflection and dynamic presence.” - Susan Munro, MEHco Inc.

What  makes  Barbara  May  different?

Barbara May brings her Stumbling Blocks philosophy – the belief that you can get past your stumbling blocks – to all her programs and clients. By talking openly about her struggles and triumphs, Barbara helps people in the audience understand and embrace her key message: If you get back up, anything is possible.

What  is  the  Stumbling  Blocks  Challenge?

The Stumbling Blocks Challenge is an experiential learning activity that will help your team see and get past their stumbling blocks. For example: competing against one another to build the "best structure" out of wooden blocks or working together to organize a pile of foam blocks into "four squares". On the surface the Stumbling Blocks Challenge is a lot of fun and a great way to motivate your team. On a deeper level it gives people the opportunity to  learn about communication, collaboration and working together as a team.

Can  Barbara  customize  her  team  building  seminar  to  meet  our   specific  needs?

Yes. Barbara has a great deal of experience and first-hand information to share about overcoming stumbling blocks at work.  She will adapt her style and content to reinforce your organization’s culture, objectives, key messages and specific needs.

What  are  some  examples  of  an  organization’s  objectives  that  Barbara   can  support  and reinforce?

• Change management and accepting change.

• Taking initiative and being willing to ask for help.

• Moving on and learning from your mistakes.

• Handling stress and setbacks.

• Communication, collaboration and resolving conflict.

• Public speaking and presentation skills.

What  is  the  ideal  audience  size  for  a  team  building  seminar?

It depends on your goals and objectives for the seminar. For example: If you would like your team to get to know one another on a more personal level, which will strengthen relationships and improve productivity, then an ideal audience size is 12 – 24 participants.

If you have a different goal in mind, please call Barbara May. The ideal audience size could be anywhere between 2 and 200 participants.

How  much  does  Barbara  charge?

Barbara’s fee is $3,500 - $5,000  depending on a few factors including audience size, length of presentation, travel time, and how much customization is required.

Does  Barbara  offer  a  multi-booking  discount?

Yes. Barbara’s goal is to help organizations create a work environment where people are happy, motivated and productive. If this means working with more than one team, or delivering more than one seminar to the same team, then Barbara is willing to offer a multi-booking discount.

Does  Barbara  offer  a  special  rate  for  not-for-profit  associations?

Yes, as part of her commitment to improving healthcare and education she offers a not-for-profit rate for those two industries.

We  would  like  to  book  Barbara.  What  is  the  first  step?

Call Barbara at 780.722.3188 and talk to her about your team’s biggest stumbling block(s). If she looks like a good fit for your organization, then set up a day and time for her to work with your team.

Do  I  have  to  talk  to  Barbara  about  our  team’s  stumbling  block(s)?

No, it isn’t mandatory. Barbara can deliver a team building seminar that focuses on the most common stumbling blocks. For example: dealing and communicating with co-workers or bouncing back from mistakes with confidence.

Does Barbara present at conferences and meetings?

Yes. Her programs are a great way to increase engagement, networking and participation at your next event.

Can we apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant to offset the cost of Barbara's training?

Yes, as long as the training is 21 hours. For example: 3 - full day seminars or 6 - half day seminars. The grant will cover 2/3's of eligible training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per employee and $300,000 per year for each employer.

The program is available to private and not-for-profit sector employers of all sizes across the province and First Nations and Métis Settlements.

For more information please call Barbara May at 780-722-3188 or visit the Canada-Alberta Job Grant wesbite. http://www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/jobgrant.aspx

Is it true that escape rooms provide a fantastic and fun way to develop and enhance teamwork, communication and rapport among staff?

Yes, Escape rooms are a great way to develop and enhance team work, communication and rapport among staff.

However, the true impact comes when people reflect on their experience and learn how to improve their performance.

That's where Barbara May comes in. She has partnered with SmartyPantz Escape Rooms in Edmonton to tie everything together and help you apply concepts from your team building experience back to the workplace.

Her corporate training programs draw from the escape room adventures to address a number of common issues which organizations face including dealing and communicating with co-workers and bouncing back from mistakes.

Smarty Pantz can accommodate groups ranging from 4 to 40 participants, although 12 to 24 are ideal numbers for this type of this type of training.

For more information please call Barbara May at 780-722-3188 or contact SmartyPantz directly. http://edmonton.smartypantz.ca

What  is  Barbara’s  favorite  part  of  teaching  team  building  seminars?

When people have ‘aha’ moments. Or as one participant called it, ‘ha ha’ moments.

What  is  the  best  way  to  contact  Barbara?

You can contact Barbara at 780.722.3188 or by email at barbaramay@stumbling-blocks.com