Leadership Skills
  • If you're looking for customized skill building workshops on new ways of solving problems in the workplace such as dealing and communicating with co-workers and bouncing back from mistakes then call Barbara May.
  • She has been a national-level gymnast, won awards as an athletic coach, hosted ACCESS Television's "May We Talk?"  joked her way into the Guinness World Records and taught more than 500 career and employment workshops.
  • She'll help you and your team get past your stumbling blocks and develop your leadership skills.
"After I launched a weekly feature on local television news many people gave me helpful advice. Barbara May's coaching was the best of all. Everyone noticed an immediate improvement. Barbara removed my TV stumbling blocks." - Dave Lieber, CSP, and columnist for The Dallas Morning News

Here's the scoop.

Barbara May 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.

At every one of her keynotes and motivational speeches, 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.

Goals of the program:

The “Stumbling Blocks” program is ideal if you want to:

• motivate and engage employees

• improve performance

• change corporate culture

• increase communication

• handle stress and setbacks

• become a better presenter


Barbara's most popular programs:

Overcoming Life's Hard Knocks

Format: Motivational Keynote

Description: Everyone makes mistakes, everyone stumbles and falls. The question is, do you know to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get moving again? By talking openly about her struggles and triumphs, Barbara May shows you how to get past your stumbling blocks and be happy, motivated and productive. Hearing Barbara will open your mind to new possibilities as she takes you on an unforgettable journey from falling off the balance beam to surviving life-threatening pulmonary emboli.

Goals of the program: To help people in the audience understand and embrace the stumbling blocks philosophy: If you get back up, anything is possible.


A Crash Course in Overcoming Challenges, Obstacles and Hurdles 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.


Public Speaking Secrets: Unblocking Yourself to be a Better Communicator

Format: Public Speaking Workshop

Description: Have you ever wondered why some business leaders are so successful? It's because they not only know how to communicate effectively, but more importantly, they make becoming an engaging presenter a top priority. And that's where Barbara May comes in. She'll help you achieve incredible career success by teaching you how to speak in public with entertaining confidence and effortless style. Better yet, at the same time she'll help you get past your public speaking stumbling blocks.

Goals of the program: To help people get past their public speaking stumbling blocks and become engaging presenters.

"It's just as important to identify the stumbling blocks in a situation as it is the solution to them. Barbara May is excellent at both." - Kris Odegard, Esq., LL.M and host of the Racquetball Practice Program

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.