"Informative, funny and very pertinant to our group." - Sue Timmermans, ASTAC Conference

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.

"Watching my brother go from bumbling and fumbling to a clear, concise, structured presentation made it clear how effective Barbara May's teachings are. It was a true transformation." - Mike Kuby,

Inspiring opening and closing keynote speeches for your upcoming meeting, conference or special event. Learn More
Fun, informative and highly interactive team building seminars for everyone from senior managers to emerging leaders and new recruits. Learn More
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. Learn More

"Fantastic was the word I heard! They loved it." - Marie Whitford, St. Albert Chamber of Commerce

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.