Helping organizations and leaders build stronger, more resilient teams!

Barbara May

Turn Your Stumbling Blocks into Building Blocks for Success

Here's the scoop

Work related challenges, obstacles and hurdles can seem impossible to overcome. It often seems easier to give up and walk away. But stumbling blocks can be overcome, and Barbara May can show you how.

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.


And if an employee feels stuck, problems just escalate. Eventually, things can spiral out of control. Good people can get hurt, and good businesses can fail.

Barbara May helps individuals and teams see and get past their stumbling blocks and be happy, motivated, and productive. She helps people break their own habits and deal with the bad habits of co-workers. She helps individuals and teams succeed.

Every Team Has Stumbling Blocks

Obstacles many teams face include:

  • Communication breakdowns between co-workers.

  • Coping with and eventually reducing stress.

  • Personality conflicts between team members.

  • Lack of team spirit or morale.

  • Dealing with and accepting change.

  • Butting heads with managers and team leaders.

How can Barbara May help you and your team?

When you work with Barbara she'll:

  • Help you turn your stumbling blocks into building blocks for success.

  • Give you new ways of solving problems in the workplace such as dealing and communicating with co-workers and bouncing back from mistakes with confidence.

  • Facilitate discussions about change in a way that is accessible to all.

  • Inspire you to get past your stumbling blocks and be happy, motivated and productive at work.

  • Encourage you to work together, steadily improve your performance, be motivated, stay with the company and grow as leaders.

“Barbara was excellent at detecting the key stumbling blocks for each person's situation. Wonderful observation skills and very entertaining!”  

Carol Brandly

Seminar Participant

Here are some of the learning objectives Barbara can support and reinforce in her Stumbling Blocks programs:

  • 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 burnout, stress and setbacks.

  • Motivation, team work and accountability.

  • Communication, collaboration and resolving conflict.

  • Public speaking and presentation skills.

  • Becoming an effective leader.


In her keynotes and seminars, Barbara May shares and teaches her Stumbling Blocks philosophy—the belief that you can get past your stumbling blocksto help people in the audience understand and embrace her key message: If you get back up, anything is possible.


“Barbara's keynote gave attendees the chance to interact with one another and develop their problem solving skills. She has a great story, and kept the crowd motivated and enthused for the entire hour.” 

Brenda Kolasa

Success 4 Business Expo

“Barbara provided our group a personalized, dynamic and intriguing presentation! She was funny and thoughtful! Such a rare package for a presenter and a fabulous end to our Retreat!” 

Joelle Brown

St. Albert Victim Services


“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

Dallas Morning News

Turn Your Stumbling Blocks Into Building Blocks For Success

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