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"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


Coaching for Success Seminars & Workshops by Barbara May, Founder & CEO at Stumbling Blocks 

Barbara provides you with more than 30 years of expertise in her Coaching for Success course.


She'll give you the tools, strategies and techniques she uses to help business leaders become better coaches so you can develop the full potential of the people you lead.​

Imagine being able to step into any situation and make a real difference in the quality of not only your life but the lives of the people on your team. ​

Barbara offers her Coaching for Success course in Edmonton and throughout Alberta.  

Communication and Leadership Training and Coaching in Edmonton and throughout Alberta


Easy-to-apply coaching techniques that will help you develop the full potential of the people you lead.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to build a cohesive, results-oriented team from a group of diverse individuals.

  • High-impact coaching techniques to help people learn new skills and improve their performance.

  • How to recognize potentially counterproductive or destructive team member activities—and deal with them before they lead to conflict.

  • Strategies for getting to the root cause of poor performance.

  • Providing Feedback: Having the confidence and assertiveness to deal with people, problems and situations honestly.

  • Holding employees accountable—the bottom line in dealing with underachievers.

  • Spotting employee burnout before it’s too late—and how to help.

  • How to develop strategic, well-articulated action plans that inspire, motivate and empower your team to achieve organizational goals.

Q. What makes Barbara May the best trainer and coach to help you develop your coaching skills in Edmonton and throughout Alberta?

A. Barbara's interactive approach to training and coaching provides participants with practical tools, strategies and techniques they can use in real work situations. No boring lectures here.

With more than three decades of work experience behind her in fields as diverse as sport and recreation, education, not-for-profit management, entertainment and government, Barbara brings a uniquely powerful mix of personal stories, humorous examples, and real-world insight to her programs and clients.

Book Barbara to work with your team and she'll...

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


  • Show you how to create a healthy work environment where people feel understood, accepted for who they are and valued as part of the team. 

  • Give you strategies, tools and techniques you can use to strengthen communication, teamwork and leadership—the building blocks you need to succeed

Barbara has been helping business leaders in Edmonton and throughout Alberta improve their communication and leadership skills since 1995.


As your trainer and coach, Barbara's purpose is to create a safe learning environment where you can master the communication and leadership skills you need to succeed.

What's the first step?

Sign up for a free 20-minute discovery session and find out how Barbara May's Coaching for Success seminars and workshops can help you turn your stumbling blocks into building blocks for success.

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