“Barbara May possesses a passionate coaching style combined with years of real-life experience. Thoughtful and appealing, her presentations are always packed with powerful information wrapped in a fun and interactive style of engagement.”

Stephen Khan, Owner, Management Information Group


Communication, Collaboration & Connection Presented by Barbara May, Founder & CEO at Stumbling Blocks 

Barbara provides you with more than 30 years of expertise in her communication and leadership training seminars. You'll learn the tools, strategies and techniques she uses to help organizations in Edmonton and throughout Alberta strengthen communication, teamwork and innovation—the building blocks you need to succeed.

Communication and Leadership Training in Edmonton and throughout Alberta


Learn practical skills you can use to communicate, collaborate and connect with a diverse group of individuals and give your team the leadership, motivation and guidance it needs to succeed.


Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why it's important to communicate in a way that motivates and inspires your team to succeed.

  • How to use brainstorming as a tool for encouraging the free exchange of ideas and solutions.

  • Becoming an Exceptional Listener: Paying attention to what people say to understand and appreciate their point of view.​

  • Questioning Techniques: Asking the right questions to obtain useful information and help team members and team leaders gain insight.

  • How to create an environment that encourages team members—even untalkative ones—-to fully participate in discussions.

  • Proven tips for making sure your instructions are clear and understood by everyone on your team.

  • Strategies and techniques to encourage team members to collaborate, cooperate and turn to one another for help and inspiration.

  • How to use communication touch points to build a stronger, more resilient team.

Barbara May can help your team get past these common stumbling blocks in Edmonton and throughout Alberta

  • 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.

  • Boring meetings and presentations.

What's the first step?

Contact Barbara May. Discuss your team's biggest stumbling block(s) with her. Then bring her in to work with your team in Edmonton or at your location in Alberta. 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.