Everyone Struggles with Stumbling Blocks

  • Are communication breakdowns affecting your team's performance?

  • Did your last change management effort flop?

  • Is it time to revamp your organizations culture?

  • Is stress affecting your team's performance?

  • Do you need a common language to talk about stumbling blocks that is accessible to all?

  • Does conflict make your brain hurt?

Here's the scoop

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. 


It often seems easier to give up and walk away. But stumbling blocks can be overcome, and Barbara May can show you how.

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 that propel you forward instead of holding you back.

  • 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 stumbling blocks 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.

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

  • Creating a culture that cares

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

Carol Brandly

Seminar Participant


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“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


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.


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47 Walden Crescent, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada T8N 3N5 

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