“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


Establishing Your Personal Leadership Style 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




A team can only be as successful as its leader. Learn how to establish your personal leadership style and create a healthy work environment where people feel understood, accepted for who they are and valued as part of the team.

Here what you'll learn

  • How to develop your own unique leadership style and use it to your advantage.

  • Why you should understand and appreciate other people's communication styles—even if they aren’t right for you.​​

  • A look at personality traits and how they affect your ability to build a stronger, more resilient team.

  • Understand leadership attributes such as self-awareness, authenticity, character, accountability and resiliency.

  • Dealing with pressure and stress—how to stay calm and in control, even in the face of chaos.

  • Easy ways to delegate and make 'checking in' a natural, comfortable part of your team building routine.

  • How to conduct focused, productive meetings that turn ideas into action and action into results.

  • How to demonstrate big picture thinking and become a more effective and influential leader.

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.