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Gain 100% Confidence in Your Ability to Communicate Effectively from the Breakroom to the Boardroom in 3 days without Stress or Overwhelm!

A Unique Training Program for Managers, Supervisors and Business Leaders

Unlike most courses, training and coaching programs that only add a single piece of the puzzle—oftentimes leaving you more confused, frustrated and overwhelmed than when you started—the Engaging Leader Breakthrough is the puzzle itself.


All you have to do is complete the right steps in the right order. And Barbara May will be right alongside you every step of the way!

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Is the Engaging Leader Breakthrough
For Me and My Leadership Team...?

YES! This Training is for You, Especially if you want to...

  • ​Increase Employee Engagement

  • Reduce Turnover

  • Lead Your Teams to Higher Levels of Performance and Productivity

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"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

What You'll Learn During the
Engaging Leader Breakthrough!

Tuesday, October 22, 2024


8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Engaging Leader Mindset

Begin your leadership breakthrough by embracing the Engaging Leader Mindset. Develop your unique leadership style and use it to your advantage to become a more effective and influential leader.

Here's what you'll learn:


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

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

  • The importance of employee engagement and how to increase engagement within your team.


Emotional Intelligence Activator

Enhance your ability to manage emotions during difficult situations, build healthy relationships, and foster a supportive team environment where people feel understood, accepted and valued.

Here's what you'll learn:


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

  • Tips for understanding and communicating effectively with people who are stressed out, upset or angry.

  • The keys to building trust between team members and team leaders under pressure, crisis and change.


Employee Engagement Essentials

Elevate casual chats into engaging conversations. Develop the skills you need to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and build a truly inclusive and collaborative team environment.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to adapt your communication style and engage effectively with individuals on your team.  

  • Listen between the lines—identify the hidden agendas and false signals that lead to misunderstandings.

  • The art of storytelling to communicate complex ideas, engage your team, and promote understanding.

"Barbara's program was very eye-opening for me. She gave me a new perspective, especially being an entrepreneur. Now I have a new way to communicate with my contractors, my audiences, my peers... my teams. Thank you for this insightful program!"

Kerri Jarrett, Owner, The Hair Coach

Wednesday, October 23, 2024


8:30 am - 4:30 pm 


 Communication Excellence Toolbox

Equip yourself with practical tools and techniques to lead small and large group discussions. Build trust, get buy-in and talk openly about challenges, obstacles and hurdles at work.​

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to create an environment that encourages team members—even untalkative ones—to fully participate in the exchange of ideas.

  • Active listening techniques to foster a collaborative and supportive group environment.

  • The role of verbal and non-verbal communication in maintaining control over group discussions and dealing with disruptive behaviour. 


Public Speaking Breakthrough

Get past your public speaking stumbling blocks and become an engaging leader. Learn how to use stories, case studies and audience involvement to motivate and inspire your team.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Managing fear and nervousness: Relaxation and breathing techniques that keep you relaxed and in control throughout your presentation.

  • Tips and techniques to help you think on your feet and present your ideas and opinions positively and powerfully.

  • Proven techniques to help you become a more animated and engaging storyteller.


Leadership Presentation Mastery

Master the skills you need to make onboarding, training, meetings, and presentations more effective and positively influence corporate culture, team spirit and employee morale.

Here's what you'll learn:


  • Gain high-impact presentation strategies to motivate and inspire your team to succeed.

  • Learn how to lead focused, productive meetings that turn ideas into action and action into results.

  • How to make networking and media relations a natural, comfortable part of your leadership routine.

“I have incorporated the public speaking techniques Barbara taught me and discovered the most amazing feeling—COMFORT combined with ENERGY while speaking.” 

Patty Breton, Breton Consulting Services

Thursday, October 24, 2024


8:30 am - 4:30 pm 


Team Building Success Strategies

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

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Easy ways to nurture a growth mindset and promote an atmosphere of constant learning and improvement.

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

  • Strategies to inspire and harness creativity and innovation within your team, turning challenges into opportunities for team building and leadership growth.


Coaching for Excellence Playbook

Unleash your team's potential with easy-to-apply coaching strategies. Learn how to inspire individual growth, enhance team performance and turn barriers into breakthroughs.

Here's what you'll learn:

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

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

  • Strategies for getting to the root cause of poor performance and dealing with underachievers.


Engaging Leader Game Plan

Step into strategic leadership. Develop a game plan that turns obstacles into opportunities and lays the foundation for a culture rooted in clarity, commitment, and accountability.

Here's what you'll learn:


  • How to assess your current situation, align team objectives with the organization's broader goals and formulate a compelling vision for the future.

  • Tips to help your team see the big picture, understand their purpose and position within the organization and work together to create a healthy work environment.

  • Strategies to prepare for unexpected and challenging situations, improve performance, and enhance overall team effectiveness.

During the 3-Day Retreat!

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Barbara May
Leadership Communication Expert

Known for her "Stumbling Blocks" philosophy and a multifaceted career spanning over three decades across diverse fields, including sport and recreation, education, not-for-profit management, entertainment and government, Barbara May uses a rich blend of personal stories, humorous examples, and real-world insight to encourage and empower leaders and teams to succeed. She embodies her key message: If you get back up, anything is possible.


Her distinctive background, including joking her way into the Guinness World Records and surviving life-threatening pulmonary embolism (blood clots in her lungs), adds an engaging and inspiring layer to her presentations. She delivers interactive keynotes, team-building seminars and leadership training programs where laughter meets learning and stumbling blocks transform into building blocks for effective communication, teamwork, and leadership.

This Is Your Chance For An 
Engaging Leader Breakthrough...
...Will You Take It?!

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Need more information? Book a free Engaging Leader Breakthrough call with Barbara May.
If you want to get crystal clear on the EXACT STEPS you should be following right now to achieve your communication and leadership goals, then fill in the form below.

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