“Sometimes we get stuck in the things that trip us up, our stumbling blocks, and this was a great opportunity to hear that somebody else has experienced those issues too.” 

Shawna Miller - President, Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce

Turning Stumbling Blocks into Building Blocks for Success!

Hi, I'm Barbara May!

My motivational keynote speeches help people discover new ways of solving problems in the workplace such as dealing and communicating with co-workers and bouncing back from mistakes with confidence.

I'm a Leadership Communication Expert, Team Building Facilitator and Public Speaking Coach in Edmonton and Alberta.

Every Team Has Stumbling Blocks...

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I can help your team get past these common stumbling blocks...

  • 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.

I teach strategies, tools and techniques to help organizations in Edmonton and Alberta build stronger, more resilient teams...

Motivational Keynotes

Inspiring opening and closing keynote speeches for your upcoming meeting, conference or special event.

Team Building Seminars

Fun, informative and highly interactive team building seminars for everyone from senior managers to emerging leaders and new recruits.

Leadership Training

In person and virtual training to help business leaders captivate customers, influence audiences and build stronger, more resilient teams.

“Barbara presented to our department at a time of significant change. Her sessions helped get conversations started about the impacts of change in a way that was fun, engaging and accessible to all who attended.” 

John Younk, Director, Strategic Planning Ancillary Services, University of Alberta

OPEN INVITATION TO MEETING PLANNERS

As your motivational keynote speaker, my purpose is to create a safe learning environment where you and your team can discover new ways of solving problems in the workplace such as dealing and communicating with co-workers and bouncing back from mistakes with confidence.

 

My method involves teaching a variety of strategies, tools and techniques, which you can use outside of the motivational keynote speech, to 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.  

Here are some of the areas we can work on during your motivational keynote speech:

  • Change management and accepting change.

  • Taking initiative and being willing to ask for help.

  • Moving on and learning from your mistakes.

  • Handling burnout, stress and setbacks.

  • Motivation, team work and accountability.

  • Communication, collaboration and resolving conflict.

  • Public speaking and presentation skills.

What makes Barbara's motivational keynotes in Edmonton and Alberta different? 

In her motivational keynotes, Barbara shares and teach the Stumbling Blocks philosophy—the belief that you can get past your stumbling blocks—to help people in the audience understand and embrace my key message: If you get back up, anything is possible.

Barbara has a great deal of experience and first-hand information to share about overcoming stumbling blocks at work. She has interview business owners on the Learning & Job News, hosted Access Television's May We Talk, and facilitated more than 500 career and employment workshops in Edmonton. She draws upon this experience to help people come up with new ways of solving problems in the workplace such as dealing and communicating with co-workers and bouncing back from mistakes with confidence.

Barbara has travelled extensively throughout Edmonton and Alberta delivering motivational keynote speeches, facilitating team building seminars, and performing stand-up comedy. In addition, she has spent 15 years teaching coaches how to coach with the National Coaching Certification Program in Edmonton and Alberta.

Barbara May is your source for motivational keynotes and training in Edmonton. She has been helping organizations in Edmonton build stronger, more resilient teams since 1995. And she can help you and your team turn your stumbling blocks into building blocks for success.

Helping Organizations Build Stronger, More Resilient Teams

WATCH BARBARA IN ACTION 

“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, Executive Director, St. Albert Victim Services

MORE COMMENTS

“Right from the start, Barbara engaged our group at a level that challenged us. Discussion was aimed at how to apply our insights to our own situations. The day moved quickly, and no one was zoning out. A great experience all around.”  

Bobbi Junior - Family Solutions Group

“I want to thank you for the great day! Our team continued conversations though the evening around points discussed. I even heard, 'Now that’s a Stumbling Block.'” 

Carrie Scammell - Team Lead, Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

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What 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. 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.