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© 1995 - 2019 Barbara May Productions O/A Stumbling Blocks Team Building Seminars

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

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

“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

Coaching

If you're like most of Barbara's clients who come to her for coaching, you're unhappy with the results you're getting in your life. Work has been filled with hurdles and obstacles for far too long.

 

You've tried again and again to change the negative patterns that plague you. You either seem to choose the "wrong job" or you make the same mistakes over and over. You can't seem to figure out how to make things different.

 

On the one hand, you may feel hopeless and think it's never going to be any different. You sometimes feel like you're destined to trip, stumble and fall. Yet on the other hand, you don't want to give up trying. You want to get past your stumbling blocks. You just don't know how.

Barbara May can help!

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  • Career Planning

  • Resume Writing

  • Interview Skills

  • Work Search

Career Coaching

  • 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

Life Coaching

  • Making an Impact: First impressions are everything. Barbara will show you the conversation and networking skills you need to communicate effectively.

  • Managing Fear and Nervousness: Simple relaxation and breathing techniques that keep you relaxed and in control throughout your presentation.

  • Presentation Techniques: How to use your voice and body for maximum impact.

  • Eye Contact: Simple tips on the power of eye contact with strategies that work for even the largest audiences.

  • Story Telling: Proven techniques to help you become a more animated, engaging storyteller.

  • Audience Interaction: Fun and easy ways to involve the audience in your presentation.

  • Answering Questions: Sure-fire ways to handle difficult questions and unexpected queries even if you don’t have the answers.

  • Humor Basics: How to think on your feet and get more laughs.

  • Rehearsal Techniques: Sure-fire ways to practice that build confidence and guarantee a smooth delivery.

Public Speaking Coaching

TESTIMONIALS

Barbara is excellent at coaching and helping people navigate where they would like to go in their career. She helped me restructure my resume and cover letter and provided practical advice as I transitioned into a new field.” 

Pamela Jones-Clark

“Barbara May gave me practical steps I could take to reach my career goals while beefing up my self-confidence. Thank-you Barbara for believing in me!” 

Espie Elvez - Covenant Health

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

I want to give you a big THANK YOU for showing up in my life and sharing your gifts with me. My life has seen some remarkable changes since the fall so I am grateful for your part in the bigger picture. There is no such thing as an accident! You have been one of my guides on my journey to purpose.” 

Bernadette Lyons

An interview with a camera in your face can be intimidating and make you feel self-conscious, which I definitely was at first. But that changed after a couple ground-breaking sessions with Barbara May” 

Kathryn Kohut - 2nd Runner Up, Miss Universe Canada Competition

You are mentioned in my book, Barbara, for your unselfish generosity in helping me improve my delivery onstage.” 

Sharon Lacey - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Dementia