If you are planning to go virtual with your leadership training, or would like in person training for a small group, then you'll want to talk to Barbara May. Her professional development workshop, Coaching For Excellence, is ideal for 6 - 12 participants and can be presented in person or online.  

Helping Organizations Develop Current & Future Leaders!

Coaching For Excellence

Easy-to-apply coaching techniques that will help you develop the full potential of the people you lead.

Here is an overview of the topics Barbara May will cover in the Coaching For Excellence seminar...

  • Motivating Others: Providing one-to-one or small group assistance to help others achieve their goals.

  • Assessing Situations and Identifying Problems: Helping others become aware of their personal strengths and areas that need improvement. 

  • Strategies for getting to the root cause of poor performance.

  • Holding employees accountable—the bottom line in dealing with underachievers.

  • Teaching and Learning: Helping people learn new skills and improve their performance.

  • Coaching skills that break down obstacles and misunderstandings to improve employee performance.

  • Spotting employee burnout before it’s too late—and how to help.

  • How to determine when additional training is needed to smooth out rough spots in performance.

What makes Barbara May's professional development workshops different? 

Barbara's professional development workshops help organizations develop current and future leaders. They are employer-driven, fully customizable and a great way to support and invest in your existing and emerging leaders. They are highly interactive, practical and provides your team with training that meets current and/or future skill requirements. Barbara's professional development workshops can be delivered onsite, online, or in a classroom setting in Edmonton, Alberta. 


“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

More Professional Development Workshops

Establishing Your Personal Leadership Style

A team can only be as successful as its leader. Learn how to establish your personal leadership style and gain new skills you can use to help your team succeed.

Communication, Collaboration & Connection

Learn practical skills you can use to communicate, collaborate and connect with customers, team members and other leaders.

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

Learn how to get past your public speaking stumbling blocks and become an engaging presenter.

The Wider Lens of Leadership

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to demonstrate big picture thinking and become a more effective and influential leader.

Coaching for Excellence

Easy-to-apply coaching techniques that will help you develop the full potential of the people you lead.

Responding Effectively to Resistance

Astute leaders spot problems brewing before they blow up. Learn how to deal effectively with resistance and improve productivity, performance and behavior.

Professional Presentation & Impact

Master the skills you need to make team meetings, projects, presentations, discussions and collaboration that much easier and increase the impact you have as a leader.

Professional Networking & Media Relations

Gain winning strategies for building your network and dealing effectively with the news media.

Initiative & Team Building

Learn what it takes to provide your team with the leadership, motivation and guidance it needs to succeed.

Every Team Has Stumbling Blocks...


Barbara May 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.

Barbara teach strategies, tools and techniques to help organizations 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.

Helping Leaders Build Stronger, More Resilient Teams!

Do Barbara's professional development workshops meet the eligibility requirements for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant?

Yes, provided you complete a minimum of 21 hours of training in Alberta. The professional development workshops must be live (not pre-recorded) and can be delivered in-person or online. 

Please Note: The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is an employer-driven training program. This means that employers decides who gets training and what type of training is needed. Employers are required to use a third-party training provider (that's where Barbara May comes in) to deliver the professional development workshops in Alberta either onsite, online, or in a classroom setting. The grant is available to private and not-for-profit sector employers of all sizes across the province of Alberta and covers 2/3 of the eligible training costs. (Meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee funding approval.)

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.