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Supplier Profile - Stumbling Blocks Team Building Seminars


Barbara May Contact Details:
Barbara May
Stumbling Blocks Team Building Seminars
47 Walden Crescent
St. Albert, AB, T8N 3N5

Tel: (780) 722-3188
Email:  send this supplier an email
www:   www.stumbling-blocks.com
Stumbling Blocks Team Building Seminars
Motivational Keynotes, Team Building Seminars, Public Speaking Training
Provides services in: ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MANITOBA, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, ONTARIO, SASKATCHEWAN
Based in: Edmonton area   Location: St. Albert

What are you looking for?

 

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

 

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

 

Public Speaking Training: Customized skill building workshops to help you get past your public speaking stumbling blocks and become an engaging presenter.

 

 

Barbara May's most popular programs:

 
Stumbling Blocks: Overcoming Life's Hard Knocks

 

Format: Interactive Motivational Keynote

 

Description: Everyone makes mistakes, everyone stumbles and falls. The question is, do you know to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get moving again? By talking openly about her struggles and triumphs, Barbara May shows you how to get past your stumbling blocks and be happy, motivated and productive. Hearing Barbara will open your mind to new possibilities as she takes you on an unforgettable journey from falling off the balance beam to surviving life-threatening pulmonary emboli.

 

Goals of the program: To help people in the audience understand and embrace the stumbling blocks philosophy: If you get back up, anything is possible.

 

 
A Crash Course in Overcoming Stumbling Blocks at Work

 

Format: Team Building Seminar

 

Description: When people run into stumbling blocks at work they often feel they can’t move forward, or they get defensive and dig their heels in. Teamwork gives way to individual complaints. People shift from enjoying work to resenting it. Side issues take the stage and work can grind to a halt. But stumbling blocks can be overcome and Barbara May can show you how. In this interactive session, Barbara will guide you through the Stumbling Blocks Challenge so you can turn stumbling blocks into building blocks and be happy, motivated and productive.

 

Goals of the program: To help your team work together, steadily improve their performance, be motivated, stay with the company, and grow as leaders. And, most importantly, get past their stumbling blocks.

 

 
Public Speaking Secrets: Unblocking Yourself to be a Better Presenter

 

Format: Public Speaking Workshop

 

Description: Have you ever wondered why some business leaders are so successful? It's because they not only know how to communicate effectively, but more importantly, they make becoming an engaging presenter a top priority. And that's where Barbara May comes in. She'll help you achieve incredible career success by teaching you how to speak in public with entertaining confidence and effortless style. Better yet, at the same time she'll help you get past your public speaking stumbling blocks.

 

Goals of the program: To help people get past their public speaking stumbling blocks and become engaging presenters.

 

Comments from Clients

 

"Barbara's keynote gave attendees the chance to interact with one another and develop their problem solving skills. She has a great story, and kept the crowd motivated and enthused for the entire hour." - Brenda Kolasa, Success 4 Business Expo

 

"What a hoot! And yet I came away learning something--not just laughing." - Participant, Administrative Support Conference

 

“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, Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce

 

About Barbara May:

 

Barbara May has spent a life-time knowing how to get up after a fall. But she figures doing that and getting a laugh at the same time is a lot more fun. She is a former national level gymnast, award winning coach, aspiring drummer and mother of two who joked her way into the Guinness World Records by performing in the longest stand-up comedy show in history.

 

With more than two decades of work experience behind her in fields as diverse as sport and recreation, education, not-for-profit management, entertainment and government, Barbara brings a uniquely powerful mix of personal stories, humorous examples, and real-world insight to her programs and clients. By talking openly about her struggles and triumphs, Barbara helps individuals and teams see and get past their stumbling blocks and be happy, motivated and productive.

 

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

 

It was a health crisis that prompted Barbara May to build her business, Stumbling Blocks Team Building Seminars, she says. “At age 46, I suffered life-threatening pulmonary emboli — blood clots in my lungs. Every moment felt like a hurdle, like a trial, as I experienced it, so every moment looked like a victory as I looked back at it. That health crisis was what lit my light bulb and showed me my unifying purpose: helping people get past their stumbling blocks.”

 

Barbara May created the Stumbling Blocks Challenge, which includes: communication activities, problem solving and/or decision making activities, adaptability and/or planning activities, and activities that focus on building trust; to foster the development of teamwork skills. These activities are both fun and educational, and have the added benefit of improving performance and productivity in the workplace.

 

At every one of her keynote speeches and team building seminars, Barbara shares and teaches her Stumbling Blocks philosophy — the belief that you can get past your stumbling blocks — to help people in the audience understand and embrace her key message: If you get back up, anything is possible.

 

 

What's the first step?

 

Call 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.

 

 

 


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