It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle -

Back in 1995, I attended a seminar in Orlando, Fl. with Barbara Glanz. To this day, despite countless conferences, seminars, training sessions and meetings, it remains the single most effective, most motivational and absolute best time I have ever spent inside a room. If you want to make a difference, there is absolutely NO ONE better to help you than Barbara.

Jim Munroe, Operations Energy Coordinator, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

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What an incredible joy to meet you in person and listen to your message of hope and empowerment. My email file was overflowing on Thursday with so many beautiful messages of thanks. You really touched our hearts and gave us so much to think about. For me, the message, the question, "Are you going to live your life with faith or fear?" really hit home. I know my darkest moments come when I give myself over to fear-instead of believing in faith that God won't ever give me more that I can handle. We definitely want you to come back. . . You are such an inspiration--you have touched our hearts and we will never be the same.

Cathie Tierney , Community First Credit Union


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Barabra speaks at Casa de Dios

Barbara spoke in front of 10,000 peopel at Casa de Dios in Guatemala City. It's the largest church in Latin America. Weren't there? You can watch a webcast.

Amazing Suncoast Woman

Barbara was featured on WWSB Chanel 7 in Sarasota, Florida. You can watch the piece on her blog or on

Barbara Works With Google

Barbara recently filmed a special project for Google, where she was chosen as their customer service expert. More details will be made available at a later date, but you can see a still from the shoot on her blog.

Barbara's Newest Book

Barbara's newest book is Priceless Gifts: Using What God’s Given You to Bless Others. It's an inspirational book about the joys of Giving and Receiving. It will touch your heart with dozens of real life, positive, low-cost or no-cost, immediately actionable ideas of things people have done for one another. This practical and useful book will help you to find many more simple, creative ways you can make a difference every day. Order yours here.

Barbara Speaks at CEO council of Tampa Bay

Barbara spoke at the CEO Council of Tampa, on "Workplaces of Passion, Purpose and Productivity" Read more on her blog.

Barbara Speaking at SHRM 2012 Conference in Atlanta

Barbara will be speaking for the 16th time at the national Society for Human Resource Management conference June 26 in Atlanta. It has been her honor to have been asked to present there since 1997, and she has often been rated one of their top ten speakers. This year Barbara is speaking on “CARE Packages for the Workplace - Dozens of Little Things You Can Do to Regenerate Spirit at Work.” Barbara's session will take place on Tuesday, June 26th, from 2:15-3:30pm in the Georgia World Congress Center. The conference draws over 15,000 HR leaders from around the world. Read more information about Barbara's session.

Barbara Honored with the CANDL Foundation Light Award

On May 2, 2012, in Huntsville, Alabama, Barbara was presented with the highest award given by the CANDL Foundation, the CANDL Light Award. It is given to a person "For a Life of Letting Her Light Shine to the Glory of God." Other recipients have been Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale, Mr. S.Truett Cathy, Dr. June Scobee Rogers, and Mr. Ken Medema.

Barbara Quoted and "The Simple Truths of Appreciation" Reviewed in Quintessence, a Kaiser Permanente Publication

Both a summary of Barbara's Opening Keynote speech, "Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™--Creating Workplaces of Passion, Purpose, and Productivity," at the Advanced Practice Symposium in Pasadena, CA, and a review of her book, "The Simple Truths of Appreciation -- How Each of Us Can Choose to Make a Difference," were included in the latest Kaiser Permanente publication, Quintessence. This magazine is the Kaiser Southern California publication for all Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. They quote her powerful statement, "It doesn't matter what your individual jobs are, you represent Kaiser Permanente. Whether you are a receptionist, a medical assistant, an advanced practice provider, or a physician, Kaiser Permanente will be a little better place, or not quite as good, because of YOU!" You can read these full stories on Barbara's blog,

Barbara one of SHRM's Top 20 Bestselling Books.

Barbara’s book “180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm™” is one of the Top 20 bestselling books of Spring 2012 for the Society for Human Resource Management Association. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries.

SHRM is a globally recognized authority whose voice is heard on the most pressing people management issues of the day. See why so many of their members chose Barbara’s book to inspire their organizations:

“Happy workers will be more productive workers! In this heartwarming handbook, Barbara Glanz gives you dozens of morale-boosting ideas to help you bring more kindness, communication, respect, and appreciation to the place where you work. Whether you are an employee or a manager, you can learn to ‘spread your contagious enthusiasm™’ and make a difference every single day!”

To read more about this book and to order your copies of “180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm™, click here.

Barbara Is Now a Speech and Life Coach

Because so many people have asked Barbara for specialized help in their speaking and writing efforts over the past few years, she has decided to offer her services as a coach, either short or long term. Since the person IS their message, this coaching may also include some life skills if requested.

This experience may include any or all of the following:

  • Exploration of life experiences and life stories and their application to your message
  • Finding your purpose and developing a personal mission statement
  • Determining your “Brand” / differentiating yourself
  • Speech creation and writing
  • Understanding and applying the principles of Adult Learning to your work
  • Platform technique and execution
  • Guidance in writing and publishing a book
  • Understanding the speaking business

Barbara Inducted into Speaker Hall of Fame!

On August 2, 2011, Barbara was honored. thrilled, and humbled to be inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame in Anaheim, California, at the National Speakers Association convention. There are only 120 members in the world, including Art Linkletter, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Zig Ziglar, Og Mandino and Ken Blanchard. The current members select and vote for the new members, thus the name “Council of Peers Award of Excellence”. Just five people are chosen each year. This year’s amazing recipients were Chad Hymas, Victoria Labalme, Mike Rayburn, Dan Thurmon, (and me)! All her children and two of her grandchildren were there and many, many precious friends, so it was truly a “night to remember!” Read more here or watch her acceptance speech here.


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