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About Barbara Talley

Barbara is a keynote speaker, author, poet, and publisher who speaks nationally and specializes in Goal Setting, Time Management, Balancing Work and Family, Vision, Values, Virtues (Spirituality), Diversity,  Leadership, Personal Empowerment, Effective Communications, Women’s Issues and other motivational topics for businesses, associations, community groups, colleges, and government organizations.

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Signature Workshops (click for descriptions and more info)

Understanding YOU- Understanding ME
TIME Management is SELF Management
How to Keep Your Cool when Your Emotional Hot Buttons  Are Pressed
Superwoman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

On Track, On Fire, On Purpose
The Polished Professional
CrossWorlds (Non-verbal Communications/Diversity Interactive Game/Workshop)
Beyond Time Management– 7 Keys to High Quality Task Completion
Who You Are Speaks So Loudly, I Can’t Hear You (Effective Communications)
Valuing Diversity– R.E.S.P.E.C.T – Find Out What It Means To Me!
Mapping Your Professional Journey
Strategies for Survival in Non-Nurturing Environments

Training Areas

  • Effective Communications
  • Non-verbal Communications
  • Time Management
  • Political Savvy
  • Change Management
  • Implicit Bias and Diversity
  • Goal Setting and Productivity
  • Motivation and Employee Engagement
  • Leadership and Team-building
  • Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
  • Heartmath(tm)
  • Gallup Strengths
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Generative Leadership
  • Neuro-science of Change, Empowerment, Productivity, and Well-being

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To book Barbara for an event, phone 240-813-0522, email her at or visit her website at

My passion is in connecting hearts, to help people see our oneness and common humanity, and to teach people strategies for handling the individual, family, societal, and workplace stresses that zap our energy, enjoyment of life, productivity, and well-being. I have been training adult audiences for over 40 years. I work with people at all levels, but especially with top leadership in organizations with a focus on employee engagement, dysfunctional teams, communication challenges, culture, implicit bias, change management, and rebuilding trust. My programs assist individuals and organizations on how to quickly override faulty programming, destructive habits, and self-sabotaging behaviors that cause disharmony in the workplace or any relationships.

I am a keynote speaker and also train nationally for businesses, associations, colleges, community groups, and government organizations. My focus over the past decade has focused neuroscience of well-being, positive psychology, strengths-based leadership, generative change, emotional resilience and Appreciative Inquiry. My current or recent contracts have been working with leadership in high stress organization: correctional facilities, emergency communication centers, and high stress government agencies. I am a wife, mother of six, and entrepreneur and also an author of six books.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2012 12:23 am

    I was forwarded your video-mail as an example of a professional image,,,,i must say congratulation. I also love your material.


  2. July 26, 2012 10:59 am

    Hi Barbara, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check my post at
    It might be fun to follow up on if you have time and it is something you want to do.


  3. July 17, 2013 2:49 pm

    Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a
    very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.


  4. Behjat Enayati Samimi & Family permalink
    October 25, 2018 1:45 am

    Dear Barbara Talley, we all can see inner and outer beauty in you. Please continue spreading love, caring, peace and justice for all and to please keep up the good work you have been doing all along. Also, above all, thank you for your outstanding inspirational and motivational speeches, poems and writings.


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