“Gifted author” - Spectacular speaker!" "Wonderful story-teller!" "We laughed and learned." "Best workshop I've attended in 13 years." "Authentic! Inspiring!" “Transformed my life!”

These are real quotes about a Kansas City keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and church retreat leader who has spoken to more than 800 audiences in the past 10 years.

America's number one retailer asked her back. She’s given repeat performances to university audiences, health care organizations, government agencies, retirement communities and a major telecommunications company, to name just a few.
 
She’s spoken to various church denominations in Kansas City. Atlanta. San Diego. Biloxi, MS.  Escondido, CA.
 
Women’s groups at all levels, from local to national, invite her to give keynotes, address conferences, or simply speak at chapter meetings.
 
Barbara brings to the platform the same story-telling ability and transformational power she uses as an award-winning author of nine books, and as an inspirational contributor to Readers Digest  and four Chicken Soup for the Soul  anthologies.
 
A Few of Barbara’s Many Endorsements

Churches

Every day I receive more compliments about how your talk sparked further reflection. Thank you for guiding our men and women on the journey to their hearts.” Robert Bacic, Catholic Pastoral Associate, Holy Cross Church
 
“Thank you for your wonderful Lenten workshop. Having read your books and articles, I knew you would be a good speaker on spiritual change.” Diane Young Myers, Director of Adult Ministry, Woods Chapel United Methodist Church.
 
“Humor, great stories, spiritual authenticity and solid content. I’d recommend you to any group wanting a dynamic speaker on issues of spiritual and personal growth.”    
Pat Jackard, Director, Singles Ministry, Village Presbyterian Church
 
“Your talk inspired us. I highly recommend you.” Cherri Jestmore, Director of Spiritual Formation, Atonement Lutheran Church.
 
“Our part of Mississippi is still buzzing about Barbara Bartocci. You have such a way with an audience. You inspired us with your message.” Betty Smet, Women’s Conference chair, Catholic Diocese of Biloxi 

Organizations

 “Your presentation was the most successful event of our “Professional Woman’s Series.” You were both entertaining and thought-provoking.”   Donna M. Audette, CEO, YWCA of Dayton Ohio

“You deserved the standing ovation you received from the 1,000 women in the banquet hall. Thanks for wowing us at our national convention."   Ann Truesdell, National President, Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity

 “You were fabulous as Keynote Speaker for our WomanSpirit Conference. Your message, stories, charisma and heartfelt sincerity provided the perfect beginning to a great day.” Cathy Newton, St. Mary’s College conference coordinator

Businesses

You set a precedent…hard to beat. Your humor, interaction, and knowledge made a dynamic workshop for nurse managers.” Ann Quinn, Nurse Manager, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
“…Captivating presentation…” Lauren Landau, HR Manager, Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall, Architecture & Engineering
 
“Outstanding job…recognized our needs…made this seminar a great success.” Margie Rosario, Executive Assistant, Clark Construction

"…Outstanding presentation. You are personal, knowledgeable, and I’d like to have you back…” Wes Masters, Director, Management Development, MONY Life Insurance

“Barbara was terrific…great workshop!...will assist me greatly as a school principal….please bring her back…outstanding job!” AngelaMacrina, Sr Executive Director, Management Training, Dade County FL Public Schools
 
“Great seminar….you held everyone’s interest, kept your audience chuckling, and taught excellent communication skills…”Lahoma D. Yates, Executive Director, Federal Executive Board Greater Kansas

 



 Samples of Topic Titles

  Staying Balanced When You’re Running Fast:

  Facing Change?  How to Survive—and Thrive

  Say YES!  to Joyful Abundance

  Grace on the Go When You’re Recovering from Loss

   New ! Telling Your Story: Start Writing Your Memoir: An interactive creative
workshop for writers or non-writers

Read on for more details


You are Extraordinary! Becoming the person God means you to be.




Discover the joy of becoming your own unique, extraordinary self. Tap into your spiritual power. Be gently guided in learning and following your dream. 
Get rid of false beliefs and negative messages.
Become all that God wants you to be.

  What others say


 “You were fabulous as Keynote Speaker for our WomanSpirit Conference. Your message, stories, charisma and heartfelt sincerity provided the perfect beginning to a great day.” Cathy Newton, St. Mary’s College conference coordinator

“I have personally experienced this transformation and it is empowering and life-changing.” Helen Lemmon, participant

 “You deserved the standing ovation you received from the 1,000 women in the banquet hall. Thanks for wowing us at our national convention."   Ann Truesdell, National President, Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity

  Staying Balanced When You’re Running Fast:





How to use God’s grace to renew, restore, and rebalance your mind, body, and spirit.

  What others say
 
"Humor, great stories, spiritual authenticity and solid content. I’d recommend you to any group wanting a dynamic speaker on issues of spiritual and personal growth.”          
Pat Jackard, Director, Singles Ministry, Village Presbyterian Church
 
“Our part of Mississippi is still buzzing about Barbara Bartocci. You have such a way with an audience. You inspired us with your message.”     
Betty Smet, Conference chair, Commission on Women, Catholic Diocese of Biloxi

  Facing Change? How to tap into God’s Grace to Survive — and Thrive.





What are you facing? Job Loss? Divorce? Death of a loved one? Geographic move? Illness? Financial loss? Finding God’s answer in life’s unexpected turns can make even unwanted change a powerful spirit-transforming experience.
 
  What others say

“Your presentation was the final and most successful event of our 2000-2001 Professional Woman’s Series. You were both entertaining and thought-provoking.”   Donna M. Audette, CEO, YWCA of Dayton Ohio
 
“Thank you for your inspiring talk. I would highly recommend you for other women’s groups.”
Cherri Jestmore, Director of Spiritual Formation, Atonement Lutheran Church.
 

  Say YES! Tapping into God’s Joyful Abundance.   

         
Everybody carries their best security inside. Scripture says, “As a person thinketh, so is (s)he.” Jesus affirmed, “Be not afraid.” An interactive workshop to learn ways to affirm strengths, stop the worry habit, and  live as richly as God intended.

 What others say

“Barbara’s experience gave her tremendous insight and credibility. She would be a blessing to any group.”  
Daniel J.H. Paul, Chaplain (Colonel) US Army
 

  Grace on the Go When You’re Recovering from a Loss  




Barbara also leads workshops and gives talks on

 Spousal grief whether from death or divorce.
 “Midlife orphans” grief—when one or both parents die and you’re “Nobody’s Child Anymore.”
 The unique grief of caregivers.
 Grief in the workplace ( for supervisors and employees).
 
 What others say
 
“At our Grief Series, you drew the largest crowd yet, and you said exactly what people needed to hear. Your genuineness and gentle humor were gratefully received.”
Lee Ward, Pastoral Care Director, St Mark’s Catholic Church
 
“When Barbara speaks, she inspires and motivates.”
Beverly Wright, Counselor, Crossroads Mental Health Cente


  New!   Telling Your Story: How to get started writing your memoir.  An interactive creative  workshop for  writers and non-writers



A sell-out when Barbara gave this workshop at the Writers Place in Kansas City. An
ideal 3 or 6 hour workshop (you decide which) to help attendees get started writing their memoirs for family-- or for possible publication. 

You will be stimulated, energized, and amazed at what you learn you can do.



Who is Listening?
 


Here is a partial list of clients Barbara has spoken to:
  • Army Spouses at Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley, Kansas
  • Atonement Lutheran Church , Overland Park , KS
  • Bryan/LGH Medical Center, Lincoln , NE
  • California Dental Association
  • Church of the Resurrection, Overland Park, KS
  • Clark Construction Company
  • Conference for Catholic Women, Biloxi , MS
  • Federal Executives of Kansas and Missouri
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Shawnee , KS
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Johnson Co KS Library Association
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Heart of America Writers Conference
  • Iowa State University
  • La Jolla Conference for Catholic Women
  • Methodist Hospital Administrators, Houston, TX
  • Midwest Regional Catholic Conference
  • North American Federation of Jewish Temple Brotherhoods
  •  Ozark Writers League
  • St. Mary's University, Leavenworth , KS
  • St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Mission , KS
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Parish
  • Sprint Managers
  • Unity Church of Overland Park
  • Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village , KS
  • Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City , MO
  • YWCA, Dayton, OH
  • Whispering Winds Christian Retreat Center, San Diego, CA
  • Woods Chapel—United Methodist Church, Lee’s Summit, MO
 

 Grace on the Go Advent Retreats
 Grace on the Go Lenten Retreats
 Grace on the Go Weekend retreats
 Grace on the Go for the Workplace

 
 

 




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