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Barb’s presentations benefit those who are disabled as well as those who are not. Barb also talks to groups dealing with alcohol related issues like Prom Promise, Driver Diversion Programs, and Alcohol Awareness Programs on college campuses. Barb uses her own experience as a reality check for young adults and mature adults alike. Barb believes everyone faces a life challenge at some point, and how one chooses to react is a personal choice. She stresses the importance of believing in one’s self, building and maintaining a support system, and the crucial role humor and attitude can play in the decisions we make and how we overcome those life challenges.

Barb offers two distinct programs:

Stop Wishing, Start Living! 

This experience will empower your organization's associates to embrace change and improve their outlook on the future. As a result of this program, participants will be revitalized and recharged. They will leave with restored hope, happiness, and an improved vision of their future. Participants will develop an action plan with staying power that will enable them to achieve their goals and take charge of their lives today and 365 days from now. This will be achieved by focusing on three life lessons they can live by today.

With a humorous speaking style that makes audiences fall in love with her, Barb brings a positive attitude to life that touches all who hear her. Barb capitalizes on the formula that people love which is to laugh while they learn. Her sensitive, yet edgy use of humor provides a balance that enables audiences to retain the core message in this inspiring presentation.

Goals of Barb’s Program: 

  • To find the will to push on when faced with adversity
  • To develop resilience in order to live life with conviction
  • To feel that the impossible is possible 
  • To learn to adapt quicker, modify their attitudes
  • To find the courage to act rather than be acted upon

Handicapped Etiquette: 101

Talking and interacting with someone who has a disability may be awkward or uncomfortable for some people. What do I say to them? What if I offend them or embarrass them? These are common fears of the unknown which may be keeping someone from properly interacting with the disabled people in his or her workplace, community, or personal life. Learning proper etiquette can help reduce or eliminate feelings of embarrassment and discomfort in future encounters and, in turn, may expand friendships.

This program offers:

  • Descriptions of different types of disabilities
  • Advise on choosing the word “disabled,” “handicapped,” “challenged,” etc.
  • Guidance on teaching children on how to acknowledge a person with a disability
  • Things to Remember
  • Q & A Session

For more information on these programs, please contact Barb at barb@barbfrye.com