Honors & Awards

Barbara Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Barbara began her company, Barbara Glanz Communications, Inc., in 1995 in Western Springs, IL.  She is thrilled to still be sharing her messages of hope with audiences worldwide!

Barbara Inducted into Speaker Hall of Fame!

Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism.  Fewer than 1% of all professional speakers hold both designations of CSP and CPAE, including Ronald Reagan, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and Ken Blanchard. 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.

Barbara Chosen as a Legend of the Speaking Profession

In 2010 Barbara was honored to be chosen as a “Legend of the Speaking Profession” by the Veteran  Speakers at their retreat in Pennsylvania.

Barbara Voted “best keynote presenter you have heard or used” by Meeting & Conventions Magazine, July 2010

Other recipients were Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Rudy Giuliani, Lou Holtz, Zig Ziglar, and Jay Leno.

Barbara Receives Guidepost’s Foundation Award

Barbara serves on the Advisory Council of Guideposts, the organization founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in New York City.  In 2015 she received the Foundation Award for her work on the Board.

Barbara featured in “SCENE” magazine 

Gus Mollasis interviewed Barbara Glanz in a seven page article, “Contagious Enthusiasm,” in the December 2014 issue of “Scene” magazine. You can read it online.

Barbara Glanz Communications, Inc., Selected For The 2014 Best Of Sarasota Awards For Business Consultants

SARASOTA November 25, 2014 — Barbara Glanz Communication Inc has been selected for the 2014 Best of Sarasota Award in the Business Consultants category by the Sarasota Award Program. Each year, the Sarasota Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sarasota area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Sarasota Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sarasota Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Barbara speaks at Casa de Dios in Guatemala City

After being the opening keynote speaker for the Human Capital Forum CEP Conference in Guatemala City, Barbara was invited to speak to 10,000 people at Casa de Dios, the largest church in Latin America.  Hear an interview with Barbara about this amazing experience.

Barbara Selected as Opening Keynote Speaker for CEO Conferences in South America

IN 2014 Barbara was chosen to be the opening keynote speaker for the largest CEO Conference Group in South America.  She presented in Guatemala City, Guatemala;  Bogota, Colombia; and Santiago, Chile.

McGraw Hill Designates “CARE Packages for the Workplace— Dozens of Little Things You Can Do to Regenerate Spirit at Work” as a Classic

Barbara’s 1996 book is still selling well after nearly 20 years which is an amazing phenomenon in the publishing industry today.

ABC Amazing Woman

Barbara was featured on WWSB Chanel 7 in Sarasota, Florida, as one of the Amazing Women of the Suncoast. You can watch the piece on her blog or on MySuncoast.com.

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 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’s Book Is One of the Society for Human Resource Management’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.


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