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Read the latest issue of Barbara's most recent newsletter, Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™

New Video: Barbara Speaks at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center

View a full 60 minute presentation titled, “Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™ – Appreciation as a Happy and Healthy Way of Life” in front of a live audience at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center.


Barbara speaking at the Durango, CO, Chamber of Commerce for the third time.


Three Versions of “The Simple Truths of Service” Now Available

Three Versions of “The Simple Truths of Service” Now Available

“This book ignited my long-held passion for customer service delivery – so much so that I purchased more than 30,000 copies for our employees. That’s how good it is!”

Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines

This heartwarming book about Johnny the Bagger®, co-authored with Ken Blanchard, has sold over half a million copies. It is now available in three different formats:

GIFT BOOK – $15.95; Book with 3 minute DVD of the story of “Johnny the Bagger®” who changed the whole culture of a store by adding his personal signature to his work $19.95

NEW EXECUTIVE EDITION $14.99 (Hardcover business book now available in bookstores and airports)

CUSTOMIZED EDITION $19.99 (Quantity discounts available from $7.99)

The new Executive Edition can be personalized as a gift for each customer or employee to celebrate, educate, and motivate.


1. Your logo on the cover and a personalized name (“Congratulations, Mary!”)

2. Custom dedication page by you or your CEO

3. Your logo at the start of each chapter

4. A message from you on the back cover


Contact us at 941-312-9169 for more information

You can order all three editions in the Books section of Barbara’s Products.


Exceptional Employee Engagement Podcast

In August of 2016, Barbara was delighted to record two podcasts for the Lead Like Jesus audience worldwide. The second podcast was titled “Exceptional Employee Engagement”

In this podcast, Barbara talks about why creating a culture of exceptional employee engagement is critical to the success of any business and organization. Barbara is a firm believer that all of us are much more than our job title. Whether stay at home mom, mechanic, clerk, teacher or a CEO, all of us have a unique opportunity to make a difference.

She challenges both individuals and organizations to think about this one question: How is what you do every day making someone’s life better?

Listen to this podcast on Lead Like Jesus.

In case you missed her first podcast, check out “Coping with Change – How to Thrive in the Midst of Change.”


Coping With Change on Podcast

In August of 2016, Barbara was delighted to record two podcasts for the Lead Like Jesus audience worldwide.  Podcast one was titled “Coping with Change – How to Thrive in the Midst of Change.”

In this podcast Barbara talks about change, and why change always comes bearing gifts, whether we recognize it right away or not. Barbara walks us through questions we should ask ourselves and those around us in order to fully embrace change, questions like:

  • What has changed and what has not changed?
  •  What do I have control over and what am I not able to control?
  • What do I have to let go of in order to move forward?
  • Am I holding onto what was?

Barbara addresses the need for leaders to allow people they influence the time to process change and to grieve, creating awareness of the Human side of change.

 Listen to the podcast on Lead Like Jesus.

Barbara Interviewed in Speaker Magazine

Barbara was honored to be included as one of four speakers featured in “Speaker” magazine in the January/February issue.  The article, by Marquesa Pettway, is titled, “How Four Scored – Four Speaking Legends Share Golden Nuggets for Generating a Seven-Figure Income.” In it she shares how she created an international speaking business to help organizations worldwide create more caring and productive workplaces.  You can read the article online.


Speaker Magazine Video Interview

Barbara was honored to be interviewed as one of four Speaker Hall of Fame members for the January/ February edition of “Speaker” magazine by Marquesa Pettway about how she grew her speaking business. You can read the article online.



Barbara at SHRM international Convention in Washington D.C.


Barbara will be presenting two sessions at the Society for Human Resource Management International Convention in Washington, DC, held June 19 – 22.    She will be doing a Smart Stage presentation on June 21 titled “Exhausted, Confused and Ticked Off: A Model for Understanding the HUMAN Side of Change” and on June 22 she will present a MEGA Session titled “The Simple Truths of Appreciation and Recognition – Low Cost or No Cost Ideas to Keep Employees Engaged.”  This will be her 19th year to be a presenter at this prestigious conference of over 15,000 HR leaders!


Gamma Phi Beta Carnation Award


I am honored to have been selected as a Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Carnation Award recipient for the 2014-2016 biennium. The Carnation Award recognizes the accomplishments of distinguished alumnae in their professional and volunteer contributions to the communities, and this award is among the highest levels of recognition Gamma Phi Beta bestows on their members. I will receive the award at the National Convention in Atlanta, June 25, 2016.


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. If you don’t get Scene Magazine, you can read it online. I was humbled and honored to be the featured interview in “Scene” magazine this month. Gus Mollasis interviewed me for two hours and wrote a lovely story about my work and life titled “Contagious Enthusiasm.”

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