Motivational Speaking

Unity of New YorkBarbara Biziou TestimonialBarbara Biziou speaks to the heart, understands the principles, and leaves everyone who hears her with something practical to take home and use to become clearer, stronger, and happier.”

— Paul Tenaglia, Founding & Senior Minister, Unity of New York


I love to engage my audience through sharing my real life experiences. I’m a big believer that being a compelling storyteller is a powerful way to communicate profound ideas and inspire people to be open to making major life changes.

My extensive speaking engagements have taken me around the world, motivating audiences globally in board rooms, on stages, during festivals, on cruises, in summits, on teleseminars, and at other various live events nationally and in Europe, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. Plus I’ve enriched the lives of audience members at Fox TV, the Hallmark Channel, CBS Morning Show, Kripalu Retreat Center, the International Red Cross, Women in Communication, Lord & Taylor’s Wellness Program, Coca-Cola, Avon Spa, the Women’s Wellness Society and Proctor & Gamble — plus many more companies and organizations.

I speak mostly in 3 specific areas: Personal Transformation, Business & Workplace Transformation & Global Transformation. All of my speaking engagements can be tailored to suit your needs —  from a 1-hour format  to a full day — or to weekend immersive events. Click below to read more.

To BOOK me to speak, contact bookings@BarbaraBiziou.com.

Personal Transformation

Simple Solutions for Stress: Staying Calm & Focused in The Midst of Chaos

Scientists believe that stress plays a large role in causing illness. Unfortunately, life gives us far too many opportunities to feel stress. You can feel anxious right before a business meeting, date, interview, audition, speaking engagement, plane trip — or any dentist or doctor’s appointment. Then there are all the daily stresses which come from being a parent or dealing with elderly parents. And don’t get me started on traffic jams and technology glitches!

I give a range of rituals to help you to find balance in today’s challenging and unpredictable times. I incorporate tips from my work on Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock’s national television show “30 Days.” On this TV show, I was brought in to coach a man plagued by job and life stress. This lecture/workshop is also enhanced by exercises found in my ground-breaking DVD, Momentary Meditations as well.  I offer effective ways to calmly cope with changes in our world and in all areas of life — including finances, career, family, health and romance. You will walk away feeling more focused, relaxed and confident.

In this talk, you will:

  • Identify stressors in your life and your reactions to them
  • Learn rituals to more effectively manage your time and energy
  • Design clear personal goals and strategies to sustain you
  • Become pro-active instead of reactive
  • Learn simple meditation techniques that relax the mind and body
  • Practice a simple 6 second pause that will change your relationship with stress
  • Discover tips to move beyond procrastination
  • Learn to achieve balance in your personal and professional lifestyle

“After Barbara’s talk, everyone walked away with some new technique or way of reducing their personal stress level.” —Virginia Daly, Dept of Motor Vehicle’ Employee Assistance Program

Finding Your Soul’s Gold:Practical spirituality for living an authentic life

We have all created an outer persona that we allow the world to see. We spend thousands of dollars on clothes, hair and accessories. Meanwhile, we often ignore our real treasure — our soul’s expression, which is hidden within us. Unknowingly, we hide our inner gold under a layer of human clay — our outer persona.

Over time, we build up defenses as our strategy for survival.  Year after year. we continue to create more and more layers — all of which create a distorted filter through which we can no longer clearly see reality.  We then live a life that is familiar — but doesn’t express the full radiance of who we are.

In this talk you will discover:

  • How your past can teach you without having to define your future
  • A powerful ritual to let go of outmoded ideas and defenses
  • A proven spiritual  tool for uncovering your true talents and gifts
  • Safe and gentle ways to express your authentic self
  • Energizing rituals to experience more joy and creativity
 

Sizzle: Enhance Your Love Life with Powerful Rituals

The power of love can move mountains. It is like a giant generator that fuels your creations. When you discover timeless and effective method to create fabulous relationships, then you will simultaneously be developing a solid and fertile foundation for your happiness and success in the world to grow — and grow.

In this talk you will:

  • Learn the ancient elixir that Cleopatra used to enhance her sexuality
  • Participate in a  thousand year old breathing techniques to open your sexual centers
  • Learn why aroma can evoke psychological and sensory responses
  • Discover how the scents of flowers, spices and oils can attract love ….and much more
  • Be able to walk into a room radiating sizzle

The Hidden Secrets of Holidays: How and why rituals bring more happiness to your holidays

Do you know why we celebrate Groundhog’s Day? It has ancient Celtic roots, dating back to the goddess Brigit. It represents the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.  The Winter Solstice is a specific time in which we are meant to go inward. The Spring Equinox is recognized as a time of balance and renewal. Groundhog’s Day is a day reserved to acknowledges the time in between The Winter Solstice and The Spring Equinox with a purposeful pause. The spiritual mission for this day is to take the opportunity to go inward so we can become clear on what might be out of balance in our lives, and then take time to make course corrections.

When we understand the meaning of holidays we have a better sense of where we fit into the world. Plus, it helps our children feel anchored  and like they are part of something larger, where they can connect to the community, friends and family. Holidays are not just about presents. Holidays offer rituals which give structure and order to our lives. Research shows that kids remember early rituals that provide comfort and connection more than fancy presents or events.

I am passionate about sharing the intrinsic meanings of holidays — explaining their history and how to make the most of holidays in your personal and professional life. Together we will cover a demonstration of holiday specific rituals to bring deeper meaning and joy — plus build far stronger family and community bonds.

Some of my many holiday talks include:

  • New Year’s Rituals
  • Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza Rituals
  • Valentine’s Rituals
  • Thanksgiving Rituals
  • Easter/Passover Rituals
  • Mother’s Day Rituals
  • Father’s Day Rituals
  • Halloween Rituals
  • 4th of July Rituals

The 30 Days Release and Rebuild Program

Can you really change your whole life in 30 Days?  I discovered as a coach on a reality TV show that the answer is YES.

When I was asked to be a life coach on Morgan Spurlock’s 30 Days, I hesitated at first. I thought they just wanted sound bites and a quick fix. To my surprise, Tom, a salesman from New Jersey, dove into the experience full force to great results. He loved doing all of my suggestions for releasing what wasn’t working in his life — then rebuilding his life so it now brings him more peace, love and success. My techniques included acupuncture, yoga, fire walking and practical spiritual rituals.  The result? After a mere 30 days, Tom experienced meaningful and life-altering changes — which he still enjoys to this day!

In this talk I will reveal:

  • The specific range of steps and rituals that changed Tom’s life in just 30 days
  • The holistic mind, body, spirit approach that we used on the show
  • The surprise ending of the show that moved the entire TV crew to abandon their cameras and jump into Tom’s experience
  • The psychological explanation for why rituals, TV and transformation are such an effective mix

Business & Workplace Transformation

How to Rewire Yourself for Success

Yes, old dog baby boomers can learn new tricks – including fetching more money and fulfillment!

Recent research proves that the brain continually changes and learns throughout life. It is known as the science of Neuroplasticity. This is awesome news for the millions of baby boomers who are nearing retirement age. I will share with you the wisdom of ancient global cultures merged with 21st century research. It’s time to learn what scientists are discovering the ancients knew – timeless rituals to empower positive change and improve brain function — at any age.

In this talk you will:

  • Experience an ancient Basque ritual to rewire the brain
  • Learn tools to leap over limitations and access new information
  • Discover how being over 50 can be totally fabulous
  • Find out the opportunities for mentoring, knowledge sharing and coaching.
  • Gain new understanding that you’re never too old to learn new tricks for life success

Supercharge Your Workplace Success: Rituals to the Rescue!

I’ve witnessed companies experience an incredible rise in productivity and profits by bringing in a “talking stick” to their meetings – or an ancient Basque ritual into the boardroom – plus adding aromatherapy to the work environment to change the overall energy in the office. Yes! It’s true these rituals work at work! I will show you how to translate these global rituals into practical grounded techniques to build better relationships with your team, create more productive meetings and transform your corporate culture to garner more success. I’ve continuously seen how relationship building rituals are the keystones to building successful business relationships at work. To be blunt, if we don’t feel connected to one another, we won’t feel connected to the job. We  will then lose motivation and become apathetic. Hence healthy relationship rituals bring individuals together, awaken the spirit of the team, and enable everyone to thrive.  In this changing and uncertain time, our relationships are more important than ever. They become our anchors in a sea of uncertainty.

In this talk you will learn proven rituals to help you:

  • Clear out the virus of negative thinking.
  • Protect yourself from energy vampires.
  • Learn to transform negative energy in the workplace
  • Learn how to have more productive meetings, employee engagement, & gratitude at work
  • Experience how to shift from what’s wrong to what’s right
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Leave with simple solutions for success

Simple Solutions for Stress: Staying Calm & Focused in The Midst of Chaos

Scientists believe that stress plays a large role in causing illness. Unfortunately, life gives us far too many opportunities to feel stress. You can feel anxious right before a business meeting, date, interview, audition, speaking engagement, plane trip – or any dentist or doctor’s appointment. Then there are all the daily stresses which come from being a parent or dealing with elderly parents. And don’t get me started on traffic jams and technology glitches!

I give a range of rituals to help you to find balance in today’s challenging and unpredictable times. I incorporate tips from my work on Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock’s national television show “30 Days.” On this TV show, I was brought in to coach a man plagued by job and life stress. This lecture/workshop is also enhanced by exercises found in my ground-breaking DVD, Momentary Meditations as well.  I offer effective ways to calmly cope with changes in our world and in all areas of life — including finances, career, family, health and romance. You will walk away feeling more focused, relaxed and confident.

In this talk, you will:

  • Identify stressors in your life and your reactions to them
  • Learn rituals to more effectively manage your time and energy
  • Design clear personal goals and strategies to sustain you
  • Become pro-active instead of reactive
  • Learn simple meditation techniques that relax the mind and body
  • Practice a simple 6 second pause that will change your relationship with stress
  • Discover tips to move beyond procrastination
  • Learn to achieve balance in your personal and professional lifestyle

Renowned author and teacher Barbara Biziou has done a superb job of presenting core concepts with simple but powerful exercises. There is no one whose life won’t be improved by incorporating these simple approaches into regular practice.” — Woodson C. Merrell, Md, Executive Director, Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center

Global Transformation

Tap Into The Full Power of Women in Action in the 21st Century

“The world will be saved by the Western woman.” The Dali Lama

This is being called The Decade of The Feminine. From the beginning of time, women have gathered together in ceremonies and rituals to strengthen, rejuvenate, and re-connect with themselves and create strong families and communities. Now it is time to bring these powerful spiritual practices out into our modern world in a BIG way.

This talk is a call to action for all women who want to make a difference in the world. It is time to move into a new model that honors the feminine model of nurturing, collaboration and connection. Plus at the same time, we must also honor the more rational, action-oriented paradigm of the 20thcentury. However I’m not talking about throwing out the men. I love men! (A lot!) I am talking about creating a new form of aligned partnership, so we can walk together as equals, and double-up our various strengths to create exceptionally powerful change in our world.

This talk is for women of all ages and will provide truly inspirational, rejuvenating and memorable experiences.

In this talk you will:

  • Discover how to embrace your innate power though a specially-designed ritual
  • Learn to feel comfortable with power — and fully own it! (Power is good! It’s how you use it that counts.)
  • Explore how we as women can integrate our full power into achieving our goals
  • Redefine real success
  • Learn ancient stories from our ancestors that can guide us to make big changes
 

Making Relationships Work In Today’s Global Village: The Importance of Understanding Cultures and Traditions

As Thomas Friedman has boldly put it, our world’s become flat.  We live, work, and play in a Global Village, where miles can be traveled in minutes thanks to technology. If we want to succeed in today’s work, more than ever it is imperative to understand and respect the cultures of others. It is key in becoming a loved and welcomed global citizen.

Today’s students will graduate and enter a working world that is much different than that of their parents. Business today is much more internationally focused. Being able to understand the complex interactions between global cultures is vital to success.

I’ve always loved traveling the globe and learning customs. I’ve gathered knowledge and insights via my journeys in Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan, Bali, Israel, Egypt, Mexico, Hawaii — and a range of cities throughout the United States. I’ve personally experienced how very different cultures can be — from subtle distinctions to huge and surprising differences. I’ve also enjoyed teaching students from around the globe. I’m excited to share all I’ve discovered and guide you in utilizing essential spritual practices, unusual customs, and preferred rituals from a range of cultures – while making sure you respect and honor your own.

In this talk you will:

  • Discover the stories and cultural rituals of other cultures that can benefit you today
  • Hear what Emily Post forgot to tell us about the world’s traditions
  • Break down the walls of ignorance and avoid making huge mistakes that may violate another’s beliefs
  • Learn to honor and create supportive partnerships for mutual success
  • Develop cultural awareness and good interpersonal communication skills
  • Gain new understanding of other nations customs and non-verbal elements

In my Zulu culture, rituals are the language of the soul. Barbara has mastered that language. Barbara’s teaching transcends gender, race, or creed.” — Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo, Former South African Ambassador to The United Nations

To BOOK me to speak, contact bookings@BarbaraBiziou.com.

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