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Barbara Stanny

Speaker? Yes. Consultant? No. Trainer? No. Entertainer? No.
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Bestselling author with a background in business journalism and an M.A. in counseling psychology.


Barbara Stanny is on a mission -- to inspire women to become financially empowered. Her eye-opening presentations convey an encouraging message: when you take charge of your money, you take control of your life. And it's so much simpler than most people realize. A highly entertaining speaker, Barbara immediately engages her audience with her own dramatic story, inspiring anecdotes, and grounded advice. Barbara teaches women how to map out their financial futures, and shares her secrets for personal empowerment. As the daughter of the R in H&R Block, she grew up relying on her father, then her husband, to manage her money. But a devastating financial crisis became a personal wake-up call. Her journey to financial enlightenment is an inspiring story, and became the basis for both her books: Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money (Penguin) and Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life (Harper Collins)

Presentation Titles and Description


Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money

By sharing her dramatic story, along with numerous anecdotes, Barbara motivates women to take charge of their money. Her presentation includes:

Secrets Of Six-Figure Women

A fascinating, engaging, and often humorous discussion based on her interviews with 154 High Earners. This talk is not just for women who work, but for anyone who wants to go to the next level in her life. Barbara's personal story: how the interviews changed her life

The Psychology of Money Mastery

Barbara, who has a master's degree in counseling psychology, explores the inner work of wealth. Her presentation includes:

Overcoming Underearning

This is for anyone who's ever said to themselves: "I wish I could make more money." Barbara's personal story of overcoming underearning


Overcoming Underearning

A day-long workshop based on her book Secrets of Six-Figure Women. It follows a workbook especially designed for the workshop.



Media Bytes Or Testimonials

"What can I say except that you were amazing! I can't begin to tell you the wonderful feedback I received on your comments in general, and your approach to investing and personal empowerment. Every woman at my table became personally involved in your discussion."
- Mindy S. Ross, Senior Vice President, Salomon Smith Barney

"Your story, energy and passion in your beliefs was inspirational to everyone in attendance. Although only a week has passed since the event, I have heard from many friends and colleagues that your message inspired them to make an immediate change in their lifestyle and financial philosophy."
- Debra Engle, Iowa State University Foundation


For fee information, please contact (262) 853-4627.

Travels From And Travel Requirements

Travels from Seattle, WA. Requires first-class ticket plus hotel.

Who Should Hire Barbara And Why

Barbara Stanny specializes in women and money, and speaks to groups in both the business world and the non-profit sector. Helping women conquer fears and limitations about their finances has become Barbara's life work. But it goes beyond that. She believes each person has the capacity to reshape the world in a myriad of ways, even more so when making a good living. Financially independent women-who are at ease with abundance and the freedom it brings-are able to sculpt their lives and better humanity. She inspires her audiences as she aserts: "When enough women claim their power, collectively we'll have the resources, values, vision and sensitivity to change the world, to heal the planet."

Barbara Stanny

Favorite Quote

Financial enlightenment demands far more from us than picking up a few tidbits of information or plunking down a few dollars for stock. Getting smart with money, for most women, constitutes a rite of passage.

- Barbara Stanny