Professional summary

Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, CSP, is a workplace culture expert. For over 30 years, her presentations and seminars have helped professionals, teams and leaders build high performing workplaces. A clinical psychotherapist and former VP of Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital System, she understands people and organizations.

Presenting over 90 programs per year, Barbara’s high energy keynotes and seminars improve teamwork, increase cooperation and productivity. Barbara is a high content speaker who educates, entertains and motivates professionals to improve workplace performance.

Barbara is the past president of the National Speakers Association-WI chapter. She has earned the (CSP) designation, the highest earned honor given by the National

Engagement overview

Consultation, presentation and followup.


• Johnson Controls
• Northwestern Mutual
• Baird Financial
• Ellenbecker Investments
• Aurora Healthcare
• Discover Card


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Barb is a wealth of information that can be used for real life situations. She is funny, dynamic and energetic.

J. Michelle Elder, Nurse Manager Wayne Memorial Hospital

Barbara brings fun & enjoyment to difficult topics. Stories and ideas that make us think--wonderful speaker with great value to all.

Christy Freeland Riverstone Residential Group

Barbara is the Madonna of the medical field!

Stephanie Brosky UW-Madison

Barb is an outstanding presenter. She told stories that just touched my heart.

Lisa Truman Affinity Health System

Barb has the unique ability of incorporating the humor of everyday life into lessons on how to survive the stress that goes along with it.

Mary Cruciani Affinity Health System

A very funny speaker with a powerful message.

David Malochowski Discover Card

Feel good energetic speaker. I couldn't wait to get back to the office to speak with my management on what ideas and suggestions that Barb brought up that we could initiate immediately.

Debbie Henshaw Wuesthoff Corporation

Barb's ideas on leadership are extremely refreshing. More corporate leaders should take note.

David Milburn Lakeside Development

Barb is an extremely engaging, charismatic speakers. Her tips and exercises offer real, practical solutions to common networking problems and fears.

Jason Davis General Electric

Barb Bartlein gave a life changing message.

Stacey Weiss Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dunn Count