About Barbara

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As an author, quit smoking facilitator and a motivational speaker, Barbara Miller delivers an inspiring message, which tells people that anything is possible and to never give up. It is a message Barbara Miller has learned from her own life and one she is helping others apply to their lives.

Barbara’s parents divorced when she was only three. Her father raised her, after having proven to the courts that he could do so without a mother’s help. Barbara’s story is one of survival, perseverance and determination. As a child, she was very quiet and observant, which led to her being mislabeled as a slow learner. This type of labeling denied Barbara access to the education system. The misdiagnosis led to segregation which, in turn, developed into daily humiliation. The school system badly scarred her and its effects stayed with her, damaging her self-esteem to such an extent that it took many years to overcome. 

Starting out as a painfully shy dishwasher at only fifteen years old, and despite all the odds against her, she decided the only way out was to become self-employed.
At seventeen, her passion for learning blossomed and Barbara began to study at home.

Barbara knew that challenging the mislabeling and receiving her grade twelve was detrimental to her success. She was successful in overcoming the indoctrination of her early label and even with chronic fatigue, caused by thyroid cancer; she still received academic marks and earned her grade twelve diploma.


While Barbara was battling against seven years of chronic fatigue, she continued her in-home studies; book after book, year after year. Each year, while recovering from her difficult past, Barbara forged ahead with a passion to prove that anything is possible.

With persistence and determination she reached her goal of being self-employed at the age of twenty-six by starting her own property management business. With residual income, she was able to continue devoting valuable time to her self-education. The search for something more meaningful lies at the heart of her ambition.


“People often asked me how I quit smoking after 15 years. I thought it would be easier to write it all down and hand people a copy.” This interest generated the birth of the one- day intensive workshop.

Not only is shyness a thing of the past, but she has risen from a painfully shy dishwasher to a self-employed property manager, to an author and keynote speaker. Barbara is truly a pioneer in that she shows, by virtue of the way she lives, that anything is possible. Barbara has more than twenty years of self-teaching and is qualified at helping others learn how to transform personal issues.


Barbara Miller published her first book, ‘How To Quit Smoking Even If You Don’t Want To’, in the spring of 2000, (revised in Jan 2008) which she has developed into a one-day intensive, interactive workshop.

Barbara has a great deal of passion for speaking about crucial topics such as suicide prevention and the importance of education and she intends to inspire others on overcoming barriers and obstacles. Utilizing powerful delivery and inspiring insights, Barbara’s customized presentation will teach and inspire your audience not only to quit smoking, but also to dare to dream. And above all else, to “Never Give Up!”

Barbara’s favorite quote
“Lose yourself in Action: Less you whither in despair.” Dale Carnegie

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