Barbara Stanny Biography

As the daughter of one of the founders of H&R Block, having money was never a problem for Barbara Stanny; knowing how to manage money, however, was a different story. She watched her father take control of financial matters concerning their home, so naturally, she assumed that when she married, she too would appoint her husband money manager of the family. And she did, leaving her husband in control of a sizable trust fund. After discovering that her husband misappropriated her savings, no once but twice, Barbara was given the shocking news that she was liable for a back tax fee her now ex-husband had amassed, a fee which almost left her insolvent.

In her first book, "Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money," released in 1997 and recently reissued for its 10th anniversary by Penguin Press, Barbara urges women to take control of their own finances and stop counting on a fictitious knight in shining armor. In addition to her own story, Stanny has interviewed financially successful women, ranging in means from moderate to wealthy, who also at one time were oblivious on how to wisely invest their money. Like many women, they were hesitant to invest because they thought that they didn't have enough with which to begin.

Barbara has synthesized her own ideas with those from the other success stories into what she calls "the Seven Realization of Financial Enlightenment." These insights are the integral part of each financial success story. Barbara is a writer, speaker, former career counselor, business owner and the and the author of four other books including Secrets of Six Figure Women and Overcoming Underearning which just came out in paperback. Her syndicated career column appeared in newspapers nationwide, and she hosted her own radio show, Job Talk, on KSOL-FM in San Francisco.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Barbara Stanny and other top speakers and celebrities.

Barbara Stanny Videos

Barbara Stanny Overcoming Underearning® It Is Not About Money ...
Barbara Stanny Overcoming Underearning® It Is Not About Money ...

How to book Barbara Stanny?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Barbara Stanny for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Barbara Stanny, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Barbara Stanny or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Barbara Stanny?

Booking fees for Barbara Stanny, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Barbara Stanny, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Barbara Stanny?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Barbara Stanny for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Barbara Stanny for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Barbara Stanny or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Barbara Stanny or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Barbara Stanny is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Barbara Stanny for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Barbara Stanny generally travels from Washington, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Barbara Stanny for an upcoming event.

Barbara Stanny Videos

Barbara Stanny Overcoming Underearning® It Is Not About Money ...
Barbara Stanny Overcoming Underearning® It Is Not About Money ...

Barbara Stanny Speaking Topics


    This program inspires participants to become Dare Dreamers - people who boldly bring their dreams to life. Barbara walks the audience through the emotional phases and psychological forces that often derail dreams and offers practical tips for staying on track and being financially responsible in the process.

    • Birth of a dream: Barbara's experience creating an annual Do Your Dream Day in her community
    • Four steps to being a successful Dare Dreamer
    • Three dream killers
    • Diagram for the Dare Dreamer: riding the roller coaster

  • Overcoming Under Earning

    This is for anyone who's ever said to themselves: "I wish I could make more money."

    • Barbara's personal story of overcoming underearning
    • Why so many women are underearners
    • Characteristics of an underearner
    • Why it's important to earn more
    • What's stopping you
    • Five steps for breaking through your earnings barrier
    • Developing an action plan

  • 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:

    • Her personal journey to financial success
    • Four steps to Financial Mastery
    • Three Realizations of financial enlightenment
    • Financial responsibility as a rite of passage

  • Strong 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
    • Why women aren't making more: Three reasons they get stuck
    • Four simple steps to up your earnings and change your life
    • The High Earners Epiphany


We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.

Speakers Similar to Barbara Stanny

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.