Clients & Testimonials

“We wanted someone who was not only a subject expert, but actually lived it, and who is a very good speaker. She fit the mold very well. She’s very compassionate and easy to talk to.” — Janet Beers, LifeCare

“WOW! Barbara McVicker was the featured speaker for a teleseminar I hosted and she was outstanding! We had talked many times by phone prior to the class, so I knew that she would be good – but she was even better than I had expected (and I had high expectations). She is incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and responsive. All this came through the telephone. I can’t imagine actually getting to interact with her in person and seeing/hearing her speaking at a convention. What a gift it would be for others to bring her in to speak for their staff, conference, or workshop. Highly recommended!” — Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D

“Our audience laughed and cried as McVicker related stories and facts that addressed their concerns as caregivers. She assured these Baby Boomers that their emotions and frustrations in caring for their elderly parents were legitimate and universal. Brookdale Senior Living will use her again.” — Brookdale Senior Living

“What a great convention we had! Much of it was due to Barbara’s great participation. We thoroughly enjoyed your workshop and keynote! Most of all, we enjoyed your being with us and your friendship!” — Kim Snow, President, Virginia chapter of Business Professional Women

“Barbara was early in recognizing the tremendous impact of caregiving on families that are ill-prepared to care for a population that is growing older in record numbers. Both as an author and as a public speaker, Barbara McVicker delivers in a very human and compelling voice, information, advice, and strategies to effectively manage the enormous demand of care giving on both organizations and families.” — Nancy Petro, Nancy Petro Consulting

“Thanks for a great presentation at the NAIFA meeting! Your message was ‘spot on’ and was well received.” — Paul Vineis, The Columbus Financial Group, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

“The consequences of long-term caregiving may be long lasting. The needs of caregivers warrant greater attention both in research and in practice.” — Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University

“Barbara and Darby are right on target for the present struggle of balancing career and family responsibilities. They know this is not going away soon and address the difficulty head on. You can be sure this work will go to the core of one of the domestic concerns of our day. And it will provide wisdom and much needed solace.” — Jerry L. Schmalengerger, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, California, ELCA Global Mission volunteer, Affiliate Faculty Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong

“Your presentation was both insightful and engaging…due to your presentation; we received such great feedback from the caregiving industry employers and employees.  Many people in the industry now realize how much planning and patience it takes to be a caregiver.  We thank you for enlightening us with that valuable information, which will now make us not only better business people, but better, more understanding people.” — Bill Diehl, Executive Director, Grove City Chamber of Commerce

“Wonderful presentation. Very realistic. The cycle of life is so real.” — Claudia Miska, Attendee

“I saw you on PBS – which led to my ordering your books. Your presentation was both heartfelt and realistic. I am sure you help many facing the care and well being of parents.” — Dina, Viewer

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Women's Council of Realtors

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Ohio Health

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Council on Aging

Council on Aging