Motivational Speaker and author of Passionaries: Turning Compassion into Action
and The Gift of Passionaries Changing Our World
As a successful entrepreneur turned author, Barbara Metzler is an expert on American giving, nonprofits, volunteering, as well as “passionaries,” a word she coined to mean “passionate visionaries.” While raising her children, Barbara started five successful companies including The Farmer’s Wife, a multi-million dollar corporation selling tree-fruit by-products. For 24 years, she has been involved with YPO, WPO, and CEO. In 2007, she was named “California Woman of the Year.”
Her four children have now graduated and she currently lives with her husband in San Diego. An amazing and eclectic network of friends and contacts inspire her to share stories of American greatness and that of others who dream of making a difference.
Barbara is committed to sharing these powerful seldom-told stories of Americans who have turned their passion into action to make positive changes through the world of nonprofits. With television, radio and her upcoming IPTV channel, Metzler profiles celebrities and everyday heroes who have started or helped build successful charities. Metzler offers inspiring stories, tips and answers for everyone who’s ever wondered, “How can I make a difference?”
~Personal Goal: To get positive and inspirational stories of real American passionary heroes
headlined in the media.
~Personal Motto for Passionaries: “Let Go, Let God”