Barbara Gutstadt, Founder and CEO of Women’s Golf and Travel Concierge, is an accomplished business-woman, serial entrepreneur, author and public speaker. Barbara’s professional career started as a registered nurse. Barbara transitioned her health care knowledge and entered corporate America establishing a nationwide healthcare claims review company. After five years, this company was acquired by a major healthcare organization. Moving forward Barbara had an intense interest investments and protection strategies leading Barbara into the financial services industry where she developed a multi-state practice. Barbara became well known for her dynamic presentations on the topic women and investing. Within 3 years of her financial services career, Barbara achieved ranking as the number one advisor in the country.
Barbara is also CEO and President of The Gutstadt Group, LLC., a company that provides strategic direction and coaching for start up companies. One Barbara’s passion to help the less fortunate led her to develop direct care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Currently Barbara and her partners oversee the care of 32 individuals with disability challenges. Barbara’s residential care facilities are ranked number one in the State of Florida. Barbara is additionally a Registered Nurse and serves as a Certified Medication Instructor in Florida representing the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
Barbara’s current life is all about fulfilling her passions and spending more time traveling, playing golf, and inspiring the next generation of career women that they too, can have it all with the choices they make along the way. Barbara is an avid golfer and travels extensively to establish future golf destinations for her current business, Women’s Golf and Travel Concierge. She has positioned herself as a golf destination travel consultant and golf tour operator. Barbara’s new company, Womens Golf and Travel Concierge is offered to non-profit associations, organizations and corporations providing services ranging from why and how to play golf to introducing golf destination packages tailored for women. Barbara’s company offers “Travel with a Pro’s” golf packages.
Barbara previously served as the Director of Marketing for the EWGA Palm Beach Chapter, and Membership Co-Chairperson for SWFL EWGA. Barbara is co-author of “Teeing Up For Success” dedicated to inspiring business women to become empowered through the game of golf.
In addition to her love of golf, you’ll find Barbara captaining her boat through the Intracoastal waterways or biking in charitable rallies. Barbara is active in Special Olympics with her very “special family”.
Barbara is a proud mother of two children and three grandsons and resides in sunny Florida in a golfing community.
Q&A with Barbara:
Golf level…Intermediate golfer
Favorite golf course…Pebble Beach. It’s undeniably one of the best legendary courses to play in the world. Playing Pebble Beach can be described as a golfer’s dream come true. The exhilaration of being on this spectacular course and the incredible panoramic views are breathtaking and make up for the challenge the course poses. Every golfer should experience the trill of playing Pebble Beach!
Favorite travel destination…Sydney, Australia. I had an awesome experience attending the 2000 Olympics. The atmosphere and camaraderie among all of the athletes and spectators was nothing short of amazing. Golfing along Bondi Beach was an unforgettable thrill.
Favorite golf clubs… Callaway Big Bertha’s OS
Favorite golf ball…Sxiron
I play golf because…It allows me to connect socially with my family, friends and business associates. I enjoy the diversity of each course and the challenges to overcome them. My best day on the course is having the opportunity to inspire other women to enjoy the game of golf.