Kate Davis, an at-home mom, saw comedy to get out of the house. She never anticipated it would take her into a full career but that’s exactly what it did. Kate was nominated 12 times at the Canadian Comedy awards for Best Female Standup and also nominated for the Phil Hartman award. She has her one-hour comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network, Comedy Now.
She also headlines across the country and has performed at numerous festivals including the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, The Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival and LOL. She’s been on stage with Lewis Black and Seth Myers. She made it to the final round in Toronto for Last Comic Standing in 2008 and was part of Toronto’s talent for NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity in 2011.
Kate has proved to be a humorous keynote speaker who can offer creative ways to defuse frustrations whether they are in the home or workplace. Her insight helps organizations empower their staff to manage stress and stay motivated.
BALANCING LIFE WITH HUMOUR:
We Are All Jugglers and the First Ball to Drop is Usually Our Own
Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humour in any situation and to offer creative solutions to defuse the frustrations in the home and workplace. Kate’s generous insight and outspoken character, provides a powerful combination to help organizations empower their staff with effective tools for managing stress and sustaining motivation.
Between our jobs, home, relationships with family, friends and co-workers learning how to balance our busy life demands a strong sense of Personal Development and most importantly a Sense of Humour.
People, who attend Kate’s “Balancing Life with Humour” lecture, leave with an understanding of practical techniques for refueling, rediscovering and reengaging their true selves. Learning to use humour as an instrument of communication creates an atmosphere of compassion, caring and productivity.
Kate has spoken at such conferences as the YPO Banff conference, the Ontario Coalition of CAPC/CPNP Projects, the YEO, CMHC, University of Toronto Faculty, Teachers Pension Plan and many more.
INNOVATION THROUGH CONNECTIVITY
We want the fasted most stable connection possible in all areas of our lives
In “Connectivity,” Kate Davis shows the audience how to establish, cultivate, and keep connections that lead to productivity and success both in business and our personal lives. Whether it’s a CEO connecting with their staff, a client connecting with their customer, or departments connecting with other departments, good communication and rapport within an organization is the source of a flow that leads to creativity, quick resolutions, and a deeper understanding among staff of the overall business purpose. Staying connected to colleagues keeps things on track and is one of the most important elements to an organization’s success.
MIND OVER LAUGHTER
Kate’s keynote on “Mind over Laughter” explores how mindfulness through humour can help us achieve self-awareness that has to power to affect all areas of our lives in a positive manner. By focusing on the present moment and therefore letting go of negativity we are able to be more present to the life we are in and that is how we expand and create affirmative change.
Kate teaches practical methods of how to achieve mindfulness through an entertaining, funny journey that leaves her clients with authentic ways of getting in touch with oneself through visualization, playfulness and story telling.
For over a decade Kate has explored techniques of how lightening up and practicing mindfulness can create a more balanced life both at home and the workplace and create a positive “mind environment” which affects all areas of our life and keeps us healthy.
FUNNY MOMMY™ PARENTING WITH HUMOUR LECTURE AND WORKSHOP:
Your Leisure Time Should not be Folding Laundry
This lecture/workshop gives parents, caregivers, educators, social service providers the tools to help defuse the chaos and stress of their lives through humour. Kate helps them to remember themselves, accept where they are and not feeling guilty about where they are not. It combines stand-up comedy with practical techniques to raise children.
“Fun cancels out stress and brings everyone into the moment.” This is the recipe for a healthy relationship when it comes to raising our children. Everything changes when we become parents, I think the show “Survivor” shouldn’t take place on an island but a new parents’ home. It’s challenging not losing yourself in the process but with a few techniques likes being more playful and using your intuition life can be more joyful and relaxing.
Discover the different ways that men and women deal with stress, techniques of dealing with sibling fighting and how to truly take care of yourself so you are able to be more present to the life you are living now.
This lecture blends techniques of improvisation, visualization and affirmations. Parenting is a great lesson in letting go. You give birth, you let go. You nurse, you stop, you let go. They start school you, let go. They move out, you let go. That lesson of “Letting Go” is way easier with you in tacked.
Kate has spoken for such groups as Mom’s Net, Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada, Opportunity for Advancement (United Way), Bell High school Faculty just to name a few.
OUT OF MY MIND … BACK IN FIVE MINUTES
A Journey from Depression To Expression
Kate’s Keynote “Out of My Mind…Back In Five” explores techniques of managing our mental health and gives practical ways of staying healthy and positive even through the toughest times. Kate’s inspiring, humorous and sometimes touching stories takes us on a journey from Depression to Expression. How she found comedy and how it helped her discover self worth, confidence and to fight the negativity in her own mind that was keeping her from living the life she deserved.
“Back In Five” explores the way we feel about ourselves and others, as well as our ability to manage our feelings and deal with everyday difficulties.
From practical methods like learning one-minute stress strategies that you can do at the office or home or breaking up the monotony with Rejuvenation 101 (That’s a long list). To the methods available to us for taking charge of our own mental health including: How we think about ourselves, being grateful, being in the present, sleep, diet, exercise to name a few. All these methods can ultimately boost our mood, build resilience and add to our overall enjoyment of life.
Audiences leave this keynote with the feeling that knowledge is power and that we all play a role in our mental health.
“Your presentation certainly matched well with our Work/Life Balance theme of the AGM. As you could tell by the laughter, participants enjoyed your entertaining talk on “Balancing Life with Humour”
Canadian Mental Health Association
“Kate was truly a hit. She conveyed many important messages to a group of women under stress by reminding them to incorporate things they love into their lives…”
The Junior League of Toronto
“…thank you for your participaion and support of the 2nd Annual Laugh Lines, all female comdey show.”
The Princess Margeret Hospital Foundation
“…wouldn’t think twice about recommending you for any business group or service club looking for top notch entertainment.”
Midland-Penetang District Real Estate Board
“…our sincere thanks to you for your generous support of the Toronto Association for Community Living.”
The night of stars gala
“…in no time had us all giggling and laughing. Her subject matter fit perfectly with the age and diversity of our group.”
Canadian Tire Associate Store