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Kate Davis

Connectivity Expert | Humour in the Workplace | Work–Life Balance

Kate Davis
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Virtual: Balancing Life
Kate Davis
Connectivity Leads to Inclusivity
Virtual: Connectivity
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The Parent Trap - Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Parenting with Humour
Kate Davis
kate davis
Kate Davis
Speaker Reel
Virtual: Balancing Life
Kate Davis
Connectivity Leads to Inclusivity
Virtual: Connectivity
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The Parent Trap - Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Parenting with Humour

Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humour in any situation and offers creative solutions to defuse frustrations in both the workplace and at home. A hit comedian, who has opened for the likes of Seth Meyers, Bill Clinton, and Barbara Walters, Davis’ generous insight and hilarious presence is a powerful combination that helps organizations empower their staff with effective tools for managing stress and sustaining motivation.

Theatrically trained in England, Davis went from a successful run on the Canadian stage to the many stages of motherhood before she found her passion for comedy. Today, she is a 12-time Canadian Comedy Awards nominee, including a nomination for the prestigious Phil Hartman Award, and the star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network. In addition, Davis has appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1, Prime, WTN, TVO, and CBC Radio’s The Debaters.

On stage, Davis has performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, and the Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival, while also headlining across the country. During the 2008 season of Last Comic Standing, Davis’ sense of humour endured and carried her into the finals in Canada.

As a writer, Davis has been published in Today’s Parent and Mom and Caregiver magazines. She is also the author of two books, The Breastfeeding Diaries, which won the iParenting media award, and Second Best Mom: Stories, Tips, and Okay Advice. In 2019, Davis released her comedy album, House Arrest.

Speaking topics

Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • Wow, wow, wow – Kate is a phenomenon!

    We just wrapped up our virtual meeting and we are so pleased with Kate’s presentation. Her keynote is exactly what we were looking for — light-hearted, funny, and great takeaways on connectivity, inclusivity and balancing life with humor. I currently have a flood of emails in my inbox raving about her and how this was “the best meeting yet – just what we needed!”

  • Kate’s presentation was a great lighthearted and comedic way of looking at the importance of connecting with those around us, during these truly unique times. She integrated storytelling and anecdotes to her presentation, making it a fast-paced one hour long panel on how to stay connected and keep things on track within an organization.

    Kate is the complete opposite of boring. Her endless energy and positivity allowed her to easily engage her audience virtually and keep everyone involved and interested during the whole presentation, which we recognize is not easy to do! Prior to this event, she took the time to learn about our team and our interests in this topic and created a presentation that perfectly met and surpassed our expectations. Her passion about this topic really shined through in her stories and explanations of the importance of finding a way to connect with those around us and reflect on who we are.

    Kate clearly loves what she does and her passion in her work as a comedian and a comic shined throughout the whole presentation. We would strongly recommend Kate Davis to anyone looking for a bright and energetic encounter about humour and connectivity in the workplace.

  • Thanks Kate for such an entertaining presentation! It was so great to take a break & really laugh, especially in these times! Loved your humor, sharing of real life experiences & reminder to not take ourselves so seriously!

  • Just a quick note to thank Kate very much for today’s virtual performance: we had a great time, very fun, but also inspiring, and with bonus takeaways…!

  • Kate was truly fantastic, and such a pleasure to deal with. She arrived early, prepared to go, and willing to accommodate our schedule as required.

    Her comedy had everyone in stitches!! We’ve heard so much positive feedback from the group about what she had to share, and it was the perfect addition to our day!

  • Kate was a ton of fun and well received by our group. My cheeks were hurting from all the laughing! It was the perfect message for us right now – lighten up, change your attitude, reap what you sow!

  • Kate is lovely.  She arrived early – stayed until the end – was bubbly and professional.  Her presentation was excellent.  High energy.  Funny.  Great messages for being positive.  Lots of laughter in the audience.  It was a highlight for many as the evening is quite dull with so many awards being presented.

  • Kate was absolutely phenomenal.  We had many comments that she had us belly laughing and the best motivational speaker they have seen in a long time, if ever.

  • We absolutely loved Kate’s presentation at both of our sites. She was personable and easy-going in our chat prior to the formal keynote address. I appreciated her relaxed approach when we were unable to provide both types of microphones at each site!! She truly practices and demonstrates what she “preaches” in her talk – taking everything in stride and LAUGHING about life’s ups and downs.

    We received great feedback from both audiences and I was really quite pleased with the events from beginning to end. I would highly recommend Kate!!

  • It was an absolute pleasure to have Kate Davis as part of our Professional Development activities. She brought humour, insight and optimism to our day. Many teachers commented that the opportunity to spend time with Kate as our keynote was a highlight unique to any other school-based PD they had attended. Kate’s dynamic personality was definitely an asset to her as she engaged the staff in trust-building exercises, which we hope to pursue further throughout the year.

  • You wouldn’t believe how much impact your workshop had on me!!! I attended your workshop for U of T “Humour at Work”… I am changing my attitude and the way of thinking. From this point of view, I would like to say “thank you” for your outstanding speech about humour and what it may bring to people’s lives.

  • I want to thank you so much for coming out and speaking for us and making our conference such a great success. I know Rosy has been in touch with you and has given you some feedback from happy participants – but this is on a personal level from me – it was great you came through for me and saved the day when Carilynn was not able to make it.

  • 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 incrementally, to use their intuition, and to combat stress with laughter. Not only did she entertain these women with side-splitting stories with which every woman and mother can relate, she gave them a much needed shot of inspiration.

  • I am the editor of The Mom & Caregiver Magazine, and recently sponsored Kate Davis to speak at the Total Woman Show (March 5, 2005). Kate’s lecture was Outstanding; her ability to relate to the audience was remarkable. The content of her material was articulate and informative, and very very funny!!! We loved her so much that we asked her if she would be interested in starting her own column within our Magazine called “Reasonably Sane”, which would bring out the humorous side of parenting.”

  • I thought her presentation was a great balance between humour and valuable information on how to bring more humour into your life. It was a wonderful evening filled with laughter.

  • The feedback I received so far from staff was that her talk was the highlight of the day. Her witty banter and engaging dialogue was superb and the broken telephone exercise was a hoot. However, it was Kate herself that made a difference and like our M.C. Ray summed up ‘she is a real live wire’.

  • On behalf of the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce, I want to thank you for agreeing to speak at our Awards of Excellence event. The feedback from our guests has been overwhelming. They LOVED you! So many people took the time to grab me after the event was over to tell me how much they enjoyed having you there, and what a great addition you were to our program. On Friday, I received tons of emails saying the same.

  • Thank you once again for attending Gamma-Dynacare’s annual Symposium event this year and for your uplifting session. I think your key messages are very relevant. Most importantly, I think you struck a cord with our people – I don’t think I have seen them laugh this hard since I joined the company 9 months ago.

  • Thanks so much for making our event such fun. We all had a great time and certainly learned a thing or two from you. We were talking at lunch after you left and realized we were remiss in doing something for you. So we would like to give you your fourth standing ovation.

  • Kate did two sessions for Administrative Professionals Week for our Admin Team here at Holland Bloorview. Here topic ‘Humour in the Workplace & Work Life Balance’ really hit home with her audience. Using her own life experiences tempered with thoughtful tips from authors really helped to capture how important having balance in our lives really is.

    In a nutshell, Kate was enchanting, engaging and hilarious. I would definitely recommend her slant on this topic to other professional organizations.

  • Kate was wonderful! The nurses had a great time (and you know we can sometimes be a tough crowd – we take ourselves very seriously!). Kate was warm and funny and engaged everyone in you presentation. Kate was very intuitive to who her audience was and I think by the time she left we felt we had made a friend! Thank you again for your support and please let Kate know we loved her!!

  • Kate Davis was incredibly funny, engaging, activated participation, and accomplished what she told me she would do. She said she would help our staff take themselves less seriously, which in turn will help them take their work more seriously and be more effective. It accomplished that – and along the way she brought a wonderful sense of spirit and humour that we all loved and appreciated.

    We did a post-summit survey and the staff rating was a unanimous 5/5.

    Thank you for facilitating this connection, cannot say enough good things.

  • Kate Davis is awesome! You knocked it out of the park. Our staff loved you and we all enjoyed the message you delivered! Everyone felt it was a valuable and positive event. SEVERAL people commented how great you were.

    It was the first time we tried it, and you made us look really good. The energy and positive vibes were exactly what we were looking for!!

    Appreciate the humour, laughter and message!!

  • On behalf of The Chang School, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for your contribution to the Virtual Graduation Celebration event on June 20th.

    We have received a lot of positive feedback on your keynote address. In addition to being highly humorous, your words were both poignant and inspiring. You truly helped make the event a resounding success.

  • Kate was the perfect addition to our WEE Promo In The City event. She instantly made everyone feel at ease and had the room laughing for a solid hour. The fun games she tied into the evening and the story she shared about always embracing the positive and not focusing on the negative were very impactable. The feedback on the tradeshow floor the following day was that she was absolutely great and that the event was a definite highlight of a busy few days of tradeshow. Highly recommend Kate!

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