Kate Davis

Kate Davis

Humour in the Workplace | Work–Life Balance

Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humour in any situation and offer creative solutions to defuse frustrations in both the workplace and at home. A hit comedian, who has opened for the likes of 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.

A 12-time Canadian Comedy Awards nominee, which includes a nomination for the prestigious Phil Hartman Award, Davis has also been the star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network. Additionally, she has appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1, Prime, WTN, TVO, and CBC Radio’s The Debaters. Davis also stars, writes, and produces the hit web series “Best Before”, which won at the Canadian Comedy Awards and was chosen for “Standup and Pitch” at the Just For Laughs Comedy Pro.

On stage, Davis has performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, and the Hubcap Comedy Festival. During the 2008 season of Last Comic Standing, Davis’ sense of humour endured and carried her into the finals in Canada. She’s also released a new comedy album called House Arrest.

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.


Out of My Mind… Back in Five Minutes: A Journey from Depression to Expression

Through sharing her inspiring, humorous and touching personal journey, Kate Davis provides audiences with techniques and practical tips to manage their mental health and stay healthy and positive even through the toughest times.

Davis shows audiences how she went from depression to expression, sharing how comedy helped her discover her self-worth, confidence, and how to fight the negativity in her own mind that kept 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 one-minute stress strategies or breaking up the monotony with Rejuvenation 101, 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, etc. All these methods can ultimately boost our mood, build resilience, and add to our overall enjoyment of life.

Audiences will leave this keynote with the feeling that knowledge is power and that we all play a role in managing our mental health.

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. Davis’ 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 Davis’ “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.

Mind Over Laughter

Kate Davis explores how mindfulness through humour can help us achieve the kind of self-awareness that has the 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.

Davis 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 storytelling.

For more than a decade, Davis 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.

Connectivity

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.

Funny Mommy Parenting with Humour Lecture and Workshop

Your leisure time should not be folding laundry. This lecture/workshop gives parents, caregivers, educators, and social service providers the tools to help defuse the chaos and stress of their lives through humour. Davis helps them to remember themselves, accept where they are, and not feel 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 children. Everything changes when people become parents — Davis thinks 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, you let go. They move out, you let go. That lesson of “letting go” is way easier with you intact.

Davis has spoken for such groups as Mom’s Net, Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada, Opportunity for Advancement (United Way), and Bell High school Faculty, to name a few.