Kate Davis

Kate Davis

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

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. Now 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. She 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. In 2018, Davis joined the Debaters Live theatre tour with Live Nation.

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.


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.

Innovation through Connectivity

We want the fasted most stable connection possible in all areas of our lives.

Kate Davis shows the audiences how to establish, cultivate, and maintain 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

It’s Impossible to laugh and not be in the moment.

Kate Davis explores how mindfulness through humour can help us achieve 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 over a decade, Davis has explored techniques of how lightening up and practicing mindfulness can create a more balanced life, both at home and work, and create a positive “mind environment” which affects all areas of our life and keeps us healthy.

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

Kate Davis explores techniques of managing our mental health and shares practical ways to stay healthy and positive even through the toughest times.  Her inspiring, humorous, and touching stories takes audiences on a journey from depression to expression. Davis shares how she found comedy and how it helped her discover self worth, confidence, and the ability to fight the negativity in her own mind that was keeping her from living the life she deserved.

“Out of My Mind” 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 that allows us to take charge our own mental health, including how we think about ourselves, being grateful, being in the present, sleep, diet, and exercise to name a few. All these methods can ultimately boost our mood, build resilience, and add to the overall enjoyment of our life.

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

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. Kate Davis helps audiences 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 Davis’ recipe for a healthy relationship when it comes to raising our children. Everything changes when we become parents — the show Survivor shouldn’t take place on an island but a new parents’ home! It’s challenging not to lose yourself in the process, but with a few techniques, like being more playful and using your intuition, life can be more joyful and relaxing.

Discover the different ways men and women deal with stress, techniques of dealing with siblings 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 affirmation. 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.

Comedy

30-60-minute stand-up show.

Host, Moderator, Emcee