Meg Soper

Meg Soper

Motivational Humorist | Co-Author of From the Stage to the Page

Meg Soper travels North America sharing powerful insights and strategies for being more effective in our personal and professional lives. Combining her experience as a registered nurse with her skill in stand-up comedy, she offers a unique blend of humor and inspirational ideas to connect with her audience, break barriers, and help people “shift perspective” to better deal with the challenges they face every day.

Soper invests the time to know her audience and the challenges they face. She has touched the lives of thousands by combining her remarkable sense of humour with a curiosity about people. Her ability to connect has made her one of the country’s leading motivational speakers.

Soper’s diverse content has been shaped by her career as a staff nurse and as an operating room nurse in regional and major urban teaching hospitals. As a health care professional, Soper recognizes the vital role that humor can play in creating a healthier workplace environment, in helping us deal better with stress, and in communicating more effectively.

A highly sought-after speaker at conventions and corporate functions throughout North America, Soper has shared the stage with many celebrities, including Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres.

Soper is co-author of the book, From the Stage to the Page…Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies. She has appeared on the CBC, CTV, the Women’s Television Network and on Prime TV.


Bring it on…Strategies to Create a Positive Workplace

In this high energy and  interactive presentation Meg examines how emotions, perceptions, and preconceived ideas can impact our day-to-day interactions with others – especially across the generations. The work culture is shifting and we have things in the fridge that are older than some of the people on our team. Understanding generational differences helps us create an atmosphere where we can communicate more effectively and ensure a positive workplace.

Wit, Fit and Balance…Strategies for Success

The pace of change in our lives continues to pick up speed. Not only are we expected to adapt to change, we are expected to embrace it and stay on top! This presentation offers a different perspective on dealing with the everyday stresses we face and emphasizes the fact that humour and how we communicate can play an important role in helping us lead more productive and healthier lives in an ever changing environment. Whether you are faced with stress in the workplace or the inevitable obstacles of daily living, this presentation offers a refreshing perspective. This motivational life balance presentation delivers insight and practical strategies that entertain and inspire.

Humour is One Size Fits All

Find levity in any life situation. Whether you are facing the perils of middle-age or juggling a career and family, Meg will help you find a laugh along the way. Run some of Meg’s pithy, stress-relieving ideas up the flagpole and learn to embrace her philosophy that ‘life is too short to stuff a mushroom’.

Get Connected and Stay Plugged In

Develop strategies to enhance relationships on both a personal and professional level through effective communication and conflict management. This light hearted and interactive presentation helps people come away with a better understanding of each other’s challenges and unique qualities. The goal is to create awareness about how we can shift our perspective to build better relationships with the people we work with. People are different…not necessarily difficult. Challenge existing perceptions of what you are capable of and strive to reach new levels of performance.

“IQ might get you hired. EQ gets you promoted.” – Anonymous

The Secret Sauce: Thriving in Times of Change

This high energy and interactive keynote presentation confronts the challenges posed by the accelerating pace of change in our personal and professional lives. Meg offers an inspirational message while  sharing her ideas on how we can use humor, passion and resilience to enhance communication, find more balance and sustain personal growth even when we are pushed to our limits.

Meg explores ideas about navigating change and dealing with life’s ever present stresses, emphasizing the important role that humor and communication style play in helping us perform at our best. She delves into the topic of emotional intelligence by offering insights on how our brain’s default response wiring can hijack our thoughts and perceptions and make us less effective than we might otherwise be in our interactions with others.

Using experiences from her career as an O.R. nurse, and now as a thought leader on mindfulness and resilience, Meg will explore the key elements of a successful conversation and demonstrate that by choosing to shift our perspective – and distinguishing between left brain and right brain thought patterns – we can ‘rewire’ our thought patterns thus leading us to stronger relationships with the people in our lives.

This presentation will entertain, inspire and leave audience members with ideas to help realize improvements in health, self-awareness and relationships at work and at home.

Session Objectives:

  1. Learn about the HPR Sauce – Humor, Passion and Resilience to manage change and thrive personally and professionally.
  2. Gain greater control over how we react in moments of difficulty; reinforce the idea that we have the ability to ‘Shift our Perspective’ to fend off negative emotions and thought loops.
  3. Learn Meg’s Mini-Mindfulness Break technique for giving our ‘Brain a Boost’ and to be more present in our interactions with others.
  4. Offer strategies to help improve personal resilience so that we are better able to manage change and maintain a positive mindset; and,
  5. Share laughter and positive energy together!

Laughter Makes Us Stronger

A great deal has changed in recent months with the arrival of an unwelcome visitor named COVID 19. In addition to the health threat, virtually every aspect of daily life and routine has been turned on its head. As if our pre-pandemic challenges were not enough! And since we do not know when things are going to get back to ‘normal’, one thing is certain: Now more than ever, we need a reason to laugh!

Meg’s experience in stand-up comedy – and in the hospital operating room – shines through in this humorous exploration of life and times in the pandemic. She offers a humor filled look at the serious issue of stress in our lives, encouraging us to reframe, refocus and stay on course even when our well laid plans get tossed into upheaval.

Meg’s message will speak to everyone in the room- whether they are just launching their career, or they are leading the organization through times of major change. Her insights on using humor and self-awareness as tools for bolstering resilience demonstrate how small changes in routine can make a big difference in our lives.

Work-Life Balance? You’ve Got to Be Kidding!

Meg has developed this presentation recognizing the challenges facing organizations who must evolve and adapt in an environment of constant change. In her dynamic and engaging style, Meg will share her ideas on how we can use humor, passion and resilience to enhance communication, find more balance and to sustain personal growth even as the lines between our personal and professional lives become ever blurrier.

Meg will share ideas and best practices that she has adopted using her ‘Key Elements of Life’ model to demonstrate how the choices we make about nutrition, exercise and sleep all play a vital role in helping us build our resilience and maintain a positive mindset. She will bring home the message of how important it is to take time for ourselves each day so that we find the energy and inspiration to perform to the best of our abilities, no matter what demands are being placed upon us.

Meg will also delve into the subject of emotional intelligence and explore how our emotions, and our response patterns in the face of stress can serve to make us less effective than we might otherwise be in our daily interactions with others. Using experiences from her career as an O.R. nurse, and now as a thought leader on mindfulness and resilience, Meg demonstrates how we can break free of our usual behavior patterns leading us to healthier and stronger relationships with the people we work with and those who we serve.

This presentation will entertain, inspire and leave audience members with ideas to help realize improvements in health, self-awareness and relationships at work and at home.

Session Objectives:

  1. Learn about the HPR Sauce – Humor, Passion and Resilience to manage change and thrive personally and professionally.
  2. Explore Meg’s ‘Key Elements of Life’ model to map strategies for how we allocate our energy and attention to relationships, career, mind, body and soul;
  3. Learn about mindfulness techniques to give our ‘Brain a Boost’ and to be more present in our interactions with others.
  4. Offer strategies to help improve personal resilience so that we are better able to manage change and maintain a positive mindset.

Wait What? A Positive Workplace Culture? Let’s Do This!

Meg has developed this presentation recognizing the challenges facing organizations and their employees as they are called upon to manage the complex interpersonal dynamics of a multi-generational workplace. In her dynamic and engaging style Meg offers her unique perspective on how to deal with the ever-present stresses we all face, emphasizing the important role that humor and communication style play in helping us be more effective in our roles.

Meg will offer an exploration of generational differences – from Traditionalists to Boomers to Gen ‘X’ and Millennials – to demonstrate the impact of shifting workplace demographics, enhance awareness and help us communicate more effectively. She will also explore how stereotyping can limit us and make us less effective in our interactions with others. Meg demonstrates that by choosing to shift our perspective – and understanding the distinction between left brain and right brain thought patterns – we can break free of our usual behaviors thus leading to healthier and stronger relationships that will benefit relationships at work and at home.

Objectives:     

  1. Attendees will gain insights into the tendencies and behaviors of the different generations.
  2. Understand the sources of differences that can arise between the generations in the workplace and learn strategies for resolution.
  3. Learn how to more effectively communicate, motivate and gain co-operation with others in the workplace, leading to a more positive environment.
  4. Learn the 4 key elements of a positive work culture.
  5. Recognize that we are better together and through reverse mentorship we can bring out the strengths of the people we work with.

Better Together: Personality Styles in the Workplace

The challenges of today’s workplace calls for us to be effective and intuitive communicators. Meg has developed this interactive presentation to offer strategies for enhanced communication skills by exploring the different personality styles using the DiSC model of human behavior.

This high energy, interactive session will seek to create awareness about different personality styles based on the DiSC model and related strategies for enhancing communication. The session is humorous and packed with insights about the four different personality styles and how these styles influence people’s behavior, and their response to conflict and stressful situations. This session is intended to create both self-awareness and social awareness among participants to help them understand the sources of conflict, and strategies for collaboration both with colleagues, service providers and the patients that they serve.

The presentation will reflect Meg’s belief that teams can be made stronger because they are diverse. Participants will leave armed with understanding and awareness that will lend to a more positive and productive workplace environment.

Objectives:     

  1. Gain insight on the DiSC model of human behavior and learn to identify the different personality styles in the workplace;
  2. Learn how to shift perspective according to personality type to enhance personal and team performance;
  3. Learn how to flex your style to better communicate, motivate and gain cooperation with others;
  4. Learn how to create a positive environment at work and within ourselves through effective communication; and,
  5. Use humor and interactive energy to recognize that we are better together and that each of us has the power and influence to bring out the strengths of the people we work with.