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Karyn Ruth White

Karyn Ruth White

A brilliant comic mind meets an insatiable social curiosity. Result: Clean Comedy Combustion

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Female comedian and keynote speaker, Karyn Ruth White, has been entertaining and motivating people in some form or fashion for over 20 years.

Female comedian and keynote speaker, Karyn Ruth White, has been entertaining and motivating people in some form or fashion for over 20 years.

As a Keynote Presenter and Comedian, she has over a decade of expertise in the field of stress-reduction through humor. Before that, she performed for over 15 years as a professional stand-up.

Two decades of experience entertaining and motivating people allows Karyn Ruth great confidence and ease on stage. Her real-life experience and her down to earth style create an instant connection with her audiences. Over the past ten years, 99% of Karyn Ruth’s business has come from repeat or referral business from very happy clients.

Her clients include organizations like Microsoft, Nextel, Janus Funds, Ball Aerospace, Corporate Express, Xcel Energy, General Mills, The International Customer Service Association, The Colorado Department of Personnel and many many more.

Karyn Ruth is unique in the speaking field, in that she brings over 15 years of professional stand-up experience to her craft, as well as a front-line look at the inner-workings of business. She is a unique blend of motivator, business coach, philosopher and stand-up.

After earning her Bachelors Degree in Communications (University of New Hampshire), Karyn moved to California to pursue a career as a professional comedian (thrilling her parents.) Within 2 years she was traveling nationally as a professional comedian, using clean, connecting humor to delight her audiences.

Between comedy “gigs” Karyn worked as a “temp.” Because of her professionalism, she was always being asked to assist top-level managers within the Fortune 500 companies. It was during this time that she started to objectively observe the inner workings of business. She took a lot of notes and did her research, formulating her current philosophy on how to help people work and live with less stress and more joy. She is passionate about helping people think better thoughts, gain a feeling of personal control over stress and use humor as a powerful life and productivity skill.

Karyn is a prolific writer on the subject of living and working with less stress. Her national program Laughing In the Face of Stress© televised repeatedly over the past years. She has been featured in the Denver Business Journal, and The Denver Post and has appeared as a humor and stress expert on Channel 7 and Channel 9.

Karyn’s insights on business are real, because she’s been there. She’s worked in the mailroom, she’s worked in a customer call center, she’s worked in sales, she’s worked in the hospitality business, she’s worked as an administrative assistant and she is now a business owner herself.

As the owner of Laugh and Learn Productions, a Colorado-based company dedicated to helping people live and work more joyfully, Karyn decided to combine her business acumen, her gift as a comedian and her love of people into a rare and delightful presence on the professional speaking circuit.

Karyn Ruth also uses her gift of humor and heart to work with young people, helping them to believe in themselves and cherish their gifts. After all, happy, self-confident children have a good chance of becoming happy, self-confident and highly productive adults.

What’s Funny About This? How to Turn Stress into Laughter

Humor and laughter are powerful agents for alchemizing attitude. Let’s face it, as Jimmy Buffet so aptly sang, “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.” In this positively hilarious keynote program Motivational Comedian, Karyn Ruth White will use the acronym L.A.U.G.H. as a framework for sharing real-time tips to help you chose laughter more often than stress chooses you.

The Six Secrets to Staying Miserable; How to Turn Stress into More Stress

Let’s face it, not everyone wants to be happy. So, in the spirit of fairness, this program is designed to help the self-appointed “miserablati” to be the best darn unhappy people they can be. Motivational Comedian, Karyn Ruth White will lead us in a look at six sure-fire ways to stay in your rut and never come out. For those who want to get started right away, here is your misery starter kit…always look for blame, never give credit and never believe in the best case scenario.

We Hired You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Humoring the Nine Stages of Change

How do we stay positive during the stress of rapid change? Whether your current culture shock stems from a change in management, a change in technology or a change in health care, the average human goes through nine stages of change before acceptance. In this funny and poignant keynote program, Motivational Comedian, Karyn Ruth White will take us through a hilarious look at the nine very human stages of change. When we understand the change process, we have a better chance of achieving inner calm amid the outer chaos.

Laughing for the Health of It

In this hilarious program we will look at the role of attitude, humor and laughter as powerful tools in easing stress and enhancing physical, mental and spiritual health. We will look at both the art and science of laughter. We will take a lively look at some specific ways in which we contribute to our own stress levels and sabotage our own health. Motivational Comedian, Karyn Ruth White will help us laugh while we learn some everyday tools for reducing stress and inviting more laughter into our lives.

Reframing Reform; The Positive Power of Humor in Navigating Health Care Reform

Your organization can not afford not to laugh through the frustrations of gaining compliance with the ever-evolving rules and regs of The Affordable Health Care Act. This is not an easy time and we need to marshal every tool we have to stay patient, positive and gracious as we pretend to look like we know what we’re doing in the midst of total mayhem. (This program has been field-tested and approved by several large health care providers.

Bosses I’ve Survived and Vice Versa; What Your People Want You to Know about Leadership

This may be the funniest keynote program you have ever heard on the topic of Leadership. Motivational Comedian, Karyn Ruth White shares stories from her storied professional life regarding her observations on leaders who did it well and leaders who didn’t. Karyn Ruth believes there are five fundamental constants in the making of a great leader. Learn (or be reminded) of the everyday behaviors you can use today, to set a tone of trust, esprit de corps, and ownership among your team.

Desperately Seeking Service; A Hilarious Look at the Lessons Behind Good and Bad Service

Behind every great act of service, stands an astonished customer. We still don’t totally believe that great service isn’t just a fluke. But then companies like Target, Costco and Zappos come along and prove us delightfully wrong. Motivational Comedian, Karyn Ruth White would like to ask you a few questions: What defines truly great service? How can we place the focus back on retaining customers versus just collecting them? Why can some companies occasionally get it wrong and still gain our trust? What keeps us coming back? What chases us (and our dollars) away forever? This is a very funny and insightful keynote program on why we should genuinely care about the people on the other side of the service transaction, and why we should never view service as a single transaction in the first place. Creating great customer karma comes back a hundred- fold to us in acclaim, goodwill and …wait for it…profits.

First to Fail, Wins; Creating a Creating Culture

How many times did your organization fail today? Were they failures of the mundane or failures of the imagination? What can the visionary companies of today teach the rest of us about remaining innovative? This keynote program is inspired in part by Motivational Comedian, Karyn Ruth White’s love of Jim Collins’ work in Good to Great and Built to Last, as well as her own propensity for leading with the question “What if?” Creative thought and innovative breakthrough can be encouraged and cultivated daily in very specific ways. Learning to adopt the “What If? Mindset” can take you and your organization to galaxies (and profits) far, far beyond your wildest imagination.

I Love Feedback™ (This program is offered as a three-hour training session.)

No one gets up in the morning and says, “Yippee, today I get to hear some feedback!” Feedback is a vital component in keeping an effective organization on track, yet it has long been misunderstood and mismanaged. In this fun, funny and information-rich three hour training, Motivational Comedian and Trainer, Karyn Ruth White will give us a comprehensive look at the five best practices for giving and receiving feedback effectively. Managers will learn real-time tools to help them confidently engage in giving and receiving feedback from a positive, centered and unbiased point of view. (Per Person Resource Materials Fee is required. Materials include Five Best Practices Workbook and Feedback Interview tools.)

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