Type of Performer
Funny Motivational Speaker
A highly sought-after funny motivational speaker, Jody Urquhart is the author of All Work & No Say, a bestselling book that shattered assumptions that work can’t be rewarding and fun.
Every motivational talk features, Savvy, Uplifting and Hysterical advice to help your audience develop a buoyant, positive and meaningful perspective in the midst of stress and change. Her mission is to help motivate people to derive more meaning, fun, and satisfaction from their work.
Jody is passionate about spreading the message of the importance of fun and meaningful work. A motivational speaker for over 22 years, Jody speaks at over 80 organizations and associations every year and is a top keynote speaker.
Jody's trademark is to deliver very funny motivational speeches; humor is a key part of her audience connection.
A former stand-up comedian, Jody ONLY uses clean humor and original content catered to the audience.
Jody is a featured guest speaker for the GE Healthcare Tip-TV program, broadcast in over 2600 healthcare facilities. Her insights and expertise earned her the 2008 Bronze Award in the 29th Annual Telly Awards for excellence in programming this presentation.
This Would Be Funny... If It Wasn’t Happening To Me!
How To Navigate the Future With Enthusiasm & Vigor Sometimes life just gets in the way. Do you ever think, “Why can’t we just do things how we've always done them?” or “Why can’t people just leave me alone?” This hilarious and provocative presentation shows you how to face stress and buoyantly navigate the future. Through stand-up comedy, audience interaction and analogy, we will unfold the reality that navigating the future has replaced change management. Change is not an event with a start and end date, it's something we navigate. Learn strategies to let go of the past and embrace work with urgency, conviction, and vitality. Leave knowing three distinct work cultures and how to how to keep them productive.
I Love My Job, It’s The People I Can’t Stand!
Join us in this hilariously interactive, practical and inspiring motivational speech that shows you how to develop healthy communication patterns with anyone. You can learn to handle the most difficult situations and the most challenging people and how to get through to others without giving in. Never again fall victim to those who love to make life miserable for the rest of us! Knowing how to deal with difficult people at work will allow you to approach your job with more enjoyment and your coworkers with greater confidence. Many leaders avoid tough conversations, understand why and what to do about it. Build a more productive, enjoyable and efficient workplace for everyone.
Follow Me I’m Right Behind You!
How to Lead & Influence Others The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. With today's rapidly evolving workplace, strong leaders must work harder than ever to influence and engage others. Great leaders consistently ignite the fires of hope in others. Daily they muster the nerve to serve in a complex and challenging environment. Leaders today need tools to both influence, energize and engage staff members and keep their own fires of hope burning. Through humor, insight and inspiration Follow Me I'm Right Behind You provides a lively, interactive look at how to inspire a spirited and resilient workforce that stays focused and productive.
The Joy Of The Job... Take this Job & Love it!
OK, you're really busy. While you are dutifully doing your job, do you ever get a sense that you are disconnected from the purpose of your work? Do you sometimes find that your work lacks fun and enjoyment? Do you feel under-motivated and under-focused? Do you feel unappreciated? Is job stress and burnout getting you down? The Joy of the Job will turn around your attitude to the workplace and show you how it can be dynamic, fun and productive. The Joy of the Job promises to be humorous, relevant and inspiring. It will bring synergy to any workplace and provide a lighthearted, yet effective balance for any program.
"Jody was awesome. I was very engaged in her conversation with the group and I was just watching it in Utah. I loved the humor and the concepts that she taught. One of my favorites. I still have a smile on my face…I am signing my name with my hips."
- Discover Financial
"I can’t say enough great things about Jody. Our attendees loved her, she kept the audience engaged, and was energetic. You won’t go wrong with her. She’s a breath of fresh air and she got our attendees laughing, and that’s always a good thing! "