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Tim Gard

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a drop-dead funny, laugh-out-loud humorist, who consistently delivers a rejuvenating, and immediately applicable message that teaches audiences to enhance productivity and enthusiasm in both professional and personal...

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“Thank you for your recent participation in AEMP's 26th Management Conference as a session presenter. I extend a hearty thank you on behalf of the AEMP Board of Directors and its Education Committee for your gracious assistance in making the conference a success. As a thanks, the AEMP Board has made a contribution on your behalf to the AEMP Education Foundation.”

Stan Orr, CAE

“Thank you for presenting the "Developing a Comic Vision" at the 2008 Conference of the Maryland Association of Social Services Departments (MASSD). Feedback from the participants was extremely positive as to the information you presented. 95.8% of participants rated you as excellent/very good with respect to your fostering an open expression of ideas. In terms of opening new possibilities, 93.7% of participants rated you as excellent/very good. We would like to thank you again for sharing your expertise with us. It is clear that your presentation was, with laughter, greatly appreciated and helpful for the participants.”

Jerome M. Reyerson, LCSW-C

“I wanted to take a moment the Thank You for speaking to the Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies as our closing speaker! Your humorous message had our members laughing out loud and smiling as they left. THANK YOU! I have had so much fun with all of your items! Your message made us all realize that it's how we deal with life's obstacles that determine our attitudes. In addition, you brought daily frustrations to the table, things everyone could relate to, and showed them how the "reaction" will determine the final outcome - mentally as well was physically! I will proudly recommend you to our state associations as well as at our National level. Every group, regardless of the industry, will truly benefit from your program! Best of luck - keep smiling and keep bringing laughter into our world!”

Jackie Rakers, Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies


“Thank you very much for speaking at our recent Division Conference. It goes almost without saying that you were a huge hit! As you may know, staff and management in banking supervision can be a "tough" crowd as we are trained to be skeptical. Not only did they respond to your humorous take on difficult situations, your message about finding humor in them is very relevant and timely in light of market conditions. Again thank you for contributing to the success of our conference.”

Ann Marie Kohlligian, Banking Supervision and Regulation


Tim Gard Travels from USA
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Tim Gard's Biography

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a drop-dead funny, laugh-out-loud humorist, who consistently delivers a rejuvenating, and immediately applicable message that teaches audiences to enhance productivity and enthusiasm in both professional and personal encounters!While he does not think of himself as a comedian, Tim dedicates himself to using humour as a way to look at life a little differently... He calls this a Comic Vision®.

As a leading
and recognized authority in stress reduction through humour, Tim speaks at over 100 events each year, from Sioux City to Singapore.

Having authored and co-authored 4 books, Tim is a frequent guest on TV and radio talk shows discussing his keynote speeches, facilitation and consulting experience, as well as marketing his own line of stress buster reminders: Tim's Tools®!

Receiving the CPAE designation just this year and being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, Tim is now in the top one percent of the top one percent of his industry! Awarded by industry peers, the CPAE is based on exemplary skill and talent in material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. Audiences around the world cheer and applaud when they hear the name Tim Gard!

Speaking Topics Include

See reality and share the fun of it with laughter, good humour, and most importantly, through the lens of your Comic Vision!

Portraying the daily (and often overwhelming) challenges found in these hectic times, Tim Gard offers his powerfully humorous approach to stress-diffusion, proven effective in both professional and personal encounters!

Re-awaken your fancy for fun as you enjoy Tim's stories, learn how to use his unique Stress Buster Tools, and learn a new way to look at life—with your own Comic Vision®!

“We cannot always control the things that happen around us, but we can certainly control our perception of those things when we develop, use and share our progress-oriented Comic Vision®.” ~ Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE

This topic is perfect for an opening or closing keynote!

Maintaining balance in these hectic times is a challenge for all of us now and then, and stress-induced illness has become a recognized reality.

In this full or half-day workshop, Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE provides participants with a fresh approach to stress-reduction by sharing his proven effective techniques which encourage teamwork, personal accountability and humour characteristics.

A leading authority in stress-reduction through humour, Tim will show audiences how to diffuse frustration, aggravation and other negativities which, if left untended, can result in significant loss in productivity. Awaken understanding, and sharpen ability to use humor's positive effects in the workplace with Tim's Tao of Humour!

Let Tim work with your group to awaken understanding, and sharpen ability to use humor's positive effects in the workplace.

Creating Changes and Life Balance Through Humour

“Laughter Becomes You” builds on the foundation provided in "Developing a Comic Vision." This seminar includes more Comic Vision stress busters, teaches how to distinguish between good and bad humour, details the physical and emotional benefits of laughter, and enables you to use good humour at work. Harness laughter to overcome individual situational stress factors by finding the humour in change, developing and implementing a humour plan at work, and much more!

Let Tim show you how to use ordinary items in extraordinary ways and neutralize life's stressors.