Judy is a comedian, motivational speaker (including Ted Talks), radio host, Second City stand up coach and author.
She has worked with many celebrities including; John Cleese, Jon Stewart and Joan Rivers.
Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network.
She is a co-author of ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!”
Judy draws from her stand up and coaching experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynotes entitled, ‘Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour’ and ‘Dealing with Difficult People’.
Judy is the creator/host of ‘Laughlines’ and ‘Stand Up For The Girls’ which have both helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Craig Zimmer, TED X Organizer | Ted X
We were thrilled when Judy agreed to speak at our TEDxStMaryCSSchool event. She gave an inspiring, funny and deeply personal talk that really resonated with our students. Many of our students felt her talk really spoke to them and inspired them to find and live their passion as Judy has.
Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, organizer | University of Guelph
We hired Judy to speak at a wellness event for the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. She was absolutely fantastic with the crowd and great to work with. I've been getting so many rave reviews from our faculty and staff. Several people telling me "they needed that" and it gave them lots to think about.
Joseph Khoja, manager | Goodlife Fitness Health and Wellness
“Thank you for your excellent closing presentation at the GoodLife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Summit held at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. ‘The Power of Humour to Diffuse Stress and Improve Well-Being’ was filled with laughter, energy and some very important takeaways for our attendees. Our delegate feedback scores consistently rated your presentation as ‘Exceptional’! Your keynote was the perfect way to end an amazing the day!’
Margie Spence, Broker Manager | Royal Lepage
“Judy, we are getting rave reviews from our agents and support staff that attended our kick off event this morning. As our keynote in the morning (lacking alcohol), this event either hits or misses. You hit it out of the park!! You were funny but also had a very clear message to deliver. Your topic ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’ was well received. It is very hard to keep over 300 people totally spell bound for an hour! But you did! Congratulations. You are an excellent speaker. Funny, captivating and smart!”
Mark Seymour, Manager, Human Resources Clinical Programs | CAMH
“Judy delivered a stellar keynote address to our HR leadership group that struck the perfect balance of Laugh-out-loud hilarity with heartfelt takeaways to live a more balanced life.”
Sample Talks (1)
Relieving Stress with Humour- Judy's 7 Ingredients to Living Well That Don't Include Tofu
Judy talks about: - a range of the incredible medical benefits of humour - how happiness is a mindset; - how to increase your chances of surviving a heart attack by five times; - how to increase your lifespan and quality of life by laughing; - increasing your brain’s reasoning and decision making
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