Kathy Klotz-Guest, a former tech exec (15 years), stand-up comedian and comic improviser, is a humorous, interactive keynote speaker focusing on human transformation. With a blend of powerful storytelling, improvisation and humor – hey, human IS human – her talks will have you laughing, learning and feeling inspired to create change.
NEW! Kathy’s keynote for 2022: Truth and Transformation are Hard; Humor Shouldn’t Be
Change IS hard because the truth often is.
What if we had a way to look at the gaps in our lives – the big, hard truth gaps – with more compassion, humor and laughter? We can. It’s time we reframe the power of truth, transformation and the role of humor in helping us FEEL the changes we need to make.
This talk is a fun-filled, interactive call to imagine a world where all of us – every employee, leader and company – become the truth-tellers we need to be in our own lives. To choose humor is to choose honesty, humanity and compassion over fear and denial. Instead of fearing humor as ‘being funny,’ let’s embrace humor as compassionate, actionable truth. It starts with each of us.
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What Organizers and Attendees Say
“Thank you, Kathy, for keynoting The 2021 Women’s Center’s Leadership Conference: Learn, Pivot, Grow! We were so inspired by your story. You were insightful and funny…which is a winning combination. Thank you for sharing yourself with us!” – Rachna Krishma, Women’s Center Conference Board
“Funny, smart, refreshingly relevant and inspiring!” – Rachel Kumar, attendee, on Kathy’s 2020 Speaking Your Brand Keynote
“Kathy served as closing keynote at AMA Cincinnati 2018 IGNITE CX Conference. She delivered the perfect balance of humor and thought-provoking content in a highly engaging, energetic, relevant presentation. She is exceptional, and attendees are still talking about, quoting, and applying Kathy’s “yes-and” and story concepts in practice!” – Past AMA President, Gina Bonar
Book Kathy to Speak Today!
Leaders and execs responsible for communication, morale (all execs who breathe!)
High-Performing Teams to laugh and learn ideas for how to increase trust and morale
Progressive brands (humanity, please! Hell yes!) who want to say BIG-ASS human things in the world (humor is human!)
Women leaders and executives: humor is more than just being playful and humorous; it’s owning the power of our voice
Sales teams (always, need I say more?!)
Keynotes (virtual or in-person)
Can customize to a degree
Workshops and learning programs to help your team build trust, safety and positive humor
Speaking fees START at: $6K