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Deborah Kimmett

Second City Veteran and Expert on Communication and Change

Whether on the page or on the stage Deborah Kimmett is one funny lady. This witty and wise woman has been using humour to open minds and heal hearts for over 30 years. A Second City veteran, a regular performer on CBC’s radio and TV show The Debaters, and sought after motivator on the speaker circuit she engages her audiences with stories and killer humour that ignite, inspire and energize. Side effects may include getting your sense of humour back.

Stella, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Change Direction Without Losing Your Mind
It seems everybody wants progress but nobody wants to change. If you are battle weary from the change in your business and your life, then CBC comic and Second City Veteran Deborah Kimmett will teach you how to say yes to the things that matter to you, eliminate self-doubt, fire the energy suckers in your life and embrace the witty, wise and wonderful you.

Say Yes to Move Forward
After you say yes, life gets interesting. Saying yes allowed cars to be invented. Say yes, and shoes can be bought and babies can be born. This hilarious talk on change appeals to people from 24 to 70 and offers great suggestions of how to lean into new realities. By risking uncertainty and saying YES, you can learn to detach from the old and tired ways of doing things.

Embrace the Witty, Wise and Wonderful You
If you’re tired of giving it all your all and need a talk that will energize you, this is the keynote presentation for you. Personal inspirational stories will have you laughing one minute and crying the next! This is a motivational mani-pedi for your soul that will help you walk away with reframed perspective. Popular among female-based organizations. .

Brainstorm New Ideas into Reality
Now more than ever, we need to be able to find answers to multilevel problems. We can’t get new ideas if we keep doing the same old thing Part keynote and part workshop, this team-building brainstorming session offers ways to open your mind to new paradigms and encourages innovation in your business.

Platform Plus

  • She gave a wonderful, engaging, and poignantly relevant talk that had us alternately in tears of laughter and deeply moved. She really hit the mark with her presentation, and participants were talking about it for days. A real coup! The audience connected with her, and had an opportunity for questions at the end which was appreciated.

    - Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada
  • Standing Ovation. Deb Kimmett is hilarious. I have attended quite a lot of motivational presentations and this was the best.

    - GSK Medical Division
  • She moved from funny to serious with a message. Good way to end the day with a laugh. Excellent

    - Healthy Workplaces Magazine Conference
  • Your reference to shining our light was very significant to many women in the audience, including me. You have "enlightened" many people with your words yesterday and I thank you once again for that

    - Primary Care Manager, CFB Kingston International Women’s Day
  • She was fabulous - everyone loved her! Hilarious, insightful and fun.

    - Manager, Learning and Organizational Development at Wilfred Laurier University

Summary Profile

Whether on the page or on the stage, Deborah Kimmett is one funny lady. This witty and wise woman has been using humour to open minds and heal hearts for over 30 years. A Second City veteran, a regular performer on CBC’s radio and television show The Debaters and sought-after motivator on the speaker circuit, she engages her audiences with stories and killer humour that ignite, inspire and energize. Clients that ask her back: Microsoft, Corrections, Bell Canada, RBC, Health Canada, IBM, and countless health care organizations.

Deborah is an accomplished author of three books, Reality is Over-Rated and That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funnier and Out Running Crazy. She was nominated twice for the National Magazine Award for Humour. She is a well-known playwright and has been nominated for the Governor General Award for her play Miracle Mother in 1984. Having written 52 episodes of TV, a feature movie about female prison guards she has also written and produced a compassionate care video called, Walk a Mile in my backless gown. Since Deb’s passion is mentoring the creative soul in folks so through her company, Chip off The Old Writers Blocks, she hosts one day creative writing retreats and on line writing boot camps.