Deborah Kimmett

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About Deborah Kimmett - Second City Veteran and Speaker on Communication and Change:

Whether on the page or on the stage (or now on your screen!), Deborah Kimmett is one funny lady. This witty and wise woman has been using humor to open minds and heal hearts for 40 years. She is a Second City veteran, a regular performer on CBC Radio and CBC television’s The Debaters, and is a sought-after motivator on the speaker circuit. Deborah engages her audiences with stories and killer humor that ignites and inspires. A change expert with decades of teaching change to organizations, she inspires her clients to say “YES” to new realities, push past their resistance and keep their sense of humor.

Deborah is an accomplished author of three books, Reality is Over-Rated, That Which Doesn't Kill You Makes You Funnier and Out Running Crazy. She was nominated twice for the National Magazine Award for Humor. 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.

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What Deborah Kimmett Talks About:

Change Direction Without Losing Your Mind
Teams will find the creative power in change. Participants will learn the 5 Cs of Change. Audiences learn how to say ‘yes and’, rather than ‘no’ and get their ideas out in the moment, rather than in the car on the way home.

Communicate Directly Without Writing It On The Bathroom Wall
Read body language, give good email, stop interupting and start listening. Cures for premature evaluation.

Curing The Middle Manager Syndrome
Managers learn to lead with flexibility and courage. Deb discusses how to create gossip free leadership and lead with integrity.

Reality Is Over Rated: Funny Stories About Life Balance
Your team will leave with refreshed ideas and reframed perspectives.

Speak Up: Deliver Dynamic Presentations
Make sure your expertise is being delivered in an entertaining, interactive way. Create experiential presentations and innovate with humor.

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 Recent Publications

Deborah's presentation was entertaining and engaging which helped drive her 'motivational message of change' to all of our conference participants

Siemens Financial Services Inc.

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