About Meg Soper: Corporate Entertainer and Motivational Humorist who Speaks on Resilience and Teamwork:
Meg Soper is a professional speaker and comedienne who combines a remarkable sense of humour with her unique perspective of life - to captivate her audience and provide them with a presentation filled with inspiration and entertainment. Across North America, Meg is highly sought after to energize events and inspire employees through keynote presentations, as an M.C., or through interactive workshops.
Meg has appeared as a keynote speaker and featured entertainer at conferences and corporate functions across North America and internationally. A veteran performer, she got her start at various comedy clubs across Canada, and over the years shared the stage with many leading comedy acts including Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres.
With over 30 years experience in the health care industry and as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room, she understands how your attitude affects those around you at home and in the workplace environment. Meg is co-author of the book, From the Stage to the Page - Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies. She has appeared on the CBC Television Network, Women’s Television Network and Prime TV, as well as being featured in many radio programs and comedy festivals. Meg has a tremendous ability to connect with her audience and take every event to a higher level.
Her experiences as a staff nurse and operating room nurse - in major urban teaching hospitals and regional healthcare facilities - shaped her perspective. It taught her how humor can help us effectively deal with stressful situations in our personal and professional lives. Out of the pressure-packed environment of the hospital operating room and balancing two careers, Meg realized humor is extremely effective for dealing with stress and managing change.
And how better to motivate and entertain her audiences than through humor and inspiration? That’s why her unique brand of motivational comedy is referred to as “Humor with a Heart”. She inspires people to improve communication, deal with stress, and achieve better balance in their lives while establishing a healthy workplace and home life.
It all comes down to choices. We always have a choice about how we do our work, even if we don’t have a choice about the work itself. We choose the attitude we bring with us to work and to life, and the ability to decide whether any given day will be good or bad. If we have the ability to step back from a situation and see the humor in it, we quickly realize that life can be less stressful.
What Meg Soper Talks About:
Inspiring a Culture of Resilience
In her dynamic and engaging style, Meg celebrates the people in the room while offering her unique, light-hearted perspective on how to use humour, passion and resilience (the ‘HPR Sauce’) – to thrive personally and professionally. Meg will share how the decisions we make about nutrition, exercise and sleep all play a vital role in helping us live in balance – and lend to the personal resilience needed to manage effectively even in the most challenging situations. Meg will explore how our own emotions; perceptions and preconceived ideas can serve to limit us – and make us less effective in our daily interactions with others. Using real life examples, Meg demonstrates that by choosing to shift our perspective and understanding the distinction between left brain and right brain thought patterns – we can break free of limiting behaviours thus leading to healthier and stronger relationships with others, and with ourselves. Meg will also share powerful ideas on how to “Give Our Brain a Boost” by using mindfulness techniques that can lead to improvements in our outlook, our energy levels and our ability to communicate clearly with the people we work and live with.
This presentation will entertain, inspire and leave audience members with strategies to help realize improvements in our self-confidence, relationships, and resilience.
- Learn about the HPR Sauce – Humour, Passion and Resilience to thrive personally and professionally
- Offer strategies to help improve personal resilience to manage stress, deal with change – and focus our energy with a positive mindset
- Gain greater control over how we react in moments of difficulty; reinforce the idea that we have the power to ‘Shift our Perspective’ – to fend off negative emotions and thought loops
- Learn Meg’s Mini-Mindfulness Break technique for giving our ‘Brain a Boost’
- Learn strategies around having ‘Mindful Conversations’ – and the power of being present when connecting with others
Bring it On: Communication Strategies for a Positive Workplace
This interactive session focuses on working with different personalities and generations in the workplace. People are different and not necessarily difficult. We may not be able change a person’s behaviour – but when we understand them we will be able to communicate more effectively with them. As our work culture is shifting, we have to look at ways to engage the different personalities and generations in the workplace. Participants will leave armed with practical, relevant strategies geared towards a healthier, happier and more productive workplace. We can learn to appreciate our differences and recognize the value that each of us brings to the workplace.
Wit, Fit and Balance: Strategies for Success
Meg Soper’s twist on life provides her motivational life balance presentation with a perspective only a stand-up comic could possibly deliver! This presentation takes you through the stuff that happens to us every day – and sheds a humorous light on it. You will leave in stitches, armed with a number of strategies to enhance your life experience and maintain a sense of balance.
Wit, Fit and Balance: Strategies for Retirement Success
Meg Soper’s background in healthcare has given her a tremendous opportunity to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities that people face – as they make the journey from a working life to retirement. Using humour and real life examples, Meg inspires audiences to seize the day and plan a retirement that is fulfilling, rewarding and free of worry.
This presentation takes audiences through the ups and downs that happen to everyone facing retirement – and sheds a humorous light on how we all respond. The audiences will leave laughing – but armed with real practical ideas and solutions they can use to make their retirement a success.
Audiences will learn:
- What you need to be doing 6 months before you retire
- How to develop a real plan for the first 6 months of retirement
- What the most common health issues are for new retirees
- The important process of learning to retire successfully
- How to see your new role with your spouse/family/community
- How to eliminate the “I’m finished” self talk
- Ideas from people who have found a whole new life in retirement
- Ideas on food and diet for retirees
- Examples of activities and exercises that will keep the mind and body sharp
Humour is One Size Fits All
Find levity in any life situation. Whether you’re facing the perils of middle age or juggling a career and family, Meg will help you find a laugh along the way. Run some of Meg’s pithy, stress-relieving ideas up the flagpole – and learn to embrace her philosophy that
life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
Get Connected and Stay Plugged In
This light-hearted interactive presentation focuses on effective communication, conflict management – and dealing with difficult people. Develop strategies to enhance relationships on both a personal and professional level. Challenge existing perceptions about what you are capable of – and strive to reach new levels of performance.
Meg’s humorous and inspirational presentations are designed to achieve a special connection with every audience. Schedule a consultation with Meg – and she will develop a presentation that will meet all your needs. Titles, description and content can be customized to fit the theme of your event. Whether an international conference or speaking in Canada – you can rely on Meg to deliver
humour with a heart.
Meg engaged the audience even before the event, getting to know individuals, hearing their opinions, concerns & successes - and incorporated that feedback into her presentation. Her delivery was awesome - she had the team in stitches. I’m really glad we chose Meg for our event.
Senior Director Marketing, Thomson Reuters
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