A speaker, writer, comedian, actress and mother of three, Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humor in any situation. Theatrically trained in England, Kate returned to Canada to a successful run on Canadian stage and through the many stages of motherhood found a passion in comedy.

A five-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards and star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and Comedy Network, Kate has appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1, Prime, WTN, TVO, CBC Radio One The Debaters and The Mom Show. She was a finalist for the 2008 season of Last Comic Standing, and appeared in NBC's Stand up for Diversity. Through a re-inventive outlook, Kate created successful parenting with humor workshops. These have transformed to the full range of presentations, exploring the positive effects of humor on life. From the corporate world to the bedtime story, Kate's insight and vision reveals the healing thread of humor.

Kate has a monthly article in the Mom and Caregiver magazine and has been published in Today's Parent magazine. Kate released her book The Breast Feeding Diaries in 2007, which won the iparenting Media Award.

Her recently released book Second Best Mom is a showcase of personal tales spanning over a decade of parenthood as experienced through the lens of an enchanting character, outspoken comedian, speaker and creative solutions bringer.

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BALANCING LIFE WITH HUMOR: WE ARE ALL JUGGLERS AND THE FIRST BALL TO DROP IS USUALLY OUR OWN

Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humor in any situation and to offer creative solutions to defuse the frustrations in the home and workplace. Kate's generous insight and outspoken character, provide a powerful combination to help organizations empower their staff with effective tools for managing stress and sustaining motivation.

OUT OF MY MIND … BACK IN FIVE MINUTES: A JOURNEY FROM DEPRESSION TO EXPRESSION

Kate’s Keynote “Out of My Mind…Back In Five” explores techniques of managing our mental health and gives practical ways of staying healthy and positive even through the toughest times.  Kate’s inspiring, humorous and sometimes touching stories takes us on a journey from Depression to Expression. How she found comedy and how it helped her discover self worth, confidence and to fight the negativity in her own mind that was keeping her from living the life she deserved. “Back In Five” explores the way we feel about ourselves and others, as well as our ability to manage our feelings and deal with everyday difficulties. From practical methods like learning one-minute stress strategies that you can do at the office or home or breaking up the monotony with Rejuvenation 101 (That’s a long list). To the methods available to us for taking charge of our own mental health including: How we think about ourselves, being grateful, being in the present, sleep, diet, exercise to name a few. All these methods can ultimately boost our mood, build resilience and add to our overall enjoyment of life. Audiences leave this keynote with the feeling that knowledge is power and that we all play a role in our mental health.

INNOVATION THROUGH CONNECTIVITY

In this talk, Kate Davis shows the audience how to establish, cultivate, and keep connections that lead to productivity and success both in business and our personal lives. Whether it's a CEO connecting with their staff, a client connecting with their customer, or departments connecting with other departments, good communication and rapport within an organization are the sources of flow that lead to creativity, quick resolutions, and a deeper understanding among staff regarding the overall business purpose. Staying connected to colleagues keeps things on track and is one of the most important elements to an organization's success. 

Your presentation certainly matched well with our Work/Life Balance theme of the AGM. As you could tell by the laughter, participants enjoyed your entertaining talk on “Balancing Life with Humour”.
— Canadian Mental Health Association