Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for this years conference will be Jody Urquhart 

The General Session will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in the Phoenix Ballrooms A & B (on the third floor)

About Jody Urquhart

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A highly sought-after funny motivational speaker, Jody Urquhart is the author of All Work & No Say, a bestselling book that shattered assumptions that work can’t be rewarding and fun.

Every motivational talk features, Savvy, Uplifting and Hysterical advice to help your audience develop a buoyant, positive and meaningful perspective in the midst of stress and change.

Jody is passionate about spreading the message of the importance of fun and meaningful work. A motivational speaker for over 16 years, Jody speaks at over 60 organizations and associations every year and is a top keynote speaker.

Jody's trademark is to deliver very funny motivational speeches; humor is a key part of her audience connection.

A former stand-up comedian, Jody ONLY uses clean humor and original content catered to the audience.

Jody is the author of the best-selling book All Work & No SAY. Her mission is to help motivate people to derive more meaning, fun, and satisfaction from their work.

This Would Be Funny... If It Wasn’t Happening to Me! How to Navigate the Future with Enthusiasm & Vigor

Sometimes life just gets in the way. Do you ever think, “Why can’t things just go the way I want for a change?” or “Why can’t people just leave me alone?” This hilarious and provocative presentation shows you how to get in front of a constantly evolving future and proactively drive change.

Be compelled to face the future and navigate change with a sense of urgency and vitality. Embrace challenging situations and people with new ideas, innovation, and conviction.

This compelling motivational speech will increase your comfort and confidence in the face of stress and change. Explore how the only way out is through and that it can be fun to embrace change and be innovative. Learn to do more with less and love it. Embrace the chaos of change with conviction and vitality.

In the inspiring motivational speech, learn to:

  • Derive strength from change
  • Embrace work with new conviction and vitality
  • Get your team on board with change
  • Know three cultures that emerge in change
  • How to bring others kicking and screaming into this century
  • Stop running from your own shadow
  • Discover your areas of resistance
  • Push through resistance and gain confidence
  • Learn to empower others to get on with it

Jody will also be holding one break out session during the conference, please check the schedule for date/time of her session.

I Love My Job; It’s The People I Can’t Stand!

Do you like your job, but certain people stress you out? Do you feel tired and emotionally drained by conflict?

Join us in this gut-splitting hilarious, interactive, practical and inspiring motivational speech that shows you how to develop healthy communication patterns.

You can learn to handle the most stressful situations and the most challenging people and how to get through to others without giving in. Never again fall victim to those who love to make life miserable for the rest of us!

Knowing how to deal with difficult people at work will allow you to approach your job with more enjoyment and your coworkers with greater confidence.

Cooperation, collaboration, and compromise will improve. Build a more productive, enjoyable and efficient workplace for everyone.

  • Session Learning Objectives:
  • Understand why difficult people are difficult (& know what they get out of it)
  • Know the formula to stop challenging people in their tracks
  • Understand the toll difficult people make in our workplace and what to do
  • Know the steps to boost morale and increase cooperation instantly
  • Stop being a target for difficult people


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