Speaker Bio

Kate Hull Rodgers

Kate Hull Rodgers, director of HumourUs Limited, is an international leading authority on Humour and its health and bottom line implications. She has pioneered work in the fields of laughter therapy, stress management, work life balance and networking. Her work focuses on teams and leaders where enjoyment in employment is encouraged.

Clients are from all sectors and include HSBC, Astra Zeneca, Scottish Equity, Abbey Holdford Rowe, the DWP, DFes, Learning Skills Council, many departments in the NHS, South Yorkshire Police Association, City Councils include Hull, Rotherham, Sheffield, Leeds, Derry, Newcastle and many housing associations. For the past 20 years her advice has been sought by governments, health organizations and businesses in 29 countries on 5 continents.

Kate has been resident expert for ITV’s Job Finder, a BBC radio presenter, a business journalist, member of the Professional Speakers Association, an award winning comedienne and playwright. Her work and personal story are the subject of the ITV documentary “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. Her excellent book “Pearls of Bizdom” outlines how businesses can go from grit to great! It is a business best seller.

Kate is recipient of the Marcus Markoni Press Prize, Europe’s biggest competition for variety acts. She is the only solo female ever to win the prize.

Kate joined the Vistage Speaker Bureau from The Academy for Chief Executives in May 2018.

My programmes
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They Who Laugh, Last KEYNOTE

Encouraging enjoyment in employment results in increase in well being, effectiveness and efficiency. Creating an environment where fun is encouraged is a bench mark to success. Laughter and fun are sought after skills in a workplace and we can improve on this.

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They Who Laugh, Last KEYNOTE

Overview:

Encouraging enjoyment in employment results in increase in well being, effectiveness and efficiency. Creating an environment where fun is encouraged is a bench mark to success.

Key points covered:

  • Benefits of encouraging Humour in the Workplace
  • Kate’s inspiring story of recovering from severe mental illness
  • Humourobics – audience participation: the anatomical recreation of the act of laughing for no reason.

Takeaway value:

Laughter and fun are sought after skills in a workplace and we can improve on this.

Suggested duration:

45 minutes

Improve Your Laugh Life

Every person, team and organisation has a sense of humour. This humour can be developed and honed. With a disciplined implementation that gradually becomes a habitual ethos, people want to come to work and can be heard saying “I love my job.”

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Improve Your Laugh Life

This is an easy program. It can be applied to professional fields as well as personal. The ethos is simple – “People who have fun, get more done.”

Overview:

Every person, team and organisation has a sense of humour. This humour can be developed and honed. This session will help you develop a healthy sense of humour. Leaders of an organization will prescribe how much enjoyment is encouraged in the workplace – this workshop will teach you how to great a fun place to work. A GSOH is an attribute that affects health and productivity. Personal power, personal accountability, personal responsibility are the lynch pins to creating positive outcomes in the seven focus areas below.

Key points:

  • Stress prevention
  • Teambuilding, employee engagement
  • Morale
  • Communication, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Change management and resilience
  • Worklife balance
  • Increase creativity

HumourUs has developed a unique 12 step program, so unique it only has 10 steps. 2 more steps are developed on the day, for the individual and/or organization. Content is practical and philosophical.

Takeaways:

With a disciplined implementation that gradually becomes a habitual ethos, people want to come to work and can be heard saying “I love my job.” On a personal level, delegates will have an increased sense of well being, mood and productivity will improve.

Soft skills are difficult to price, but easy to value. Measurable differences will be seen in:

  • Absenteeism
  • Retention
  • Training Time
  • Problem Solving
  • Stress levels

Improve Your Laugh Life

Every person, team and organisation has a sense of humour. This humour can be developed and honed. With a disciplined implementation that gradually becomes a habitual ethos, people want to come to work and can be heard saying “I love my job.”

Read more

Improve Your Laugh Life

This is an easy program. It can be applied to professional fields as well as personal. The ethos is simple – “People who have fun, get more done.”

Overview:

Every person, team and organisation has a sense of humour. This humour can be developed and honed. This session will help you develop a healthy sense of humour. Leaders of an organization will prescribe how much enjoyment is encouraged in the workplace – this workshop will teach you how to great a fun place to work. A GSOH is an attribute that affects health and productivity. Personal power, personal accountability, personal responsibility are the lynch pins to creating positive outcomes in the seven focus areas below.

Key points:

  • Stress prevention
  • Teambuilding, employee engagement
  • Morale
  • Communication, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Change management and resilience
  • Worklife balance
  • Increase creativity

HumourUs has developed a unique 12 step program, so unique it only has 10 steps. 2 more steps are developed on the day, for the individual and/or organization. Content is practical and philosophical.

Takeaways:

With a disciplined implementation that gradually becomes a habitual ethos, people want to come to work and can be heard saying “I love my job.” On a personal level, delegates will have an increased sense of well being, mood and productivity will improve.

Soft skills are difficult to price, but easy to value. Measurable differences will be seen in:

  • Absenteeism
  • Retention
  • Training Time
  • Problem Solving
  • Stress levels

They Who Laugh, Last KEYNOTE

Encouraging enjoyment in employment results in increase in well being, effectiveness and efficiency. Creating an environment where fun is encouraged is a bench mark to success. Laughter and fun are sought after skills in a workplace and we can improve on this.

Read more

They Who Laugh, Last KEYNOTE

Overview:

Encouraging enjoyment in employment results in increase in well being, effectiveness and efficiency. Creating an environment where fun is encouraged is a bench mark to success.

Key points covered:

  • Benefits of encouraging Humour in the Workplace
  • Kate’s inspiring story of recovering from severe mental illness
  • Humourobics – audience participation: the anatomical recreation of the act of laughing for no reason.

Takeaway value:

Laughter and fun are sought after skills in a workplace and we can improve on this.

Suggested duration:

45 minutes

This speaker currently has no retreats. Please check back soon.

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