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Katie Goodman      

Award-Winning Musical Comedian & Author

Katie Goodman is an award-winning comedian, author and international speaker. Goodman's work in comedy has amassed over 3 million online views. She can be seen on Showtime, “Impractical Jokers,” and, more often than she would admit, in line getting a mocha latte with extra, extra whipped cream.

Goodman literally wrote the book on using improv comedy to improve your life. Her show "Broad Comedy" plays Off Broadway and tours nationally. Her love for self-help and comedy lands her career somewhere in between Tina Fey and Deepak Chopra. Her work has been celebrated by Arianna Huffington, Comedy Central, Leslie Stahl, Time Out New York, and her Pilates teacher in Brooklyn who says she is "getting better."

Goodman holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and was nominated for the MacArthur Genius Grant for her work in theater. She got beat out by the astrophysicist who discovered the multiphase liquid behavior of nuclei, but better luck next time! With over 20 years of experience with training and speaking, Goodman has taught over 30,000 people how to use the tools of improv comedy in their lives to handle absolutely anything, and to be more creative, courageous, and confident.

When she's not at home in New York City, Goodman can be found traveling the country for speaking events, comedy shows, and corporate workshops and trainings, teaching participants how to thrive at handling anything that comes their way.

Speech Topics

The 8 Tools Of Improv Comedy

Katie Goodman uses her 8 Tools Of Improv Comedy to create fun, lively and interactive keynotes, leading her audience through exercises specifically focused on helping participants connect, gain confidence, and adapt to change. Skills of improv include: collaboration, not being “thrown” by the unexpected, discovering how constraint breeds creativity, and adopting a culture of "yes, and!" Attendees will learn how to excavate their authentic selves, cultivate flexibility and gain confidence.

Authentic Leadership

Have you ever had that moment when you're laughing together at work and you think, "This is why I like working here.” As leaders, it's our authentic moments of sharing and humor that make us relatable and build trust quickly and deeply with employees. These are the moments when they see who we really are. In this interactive keynote (workshop), you will learn to connect with the most authentic part of yourself so that you can better engage with people as a leader at work and in life.

Gag Your Inner Critic

Our Inner Critic keeps us from reaching our potential and living our best life. In a company, it keeps people from taking creative and innovative leaps, from supporting each other, and slows down progress. We can learn to transform our Inner Critic to a helpful Inner Coach that blazes the way for our personal growth and allows us to show up fully and reach our potential.

Ready, Go, Set: How To Use Creative Innovation For Success

Nothing exciting or new happens in business or life without creative risks. Improv games and exercises inspire teams to become people who are comfortable taking creative risks for our businesses and personal lives and to end up with something new and brilliant. We are all being called upon to work in new and innovative ways now. Katie will teach your employees how.

Get Lost: How To Thrive In The Unknown

Adapting and innovating as you move forward is crucial for a business and for our personal lives in a quickly-changing world. Katie will lead you through learning how to actually love the stages of being lost and the thrill of coming out the other side with new ideas and ready for action.

Women Killing It: Now Is Our Time

For all women — leaders, employees, teams, and individuals — this is the time we’ve been waiting for. Katie will teach you How to Own Your Authentic Voice and support other women through collaboration, the “Yes And” Principle, and speaking up.

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