Bill Carr

Bill Carr

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Artist, Humorist and Provocateur, Author, Actor, Radio Host
Bill Carr is known as an artist, actor, humorist, writer, and speaker. For over 30 years, Bill has been helping groups from 12 to 1200 laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think deeply about what counts. Bill helps people see their world in new and exciting ways. His unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter and consideration, offering his audience a fresh perspective on what they face every day. At the root of all of Bill’s work is the use of humour to help people reflect on their own innate human nature and understand who they are in a greater social context. Bill has written a book “Acting Up: Lessons from the Theatre of Life” where he shares his diverse and multifaceted experiences as a performer and conveys both lessons learned and mistakes made, and issues a challenge to those wishing to live more authentically and with purpose. Bill believes that empathy and compassion must take centre stage in all our human interactions and seeks to deepen his audience’s understanding of the interrelated nature of our reality. Combining the latest developments in interpersonal neuroscience with his gleanings from a lifelong study of ancient philosophical writings and spiritual practice, Bill shares insights old and new into how our minds work individually and collectively.
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Bill Carr is known as a multi-media artist, actor, humorist, writer, speaker and social activist. For over twenty-five years, Bill has been helping groups from 12 to 1200 laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think deeply about what counts. Bill helps people see their world in new and exciting ways. His unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter and consideration, offering his audience a fresh perspective on what they face every day.

Bill and his wife Shruti Gola Carr are co-founders of a Company and they have as a founding principle the use of restorative practices in all their work in business and community. Their stated mission is to “create space for authentic human exchange.”

Bill Carr believes that only through sincere and deep dialogue can we come to an understanding which will make for a peaceful safe workplace, community and ultimately world. Bill states his concern “We are too often out of touch with ourselves, with each other, and ultimately with our sacred planet at any level that really matters. This is fixable, but only if we consciously nurture humility and caring at all levels of our society.”

Bill Carr takes believes speaking and facilitating workshops can have a direct impact on the health of our society and is dedicated to help people reconnect and thrive.

Bill Carr is an active volunteer in his community.  He is an honorary Trustee of the IWK Health Centre and serves as host & emcee for events in support of charitable causes and in the arts, such as Unicef, YMCA, Neptune Theatre, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hospice Halifax, Habitat for Humanity and a host of others.



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The sessions we did with Gola and Bill really got people excited. They enabled staff to see things from a different perspective, understand their power to make positive changes and focus on specific things that they could do to make change happen. We have seen great improvements in staff morale and approach since we did this work and people don’t buy into other people’s negativity anymore.  The results from these sessions were everything we hoped for and more.

Patricia Bland

Chief Executive Officer
Riverview Home Corporation

Bill was the star of the Council’s events.  His talk received an overwhelming positive response from our Stewards. He had has us roaring with laughter and in tears as he delivered information that was on point for the important work that our Union Stewards do.  He received 4/4 on our evaluations by Council participants with comments such as Awesome Speaker!, Hilarious! and made me remember why I became a Steward! Thanks for all your efforts.

Catherine Pinks

Professional Institute of the Public Service

Best seminar ever!” and “I needed to hear that!” were just a few of the repeated comments echoed in response to Bill Carr’s seminar. Bill speaks with a poignant, direct and personal style and delivers with an authority gleaned from varied personal life experiences, and shares these intimate nuggets of life with the wit and charm of a true Canadian Maritimer. As a facilitator, Bill draws the best from his audience, his compassionate prodding empowering even the most reticent participants to share personal insight and opinions. I would unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend Bill to any organization or group function.

David Froelich

Secretary Treasurer
Teamsters Local Union 987 of Alberta

With the perfect blend of stand-up comedy and personal touching stories, Bill Carr delivers tremendous and applicable messages for business and life in general. His presentation set the perfect tone for our tradeshow weekend — so much so that we have invited him to speak again.

Helen Sherrard

Canadian Health Food Association

Participants at the NBAEAP Annual Conference commented that closing speaker Bill Carr was the highlight of the conference. Before delivering an important message, Bill starts out with a related true story and finishes with a powerful message giving the audience a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Robert M. Ouellette

New Brunswick Association of Employee Assistance Programs

I just wanted to send a quick message regarding Bill’s appearance last night at the Exit Realty Habitat for Humanity Dinner in Bridgewater. He was simply amazing-nothing that hasn’t been said before I am sure. Humor is therapy but it was his humanity and understanding of empathy that touched me most.

Lisa Barry

Habitat for Humanity

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Acting Up
Acting Up
This is a book about life and this is a book about acting. Exploring Shakespeare’s dictum, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players,” Bill Carr proves it isn’t just dramatic hyperbole but true. During his life, Bill has tried to live authentically while being very...
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