Jody Urquhart
Burnout Prevention, Health and Wellness and Healthcare Expert
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Calgary, Alberta
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Jody Urquhart is the top female motivational speaker with more than twenty-three years of experience, inspiring and entertaining audiences across the globe. Jody Urquhart is a highly sought-after funny motivational speaker who brings her infectious energy and enthusiasm and connects with her audience in an inspiring and entertaining way.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity

Speaker Types

  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Entertainment & Entertainers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Healthcare
  • Lifestyle & Health

JODY URQUHART BIOGRAPHY

Jody Urquhart holds national and international recognition as a motivational speaker for a variety of audiences. She specializes in humour and purpose to enhance wellness and perspective. She always delivers the right message to revitalize audiences. Her infectious energy and enthusiasm come through each presentation. Because of her positive outlook and understanding of different industries, Jody is one of Canada’s most called-upon conference speakers.

Urquhart is passionate about spreading the message of the importance of fun at work. As a result of her dynamic speaker ability, she performs as a motivational keynote speaker at over fifty organizations and associations yearly. She is an eminent motivational congress speaker. Jody’s trademark is to deliver very funny motivational speeches; humour being a key part of her audience connection. Jody is a former stand-up comedian and often incorporates comedy in her presentations. Because of her humorous approach, audiences find it easy to retain her solutions and can implement her information.

Jody Urquhart is the author of the bestselling book All Work & No SAY and syndicated the column, The Joy of Work. Her mission is to help motivate company employees to derive more meaning and satisfaction from their work. Jody is a guest speaker for the GE Healthcare Tip-TV Program, broadcast in over 2600 healthcare facilities. As a result, Jody Urquhart’s insights and expertise earned her the 2008 Bronze Award in the 29th Annual Telly Awards for Excellence in programming this presentation.

Her work as a convention keynote speaker includes health care associations, financial institutions, corporations, parks and recreation bodies, government agencies, trade organizations, professional societies and many other groups. Jody Urquhart holds diplomas in Professional Speaking from Mount Royal University and in Management and Marketing from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic. In addition, she also studied management for three years at the University of Calgary. Her success as a speaker is a direct result of her degrees and her extensive knowledge within different industries.

Jody Urquhart always customizes her presentations to each audience with the help of her meeting planner. Due to her extensive research before each presentation, she has a customization questionnaire that helps her to make the program more relevant to your audience. Above all, Jody Urquhart’s presentations energize audiences, get them laughing, get them thinking and inspire them to achieve more.

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 face your stress instead of running and hiding. Embrace challenging situations and people with new ideas, innovation and conviction.

    Jody Urquhart is a compelling, funny inspirational speaker who 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 actually be fun to embrace life’s challenges. Learn to do more with less and love it. Embrace the chaos of change with conviction and vitality.

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I Love My Job, It’s the People I Can’t Stand!

  • Join us in this hilariously interactive, practical and inspiring motivational speech that shows you how to develop healthy communication patterns with anyone.

    You can learn to handle the most difficult 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 workplace satisfaction . . . and productivity! Build a more productive, enjoyable and efficient workplace for everyone. Learn the 4 basic personality styles, what they need and what they mean.

    Understand how to adjust your message to different people and personalities to appeal to their convictions.

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The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout!

  • Humour helps. The ability to laugh at life helps us deal with daily disappointments and setbacks. Humour gives professionals the nerve to serve in our increasingly complex and challenging environment. Join us as we demonstrate how humour helps you stay in control, stay positive, and maintain balance and perspective.

    Laughter and humour effectively and inexpensively counter stress, improve morale, and create a work environment that is friendlier, less stressful, and more productive.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Follow Me I’m Right Behind You! - How to Lead & Influence Others

  • The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. In today’s rapidly evolving workplace, strong leaders must work harder than ever to influence and engage others.

    Great leaders consistently ignite the fires of hope in others. Daily they muster the nerve to serve in a complex and challenging environment. Leaders today need tools to influence, energize and engage staff members, and keep their own fires of hope burning. Through humour, insight and inspiration, Follow Me I’m Right Behind You provides a lively, interactive look at how to inspire a spirited and resilient workforce that stays focused and productive.

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Managing Millennial’s - Understanding & Integrating the Younger Worker

  • A lively, humorous look at how people can work more effectively and productively with all generations, especially younger generations (Generation Y) and their styles, preferences, and work ethics.

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Respect Me - Please! Turn Grumblings into Respect

  • The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Great Leaders influence others by recognizing and appreciating them in a personalized and genuine way.

    We all need acknowledgement. We won’t die without it, but it really makes a difference in our personal satisfaction and in our productivity, when we know other people appreciate the job we’re doing. Most people don’t get enough appreciation; in fact, it is one of the main reasons people leave their work.

    Sadly, the old saying is on target: It is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease… while the other three wheels, all doing a great job, get no attention at all!  It is difficult to notice the absence of a negative condition. When you don’t create problems and do your work well, and you allow other people to do their jobs unhindered, what is there to notice? A good job becomes business as usual.

    This lively motivational speech helps people understand how to find the best ways to help co-workers and subordinates feel respected and appreciated.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

The Joy of The Job - Keys To Finding More Fulfillment In Your Work – For Healthcare Professionals

  • OK, you’re really busy. While you are dutifully doing your job, do you ever get a sense that you are disconnected from the purpose of your work? Do you sometimes find that your work lacks fun and enjoyment? Do you feel under-motivated and under-focused? Do you feel unappreciated? Is job stress and burnout getting you down?

    By adopting a humorous and fun approach to the challenges of keeping the daily grind engaging, motivational speech, the Joy of the Job inspires professionals to be focused and productive by nourishing the meaning, fun, and joy of their work. No more humdrum work days that put you to sleep; no more anxious waiting for the week to unwind!

    The Joy of the Job will turn around your attitude to the workplace and show you how it can be dynamic, fun, and attractive as well as being lucrative and productive. The Joy of the Job promises to be humorous, relevant and inspiring. It will bring synergy to any workplace and provide a lighthearted, yet effective balance for any program.

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Lighten Up and Laugh for Health Care Professionals

  • Working in health care can be complex, challenging, and chaotic – especially in this age of increased regulations. Join us for this motivational speech where we discover how laughing at our stress and the absurdity and intensity of our work can be the only serious way to survive it.

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Daring to Be Caring - Leading a Spirited Health Care Team

  • Health care professionals consistently ignite the fires of hope in others. Daily, they muster the nerve to serve in a complex and challenging environment. Leaders in health care need tools to both energize staff members and to keep their own fires of hope burning. Through humour, insight and inspiration, Daring to be Caring shows healthcare leaders how to inspire a spirited and resilient workforce that stays focused on providing the most compassionate care possible.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Climbing Outside of Uncertainty... How to Navigate the Future with Enthusiasm & Vigor

  • The last year has been a wake-up call for the importance of collective resilience and a strong culture. Join us for this hilarious and provocative presentation that shows you how to outthink, outwork, and out care for each other. Learn to face uncertainty, get a grip on change, and buoyantly keep moving forward in uncertain times. Through stand-up comedy, audience engagement, and analogy, we will discover how to reinvigorate, build renewed purpose in our work, and stay resilient in uncertain times.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout!

  • The last year has reminded us of the importance of taking care of ourselves and managing personal stress levels. When it comes to stress, humour helps. The ability to laugh at life helps us deal with daily disappointments and setbacks. Humour gives professionals the nerve to serve in today’s most complex and challenging environment. Join us as we demonstrate how humour helps you stay in control, stay positive, and maintain balance and perspective. Learn to take yourself lightly in challenging times.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Jody has a very warm and natural sense of humour – she’s very funny!

Maria Shryer

CIBC

Jody, you tell such rich and provocative stories, I find myself saying, I can relate!

Toby Merlin

Association Executive

Incorporating Brain-based training for enhanced learning and peak performance. The exercises and audience participation made the information really easy to use.

John Ricklin

IPAC

Well done. My colleagues were commenting on how we are privileged to have had you speak at our AGM. I agree! Excellent topic for nurses, well presented and very entertaining!

C. Hamming

LPN

You couldn’t have said it better! I kept saying, “Wow, me too!” I feel inspired and hopeful. Thank you.

M. Reigler

Physiotherapist

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Jody Urquhart CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Team Building & Teamwork

Speaker Types

  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Entertainment & Entertainers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Healthcare
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Motivation
  • Women of Influence
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Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Jody Urquhart creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Jody Urquhart from Calgary, Alberta offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Jody Urquhart is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Jody Urquhart focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Jody Urquhart will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Jody Urquhart’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Jody Urquhart speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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