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Meg Soper

Speaker, Motivational Humorist, Resiliency Expert

Bio

Meg Soper is recognized as one of the premier motivators in Canada.  She combines her unique blend of comedy with inspirational stories to connect with her audience, break barriers, and deliver practical strategies for being more effective at work and at home. Meg has spoken to audiences all over North America sharing powerful insights and strategies for being more effective in our personal and professional lives. Combining her experience as a registered nurse with her skill in stand-up comedy, she offers a unique blend of humor and inspirational ideas to connect with her audience, break barriers, and help people “shift perspective” to better deal with the challenges they face every day.

7 Reasons Why Clients Bring Meg Back Again and Again

Meg invests the time to know her audience and the challenges they face. She has touched the lives of thousands by combining her remarkable sense of humour with a curiosity about people. Her ability to connect has made her one of the country's leading motivational speakers. +

Meg's diverse content has been shaped by her experiences as a staff nurse and later as an operating room nurse in regional and major urban teaching hospitals. As a health care professional, Meg recognized the importance of humor, dealing with stress, effective communication and teamwork in creating a positive workplace environment.

A highly sought after speaker at conventions and corporate functions throughout North America and internationally. She has shared the stage with many celebrities, including Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres.

Meg is co-author of the book, From the Stage to the Page…Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies. She has appeared on the CBC, on the Women’s Television Network and on Prime TV.  --

Topics & Categories
  • Comedy & Humour
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Difficult People
  • Employee Engagement
  • Event Hosts & M.C.\'s
  • Generational Issues
  • Health & Wellness
  • Human Resources & Workplace Culture
  • Humour & Variety
  • Inspiring Stories
  • Mental Health
  • Morale Boosting
  • Most Requested Speakers
  • Most Requested Virtual Shows
  • Most Requested Virtual Speakers
  • Motivational
  • Resiliency
  • Stress Management
  • Team-Work & Collaboration
  • Virtual Presentations
  • Women of Influence
  • Work-Life Balance

Meg will customize the material to the specific theme and objectives of your event.

VIRTUAL:

The Secret Sauce: Thriving in Times of Change +

This high energy and interactive keynote presentation confronts the challenges posed by the accelerating pace of change in our personal and professional lives. Meg offers an inspirational message while  sharing her ideas on how we can use humor, passion and resilience to enhance communication, find more balance and sustain personal growth even when we are pushed to our limits.

Meg explores ideas about navigating change and dealing with life’s ever present stresses, emphasizing the important role that humor and communication style play in helping us perform at our best. She delves into the topic of emotional intelligence by offering insights on how our brain’s default response wiring can hijack our thoughts and perceptions and make us less effective than we might otherwise be in our interactions with others.

Using experiences from her career as an O.R. nurse, and now as a thought leader on mindfulness and resilience, Meg will explore the key elements of a successful conversation and demonstrate that by choosing to shift our perspective – and distinguishing between left brain and right brain thought patterns – we can ‘rewire’ our thought patterns thus leading us to stronger relationships with the people in our lives.

This presentation will entertain, inspire and leave audience members with ideas to help realize improvements in health, self-awareness and relationships at work and at home.

Session Objectives:

  • Learn about the HPR Sauce – Humor, Passion and Resilience to manage change and thrive personally and professionally.
  • Gain greater control over how we react in moments of difficulty; reinforce the idea that we have the ability to ‘Shift our Perspective’ to fend off negative emotions and thought loops.
  • Learn Meg’s Mini-Mindfulness Break technique for giving our ‘Brain a Boost’ and to be more present in our interactions with others.
  • Offer strategies to help improve personal resilience so that we are better able to manage change and maintain a positive mindset; and,
  • Share laughter and positive energy together! --

Better Together: Personality Styles in the Workplace +

Is your team working at its full potential? Let’s face it – high functioning teams are more important than ever as we deal with all the challenges of Covid 19. So, if you are not be able to gather in person, try out the next best thing: Meg’s hilarious and high energy interactive workshop on personality styles and teamwork.

The “Better Together” workshop demonstrates that going it alone is not an option in today’s workplace environment, even when you can’t get to the office and have to work alone! In this session, Meg serves up inspirational ideas on teamwork and collaboration that will increase the awareness, effectiveness and the morale of your organization’s teams.

Warning! This workshop is not for the faint of heart! Participants will be expected to participate, identify their own personality style and then spend time exploring the virtues and vices of their style!

Participants will gain a better understanding of each other’s challenges and unique qualities, helping to enhance relationships both at work and at home.

Objectives:

  1. Gain insight on the DiSC model of human behavior and learn to identify the different personality styles in the workplace;
  2. Learn how to shift perspective according to personality type to enhance personal and team performance;
  3. Learn how to flex your style to better communicate, motivate and gain cooperation with others;
  4. Learn how to create a positive environment at work and within ourselves through effective communication; and,
  5. Use humor and interactive energy to recognize that we are better together and that each of us has the power and influence to bring out the strengths of the people we work with. --

Laughter Makes Us Stronger +

A great deal has changed in recent months with the arrival of an unwelcome visitor named COVID 19. In addition to the health threat, virtually every aspect of daily life and routine has been turned on its head. As if our pre-pandemic challenges were not enough! And since we do not know when things are going to get back to ‘normal’, one thing is certain: Now more than ever, we need a reason to laugh!

Meg’s experience in stand-up comedy – and in the hospital operating room – shines through in this humorous exploration of life and times in the pandemic. She offers a humor filled look at the serious issue of stress in our lives, encouraging us to reframe, refocus and stay on course even when our well laid plans get tossed into upheaval.

Meg’s message will speak to everyone in the room- whether they are just launching their career, or they are leading the organization through times of major change. Her insights on using humor and self-awareness as tools for bolstering resilience demonstrate how small changes in routine can make a big difference in our lives. --

Work-Life Balance? You’ve Got to Be Kidding! +

Meg has developed this presentation recognizing the challenges facing organizations who must evolve and adapt in an environment of constant change. In her dynamic and engaging style, Meg will share her ideas on how we can use humor, passion and resilience to enhance communication, find more balance and to sustain personal growth even as the lines between our personal and professional lives become ever blurrier.

Meg will share ideas and best practices that she has adopted using her ‘Key Elements of Life’ model to demonstrate how the choices we make about nutrition, exercise and sleep all play a vital role in helping us build our resilience and maintain a positive mindset. She will bring home the message of how important it is to take time for ourselves each day so that we find the energy and inspiration to perform to the best of our abilities, no matter what demands are being placed upon us.

Meg will also delve into the subject of emotional intelligence and explore how our emotions, and our response patterns in the face of stress can serve to make us less effective than we might otherwise be in our daily interactions with others. Using experiences from her career as an O.R. nurse, and now as a thought leader on mindfulness and resilience, Meg demonstrates how we can break free of our usual behavior patterns leading us to healthier and stronger relationships with the people we work with and those who we serve.

This presentation will entertain, inspire and leave audience members with ideas to help realize improvements in health, self-awareness and relationships at work and at home.

Session Objectives:

  1. Learn about the HPR Sauce – Humor, Passion and Resilience to manage change and thrive personally and professionally.
  2. Explore Meg’s ‘Key Elements of Life’ model to map strategies for how we allocate our energy and attention to relationships, career, mind, body and soul;
  3. Learn about mindfulness techniques to give our ‘Brain a Boost’ and to be more present in our interactions with others.
  4. Offer strategies to help improve personal resilience so that we are better able to manage change and maintain a positive mindset. --

Wait What? A Positive Workplace Culture? Let’s Do This! +

Meg has developed this presentation recognizing the challenges facing organizations and their employees as they are called upon to manage the complex interpersonal dynamics of a multi-generational workplace. In her dynamic and engaging style Meg offers her unique perspective on how to deal with the ever-present stresses we all face, emphasizing the important role that humor and communication style play in helping us be more effective in our roles.

Meg will offer an exploration of generational differences – from Traditionalists to Boomers to Gen ‘X’ and Millennials – to demonstrate the impact of shifting workplace demographics, enhance awareness and help us communicate more effectively. She will also explore how stereotyping can limit us and make us less effective in our interactions with others. Meg demonstrates that by choosing to shift our perspective – and understanding the distinction between left brain and right brain thought patterns – we can break free of our usual behaviors thus leading to healthier and stronger relationships that will benefit relationships at work and at home.

Objectives:

  1. Attendees will gain insights into the tendencies and behaviors of the different generations.
  2. Understand the sources of differences that can arise between the generations in the workplace and learn strategies for resolution.
  3. Learn how to more effectively communicate, motivate and gain co-operation with others in the workplace, leading to a more positive environment.
  4. Learn the 4 key elements of a positive work culture.
  5. Recognize that we are better together and through reverse mentorship we can bring out the strengths of the people we work with. --

ADDITIONAL KEYNOTES:

Bring it on ... Strategies to Create a Positive Workplace

This interactive session focuses on different aspects of teamwork and generational differences in the workplace. The work culture is shifting and we have things in the fridge that are older than some of the people on our team. Understanding generational differences helps us create an atmosphere where we can communicate more effectively and ensure a positive workplace.

Wit, Fit and Balance ... Strategies for Success

The pace of change in our lives continues to pick up speed. Not only are we expected to adapt to change, we are expected to embrace it and stay on top! This presentation offers a different perspective on dealing with the every day stresses we face and emphasizes the fact that humour and how we communicate can play an important role in helping us lead more productive and healthier lives in an ever changing environment. We determine the quality of life we lead by the decisions we make every day.  +

Learn to identify ways to strike more balance in our lives and to build resilience in the face of daily stress. Take away these key messages and put them towards a healthier, happier and more productive workplace environment. This motivational life balance presentation delivers insight and practical strategies that entertain and inspire.

Participants will leave feeling valued for the work that they do and with the tools to:

  • Build resilience in the face of daily stress;
  • Take a leadership role in their own lives;
  • Shift their perspective to better deal with adversity;
  • Create a positive environment in the workplace.  --

Get Connected and Stay Plugged In

This light hearted interactive presentation focuses on effective communication, conflict management and dealing with difficult people. Develop strategies to enhance relationships on both a personal and professional level. Through laughter and interactive energy people will come away with a better understanding of each other’s challenges and unique qualities. You will leave armed with practical strategies geared towards a healthier, happier and more productive workplace environment.

Humour is One Size Fits All

This stand up presentation proves you can find levity in any life situation. Whether you're facing the perils of middle age or juggling a career and family, Meg will help you find a laugh along the way. Run some of Meg's pithy, stress-relieving ideas up the flagpole and learn to embrace her philosophy that "life is too short to stuff a mushroom". You will leave feeling enlightened, energized and entertained.

ALL programs are available in a variety of formats. These include keynote presentations, half-day or full day seminars or workshops.

Master of Ceremonies
Set the tone of any event with positive energy and an interactive spirit!  +

Meg is an experienced M.C. for any and all types of events – she’ll keep the room engaged and the energy high with her relatable stories and humor only a stand-up comedian could deliver. Her unique ability to connect with people allows her to bring an added dimension to the role of M.C.

With Meg around, your audience will leave the event feeling enlightened and energized.

Meg will:

  • Consult in the preplanning stages with regards to the agenda and theme of the event;
  • Network ahead of the event to gain a thorough understanding of your audience; 
  • Facilitate any networking activities or panel discussions;
  • Keep your event running on time;
  • Connect with different speakers and presenters to ensure timing and content are aligned;
  • Introduce the different speakers and presenters;
  • Weave in stories and quotes from the attendees as they unfold during the event; 
  • Keep energy high throughout the event and between segments  --

Opening Kick Off and Bring It Home Closing
Meg’s unique ability to connect with people makes her the ideal speaker to open AND close a conference.  +

While weaving in the theme of the event, Meg will set the tone of the day with positive and interactive energy. Then, she will incorporate stories and anecdotes as they unfold during the event and bring this highly customized content back to the platform to deliver an unforgettable closing to the conference.

Attendees leave on a high note feeling enlightened and energized!

Meg will:

  • Consult in the preplanning stages with regards to the agenda and theme of the event;
  • Network ahead of the event to gain a thorough understanding of your audience;
  • Welcome attendees with a kick off and set the tone of the event with a high energy, interactive keynote;
  • Provide clear objectives for the attendees at the event;
  • Facilitate any networking activities or panel discussions;
  • Weave in stories and quotes from the attendees as they unfold during the event;
  • Network during the breaks and meals of the conference to incorporate attendees’ takeaways of the event;
  • Close with a lighthearted, inspirational keynote that reinforces key objectives and incorporates memorable moments from the conference;
  • Leave the attendees feeling enlightened and entertained as they leave the event  --

Customized Presentations  +

Meg's humorous and inspirational presentations are customized to achieve a special connection with every audience. We can schedule a conference call and consultation with Meg, and she will develop a presentation that will meet all your expectations. Titles, description and content can be customized to fit the theme of your event and conference. Whether it is an international conference or an intimate work retreat, you can rely on Meg to deliver "humour with a heart".  --

Side Effects You Will Experience When You Book Meg Soper:

  • Inspired insights leading to prolonged laughter;
  • Audience participation and interaction;
  • Shift in perspective and possible shortness of breath;
  • Increased demand for your organization’s next event.

Meg Soper is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, Meg Soper's speaking schedule, fees & booking Meg Soper, contact us.

What Clients are Saying

Meg’s keynote was amazing – delivering important messages with humour to the masses. I Laughed Out Loud literally so many times.
Please tell Meg I really appreciated the shout outs, the tailored message, the references to our members’ challenges – she really understood our audience and made them feel it. Also, the camera change angles & polling questions really added interest. Super animated, dynamic, hilarious & actionable content – the time just flew by. Meg was Fabulous! 5 stars. Thank you to K&M Productions for recommending her to MISA Ontario.

–Municipal Information Systems Association Ontario (MISA) 2021 Virtual Conference

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Meg’s keynote was amazing – delivering important messages with humour to the masses. I Laughed Out Loud literally so many times.
Please tell Meg I really appreciated the shout outs, the tailored message, the references to our members’ challenges – she really understood our audience and made them feel it. Also, the camera change angles & polling questions really added interest. Super animated, dynamic, hilarious & actionable content – the time just flew by. Meg was Fabulous! 5 stars. Thank you to K&M Productions for recommending her to MISA Ontario.

–Municipal Information Systems Association Ontario (MISA) 2021 Virtual Conference

What a night….we have heard such great feedback! You were absolutely wonderful to work with and you shared such fun and helpful tips, some I have already started to put to use! I can’t tell you how many times I literally laughed out loud….I think there were even some tears a few times! In the current times we’re in, laughter and joy like last night are much welcomed and needed! So thank you so much for a wonderful time!

–Experior Financial Group (Virtual Presentation - 2021)

Just wanted to let you know that Meg was amazing!!!! I can't thank you enough and as well, it was a pleasure working with K&M Productions.

–TD Canada Trust - Prairie Region

Meg Soper was simply outstanding. Our spousal program was the most successful ever. Meg was funny, witty and proved thought provoking insights for everyone to take home. She is a powerful speaker and she walks the talk all the way.

–Crane Rental Association of Canada

Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with, and for being such an important part of these fantastic events. The feedback from all 5 events has been wonderful.

–NLOWE (Newfoundland Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs) (2019)

The feedback and evaluations from both of the events hosted by Meg were overwhelming. She brings an uncommon blend of humour, professionalism and energy to the platform that keeps the audience completely engaged. She was an absolutely integral ingredient of the event’s success. I highly recommend Meg as a host, MC and facilitator as well as a presenter for any corporate event.

–Health Canada

Meg’s professionalism and dedication to making her presentation the best it could be was impressive. Meg proactively took the time to understand our organization and the objectives for the session and this resulted in a relevant, informative and exceptionally entertaining event. Meg is a highly skilled speaker who uses humour to engage and teach participants. I would not hesitate to recommend Meg for your next event.

–The Law Society of Upper Canada

Meg's presentation was fabulous and exceeded all of my expectations.

–CSNNA (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Assoc.)

So many participants took the time to tell me how much they enjoyed your hour of tips and laughs. We had a tremendous amount of positive feedback. It was great. You really set the tone for the rest of the day. Thank you for being such a great spirit and a fantastic entertainer!

–Ontario Power Generation Inc.

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