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-Jody Urquhart

Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta©

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Location: Calgary

Jody Urquhart is internationally recognized and acclaimed as a top motivational speaker and convention keynote presenter. She specializes in humor and purpose to enhance wellness and perspective. She always delivers the right message to revitalize audiences.

Jody is passionate about spreading the message of the importance of fun at work. A dynamic speaker, she performs as motivational keynote speaker at over forty organizations and associations every year. She is an eminent motivational congress speaker. Simply, she is great!

Jody's trademark is to deliver very funny motivational speeches; humour is a key part of her audience connection.

Jody is author of the 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 featured guest speaker for the GE Healthcare Tip-TV Program, broadcast in over 2600 healthcare facilities. Her insights and expertise earned her the 2008 Bronze Award in the 29th Annual Telly Awards for Excellence in programming this presentation.

All Work & No Say by Jody Urquhart

Jody's work as a convention keynote speaker includes health care associations, financial institutions, corporations, parks and recreation bodies, government departments, trade organizations, professional societies and many other groups.

Jody holds diplomas in Professional Speaking from Mount Royal University and in Management and Marketing from Sait Polytechnic. She also studied management for three years at the University of Calgary. Her business experience includes management positions in both the banking and retail industries.

Jody is a proud Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and holds the distinction of being one of the founding Directors of the Board of the Calgary Chapter.

All of Jody's programs are customized with the help of her meeting planner. She has a customization questionnaire that takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and this REALLY helps her to make the program more relevant to your audience.

Jody's presentations are guaranteed to energize audiences, get them laughing, and get them thinking.

A Few Testimonials
"Jody has a very warm and natural sense of humor-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
"I hope they ask you to speak at our national conference. You were lively, entertaining and you had me in stitches! Your humor, ideas, and message are very needed in Health Care."
B. McKay, Head Nurse
"Very Inspiring, Very Humorous. Thank you for being the light of an overall very dull conference. I think we all saw the importance of humor today."
"It's important that we have someone kick off a conference who is entertaining and funny. Thanks for doing such a good job."
H. Collier, Chiropractor
"Your enthusiasm was contagious. I looked around the room and saw many people nodding their heads in agreement. You were obviously a hit!"
B. Gustavson, RN
"Many people in Health Care are very stressed out. The most important thing we can do at a conference is laugh and have some fun. Thanks for reminding us!"
C. Wright, Conference Planner
"Ten minutes into her presentation, I realized that I was laughing so hard that my cheeks hurt…  That's when I thought to myself: We need her in Red Lake!  With a staff recognition event around the corner, I thought her ability to bring humor to the most mundane was just what my friends and colleagues needed.  The rest is history; she did an outstanding job…"        
Michelle DesRoches
"Thank you for compelling us to make a difference. You DO inspire."
Jean Hall, Education & Development, Wyoming Health Department
"Jody is always my favorite keynote speaker; she brings comedy to real-word issues"
Pam Neifibons, NPEI
"Jody was the opening keynote; wow - she blew me away, the conference has paid off already"
Keith Rubenstein, National Parks & Recreation

"Dynamic Speaker, Loved it!"

Carole Slinger, Baptist Healthcare
"What an inspiring message - Jody was the best speaker I have heard in years."
Mark Zollinger, Manulife

"Awesome speaker, able to engage a very large audience, and I sat at the back"

Trece Gurrad, Medical Group Management Association

"Your presentation re-enforces the importance of staying focused and positive in the real world. Thank you so much"

Marie Stewart- Helems

"She gave me great ideas to make my unit a more positive, fun place to work and now I am inspired to do it"

Lora Koenig
"Using stories, lessons and examples inspired by her experiences; Jody's sincere belief in her message spreads to her audience."
Partial list of Clients
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (ACMP)
Airamid Health Management
Alberta Agriculture
Alberta Funeral Services Association
Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association
Alberta Safety Council
Allina Healthcare
American Association for Clinical Chemistry - NE Section
American Hospital Association
American Nurses Association Biennial Convention
Annual Colorado Home Care Annual Convention
Annual Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference
Arizona Home Builders
Arizona Home Builders Association
Arkansas Farm Bureau
Association of County Treasurers
Association of LPN's
Association of Petroleum Land Administrators
Association of School Business Officials
Bank of America
Bank of Montreal
Baptist Leadership Institute
BC Cancer Agency
BC Society of Medical Lab Sciences
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boston College School of Nursing
California Association of Healthcare Admissions Management
Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy Nurses Annual Convention
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
Canadian Society of Club Managers
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists - Western Branches
Caritas and Capital Health Authority Administrative Support Conference
City of Calgary
City of Calgary - Planning Department
Convention Keynote Speaker for Association of County Treasurers
CREOG & APGO Conference
East Coast Bowling Conference
Emergency Medical Services
EMS Associates Conference
Encana Safety Conference
Fraser Health Authority
General Electric
Georgia Hospital Association
Go Red for Women (several events)
Hays Womens Conference
IBM Canada
Institute of Lab Animal Managers
International Personnel Managers Association
Kentucky Pharmacists Association
Landscape Ontario Congress
LeadingAge (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kentucky)
Maine Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Manitoba Municipal Administrators
Medical Group Managers Association
Medical Group Managers Association (Michigan, Alaska, Nebraska)
Michigan Credit Union League
Michigan Municipal Treasurers
Minnesota Public Transportation Association
Montana Healthcare Association
Municipal Clerks Academy
National Agriculture Congress
National Association of Career Colleges
National Association of Healthcare Central Service Providers
National Council of Nurse Administrators
National Funeral Services Conference
National Hearing Conservation Association
National Parks & Recreation Conference (USA)
National School Conference Institute
New Jersey First Aid Council
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association
Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians
Ohio Primary Care Association
Ontario Cooperative Education Association
Ontario Healthcare Association
Ontario Hospital Association
Ontario Hospital Housekeepers Association
Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction
Operating Room Nurses Association
Radiology Professionals
RBC Insurance
Richmond Hospice Association
Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute
San Diego County Office of Education
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Several Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities
Several State Rural Health Conferences
South Dakota Army National Guard
South Dakota Risk Management Conference
The Mayo Clinic Annual Retention Event
Thompson Okanagan Dental Society
Toronto District Health Council
Upper Island Safety Conference
Utah Hospital Association Annual Spring Meeting
WOCN - Regional Conference
Women & Wellness Conference
Women in Banking
Wound Care Conference
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Wyoming Rural Health Conference
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