“If Robin Williams and Dear Abby had a baby and hired Tony Robbins to raise it,
you might get someone as bright, funny, insightful, and inspiring as Katie Goodman.”
– Arianna Huffington, Editor in Chief, The Huffington Post
Katie writes for O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit: Live A Creative, Spontaneous, and Courageous Life Using the Tools of Improv Comedy. She is a nationally touring public speaker and retreats leader focusing on how to build self-confidence, break out of creative ruts in the workplace, and how to Gag Your Inner Critic. Want to make a big change but fear taking the leap? This is Katie’s genius. Want to empower your employees to think outside the box but inside the budget? Katie gets creative juices flowing that make people and companies productive, passionate, and energized. Katie leads a hilarious, truly useful and fast-paced presentation.
This ain’t PowerPoint, people!
Katie is the star of Broad Comedy, called “Brilliant!” by Comedy Central. Broad Comedy has performed internationally, including on one of Boston’s top stages, the 440-seat Stuart Street Playhouse for a 3-month smash success, as well as at Caroline’s Comedy Club in Times Square on Broadway (America’s #1 comedy club), and at the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival where Broad Comedy won the Pick of the Fringe, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where they were voted top ten comedy picks by The Fringe Review. Katie was the founder and producer of the National Women's Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and an Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival. She is a founding member of the nationally touring improv comedy troupe, Spontaneous Combustibles. She is also the co-founder of the Equinox Theatre Company as well as Camp Equinox, a theatre camp for 250 kids, many of whom are at-risk youth. As a frequent flyer, she was recently upgraded to Delta's Elite Status and hopes to work her way up to Pilot status in the next year.
Katie and her co-author/co-director Soren Kisiel were nominated for the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for their unique work in theatre. Katie can be seen singing their song, “These Are The Things I Can’t F*cking Remember,” taped for an episode of Showtime’s comedy roundtable series, The Green Room With Paul Provenza.
Katie offers a playful and down-to-earth perspective on creativity in the workplace and our lives. She has inspiring spunk and energy that you won’t find in the more traditional, buttoned-up speakers.
And did we mention that there’s no PowerPoint? Take a look at the video:
Topics are customizable for your event. Past presentations have included subjects such as:
• Allowing for Safe & Creative Risk-Taking
• Generating Creative Inspiration
• Gagging Your Inner Critic
• Collaboration in the Workplace
• Flexibility at Work
• Trust: Learning to get out of your own way creatively
• Zen-Up Your Life: Getting present, self-aware, and self-confident at work and at home
• Improvisational Self-Discovery
• Leadership and Personal Power
And of course, Katie will work closely with you to develop a unique expression of your convention’s vision or company’s mission.
Her style is smart, quick on her feet, funny, approachable, and engaging. Her workshops are customizable in length from an hour to a weekend. She is available as a Key Note Speaker, workshop facilitator, and/or panelist. Recommendations are available upon request.