Motivational Humorist | Co-Author of From the Stage to the Page
Meg Soper travels 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.
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 career as a staff nurse and as an operating room nurse in regional and major urban teaching hospitals. As a health care professional, Meg recognizes the vital role that humor can play in creating a healthier workplace environment, in helping us deal better with stress, and in communicating more effectively.
A highly sought-after speaker at conventions and corporate functions throughout North America, Meg 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.
To learn more about Meg visit her website at https://megsoper.com/about-meg/
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
Meg Soper's twist on life provides her life balance presentation with a perspective only a stand-up comic could possible deliver! This light-hearted presentation offers a look at the stresses of everyday life and sheds a humorous light on it. Meg uses her stories to emphasis the fact that humour is one of the key techniques to decreasing the everyday stress in our lives. You will leave in stitches, armed with a number of practical strategies geared towards a healthier, happier and more productive workplace environment while maintaining a sense of balance.
Get Connected and Stay Plugged In
This is a lighted-hearted presentation that focuses on effective communication and dealing with conflict in the workplace. The workplace can be a challenging environment. Recognizing the value that each employee brings to the team enhances the spirit of the organization. Through laughter and interactive energy, people come away with a better understanding of each other's challenges and unique qualities. IQ may get you hired. Emotional intelligence will get you promoted. Participants will leave armed with practical, relevant strategies geared towards a healthier, happier and more productive workplace.
Humour is One Size Fits All
This is a stand up presentation that everyone can relate to. Meg will find levity in any life situation. Whether you are facing the perils of middle age or juggling a career and family, you can 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'.
Recent Publications by Meg Soper
From the Stage to the Page
Thank you so much for being such a fantastic part of our ARCOS Conference. I can’t begin to tell you how many positive comments we received from the audience. Everyone simply loved it! It was by far the best motivational experience we have had! You really made our conference a huge success and I can’t thank you enough for that.
Julia Panzo President Association of Residency Co-ordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery (ARCOS) Program Manager Department of Orthopaedics The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
The delegation consisting of such a wide generation spectrum could totally relate…Meg’s presentation was engaging and heartfelt…a remarkable different translation to the workplace and home balance…what a burst of energy she is. A total hit!
Your presentations were such a hit! I am still receiving compliments on what a great session it was and how the staff are still laughing about it and how much they needed that. I have even heard comments that it was the best event they have ever had! We would love to have you again!
Madeline Finegan, DNP MS RN Director of Professional Practice Magnet Program Director Stamford Hospital, Connecticut
Your Keynote was fabulous – just what we needed to end the conference – Laughter truly is the best medicine. You certainly did inspire, motivate and entertain the group. It has been a sincere pleasure working with you. Thank you!
Deb Toland, Victim/Witness Assistance Program Ministry of the Attorney General
Meg Soper provided an exceptional opening key note presentation at our National Quality Conference. Her presentation entitled “Helping People Live Better with Wit, Fit and Balance!” was funny, interactive and thought provoking. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive and they still talk about it today! Meg went out of her way to get to know our organization so that she could tailor her presentation to fit exactly what we were looking for…Her message is applicable to anybody in any industry. Thanks Meg for starting our conference off so well!
Rebecca Scott Director, Communications and Government Relations| Extendicare (Canada) Inc. Meg was a HUGE hit!!!
She was just what the doctor ordered! She had us laughing, all the while effectively communicating her message. What impressed me the most was the way she came early, mingled, and gathered more material - so when she started her presentation, it was like she'd known us for years!!
Susan Holden Learning & Development Officer Providence Healthcare
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
Thank you so much for your presentation at our Leadership Forum Retreat. I just wanted to thank you personally and let you know that our staff cannot stop talking about your presentation. Some of them tell me that they were changed personally and are incorporating their learnings into their work and home life. One staff even made sure she had a “tada” moment in a meeting today. Another told me that you helped her to take a look at her recent behaviour and realize she needs to change how she has been reacting to situations. They were all impressed with your knowledge of us as an organization and as individuals.
Amanda Bjorn, Director, Learning and Development Providence Healthcare
On behalf of the Nurse to Nurse Conference Planning Committee, I would like to thank you for your presentation “Wit, Fit and Balance…Strategies for Success”. You demonstrated tremendous ability to connect with our staff. With your nursing insight and humour, our nurses were left with practical strategies to balance their personal and work lives. We are very fortunate to have experts such as yourself help nurses rediscover their energy, purpose and passion.
Nancy Fram, RN, BScN, Med Vice President Professional Affairs and Chief Nursing Executive Hamilton Health Sciences
We should have Meg come every year. I firmly believe that having fun together creates a positive environment for more open communication and collaboration. It also creates a trusting climate where issues could be more easily addressed. The topic and the way it was delivered made a lasting positive impression.
Attendee at the All Staff Retreat Carlington Community Health Centre Ottawa, Ontario
Meg Soper's presentation to the Toronto Public Health management team was enlightening, wonderful, creative, inspiring, funny, helpful, informative... She came fully prepared and was able to convey to the group that she had some insight in to our workplace culture. She had a group of over 150 people engaged throughout the presentation. They were laughing, sharing, fully participating. The TPH leadership team took away some tools/ strategies on dealing with people who might not necessarily be difficult, rather just different. There was also some insight in to our own strengths, and challenges that we may need to address to be more effective leaders.
Heather Parker People’s Services Manager Toronto Public Health