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Quotes, Testimonials & Reviews:

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“The goal isn’t to keep chaos or change from happening—because it’s all unpredictable. The goal is to practice improvising through life, so you become flexible and courageous and can handle anything.”

- Katie Goodman

 

For Speeches:

“If Steve Martin 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

“Katie Goodman is spontaneous, creative and fearless. Filled with anecdotes and prescriptions for finding courage. Smart, wise and hilarious.”

— LESLEY STAHL, 60 MINUTES

 

For Women's Leadership Events:

“Katie provides desperately needed energy to the movement, all the while making it hilarious and inspiring.” 

— CECILE RICHARDS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD

“Katie’s special session on Creative Leadership was wonderfully received and the feedback from participants reminded us how important this topic really is. She wows the crowd whenever she speaks!” 

— PATTY DEDOMINIC, WWW.WOMENSFESTIVALS.ORG

“Fierce, female, fabulous and funny!” 

— EVE ENSLER

“Before there was the women-in-comedy phenom Bridesmaids, there was Goodman. Goodman is all kinds of myth-busting!” 

— MS MAGAZINE

“Hilarious! Fortunately there are the Goodmans of the world that can steer us back to reality.” 

— BUSTLE MAGAZINE

“Katie Goodman is simply incredible.  As the keynote speaker at our first national #NoMeanGirls Conference in Dallas, Texas, she ‘rocked’ the house. Through her beautiful use of improv comedy exercises and poignant commentary, this vivacious power-chick has an amazing ability to read and connect with your audience.  You get 110% with Katie Goodman.  She is the REAL deal.” 

— SHIVAUN M. PALMER, CEO, #NOMEANGIRLS NATIONAL CONFERENCE  

For Corporate Workshops & Coaching:

“In our jobs, every meeting has something unexpected, every client interaction goes a different direction than you intended, and every day brings a situation you couldn’t imagine.  We engaged Katie to walk us through the improv process so that when something unplanned happens, we can react in a positive way in the moment (and hopefully with humor).  The immediate business benefits of Katie’s training have improved our interactions across the company both internally and with our clients.  We are also having a lot more fun with each other, and that boost to morale is immeasurable.” 

— EDWARD ROSKE, CEO, INTERREL CONSULTING

“Katie’s hands-on presentation style included improvisation skills for thinking outside the box, listening to your intuition, gagging that inner critic and letting go. I would highly recommend Katie Goodman’s workshops to conferences, organizations’ retreats or any individuals who are looking for laughter and a means to connect with other women. These skills are truly applicable to anyone.” 

— SANDRA OPDAHL, HEALTHY LIVING NURSING CONFERENCE

“We were captivated by Katie’s energy, her personal and accessible style and the compassionate humor—we’re still talking about it. In a word, a huge hit! I know I left enlightened and invigorated, and that’s a terrific gift. And, I think those who can transmit that power— the power of creative ideas— those folks have a responsibility to do so. It’s the sort of thing that keeps a community’s soul alive. And, Katie can bring that.” 

— DEAN WILLIAMSON, SUNFLOWER CENTER FOR ARTS

“Katie created a safe learning and performing environment. The laughs along the way brought me back to 2nd grade recess. The applicability to life today is a bonus that I carry with me. ” 

— JULIE GERSHMAN, FINANCE STRATEGY AND RISK OFFICER

Katie's Bio

Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comedian, author, speaker, and life-coach. She is a nationally touring keynote speaker on the topic of using the tools of improv comedy in everyday life. Her musical comedy show, “Broad Comedy,” runs Off-Broadway and tours across the country. She has been seen on Showtime’s The Green Room With Paul Provenza, on Current TV, and on TruTV. Her comedy videos, having amassed 3 million views, can be viewed online. She received a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick for Best Cabaret, and is signed with Comedy Dynamics, North America’s largest independent record label. Her album “Halfway Closer To Dead” is available on iTunes. Katie holds a philosophy degree form the University of Pennsylvania. As a keynote speaker, workshop leader and trainer, Katie has taught over 10,000 people the art of improvisational comedy. She writes for O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit: Living A More Creative, Spontaneous and Courageous Life Using The Tools of Improv Comedy. Katie was nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for her unique work in theatre.