Who is Kathleen Passanisi, PT, CSP, CPAE?
A New Perspective, a Solution, a Partner, the Antidote to Dull Meetings; and that's only the beginning. . .
Fortune 500 to cancer survivors, women's groups to trauma teams. What does this wide range of clients have in common? A New Perspective! Since 1987, Kathleen Passanisi has helped thousands change their outlook and their lives one laugh at a time through her engaging and entertaining programs.
An internationally recognized speaker, humorist, medical professional and author, Kathleen brings substance, style and clean hilarity to her universal content, guaranteeing a successful meeting and a lasting impact on those involved. During her high-energy programs, your participants will learn how to reduce stress, improve well-being, enhance creativity and make life at home and work more fun! Whether you want to begin your conference with a bang, perk up the post-lunch or end on a high note, each presentation is custom-tailored to suit your exact goals and needs. Audiences say they feel like she's been looking over their shoulders for a month.
Kathleen Passanisi's work is all about making conscious choices for the better based on new perspectives. Working from a six-dimensional wellness model, each of her presentations is carefully crafted to give participants an opportunity to see their lives in a different light, open their minds to new ways of thinking and adapt behaviors that improve health, nourish relationships, enhance creativity, heighten the joy, and enrich quality of living.
Kathleen is the recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence (Speaker Hall of Fame) and of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She is the author of It's Your Life-Choose Well: Thoughts on Living a Happier, Healthier, Saner Life Now-Not Someday and contributed to Humor Me-America's Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter.
Kathleen is an expert in the field of therapeutic humor and its impact on health and corporate morale. Kathleen is Pete's wife, Annie's mom and self-proclaimed poster woman for the sandwich generation. She knows first-hand the importance of humor in surviving life's challenges. Plus, she is a world-traveler, good friend, comedy fanatic, beach lover, great Italian cook, iPod enthusiast and "Jill of all trades." And, if those credentials don't impress you, she had perfect attendance in the 4th grade. She is the funniest woman in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri and quite possibly the Western Hemisphere.
Kathleen Passanisi's work is all about making conscious choices for the better based on new perspectives. Working from a six-dimensional wellness model, each of her presentations is carefully crafted to give participants an opportunity to see their lives in a different light, open their minds to new ways of thinking, and adapt behaviors that improve health, nourish relationships, enhance creativity, heighten the joy, and enrich quality of living.
- Value of Humor
Laughter really is good medicine, for everyone. So why aren't we laughing more? There is as much comedy in life as tragedy but we don't take advantage of it when we're bogged down in the daily grind or hyped-up for yet another security alert. A sense of humor is one of the most valuable assets for shifting perspectives, improving health, and learning to live in a sprit of joy. In the workplace, the right kind of humor can improve morale, customer service and the bottom-line.
- Humor at Work : Laughter as a Profit Center
Stress costs American companies billions of dollars a year. This is no laughing matter. Companies need to act quickly to deal with escalating health care issues, dwindling productivity, and increasing employee retention costs. Protect your staff with the skills they need for coping with stress. HUMOR AT WORK
is a delightfully different program that offers insights and techniques for using positive humor as a buffer to the pressures of life. Laughter truly is good medicine. Research proves that businesses, clients, and staff benefit when employees learn to use humor and laughter to relieve stress, boost creativity and productivity and cope with change. Close
- Humor for the Health of It : Immunize Against Stress
Designed specifically for health care groups.
Stress is a worldwide epidemic. In business, stress takes a toll on quality of care, morale, team work and the bottom line. Humor can be a cost-effective and therapeutic tool in health care if your staff is trained to use it. HUMOR FOR THE HEALTH OF IT offers insights and techniques for using positive humor to cope with life's challenges. It is the perfect program for healthcare professionals who want to be resilient, energized, and joyfully healthy. Act now to immunize against stress. Humor and laughter enhance the healing environment-for patients and staff alike. Close
- Ladies, Life, and Laughter : The Role of Humor in Keeping Women Healthy, Happy, and Sane
Ask a woman of any age what causes her stress and she will ask how much time you have to listen. But ask what the remedy is and her eyes glaze over as she ponders the question. For most women, life is usually crammed with pressures, obligations, and an unrelenting schedule. Good news! Kathleen Passanisi is particularly gifted in finding the humor in hassles and challenges facing women. If the stress in your life makes you want to cry, she will help you learn to laugh instead. No kidding. LADIES, LIFE AND LAUGHTER
is a great program for any woman who wants to be happier, healthier and more resilient. Life can be easier and a lot more fun when you know how to fill it with laughter and humor. Close
- Humor, Hope, and Healing : Immunize Against Stress
Long-term stress makes us vulnerable to illness, weakened relationships and feelings of hopelessness. Although there are no quick fixes, there are ways to build resiliency, and they are a lot easier and much more fun than you imagine. The best way to cope with stress is from the inside out-not the outside in. HUMOR, HOPE AND HEALING
offers insights and techniques for using positive humor to cope with life's unavoidable challenges. It is designed to provide you with a new perspective and valuable tools for surviving and thriving in difficult times. Act now to immunize against stress. Close
- Biting Off More Than You Can Chew-Life In The Sandwich Generation
Nearly one-quarter of Americans are caring for an older relative while still dealing with kids, jobs and the inevitable challenges of middle age. Humor can play a valuable role in easing tension, enhancing sensitivity, dealing with the unavoidable, bearing the unbearable, surviving the inevitable and adding joy to everyday life in "the sandwich generation." Kathleen Passanisi speaks from years of experience as the "ham" in a multigenerational household. In BITING OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW
, she shares challenging experiences and effective ideas for strengthening family bonds, as well as forming critical networks for coping with the challenges of care giving. Close
- A Merry Heart Really is Good Medicine
There is now proof that humor and laughter have a positive impact on health-especially cardiovascular wellbeing. Join internationally recognized therapeutic humorist, Kathleen Passanisi, and discover why laughter and humor are the best antidote to the epidemic of the day-STRESS. During A MERRY HEART REALLY IS GOOD MEDICINE
you will be rolling in the aisles discovering how a "lighthearted" approach to life's aggravations can actually ease the burden on your mind, your body, and your relationships. Close
- Life Balance and Wellness
Quality of life is so much more than reducing stress or having some money in the bank. Kathleen's presentations on life balance and wellness are designed to help participants make conscious choices that improve all dimensions of their well-being: physical, mental, emotional, social, vocational and spiritual health. She delivers an enlightening message relevant to every adult group.
- It's Your Life-Choose Well : Living Life by Design
Good choices are the foundation of living a happier, healthier, saner life. But most people get so bogged down in the endless details of everyday life that they never stop to think about the choices they are making-and the costly results. IT'S YOUR LIFE-CHOOSE WELL
is a presentation based on Kathleen Passanisi's book by the same title. It is grounded in good science and designed to get results. Close
- Add Life to Your Balance Sheet : Invest in Your Best Asset-Your People
Today's workers want a full life - whether they are 25 or 65 years old. And with tough competition for talent, it is vital that companies focus on what motivates people. Salary and benefits alone are not enough. Neither is flextime, nor a forty-hour workweek. Understanding and respecting each employee's values and needs, then aligning them with the company's mission, is the vital driver to success for everyone. A sense of balance and contentment comes from using one's time, energy, and talent in ways that add meaning to life. Using powerful insights and proven techniques, ADD LIFE TO YOUR BALANCE SHEET
teaches people how to do just that. Close
- Food for Thought - Entertainment
An upbeat message plus a lot of laughter - an effective combination for presentations designed to help participants recharge, regroup, and reframe. When your agenda is heavy, let Kathleen lighten it up. Your audiences will enjoy clean humor that is thought- provoking and laugh-out-loud funny.
- A Seat at the Buffet : Challenging Life's Unwritten Rules
We were taught to live by the rules--but whose rules? Where did the rules come from? And why have we never questioned them? It is time we examine them because they hold us back, dampen our enthusiasm and stifle our creativity. Do away with false assumptions, worthless expressions, and robotic behaviors that limit joy and keep you from realizing success on your own terms. A SEAT AT THE BUFFET
is a delightful presentation designed to shed light on unconscious beliefs and habits that restrict living life to the fullest. Kathleen's insightful, eye-opening program is perfect for those who want to break free from a life that is dull, uninspired or off-track. Close
- Change Management
Change. It's an unavoidable part of life. So why do we fight it, rather than embrace it? It comes down to perspective. When we learn to consciously change perspective, life's journey gets easier, more interesting, and a lot more fun.
- Managing Change by Changing Your Tune : Orchestrating Success
We live in a time of unprecedented change. All of us have to deal with it. Most dread it. Many resist it. This poses big problems for businesses facing stiff competition in a global economy, rapidly advancing technology, and a shrinking workforce. On the home front, workers may be coping with health, financial or relationship issues. In spite of so much change, few know how to handle it, much less make the most of it. MANAGING CHANGE BY CHANGING YOUR TUNE
is a high energy, upbeat program designed to help people not only face, but embrace, change. Using music as a metaphor for self-talk, Kathleen Passanisi leads participants through an entertaining process of identifying their deepest feelings about change. Close