Judy Croon – Comedian / Motivational Speaker
Judy Croon is a comedian, motivational speaker, Second City stand-up coach, radio host and author.
She has been the opening act for many celebrities including; Joan Rivers, Jon Stewart, Lewis Black and Robert Klein. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network. Judy has co-hosted morning radio shows on Toronto’s Mix 99.9, LA’s KFRG and XM Radio with Mike Bullard.
On the stage, Judy draws from her performance experience, wit, and insight to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynotes and half day workshops. Judy’s keynote/workshops clients have included; Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Ceridian HR and Payroll Partner, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, Certified Management Accountants of Ontario and Ontario Workplace Safety and Prevention Services.
She is a co-author of the book ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!’ and can be heard every day at 5pm on LTD Radio – The Power of Positive.
What people are saying about Judy’s keynotes
“Judy, thank you for your gracious and truly professional presentation. It was a delight working with you and we look forward to the next opportunity.”
“Judy, we are getting rave reviews from our agents and support staff that attended our kick off event this morning. As our keynote in the morning (lacking alcohol), this event either hits or misses. You hit it out of the park!! You were funny but also had a very clear message to deliver. Your topic ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’ was well received. It is very hard to keep over 300 people totally spell bound for an hour! But you did! Congratulations. You are an excellent speaker. Funny, captivating and smart!”
“Judy, our group tremendously enjoyed your keynote ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’. Your humour and anecdotes left us laughing right from the start. Your seven points to relieve stress was a clever mix of thoughtful insights backed by research. Combined with your stories, the audience felt like they could truly relate. Your interactive exercises gave us an opportunity to participate and get to know you and each other. ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’ is truly a gem of a keynote that lives up to its title. Highly recommended to provide fun, entertainment, and inspiration.”
Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario
“Judy was such a wonderful emcee at our gala fundraiser that we invites her back again this year! Her comedy kept our guests laughing all night and she carried the evening with an easy flow and great professionalism. I would highly recommend her to anyone if you are looking to elevate your event.”
Charles H Best Diabetes Centre
“We hired Judy as an emcee for a gala dinner we hold every year in Toronto. Judy was a true professional, easy to work with, kept our audience engaged and of course laughing. She is definitely top in her field and I highly recommend hiring Judy for any corporate event.”
Financial Planning Standards Council
“You don’t usually hear accountants laugh that much. A very good topic on why humour is so important to our mental and physical well being.”
Certified Management Accountants of Ontario
“The audience was glued to their seats throughout the whole presentation enjoying every bit of the inspirational and stress reliever tips.”
Toronto East District, Certified Management Accountants of Ontario
“Judy, you were a hit with our staff members. They were so thankful that you gave them a strong message mixed with good humour.”
Ontario Ministry of Labour – Occupational Health and Safety Branch
“Judy, all the stewards who attended the training felt that your seminar was the best out of all three days!”
Ontario Federation of Healthcare Workers
“Judy was an excellent speaker and motivational humourist! Our participants enjoyed her positivity, her stories, and her message of relieving stress with humour. Great fun!”
Ceridian HR and Payroll Partner
“Your comedy was a breath of fresh air and Your “Dealing with Office Hecklers” workshop armed us with some terrific tips for the front lines.”
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
“Judy delivered a stellar keynote address to our HR leadership group that struck the perfect balance of Laugh-out-loud hilarity with heartfelt takeaways to live a more balanced life.”
CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
“I loved how Judy kept everyone engaged. She would have an important message and then follow up with a joke. Great strategy.”
Enbridge Gas Distribution
Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour Keynote
Stress is a major cause of most illnesses, and humour is an amazing way to relieve it. Harvard studies show that when you are stressed, your brain shrinks. However, when you laugh, you relax; and when you relax, you learn. This hilarious and inspirational session explores seven stress-relieving ingredients: a positive attitude, perseverance, forgiveness, teamwork, family and friends, mental activity and physical activity.
- Appreciate the incredible medical benefits of humour
- Find out how happiness is a mindset
- Increase your chances of surviving a heart attack by five times and increase your lifespan and quality of life by laughing
- Increase your brain’s reasoning and decision-making
- Learn the surprising key to motivation and the most important gift you can give your child
Taming Hecklers and Dealing With Difficult People Keynote
In showbiz, a heckler is a person in the audience who disrupts the show.
In business, a heckler is the person who disrupts the flow.
The strategies that Judy has developed as a performer in dealing with hecklers also work in an office environment. These strategies:
– improve productivity
– decrease bullying and absenteeism
– lower your stress levels
– make everyone LAUGH more
Judy will show you how to capitalize on the 3 difficult personalities:
For each personality, let her show you how to maintain your:
Stress can cost your company 20 hours/per month/per employee of productivity and 70% of employees, who are targeted by hecklers, leave their jobs!
Stand-Up To Stress Workshop
What people say about Judy Croon’s keynotes and workshops:
*** I loved how Judy tied her key messages to something meaningful that would help us in our everyday lives.
*** One of my favourite speakers!
*** Judy’s humour was amazing and she used honesty and facts to prove her theories.
*** Judy was very informative. She used her laid back style to provide many examples that were interesting and easy to relate to.
*** Judy was witty, smart and a great communicator. She adapted her style to her audience. I was reminded of important things that I am aware of but sometimes forget when maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
*** Judy is very entertaining, interesting and insightful and she provides loads of humour.
*** Great way to finish off the event with such a professional, funny speaker!