During the last decade, Tim Gard has delivered his entertaining, informative presentations all over the world, speaking to government groups, professional associations, and corporations of every kind. Through his work he expands the understanding of humor skills as stress reduction tools. His development of easy-to-implement techniques has inspired action from publishers, television, and radio talk shows around the world. His methods and techniques are an effective way to deal with, diffuse, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters that can—and often do—occur every day.
Tim began his career working with the Montana Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, where he discovered that his ability (and unstoppable tendency!) to sprinkle non-malicious mischief over office politics in a tense environment was an appreciated antidote to daily pressures. When asked by superiors to develop a training program to assist eligibility workers in managing stress, burnout and the ever-looming threat of compassion fatigue, he knew that sharing his own good humor was the most powerful and productive way to contribute.
Tim’s down-to-earth style and easy manner gains him immediate rapport as he imparts his stress-reducing, success-generating perspective in a highly humorous format. Whether he is helping a group develop a Comic Vision®, or building strong teams through humor, participants enjoy his fun, informative and fast-paced session that keeps them on the edge of their seats!
“Laughter Becomes You” builds on the foundation provided in “Developing a Comic Vision.” This seminar includes more Comic Vision stress busters, teaches how to distinguish between good and bad humor, details the physical and emotional benefits of laughter, and enables you to use good humor at work. Harness laughter to overcome individual situational stress factors by finding the humor in change, developing and implementing a humor plan at work, and much more!
Developing a Comic Vision
Tim Gard offers his powerfully humorous approach to stress-diffusion, proven to be effective in both professional and personal encounters!
Leadership . . .The Tao of Humor
This full or half-day workshop provides participants with a fresh approach to stress reduction through Tim’s techniques. They encourage teamwork, personal accountability and good-humor characteristics.
Secrets of Choosing and Using Props
In this full or half-day workshop, Tim shows how to use ordinary items in extraordinary ways and neutralize life’s stressors. Participants walk away able to invigorate and motivate themselves.
Laughter Becomes You
“Laughter Becomes You” builds on the foundation provided in “Developing a Comic Vision.” This seminar includes more Comic Vision stress busters and enables you to use good humor at work.