23 Jan Kay Frances
America’s Funniest Stressbuster
Speech Topics Include:
- The Funny Thing About Stress
- Managing the Stress of CHANGE
- Laugh! Just for the Health of it!
Known as “America’s Funniest Stressbuster,” Kay Frances has shared her message to “lighten up, stress less and take care of ourselves” in 38 states and Canada for over 25 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a degree in Physical Education and a 4th degree black belt in karate. She was also a family caregiver for 7 years.
Kay is the author of “The Funny Thing about Stress; A Seriously Humorous Guide to a Happier Life.”
When it comes to humor, Kay is the “real deal” having performed as a professional standup comedian for many years and appearing on a number of national television and radio programs including Lifetime Cable’s “Girls Night Out” and NBC’s “America’s Funniest People”. She also lived and performed in New York City where she appeared at the nation’s top comedy clubs such as “The Improvisation” and “Catch a Rising Star.”
When it comes to managing stress, Kay learned the hard way by engaging in every unhealthy habit known to man before making her way back to good health and sanity. It was a long, winding, hilarious road!
The Funny Thing About Stress
We all know that we should manage our stress, but we don’t necessarily know why or how!
Stress is not something that we can or should eradicate from our lives. If we care about anything at all, we are going to experience some stress, anxiety, frustration, fear and other so-called negative emotions.
In our frenzied world, people need to be reminded of the importance of managing their stress, keeping a sense of humor and maintaining a positive attitude for peak performance and success in all areas of their lives. The so-called “little things” in life can become cumulative if we don’t stop them in their tracks. We need to manage our stress before it manages us!
Managing the Stress of CHANGE
The only constant in the universe is change. The world is going to change with or without us, so we may as well enjoy the ride! Kay believes that people who maintain their sense of humor in the face of change are happier, healthier and more productive.
There are two ways in which we experience change.
- Changes we initiate for ourselves
- Changes that are put upon us by others (family, job, the government, etc.)
Change is never easy, but when we initiate it ourselves, there is an element of choice and control. Not so when change is thrust upon us by outside factors. So, what do you do??
In our fast-paced lives, we need to remember the importance of looking at change as an adventure. In this fun, lively and interactive presentation, Kay will help your people to understand and identify the things that stress them about dealing with change.
Laugh! Just for the Health of it!
Sure, we all know what we need to do to live happy, healthy and productive lives.
Or do we?
Then why are we so stressed??
Smart organizations know that a healthy workforce is the key to reducing absenteeism and lowering healthcare costs. It is also the key to people operating at their best. Kay Frances believes that the best healthcare “plan” involves actually making a PLAN to do all that we can to take care of ourselves; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
With a degree in Health and Physical Education, Kay has the expertise that people need to put wellness at the top of their “to-do” list.
And don’t forget that Kay is never far from her roots as a professional standup comedian. People will laugh while they learn without straining their brains!