Today’s guest has been there and done that.

She is a seasoned stand-up comic and speaker, wife, stay-at-home mom, reluctant runner, and cancer survivor. She knows how it feels to be stressed out, where finding the time to recharge seems as impossible as figuring out common core math.

Now companies and organizations hire her to customize an on-message comedy experience centered around their values to tackle stress and burnout. Her talks are part keynote and part comedy show that makes audiences feel seen, heard, and appreciated one laugh at a time.

Please join me in welcoming Heather Tolley-Bauer.

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In this episode, comedian and speaker Heather Tolley-Bauer shares her unique journey from stand-up comedy to using humor to tackle stress and burnout, leaving audiences laughing and feeling appreciated.

In this episode, we discuss the following:

😂  Her diverse background, from being a seasoned stand-up comic and speaker to a cancer survivor, wife, and stay-at-home mom. Her experiences have given her valuable insights into stress, burnout, and the need for time to recharge.

😂 Companies and organizations hire Heather to deliver customized comedy experiences centered around their values, addressing stress and burnout. Her talks are a unique blend of keynotes and comedy shows that leave audiences feeling seen, heard, and appreciated through laughter.

😂 Heather has always considered herself a leader and enjoyed organizing people from a young age, evident in her experiences with student councils and event planning, such as a father-daughter dance for her girl scout troop.

😂 Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Heather remains enthusiastic about exploring different mediums for sharing her passion for comedy and connecting with others. She believes in the power of finding joy in what you love and the importance of adaptability in the face of change.

Laugh your way to leadership with Heather as she weaves humor into tackling stress and burnout!

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Who is Robbie Samuels?

🟧 I'm an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer, with a passion for creating engaging and unforgettable experiences. With two decades of experience in the meetings and events industry, I have honed my skills in designing and executing events that leave a lasting impression.

🟧 I have published three books to share my expertise. Collectively they have received over 600 Amazon reviews and reached #1 Best Seller in 29 paid categories in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.

“Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events” has received widespread acclaim. I am thrilled to help presenters and facilitators bring energy and excitement to their virtual events, and I am constantly seeking new ways to innovate and improve.

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🟧 I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with others, and I regularly speak at industry events and offer consulting services to help organizations and speakers achieve success in their own virtual or in-person events. If you're looking for creative solutions and expert guidance for your next event, I would be honored to work with you. Let's make your event one to remember!

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