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Katie Goodman At A Glance:

Katie Goodman is an award-winning comedian, author and international speaker. Katie's work in comedy has amassed over 3 million online views. She can be seen on Showtime, Impractical Jokers, and, more often than she would admit, in line getting a mocha latte with extra, extra whipped cream. Katie literally wrote the book on using improv comedy to improve your life.
Her show "Broad Comedy" plays Off Broadway and tours nationally. Her love for self-help and comedy lands her career somewhere in between Tina Fey and Deepak Chopra. Her work has been celebrated by Arianna Huffington, Comedy Central, Leslie Stahl, Time Out New York, and her Pilates teacher in Brooklyn who says she is "getting better."
Katie holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and was nominated for the MacArthur Genius Grant for her work in theater. She got beat out by the astrophysicist who discovered the multiphase liquid behavior of nuclei, but better luck next time!
With over 20 years of experience training and speaking, Katie has taught over 30,000 people how to use the tools of improv comedy in their lives to handle absolutely everything and be more creative, courageous, and confident. When she's not at home in New York City, Katie can be found traveling the country for speaking events, comedy shows, and corporate workshops and trainings, teaching participants how to thrive at handling anything that comes their way.

Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, actress, director, writer, filmmaker, author, and speaker. She has been seen on Showtime’s The Green Room, on Current TV as a pundit, and on TruTV in one of the most watched Impractical Jokers ever. (And yes, she was in on the joke!) She is a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity Association, and is signed with Comedy Dynamics, North America’s largest independent record label, and her album “Halfway Closer To Dead” is available on Itunes. Her comedy music videos can be seen, having amassed over 3,000,000 hits online. As the creator and headliner of “Broad Comedy,” an internationally touring satirical musical show that she and her husband Soren Kisiel write and direct, she has raised over $2,000,000 for Planned Parenthood and The ACLU. Her solo show, The Mid-Life Crisis Tour, has played Off-Broadway in New York City where she received a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick for Best Cabaret. She performed at the prestigious Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where her show sold in the top 5% of ticket sales for the entire festival. Katie has directed and acted in over 125 plays and she and Soren were nominated for The EPIC Award from The White House Project and were also nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for their extensive work in theatre.

Katie is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit and co-wrote the funny children’s book, The Night Our Parents Went Out with Soren, and she has been a featured writer for The Huffington Post and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also a nationally touring keynote speaker on the topic of using the tools of improv comedy in everyday life. She leads corporate workshops and retreats that are smart, approachable lively and engaging. She is currently an EP on a TV pilot, and writing TV scripts.

  • The 8 Tools Of Improv Comedy

    Katie Goodman uses her 8 Tools Of Improv Comedy to create fun, lively and interactive keynotes, leading her audience through exercises specifically focused on helping participants connect, gain confidence, and adapt to change. Skills of improv include: collaboration, not being “thrown” by the unexpected, discovering how constraint breeds creativity, and adopting a culture of "yes, and!" Attendees will learn how to excavate their authentic selves, cultivate flexibility and gain confidence.
  • Authentic Leadership

    Have you ever had that moment when you're laughing together at work and you think, "This is why I like working here.” As leaders, it's our authentic moments of sharing and humor that make us relatable and allow us to build trust quickly and deeply with employees. These are the moments when they see who we really are. In this interactive keynote, you will learn to connect with the most authentic part of yourself so that you can better engage with people as a leader at work and in life.
  • Gag Your Inner Critic

    Our Inner Critic keeps us from reaching our potential and living our best life. In a company, it keeps people from taking creative and innovative leaps, from supporting each other, and slows down progress. We can learn to transform our Inner Critic to a helpful Inner Coach that blazes the way for our personal growth and allows us to show up fully and reach our potential.
  • Ready, Go, Set: How To Use Creative Innovation For Success

    Nothing exciting or new happens in business or life without creative risks. Improv games and exercises inspire teams to become people who are comfortable taking creative risks for our businesses and personal lives and to end up with something new and brilliant. We are all being called upon to work in new and innovative ways now. Katie will teach your employees how.
  • Resiliency: How To Thrive In The Unknown

    Adapting and innovating as you move forward is crucial for a business and for our personal lives in a quickly-changing world. Katie will lead you through learning how to actually love the stages of being lost and the thrill of coming out the other side with new ideas and ready for action.
  • Women Killing It: Now Is Our Time

    For all women — leaders, employees, teams, and individuals — this is the time we’ve been waiting for. Katie will teach you How to Own Your Authentic Voice and support other women through collaboration, the “Yes And” Principle, and speaking up.

If Steve Martin and Oprah Winfrey had a baby and hired Tina Fey to raise it, you might get someone as bright, funny, insightful and inspiring as Katie Goodman.

— Arianna Huffington

Katie Goodman is spontaneous, creative and fearless. Filled with anecdotes and prescriptions for finding courage. Smart, wise and hilarious.

— Lesley Stahl, 60 minutes

Katie Goodman is the ONLY keynote speaker I have ever seen capture the attention of every single member of a 1300+ audience! I am so amazed that she has mastered the ability to energize a broad range of emotions, causing them to laugh while still pausing for reflection. If you are looking for a way to create engagement and energy amongst your group and gathering, Katie is perfect. With her, your audience becomes an interactive community.

— Sarah Alter, President & CEO of NEXTUP

Brought down the house… Brilliant!

— Comedy Central

On par not just with any woman in modern comedy, not just with any
music act in modern comedy, but categorically on par with anyone
working the current comedy scene. Impressive. Magnificent.

— Punchline Magazine

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