Michael Kerr

Hall of Fame Business Speaker
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“Michael Kerr was amazing! Not only was he thoroughly entertaining but he also delivered a valuable, pertinent message at the same time. His delivery was great. I plan to apply recommendations Michael made and I confidently recommend Michael to anyone."

Kelly Coyne, Bell Systems

These are the words Michael’s clients use to describe his dynamic presentations – often rated as the most impactful, memorable, and relevant presentation of the conference.

Michael is an international business speaker, author, and one of only 40 speakers inducted into the Canadian Speakers’ Hall of Fame. He travels the world researching, writing, and speaking about inspiring workplace cultures, inspiring leadership, and how businesses can leverage their humor resources to achieve outrageous results!

Michael is the creator of the Culture Leadership Academy, one of the most comprehensive on-line courses for organizations that are serious about investing in their workplace culture.

His ideas on building great workplaces have been featured frequently in Forbes, Business Insider, and scores of other publications, while his Inspiring Workplaces blog has been listed as one of the top-75 workplace blogs in the world.


Putting Humour to Work for Less Stress and More Success

Laugh as you learn from Canadian Hall of Fame speaker Michael Kerr how your sense of humour can help you break the tension in tense situations, connect and communicate more effectively, build trust, and yes, even help you see the light at the end of the tunnel! You’ll discover why so many successful leaders, teams and organizations put humour to work for less stress and more success. Michael Kerr is known as one of North America’s leading authorities on workplace culture and is the author of 8 books, including, The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses Are Laughing all the Way to the Bank and The Jerk-Free Workplace: How You Can Take the Lead to Create a Happier, More Inspiring Workplace. 


Company's who have used his services:

  • Bell Canada
  • EnCana Corporation
  • Imperial Oil
  • WestJet Airlines
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Starwood Hotels



  • Putting humour to work for less stress and more success
  • Inspiring workplaces: the way work ought to be !
  • Inspiring leadership: creating a purpose-driven, value-based, innovative and yes, fun culture for a 21st-century workforce.
  • Inspiring change at work: how to drive innovation, spark creativity and turn ideas into action.
  • The humour advantage: why some businesses are laughing all the way to the bank.
  • Hire, inspire and fuel their fire !