Dr. Trina Hess Shows Organizations
How to Laugh Through Difficult Change:
Keynotes and Seminars on Humor in the Change Process
Few funny people can claim a research background to prove how helpful humor is when in a transition situation. Not many can combine the artistic with the academic to give you an educational, content-rich AND entertaining program.
Dr. Trina Hess is more than a funny speaker---she presents humor as a strategic way to manage change. Her keynote makes audiences laugh---and think. As Dr. Hessí research shows, humor is the key to getting through transitions in a more pleasant and productive way.
Using the findings from her original qualitative research, plus real life examples from her comedy performance background Trina shows audiences how:
Humor leads to hope. It was only when research participants started laughing that they felt more in control, capable, and hopeful.
Speaker & Comedian Trina Hess
Humor aids in transformational learning. The perspective change that humor fosters is what promotes our learning through change.
Humor builds connection with others. In her research, Trina found that participants sought a sense of belonging before they felt ready to embark on their transition. Having the right kind of support meant more feelings of self-efficacy.
Humor puts us in the driverís seat of change. Feeling out of control was the overarching theme in Trinaís research on work transitions. When we can laugh at something, it has lost its power over us. We can then have clearer decision-making and goal-setting.
Dr. Trina Hess and 16 other authors joined hands
to offer chapters that include how to be happy from within, how social contacts increase happiness,
uses of food
and exercise, and a surprise chapter on
what proximity has to do with happiness.