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Tim Gard

Internationally Recognized Speaker on Stress Reduction & Conflict Resolution Through Humor

Internationally Recognized Speaker on Stress Reduction & Conflict Resolution Through Humor

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Portland, OR, USA
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Tim Gard Biography

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. Talented, Innovative, and Memorable, Gard provides amazing take-home value delivered with his one-of-a-kind presentation style Gard “walks his talk” as a successful business owner himself for more than 20 years. Before starting his business, he worked in the Sales Industry, as well as State and Federal Government in Human Services, as a fraud investigator and is a navy veteran.

Recognized as a pioneer in humor-based training. Gard is a certified speaking professional (CSP) & a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, an elite honor held by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide. The author or co-author of Just Plane Funny, My Policy Manual, Motivational Leaders, and Humor Me, Gard humorously delivers messages as universal as his audiences are diverse. Gard was the closing Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Toastmasters International Conference in Las Vegas Nevada.

Tim Gard Speaking Topics


    Off the Wall is a game. Life is a game; business is a game; literally everything is a game that contains winners, losers and spectators. Winners excel by intention and determination while others suffer from making the choice to simply coast or dwell in a defeatist attitude.

    Tim uses a bag of marbles to show how one person can “change the game” for everyone by applying easy-to-understand and hard-to-forget concepts—ones that champions have been using for centuries in sports, business, and life in general. Everyone gets their own bag of marbles to keep to continue changing the game or if you wish to play Off the Wall.


    Hazardous habits invariably form when repeating the same safety policy over and over again. The audience goes right back to doing what they’ve always done because it didn’t stick. Just like earworm songs and random information from your school years, safety information can be “sticky” and stay in your team’s brain well beyond the presentation.

    Tim has worked in some very dangerous jobs; experienced workplace injuries and his insights are based on real life situations anyone can identify with and learn from. He uses that experience to show you how your safety messaging can make a change in your organization and stick.


    Unhealthy humor is toxic. Although almost everyone will agree that humor can have a positive impact at work. As a strategic skill, it can act as a positive factor in communication, morale, and stress reduction. However, if unhealthy or misused, it can have an equally negative effect.

    Using “good, clean humor”, Tim shows you how to use that humor to enhance (and never diminish) workplace culture while improving morale and ultimately customer service. Tim is more than a humorist and motivational speaker, but a stress reduction speaker sure to send spirits soaring in the office.


    Morale can make or break an organization. Organizations are struggling with employee satisfaction and retention which are critical for the success of the company AND for the employee. Although Ice Cream Friday’s are yummy, they’re not enough.

    Tim’s rejuvenating message helps increase employee morale while enhancing productivity and everyday enthusiasm in three easy-to-adopt steps in his proven Comic Vision® techniques. His terrifically funny, unique stories (and of course, extraordinary visual props) make this keynote address a hilarious way to start or close your meeting.

Tim Gard Videos

  • Tim Gard, Comedy Speaker, Demo Reel
    The pressures, stress, and expectations we face day in and day out can take a toll on our resilience and drain our sense of resourcefulness. For the...
  • The Laughter Connection | Tim Gard | TEDxChulaVista
    How does humor serve as a way to connect people? Tim Gard, humorist explores the complexity of humor. Through creative storytelling, Tim connects the...
  • Tim Gard Funniest Keynote Speaker Ever! New Demo | Meet Keynote speaker Tim Gard CSP, CPAE. as he introduces his techniques designed to program your brain to reduce stress...

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  • What topics does Tim Gard speak about?

    Tim Gard is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Comedians, Entertainers, Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Inspirational, Leadership Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, Stress, Virtual Speakers.
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Tim Gard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as CHANGE THE GAME!, STICKY SAFETY, LEADERSHIP: THE TAO OF HUMOR and LAUGHTER BECOMES YOU. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tim Gard for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Tim Gard generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark Mayfield, Juliet Funt, Steve Rizzo, Brad Montgomery and Loretta LaRoche. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tim Gard for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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