I facilitate workshops, deliver keynotes and perform 1×1 coaching for corporate professionals, organizational leaders, associations and professional audiences from a variety of industries. 

As a humor strategist, I help leaders understand how leaning into levity can deliver a whole host of  successful results. Here’s just a sampling of the outcomes scientifically associated with leaders who exhibit humor and humanity at work:

  • Improved employee engagement, morale and productivity
  • Higher employee retention rates
  • More innovative and creative solutions to problems, large & small
  • Teams with bolstered resilience to stress
  • The ability to attract better, happier employees
  • Reduced stress and burn-out
  • Workplace environments that foster genuine connection, trust and intellectual safety

And when it comes to branding and marketing strategy, using humor in messaging has been shown to: 

  • Delight audiences and improve their brand perceptions
  • Increase marketing ROI
  • Deliver greater audience engagement and improved word-of-mouth referrals

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17 thoughts on “Speaker

  1. cgmcalister says:

    In spite of a divorce, you haven’t lost your sense of humour. The brick story made me laugh out loud. Your write very well and I hope a book of your blogs materialises soon. I look foward to reading future posts.

  2. ~ Sil in Corea says:

    I’ve found you at last! I went through a divorce over 30 years ago that was more painful than the death of my second husband. (I mean, you can’t blame a body for dying when it doesn’t work any more, but you sure as hell can blame a guy for running off with another woman, right?) Yeah, I was crazy for quite a while after he skipped. Thanks to my 14-year-old daughter, I gained enough insight to file for divorce. I’m sure glad someone was thinking logically then!

    • Mikalee Byerman says:

      It is, by far and away, one of the most painful personal tragedies — and yet its one that plays out in half the homes in the nation! We definitely need to talk about it, help others through it, reflect about lessons, etc…and I don’t think society generally allows for or encourages that kind of healing. So this is just one of my small steps toward trying to change the world, one little divorce chat at a time… 😉

      I’m so glad you found me, too! Welcome to the conversation, and I’m so sorry for the pain you’ve endured. Trust me, I know how awful it feels, and I’m so glad you had someone to help you through!

  3. Klaus Steinke says:

    All I was doing today was visiting the WordPress site to learn more about blogging, and here I find myself writing to a complete stranger about bricks!!

    Seems that a rather famous 20th century architect named Louis Kahn got part of his fame from his most famous question – “I asked a brick what it wanted to be”. Kahn didn’t want to know if the brick wanted to grow up to be a marble slab: this was trying to determine the nature of the material and how it could best be used. And Kahn used a lot of bricks in his designs, and did a pretty good job of it as well.

    But there is another tie in with your brick and Kahn’s bricks. Poor Louis had families with three women in his life, only one of which he bothered to marry. So perhaps there is some connection between bricks and wandering pricks that is somewhat metaphysical, and creates a desire to heave them through windows.

    And if there is a karma justice system, perhaps Louis got a bit of his due. He died of a heart attack in a men’s room in a railroad station. He wasn’t identified for three days because he had erased his home address off his passport (had just returned from overseas).

  4. scott says:

    Nice Blog. I feel your pain with the whole divorce situation. Relationships are difficult, however, they are worth seeking out. Keep the faith, the best years of your life are out in front of you………

    • Mikalee Byerman says:

      Thank you for visiting, Scott! You’re absolutely right about relationships — and I know, in hindsight, I’m far better off now than I was then. It’s been a rough road, but at least I took the high one!

      Again, thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you around here again.

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