Tim Gard

Tim Gard

Humorous Keynote Speaker, Corporate entertainer and Stress Reduction Authority. Energize, unite and inspire your attendees with a Hall of Fame tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud keynote speaker who teaches how to be more resilient and inspires employee enthusiasm and creativity both virtually and at in-person events.

Talented, Innovative and Memorable, TIM provides amazing take-home value delivered with his one-of-a-kind presentation style. Becoming more resilient is not about telling jokes or laughing at everything. Instead of making light of serious issues, Tim shines a light on unseen possibilities for solutions to difficult situations. He demonstrates how to be professional, yet light-hearted throughout all his programs. Tim is an internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, and his easy-to-implement techniques provide ways to diffuse, deal with, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters. Tim "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, Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that you will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today.

Tim 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 he also is an inventor of stress reduction office products that are marketed and enjoyed worldwide . In his 23-year career as a professional speaker, Hall of Fame Speaker Tim Gard has spoken worldwide at more than 2500 events. Audiences from Texas to Tasmania and everywhere in between love him and his easy to implement ideas.

Most Requested Programs

Laughter Becomes You:
If employee motivation and happiness is important to you then it’s time to meet Tim Gard. Tim’s Laughter Becomes You keynote is as funny as it is inspiring and content rich. Audiences laugh from start to finish and discover how simple it is to change their perception to create their own reality and avoid or defuse potential stressors.
Tim’s rejuvenating message helps increase employee morale and engagement while enhancing productivity and everyday enthusiasm in three easy-to-adopt steps. His unique yet practical ideas help people diffuse routine or extreme stress by insulating themselves against negativity. He shows audiences how to "refresh and renew" themselves simply by using and sharing his 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.


My favorite speaker ever at AWT and this was virtual! - AWT

The goal of our convention is to inform, educate, and provide a networking forum for our attendees.
Your message resonated with our members and helped us create a wonderful environment for our
meeting. - AWT

You were flawless and exactly what I hoped for, thank you so much for supporting our gala! Your humor was spot on and your message was perfect. You are a true professional and I admire you so much. - 10,000 Beds

Funny, insightful, totally clean positive humor. Best ever - USDA