"Gail's program was fantastic! She turned a quiet group at our conference into an enthusiastic, happy one with her energy and enthusiasm!" - Blue Shield of Oregon

Gail's client list includes the following companies and schools...

The Power of Laughter

Gail has studied Laughter Yoga with Dr. Madan Kataria the creator of Laughter Yoga in India, Steve Wilson- The Founder of the World Laughter Tour and Sebastian Gentry- The found of Laughter Online University.

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    Keynote Lectures

    Orientations

    Leadership Retreats & Trainings

    Leadership Conferences

    Professional Development

    Faculty/Staff In-Service

    Conference Break Outs

    Diversity Programs

    Multicultural Programs

    Residence Life Training

    Health and Wellness Week

    Alcohol Awareness Month

    Greek Week

    Commencement Addresses

    Team Building Retreats

    Student Success: Sexual Assault Prevention

 

...I realized the funny thing IS my work!

 

"Hi, I'm Gail Hand, and for the past two decades my mission is to get everyone I can to find humor in all of life's challenges; and to use laughter and levity as a way to encourage people to be more productive in life, school and work."

 

Gail Hand has logged 20 successful years in Corporate Sales & Management with Corporations such as American Express, Southwestern Bell, and Macy's, where she garnered multiple awards including 10 leadership and President’s Club awards.

 

As a Motivational Humorist, Author and Trainer; Gail

started her stand-up career in 1989 in San Francisco and

has since toured over 1000 Companies, Universities &

Associations in the U.S. and Canada.  With her Power of

Laughter programs including; leadership, working with

generations, employee engagement, stress management,

and diversity trainings; Gail has been a positive movement with

companies, universities, and associations in North America.  She has

spoken to over 75,000 college students in 45 states over 20 years.

Gail competed in 8 sports during and after college at a club level while

playing NCAA Tennis in NYC

 

CORPORATE PROGRAMS

COLLEGE PROGRAMS

LAUGHTER YOGA

A funny thing happened to me on the way to work...

 

Gail is the owner of two prestigious companies, past President of the Oregon National Speakers Association,

member of the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor, NACA, APCA and has been featured in numerous

media from coast to coast including: ABC, CBS, NBC, magazines you have never heard of and countless

podcasts from AOL to ITunes and the other internet radio shows beyond.

 

 

The media has highlighted Gail’s work producing Power of Laughter Yoga clubs in over 500 Companies, Universities, Associations and Senior

Communities in the U.S. and Canada. Gail is the author of "Are You SURE You Want to Post That, Smart Social Networking",

"The Power of Laughter- Seven Secrets to Living and Laughing in a Stressful World" and is currently working on a screenplay about dating and two

other books. Currently Gail writes for both College Xpress and Today's Campus on Smart Social Networking.  Her savvy tips for helping college

students and their parents are read by over 4mm people.

 

Her blogs are read by at least 100 people, mostly relatives. Along with her own YOUTUBE channel, Gail is an avid skier, golfer, photographer and

blogger. She lives in Oregon with her two Chihuahua's who edit her blogs and tweet  (@pupinions) about their exciting life on the road with Gail.

 

CORPORATIONS

COLLEGES

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"Thank you again for a wonderful presentation today!! Our Nurses and Administration benefitted so much from your program. Everyone left smiling and laughing!!!" -Providence Healthcare "Gail's corporate humorist style, contagious energy and positive attitude truly energized our clients and attorneys! We would love to have her back for more programs in the future" -Husch, Blackwell, Sanders LLC "Gail was host to our annual awards banquet this year She wowed our Engineers with her humor and creativity. Besides that, anyone able to pronounce "gelatinous biomass" is first rate in our book." -American Council of Engineering Companies "Thank you for your program with our Relationship Management Team. Your humor, wit, insightful ideas and sales tactics were first class!" - -Gregory M. Johnson, VP at American Express Open Our Revenue group loved Gail's True Colors program and The Power of Laughter at Work at our off site meeting. Her enthusiasm was contagious! -Kimberly Eckert, Kaiser Permanente Thank you again for a wonderful presentation today!! We all went out of there smiling and laughing!!! -Tuality Healthcare Her humor, wit and smart sales tactics were first class! -Southwestern Bell Corporation Thank you for personalizing your program, our employees loved it. -Pella Vinyl Corporation Perfect Wellness program for our employees, it was very well received. -Energy Trust of Oregon
"Gail has presented at 2 of my Higher Education Association Conferences along with my own College working with our students. She's a a delight to work with, brings joy to the world while changing lives. Hire her!" -Cassandra Kelly, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Art Institute of Portland "We have had Gail at two years of our professional development days. Our faculty and staff love her humor and great information on giving better internal customer service and bringing more joy into your life." -Indian River Community College "Students who attended Gail's presentation on Smart Social Networking thought the presentation was educational, entertaining, and informative. Many added that they would now be more conscious of their social networking decisions since going to Gail’s presentation. They felt the presentation was eye-opening and worthwhile." -Elizabeth Wagner, BS, MBA SAA Administrator & SAAC Advisor SUNY College at Oneonta "Thank you so much for the terrific presentations that you did for our students, staff and the residents at the Industrial Home over the past two days. It was truly memorable and informative. I have received very good feedback from all three presentations. I hope that we can all put into practice some of the very important lessons that your shared." -Keith A. Bullion, Director of Athletics at Salem International University "Gail was our closing keynote this Spring for our leadership conference. She was engaging and the students asked great questions following the program. The evaluations were great. We'll have her back again for the entire student population." -Student Activities at St. John's University "Your program was just what we needed and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it" -Portland Community College Career Center "Well done, entertaining, interesting and fast paced! The students were involved and participatory. Gail was entertaining and helped the student athletes learn great tools to help them succeed in life." -David Langford, Athletic Director at Fairleigh Dickinson University "Gail did a wonderful job with our campus for Orientation. She worked magic with our students and really got them moving and involved with her interactive program" -University of Alaska, Fairbanks "Skillfully blended with humor was the honest reality of living in a stressful world. It was really a class act." - -Plattsburgh State Comments from NACA West Workshop: "Gail is energetic and helps you understand all about Diversity!" "Insightful Program! Great Experience! Gail Rocks!" "Awesome energy, very engaging!" "Dynamic!" "Hilarious!" "Articulate and Intelligent"
"Thank you again for a wonderful presentation today!! Our Nurses and Administration benefitted so much from your program. Everyone left smiling and laughing!!!" -Providence Healthcare "Inspiring, Engaging & Motivating!" -Fashion Group International Career Day Thank you for an excellent session and key note on using laughter more at work. Your customized power point slide show nearly sent the audience over the edge! -William NAHRO Thank you for an excellent session and key note on using laughter more at work. Your customized power point slide show nearly sent the audience over the edge! - BLM Oregon/Washington Our Nurses and Administrators loved Gail's wit and wisdom, the laughter yoga was a big hit. We will have her back again! -Jan Florez, President, Greater Northwest Healthcare Access Management Association, Inc. Gail did a fabulous job at our conference! Our members were very engaged and happy, her program was a huge hit. -Beth Reitveld, Conference Program Director, Oregon Women in Higher Education Gail was a great addition to our conference, our association members enjoyed her humor and refreshing creativity. -Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute Our Employees enjoyed your program very much. They left ready to take on the city. -Michael Sorenson, Safety & Risk Officer, City of Hillsboro Your program was innovative and entertaining. Our Agents and Executives needed the stress relief! -City County Insurance Conference Our members enjoyed Gail's program, she was very funny. -Comcast Women in Cable Inspiring, Engaging & Motivating ! -Fashion Group International Career Day

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