Funny Motivational Keynote Speaker Kay Frances

Rave Reviews

 “You brought down the house! Informative, inspirational, and so funny I nearly pee’d!”

Joe DeMattos, CEO
HealthCare Facilities of Maryland

“Thank you so much for participating in our 2015 Annual Summer Symposium in Myrtle Beach, SC. Attendees rated “The Funny Thing about Stress” as above excellent! Attendees also had this to say about your presentation:

“Very Funny”

“Much Needed Laugh!”

“Fabulous, loved it”


Allison D. Boyette, North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association

“Kay Frances was exceptional. She mixed some humor with a lot of researched, banking related items and engaged the audience to a level where they were both entertained and informed. I’m confident that you will find her informative to your group (as she’ll be well researched) and entertaining.”

Dan McGowan, Publisher/Owner
Iowa Banking Magazine

“I am still getting compliments on the team building event and what a nice job you did. Maybe we can get you again on next year’s lineup.”

Rick Schmitmeyer, Emerson Climate Technologies

“We wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful presentation you gave at our back to school meeting. Just watching the staff in the audience, we know that they had a great time. They were all making wonderful comments.”

Deborah Qualtiere, Manager Secondary Food and Nutrition
Capistrano Unified School District, California

“Thank you so much for being a key part of our Quality Forum; you were a great addition to our program. Attendees REALLY liked you! There was so much great feedback regarding your presentation; you should be buzzing from the compliments.

Thanks so much for sharing your outlook on life, stress and humor with us – what a great ending to our day!”

Keri McDermott, CIMRO of Nebraska

“THANK YOU!  Your presentation was wonderful and truly enjoyed by all! Your humor and joyful attitude gave the entire MGM team a dose of ‘positive energy’ to return invigorated to the challenges of their daily work life. The audience shared rave reviews with me at the end of our education day!”

Faye Bienstock, MGM Healthcare, St. Louis, Missouri

“I highly recommend Kay. She was uplifting and seriously funny. Kay allowed you to see the humor in life. We often are so serious because we are dealing with some heavy issues and we forget to laugh.  We used her doing the Head Start in service to kick off year and staff evaluations stated she was the best.”

Sonya Hill, Head Start Director, Orange County Florida

“I’ve heard nothing but compliments from everyone! Young and ‘mature’ alike. Thanks so much for making us laugh—the best medicine.”

Don McBride, ACCESS Family Care

“Our people will be talking about your presentation for years to come.”

Mary Love, Child Start, Wichita, KS

“Thank you so much for starting our day off in such a fabulous way! Everyone is still talking about it. Your ability to handle an important subject in a light hearted way is so effective. People were learning something and didn’t even realize it because they were so entertained. I thought at the beginning of your talk ‘how can she keep this audience entertained for an hour and half?’ and was amazed that you actually did it!! The time flew by.”

Janet Ehrhardt, RN, Director of Health and Wellness, Goodwill

“I enjoyed all of the presenters, but you were my favorite. I looove ending the day on laughs. I was watching one woman at the front center table who couldn’t stop laughing. She was wiping tears from her eyes…that made my day.”

Diane Fong, Pulse3 Women’s Health Initiative, Michigan

“Kay was our opening keynote speaker at our annual Pennsylvania Health Information Association conference. She was absolutely delightful.

Her message about stress really hit home.”

Denise Dunyak, Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association

“You were wonderful, and I really appreciate you being so easy to work with and providing such an amazing, inspirational program to our members.”

Mendee Rock, Georgia Health Care Association

“I had the pleasure witnessing Kay speak at the ILHIMA conference in April, 2015. She was hands down one of the best motivational speakers I had ever seen. Not only was she funny, and engaged the audience, but she gave life lessons that I have repeated to others in the days following. A perfect motivational speech for our profession at such a stressful time in our careers. I would highly recommend Kay Frances for any profession, any audience.”

Jill Lively, Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association

You were loved by all that attended the dinner and some of us are still laughing. I had some people tell me you were their favorite motivational humorist we have had so far.”

Denise Hirsch, Lewis General Hospital, Lowville NY

“Thank you again for concluding the WIC State Conferences in such a delightful and charming way. You were so focused and funny, and your humor was unique and a perfect conclusion to a day filled with a variety of wonderful presentations. No one tried to sneak out early to avoid Las Vegas traffic – that is a great testimony to the high esteem you were held in and the value you brought to our team.”

Mary Pennington, WIC Clinic Operations Coordinator

“Thanks so much. You did a remarkable job for us. Everyone enjoyed you and thought you were great. I’m planning to send info to others for their consideration at their meetings.  Loved how you tied into what we do.”

Becky Abbey, Genentech Immunology

“Kay, thank you so much for an entertaining and important message.  We have heard so many comments about how much everyone laughed.  One lady we know (who tends to have a glass half empty perspective) stated this morning, she hasn’t laughed that hard in 20 years!”

LouAnn Snodgrass, Creston Regional Medical Center

“I cannot remember laughing so much and the men enjoyed you just as much as the women!”

Debbie Gibson, IAAP

“Thank you for taking time to speak at our Iowa Bankers Marketing Conference last Friday. I can honestly say that you were the best and most relatable speaker out of the other presenter. You were real, genuine and honest.”

Carly Babington, Iowa State Bank

Kay was fantastic! My personal interaction with her was fantastic. She was very well prepared and certainly did her homework. I would certainly highly recommend her to anyone!”

Justin J. Garry, Avera Medical Group Neurosurgery

“Kay was our opening keynote speaker at our annual Pennsylvania Health Information Association conference. She was absolutely delightful. Her message about stress really hit home.”

Denise Dunyak, Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association

I have gotten so much positive feedback from your presentation it’s unreal. Everyone absolutely loved your style, messaging, and delivery.”

Mathew Canfield, Premia Mortgage, LLC

“You went above our expectations and higher at our Tyler SIS 2014 Missouri Conference for the Tyler SIS clients and our staff!”

Debbie Heintz, Tyler Tech

“She engaged the audience and made them laugh. We had excellent reviews!


“She was outstanding in her presentation…The evaluations of Kay Frances’ speech to our district were absolutely stellar…a great humorous and motivational speaker.”

Dan Roberts, Superintendent, Miami Trace Local School District

“Thanks Kay, we got amazing (yes, positive) feedback from the attendees about your presentation.”

Stephen D. Coeman, Col, USAFR
445 Airlift Wing Commander
Wright-Patterson AFB

You hit it out of the ballpark with a gut-busting performance for our women’s health event! Thanks for another stellar performance. They loved you!”

Evie Collins, Memorial Hospital of Union County

“You were a true pleasure, Kay – inspiring, entertaining, informative. Keep up your ‘mission’.”

Lois C. Baglione, Methodist ElderCare Services

“I laughed so hard yesterday, I cried! You are hilarious! We received amazing feedback from our team members!”

Jody Lombardo, BWC Safety & Health Administration

“THANK YOU for being a part of our 5th annual Day of Excellence. You were phenomenal.”

Julie Jones-Whitcher, Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Thank you so much for speaking at our PDS. You absolutely killed it up there! We had many people say you were one of the best! I wish you good luck in all you do! Continue to be you and change lives!”

Ryan Henderson, W SSgt USAFR, Wright Patterson AFB

Everyone has raved about your presentation, it was perfect. Fun, refreshing, motivating – just what we needed.”

Jenny Dexter, Hamilton County Board of Developmental Disabilities

“Your presentation our 22nd annual Women’s Wellness Day event had fantastic evaluation comments. We thank you so much for the information & laughter.”

Jodie Gilroy, Dickinson County Healthcare System

“Her stories were relevant and humorous. The audience loved them!

Linda Bach, Allied Construction Industries

“Kay Frances knows what she’s talking about and she’s a VERY funny lady. When you put those traits together the result is a motivating and entertaining experience.”

Dave Schwensen, Author
“How to Be a Working Comic”

It went fantastic! Kay was absolutely wonderful! She had everybody in stitches.

Kristie Medley, Kentucky Home Health Association

Thanks for all you do for so many without even knowing it.”

Deborah Reach, Huber Heights City Schools

“This was the first time to have a humorist be part of the luncheon and all I can say is you were FABULOUS! It was a breath of fresh air to have you lighten the room with your informative talk on how laughter also plays a role in our overall health.”

Cris Peterson, Director, “Go Red for Women”
American Heart Association

“Just wanted to pass along that EVERYONE enjoyed your time last Friday with us at the in-service! You are and always will be a big hit with us!!!

Marisa Waterman, Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities

“All my clients that have booked Kay have loved her. In fact, for one of the hospitals she got perfect scores. Her humor along with her content hit a home run. If you have a hard-to-please audience, I guarantee Kay will be the one to change their thinking. She’ll make you look good! Book her now!”

Susan Shurkey-Coates, Owner
The Speaker Studio Speakers Bureau

“Thanks for a great show Friday night, we are still hearing how good it was today once returning to work!

Shannon Mohnsam, 3M Office Supplies Division

You were awesome!! On behalf of the whole group, thank you again for sharing your laughter and life-long lessons with us. I’m already envious of the audiences that await your arrival.”

MARA Terrace, SE Relocation Council, Siemans

Outstanding! Very funny, adapted to audience well and interacted well. Very energetic. Fantastic performance. We loved the singing aspect…a very nice touch with the comedy!”

Wyoming County Economic Development Authority

You were wonderful. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house – especially at the end!”

Lee Stritesky, 3M Company

Please tell me something depressing so I can offset the pain in my face made from laughing so hard at the Wise & Witty Women Luncheon!!“

Donna Sheehan, City of Winter Haven, Florida

“Many ladies wrote that they really enjoyed your humor and that they were glad we chose that as our topic this year. It seems that you have topped last year’s event!

Sara M. Clausen, Key Cooperative
“Producers in Pearls” Women in Agriculture Event

“One of the comments I heard over and over was how you tailored your presentation to our organizations and personalized it for us in such a humorous and realistic way!…I believe it would be safe for me to speak for the almost 400 people who showed their appreciation with the STANDING ovation they gave you.”

Debbie Frantz, ACTE, Special Needs Division

“You had the room in stitches of laughter and we’ve heard nothing but praises all week. We especially enjoyed your skill at weaving a healthy message in with all the humor.”

Memorial Hospital Development Team

You wowed ’em! Our attendees have been emailing, calling and writing me for the past two weeks saying how much they enjoyed your presentation.”

Rebecca Thompson, National Association of Women in Construction

“Kay is one of the most entertaining key note speakers I have ever heard. She immediately has the audience enveloped with her comedic spirit and keeps them engaged from start to finish. I would recommend Kay to anyone who wants to leave their audience with a memorable experience.”

Debbie Stamper, President
Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau

“I can’t thank you enough for making it a day the sold our lunch crowd of 400 women will never forget! I have no idea how we are going to top your keynote address next year in fact some of the committee members are asking if we can have you back you again.”

Pamela J Mayse, New Castle (Delaware) Chamber of Commerce
Business Women’s Expo

“Kay was a fabulous speaker and made everyone who attended feel welcomed, validated and human. She allowed everyone to lighten their load and feel as if they are not alone in their situations. The humor used was impeccable and appropriate. Love her and would go see her or hire her anytime!!”

Tricia Luebbe, Area 9 In-home and Community Services Agency

“Your keynote address at our 21st Annual Business Women’s Expo was excellent and I believe everyone left the luncheon feeling ‘stress free’ after enjoying all the laughter. You truly are ‘America’s Funniest Stressbuster’!”

Mark A. Kleinschmidt, President
New Castle County (Delaware) Chamber of Commerce

“Kay Frances is irrefutably a professional humorist with a knack for relating to her audience.”

Melanie Mergler, Training Coordinator
Washington-Centerville Public Library

“I have only received positive feedback about Kay. Our staff loved her
and thought she was incredibly funny.”

Deb Nelson, Medina City Schools

“This group can be very picky and judgmental at times, but they LOVED your humor. In fact, they want more! There are more positive comments in this stack of evaluations than I’ve seen in the 6 years I’ve been here.”

Jim Williams, Quality Assurance Administrator
Riverside Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities

“Your presentation was so motivating and empowering that attendees are still discussing your compelling humor and hilarious actions.”

Joe Fazek, CEO
Barberton South-Summit Chamber of Commerce

Every one of the evaluations rated your presentation as a 5! (on a scale from 1-5 with 5 being the highest).

Leanne Long, Vice President
Education Office Professionals of Ohio

“After a day of intense and sometimes gloomy industry information, Kay’s presentation at the end of the day was a very welcome and enjoyable ending to the program.”

Dianne Farabi, Executive Director
Ohio Orthotics and Prosthetics Association, Inc

“Thanks for bringing our Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio Winter Conference to a hilarious conclusion… Very well done, and inspiring for sure!

James S. Coons, Executive Director
Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce

“Our Planning Committee asked me to tell you how impressive you are as a superbly talented professional…Your delightful way of presenting important content in a entertaining and inspiring way makes the material memorable.”

Stephen H. Wilson, CSP
Stephen H. Wilson Scholarship Fund Workshop

“Our evaluation process gleaned many wonderful and favorable comments about your presentation.”

Terry Naas
Riverside Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities

“Kay’s presentation was light-hearted, funny and articulate. The audience loved her as she explained why laughter is such an important tool for stress relief and how that fits into over-all good health.”

Barb Bowman, Clinton Memorial Hospital

“You helped make it one of the best banquets we have ever sponsored. Your high energy was contagious…It’s truly nice to know that there are wonderful, positive, uplifting, encouraging and inspiring people like you in this world.”

Dennis McMickens, President
Safety Council of Northwest Ohio

“The Brown County Administrator’s Retreat certainly ended on a very positive and upbeat note because of you! It is without reservation that I can recommend you to any group of educators!”

Robyn E. Tore, Brown County Educational Service Center

“I would highly recommend Kay. Her presentation was thoroughly enjoyable and also very informative.”

Greg Edinger, Principal
EHOVE Career Center

Wow…you are terrific!!! I’m still hearing wonderful things about you…”

Karen Haley, President
WCC Chamber of Commerce

“I’ve had tons of phone calls commenting on how much everyone enjoyed listening to you and laughing until they cried.”

Margie Karl, Meeting Planner
Heart of Ohio Chapter, IAAP

“Your presentation was well done, and I have received many positive comments from the staff. Your presentation was a great way to end our inservice on a positive yet thoughtful note.”

John A. Tooley, Superintendent
Wayne County Board of DD

Your presentation was a delight! We wouldn’t have believed that a lunch hour could give us so many belly laughs and still fulfill the purpose of helping to manage our everyday stress. It’s not every day that we can be truly entertained by a professional and still take away useful information that can be used at work and in our personal lives.”

Lois F. Rembert, President
Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce

“Kay was not only funny but inspiring!”

Susan Rutkowski, Past President
Association of Career Technical Education

“Your presentation was an excellent addition to our traditional repertoire and brought a fresh, new perspective to the importance of laughter in our lives.”

Joe Reich, Chair, Board of Directors
Dayton/Miami Valley Safety Council

“Thank you again for providing such a delightful show at our Awards Dinner. We received several comments that this year’s event was the best ever!”

Elaine Lister, American Red Cross

I saw people laughing that I’ve never seen laugh before!

Phyllis Mason, Director of Human Resources
University of Rio Grande

“We have been sponsoring this event for many years, and this was truly one of the very best.”

Mary Jo Ferda, The Ohio State University at Lima

“Our superintendent, stated that the presentation was ‘perfect, just what we needed to start the year’…Your humor effectively addressed important issues and allowed us to reexamine our priorities and refocus our energy toward positively impacting our students.”

Michael Shellabarger, Director
Upper Valley Joint Vocational School

You are wonderful! Thanks to you, the Humor Workshop was a huge success!”

Lenore Schneiderman, Health Programs Coordinator
Columbus State Community College

Kay Frances IS the funniest speaker I’ve ever known. Her ability to take relevant issues and package them in a humorous way is remarkable. We brought her in to close out our national conference and people are STILL talking about her TWO YEARS later!”

Chip Lutz, President Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor


A great keynote speaker like Kay Frances will inform, inspire and engage your audience. She will:

  • Set the tone for your event.
  • Inspire the audience to take action.
  • Educate them with vital information to better their lives.
  • Research your organization & industry to tailor a message just for your group.
  • Make you a hero for finding the perfect keynote speaker!

What separates Kay from many other speakers is that she has the ability to reach across all socio-economic groups and truly connect. Kay’s keynotes have a universal appeal that resonates with both men and women, younger and older, managers and employees. And did we mention “funny?” We mean laugh-out-loud, thigh-slapping funny!