Professional speaker and writer, Jody Urquhart has been inspiring association audiences since 1996. Jody Urquhart specializes in helping health care professionals reconnect to the joy and meaning of their work. Jody’s monthly column on the same subject appears in over sixty-five trade journals. Jody Urquhart is the author of the book “All Work & No SAY” published in 2003.
Jody Urquhart holds diplomas in Professional Speaking from Mount Royal College and in Management and Marketing from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Jody Urquhart studied management for three years at the University of Calgary. Her business experience includes management positions in both the banking and retail industries. In her spare time Jody Urquhart enjoys performing stand up comedy, and she brings that comedy experience to her speaking sessions.
Keynotes and Speaking Topics
- The Joy of Work for Health Care Professionals. The Joy of Work re-focuses Health Care Professionals on the purpose of their work, as well as their individual contributions, awakening them to the true and satisfying meaning of their work.
- Daring to be Caring – Leading a Purposeful Health Care Team. Through humor, insight and inspiration Daring to be Caring shows health care leaders how to inspire a purposeful workforce and stay focused on providing the best most compassionate care possible.
Books and Articles
- All Work & No SAY – (published in 2003)
- Well done. My colleagues were commenting on how we are privileged to have had you speak at our AGM. I agree! Excellent Topic for Nurses, Well Presented and Very Entertaining! – C. Hamming, LPN
- You couldnt have said it better! I kept saying, Wow, Me Too! I feel inspired and hopeful. Thank you. -M. Reigler, Physiotherapist
- I hope they ask you to speak at our national conference. You were lively, entertaining and you had me in stitches! Your humor, ideas, and message are very needed in Health Care. – B. McKay, Head Nurse
- Very Inspiring, Very Humorous. Thank you for being the light of an overall very dull conference. I think we all saw the importance of humor today. – LPN
- Its important that we have someone kick off a conference who is entertaining and funny. Thanks for doing such a good job. – H. Collier, Chiropractor
- Your enthusiasm was contagious. I looked around the room and saw many people nodding their heads in agreement. You were obviously a hit! – B. Gustavson, RN
- Many people in Health Care are very stressed out. The most important thing we can do at a conference is laugh and have some fun. Thanks for reminding us! – C. Wright, Conference Planner