Like you, joy specialist, author and speaker Dave Caperton has highs and lows. Some people may believe that joyfulness is rejection of reality, but that, he says, is a misconception that prevents them from tapping into a powerful force for personal happiness and organizational success. “Joyfulness isn’t living in denial of the negatives, it’s living in defiance of them!”
Dave blends laughter, solid research and storytelling to teach corporations, individuals and groups how living and working with intentional joy is an act of leadership, courage and a disciplined will. It’s not about avoiding or denying pain—which is impossible—but about maintaining joyfulness as a default mode. It’s like the “king of the hill” game we played as kids. Joyful people aren’t always happy, but they are committed to joyfulness no matter what. They don’t waste energy whining and they use response choices like humor to get back to joy quickly when life sometimes knocks them off.
Dave has 20-plus years of real-world experience speaking, coaching, consulting and writing about the benefits of a joyful mindset in a business context including how to unleash creativity, strengthen health, increase engagement, super-charge learning, and provide legendary service and outstanding care while eliminating. stress and conflict.
As an award-winning educator, performance consultant, standup comedian and comedy writer, Dave’s original approach fuses entertaining stories, in-depth research and proven learning strategies so that his programs inspire laughter, demolish barriers between groups and open pathways for innovation and change. His entertaining conversations about joy provide a new vocabulary and concrete actions to celebrate successes, solve people problems, and to build a bridge between where you are now and where you want to be.
Clients and audiences value his programs because they provide a positive shared emotional experience that is highly interactive, energizing, and wildly funny. Unlike many humorous speakers, Dave’s programs always infused with current, relevant and transformative takeaways that provide lasting value throughout your event and beyond to accelerate you toward your goals.
Dave is also the author of "Happiness Is a Funny Thing," a book he describes not as a how-to but a why-to book for realizing greater happiness, health, and joyful laughter both at work and at home.
- Being the Voice of Joy
- Joy to (Change) the World!
- Less Stress through Joyfulness
- Healing with Joyfulness and Humor
- Joyful Teaching to Maximize Learning
- The Fezziwig Principle: Driving Success With Joyfulness
Business, Stress, Humor, Balance, Education, Communication, Team Building, Change, Entertainment
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"Dave gave an excellent presentation in Lansing!" - Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital