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Karen Eddington

Karen Eddington

Interactive and brings the room together. Karen uses original research and laughter to help audiences who are under pressure.

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Price range

  • $5,000 - $7,500
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  • Comedian/Comedienne
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entertainment
  • Female Speakers
  • Humor
  • Life Balance
  • Personal Development
  • Spouse Programs
  • Stress
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  • 17 Years
  • About

    What happens to people when pressure builds?

    What if we could turn it around?

    Learn the original research. Apply powerful solutions. Laugh along the way. 


    Pressure at work. Pressure from looking side to side. Pressure to be someone. Pressure to produce an outcome. High expectations, in a high achieving environment, with frantic effort to be good enough, is leading to burnout, low productivity, conflict, disconnection, and isolation. Mental isolation. The Under Pressure Project is your solution.

    More connection, more productivity, more peace, and more confidence — in leadership, in teams, and in yourself.

    In 2008 Karen Eddington launched a research program called The Under Pressure Project gathering 572 surveys about pressure and spent the next 8 years looking for patterns. It started as a research project to understand pressure. Ten years later it’s an unexpected mission to extend the solution to you.

    Today, ‘Under Pressure’ is your custom keynote experience.

    You can watch Karen’s Tedx talk “The Connecting Power of Shared Laughter” to learn about the research. Jump to minute 7:00 if you are pressed for time.

    The Under Pressure Project is a customizable keynote experience.

    Not only will you learn about Karen’s original research, including the biggest pressure we face, the best solution for getting through, and the most universal and dangerous experience we can have, you can get specific to your needs.

    You can choose an emphasis on:

    1. Laughter: Using humor to cope with pressure.

    2. Effort: Exploring solutions for work-life balance, stress, change, fatigue.

    3. People: Team-building, community, connection, and leadership.

    Karen Eddington is a 15-year Identity Researcher and Self-Worth Author (with a background in clean stand-up comedy).

    Karen Eddington is a funny, female, keynote speaker with a powerful emotional range. 

    Her programs have been described as, “A hilarious reality check.”

    Karen Eddington has been called, “A speaker who can bring the room together and show people how much they matter.”

    When she is not working she can be seen driving carpool in her small town northern Utah farming community. How small town? There is an old school bus driving around that has been welded into a hay-hauling-tractor where the “S” and the “H” were removed and turned into a ” COOL BUS.”

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  • Program

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    Are you looking for something that brings your attendees together? This is a great opening or closing keynote option. Karen uses glow sticks, audience participation, storytelling, and original research (not boring) to help each member of the audience to hear “I’m so glad you are here… you are not alone.” Get laughter from Karen’s “audience list.” Get connected through her original research. One of the most universal and dangerous experiences we can face is mental isolation. Learning directly from Karen’s research you will explore the importance of a support network and come together. At a recent opening keynote lunch event where Karen was hired to present “You Are Not Alone” the event the wait staff said, “We all naturally stopped busing the tables so we didn’t interrupt the feeling in the room. This wasn’t just another speaker. Everyone was leaning in.”

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    This keynote is designed to make you think, feel, laugh, and come together–with tools to use on Monday. This “Under Pressure” keynote experience explore original research, combined with a personal story, moments of laughter, and powerful lessons learned such as:

    “I don’t need visibility to be seen.”
    The ability to focus amid pressure.

    “Pressure doesn’t have to be a bad thing.”
    How to give meaning to struggle.

    “The most universal and dangerous experience we all face is mental isolation.” Understand the importance of a support network and come together.

    Keynote | Entertainment | Humorous | Motivational

    Do you want to add more laughter and happiness to your life? An emphasis on using humor to cope with pressure. Karen will use her experience in stand-up comedy combined with The Under Pressure research to help you understand laughter as a tool to live happy.

    Customizable title examples: “Bring the Laughter Home,” “Laughter Ever After,” “Got Misdirection?”

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    There is a reason “developing a support network” was listed as the top solution to pressure in Karen’s research. Community allows us to see we have something to share with others. It’s hard to thrive in isolation.  Life is improved when we are connected with others. With additional program support to overcome conflict, have high performing teams, and create connection.

    Customized title examples: “You Are Not Alone”

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    “I’ve hit a wall!” High expectations and the pressure to be someone can reduce productivity. The nature of our lives sometimes makes us shout out, “There is too much on my plate.” Karen will help you find peace and productivity even when life is demanding more than you can give.

    Customized title examples: “Walking a Tight Rope over Boiling Lava,” or “Help! I’ve got a lot on my plate”

You helped us to find an engaging keynote speaker that made our off-site meeting a huge success. You made the entire process very enjoyable and your customer service is nothing less than world-class.
Director Ingram Micro