“After working with humour for over 18 years as a professional stand-up comedian, I was fascinated by unpacking the science behind it – what it is, how it works, and how we can better understand it to use its power in our lives.
“We talk about our ‘sense of humour’ all the time – everyone’s is different, some people have ‘good’ or ‘bad’ ones, and some people seem to have none at all, or life has beaten them down so much they seem to have lost it.
“But we really don’t UNDERSTAND it, and it’s not something we’re ever taught about – how to use it effectively, how to develop it, and how crucial it can be in creating happiness in our lives or dealing with stress, fear, grief, depression or any number of the challenges we can face on a daily basis.
“It wasn’t until I had to deal with my own personal challenges and came face-to-face with grief that I was really able to understand and examine how powerful humour was in helping me process and move through what was an extremely difficult time in my life.”
Fiona’s obsession with understanding this mysterious force, along with her desire to help others harness the amazing power of humour in their lives, lead her to develop her Change With Humour course and become a sought after personal and professional development speaker on the topic of humour and change in our personal and professional lives.
Fiona’s performances have been part of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, and The Sydney Comedy Festival.
Having headlined many major comedy events around the country and shared the stage with the likes of Tom Gleeson, Adam Hills, Kitty Flannagan, Dave Hughes, Charlie Pickering and many more, Fiona is a hilarious, engaging and unforgettable keynote speaker. She is currently based in Queensland, Australia but travels frequently with her work.