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WHO IS FIONA MCGARY
With a significant career as a professional stand-up comedian spanning over 3200 shows to over 250,000 people, and creator of the hugely successful Stand-Up Comedy Course, Fiona now has a passion to use her experience and understanding of HUMOUR to bring about positive change in people’s lives and businesses.
“After working with humour for over 20 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 Grow 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.
Over the past 12 years Fiona’s workshops have seen over 3000 people improve their confidence, break through their fears to create a brand new Humour mindset that allows it to be utilized as powerful point of connection and creation.
Now her latest program Grow with Humour is empowering people to harness the power of humour to create more Joy in life by eliminating some stress.
GROW WITH HUMOUR
It’s time to shine the spotlight on a part of us that doesn’t get a lot of attention…
Something we all have but know little about. Some people have a great one, others not so good, some even claim to have lost theirs… your SENSE OF HUMOUR is one of your most important assets, but do you really understand it? Or know how to use it as a tool to help you overcome challenges or create the change you really want in your life?
Anyone thinking of doing this course, just do it, you will find something in yourself you never knew existed.
I have experienced anxiety most of my life, I came away with a new found inner confidence in myself. Thank you and best of luck Fiona, I feel your influence has certainly changed my life for the better.
Fiona McGary is the real deal. Fiona is the incredibly rare combination of practitioner and teacher. She has been there and done it! What separates Fiona from the rest is she knows how pass on her experience to those who are willing to learn. Not only does she understand how to package and provide great instruction, she is also skilled in drawing out of her students the most important ingredient that must be present if any of us are to grow. That is the confidence to say to our self – “I can do that.” Well done Fiona.
Hi Fiona — Thank you so much… you have truly changed my life – which puts you on the same page as Buddha and Ghandi — Love you to bits.
Thanks for everything. It has been a pleasure to learn and practice with you. You have been so inspiring and encouraging. I feel quite different after the whole workshop and Tuesday night. I loved it.
The experience of last night made me go home with a real feeling of self-worth that I’d never really felt before in all my 28 years and even if I never do standup again (I definitely will), that feeling alone made the whole thing worth it and it can only positively impact my life from here on. So thanks for everything Fiona and hopefully our paths will cross again someday!
I gave up comedy over two decades ago due to nerves and lack of confidence in myself. Fiona’s course taught me about the art of writing and rewriting good comedy, and finding the funnies in everyday life. Standing on a stage delivering a routine, free of nerves, and knowing that every joke was working was a feeling that I will never forget, and was one of, if not THE best experiences of my life. I recommend this course to anyone who not only wants to be funny on stage, but to people who have a fear of public speaking. I have dreamt about being a comic my whole life, and no matter what happens in the future I know that I have the confidence and ability to get up there and have a go! Thanks Fiona.
Fiona has taught me much about life and comedy. She’s one of a handful of people who can make me laugh at will. To see her take her playful, positive thoughtful whimsy into a harsh spotlight and win over audiences night after night is an inspiration. She is clever, kind and strong, something every mentor and teacher should be.
Nothing could prepare me for what I gained from doing your course. I not only pushed past some huge boundaries and fears, but discovered a hobby I am looking forward to developing further… It expanded me in ways I did not know possible and your delivery of the content was brilliant. Loved having your support, professional input and enjoyed the laughs. If you want to increase your confidence or are a public speaker then book in now – it’ll be the best thing you will ever do. Thanks a million Fiona. You Rock !
Fiona McGary is a true healing professional touching us at the very heart of our humanity, allowing us to transform our wounds into humorous, okay hysterical, opportunities to feel our connectedness and grow with ease and laughter. Her ability to inspire and uplift audiences is a rare and precious gift. She teaches us that when we embrace the heart of our own humour we can change the world.
Lori Leyden, PhD Psychotherapist
International Trauma Healing Professional
and Founder of Create Global Healing
Never did I think I’d learn so much in such a short amount of time! I found the course to be incredibly helpful, and Fiona is an outstanding teacher. She is thoughtful, encouraging, (obviously hilarious) and has a wealth of knowledge about the comedy industry that she is only to happy to share with her students. My writing skills have improved vastly in such a short amount of time, as have my confidence levels. If you’re thinking about trying some stand up comedy, I couldn’t recommend this course more. A fantastic first step into the industry & well worth the money!
It was a magical experience the other night and I feel different and better equipped to handle life than I did before I started the course.