“Salt of the earth… with an incredible delivery… You are absolutely amazing!“

Deborah Kimmett is an entertaining, insightful and engaging speaker with just the right amount of sauciness. Our Chamber of Commerce engaged Deborah to be the keynote speaker at our annual Women’s Event and the audience loved her. Deborah has a keen understanding and unique perspective on the day to day lives of busy professionals and the skill to encourage us to laugh at ourselves. I highly recommend Deborah for your next corporate event.” Charlene Nicholson, CEO Chamber of Commerce Brantford.

“Thank you for being a part of our day.  It was perfect.  We received nothing but positive feedback.  Our volunteers and staff thoroughly enjoyed your presentation.  The laughter was wonderful. I personally wanted you to keep on speaking.  I did not want it to ever end! ” Helen Dowdall,Executive Director Regional Hospice of Quinte, Inc. 

“You were fantastic!  Everyone loved your work and you certainly hit the nail on the head.  It was fun and casual and yet you really left us with a lot to think about.  The 4C’s and the 3 as were mentioned, along with the message of needing to take care of yourself.  You truly were just what we needed!  A tonic!  Carrie Salsbury, Team leader, KCHC Communication Workshop ( July 2014)

Deborah’s skills were on full demonstration with her wrap up session that whipped everyone’s energy and excitement back up with her humour and charm! Matt Hutcheon’s Chamber of Commerce, Kingston, Inspiration2 Women, (1000 attendees)

” You were Outstanding. The reviews are in, and you hit a home run at Algonquin College’s Girls’ Night Out event!  People absolutely loved you!   Jamie Bamburger, Organizer Ladie’s Night Out, Algonquin College. April, 2013.

“If I took anything away, it was a big smile on my face from your stories. Laughed till I had tears! You are one funny, talented & crazy inspirational lady!” Attendee, Inspiration 2Women Kingston Ontario.

“One minute we were crying the next laughing hysterically. As an organizer I couldn’t ask for more.”  Janeen Halliwell, We Move Forward Conference March 2013.

As Director of Communications at The Second City Theatre, I have had the pleasure of working with Deb for over four years on numerous corporate improvisational workshops. An alumnus of The Second City, Deb is hilarious but also has the experience required to help participants take the workshop experience back to the workplace. She was consistently requested back by clients who were thrilled with the results. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

— Wendy Morrison, Strategy Magazine

   Event Planner. March 3, 2010

 “Deborah is funny. Her humor keeps coming, one line after another. And it’s smart humor. So everyone enjoys the program. She also understands the speaking business. With her background working on radio, TV, The Second City, and comedy festivals, she knows how to bring success to an event. I recommend Deborah. Call her when you want a funny speaker.”

— Steve Kay, Owner of “One Great Meeting”

September 15, 2009

“Just want to say how much we all appreciated Deb Kimmett. The event was a success, over 240 employees attended. Her message to the employees was full of common things we all live on a daily basis. Everyone was laughing so hard and they all left the conference room in a good mood. Deb is such a great comedian and communicator. “

— Gloria Doiron.  Employment Equity Program Administrator/Human Resources Development Division, Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada

March 2009

“Very funny lady. Stunning way to end the day! Funny, which is critical.

Just fantastic. Loved her, do this again! She moved from funny to serious with a message. Good way to end the day with a laugh. Excellent. Good way to end day.

— Healthy Workplaces Magazine Conference

April 2007


“Deborah’s presentation was entertaining and engaging which helped drive her ‘motivational message of change’ to all of our conference participants.”

— Bruce Yesner, Siemens Financial Services Inc.

June 2007



Deborah, Your reference to shining our light was very significant to many women in the audience, including me.  You have “enlightened” many people with your words yesterday and I thank you once again for that.”

— Gayle Pokotylo Primary Care Manager, CFB Kingston

 Spring 2008

“Deborah energized our team and kept our staff day rocking with humor and great wisdom and insight.’

— Julie Charbonneau, Health Canada

April 2008

“It was outstanding!   I believe that Deborah could hold anyone’s attention and talk for three hours about just about anything.”

— Susan Crump, Ministry of Agriculture for Alberta



“Deborah Kimmett tickles your funny bone with everyday issues. She is a Canadian “Ellen” We laughed until it hurt!”

— Pamela Morgan Letourneau, Bell Canada Centrex/ISDN Team

Spring 2007    


“The numbers are out…. and you WERE A HIT”

— Barb Pasternak, Hope For Diabetes Foundation

Toronto 2006

“She made 100 psychiatrists laugh.”

— Christina Raposa, Scarborough Hospital for Mental Health

January 2006

Her delivery was entertaining, energizing, interactive and relevant.  The audience left re-energized and rewarded with both reframed perspectives and skills they could put into practice right away.”

Verna Morrow, St. Lawrence College


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Want a witty and wise speaker for your next event? Check out Deb’s keynotes!