About Judy Carter

My Story

At an early age, Judy Carter discovered that the messes in her life were great comedy material. Judy’s message of using humor as a transformational tool led to her being featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, as well as being a frequent contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a weekly blogger for Psychology Today.

Currently, Judy is a keynote speaker, a speaking coach, and workshop leader on the power of personal stories and humor to inspire others and decrease workplace stress.

As an author, Judy doesn’t like to brag, but she did write the Bible. No joke, she’s the author of “The Comedy Bible” as well as, “Standup Comedy”, and her latest book,“The Message of You: Turn Your Life Story into a Money-Making Speaking Career,” teaches readers how to use speaking to increase their business and income.



When Things Get Dire – Inspire with “The Message of You”

Motivational humorist Judy Carter will make you laugh while she reignite your passion for your job. Carter believes that we all have an essential life message and when we are in touch with that message, it reminds us of what we believe in and our purpose in the world. What is this amazing message? As she presented in her TED Talk, it’s in the word itself:  You can’t spell Message Without a M-E-S-S.

Carter reminds us that our significance is not just in the acronyms after our name, it’s in our life story, our journey from mess to success. Understanding the journey of how we got to where we are reminds ourselves of what we stand for so when things get dire – we can inspire.

  • Become an influencer by speaking your message
  • Use stories as a leadership tool to connect and inspire staff
  • Remind yourself how your work can be not just a job but a calling
  • Decrease stress by using your “messes” to build your “MESSage”


When Things Get Dire – Inspire with “The Message of You”

Funny motivational speaker Judy Carter, has a unique way of dealing with stress — laugh at it.  Studies show that once you can laugh at a problem, you have power over it. And, that’s exactly what Carter does. Using her experience of 20 years as a headlining comic, Judy will study the challenges your organization is facing, and use her laser sharp observational skills to transform problems into punch lines.

Former standup comic turned TED speaker, inspires people to deal with issues such as change, new technology, work-life balance, and burnout — not to mention that overflowing inbox — with a sense of humor, rather than a sense of desperation.


  • Breakthrough approach to managing workplace stress
  • Using Humor to be memorable in all communication
  • Use humor to turn conflict into camaraderie
  • How to Joke Appropriately and Avoid Trips to HR


  • Entertainment and Humor
  • Stress Management
  • Just for fun
  • Women Only
  • Wellness
  • Leadership

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