After 51 years on the planet, dealing with recurring depression and anxiety, having a child with autism, embarking on a comedy career at age 40, and losing 120 pounds, Lori has learned more than a few life lessons and is known as the human antidepressant. The stories she tells to illustrate these lessons that will leave you gasping for breath (and reaching for a panty liner).
After being the keynote speaker at her son’s graduation, where she garnered rave reviews from parents, teachers and most importantly, the grads, Lori was galvanized to share her message with the world.
Find your passion, love yourself, live in the moment, learn to deal with haters, banish limiting beliefs and spread love everywhere you go. Be a human antidepressant.
Be inspired. Be brave. Live a juicy life filled with laughter.
When Lori took the leap into standup comedy, she found her passion. Nominated recently for best standup comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards, Lori also has a Comedy Now! special, she was featured on Laugh Out Loud and is a regular on The Debaters, both on CBC Radio One. Lori has performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Calgary Comedy Festival, the Calgary Folk Music Festival, will be part of the Hubcap Comedy Festival in 2017, and has been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for being our keynote speaker for the Irricana Women’s Conference. Your speech was amazing in how it was so on par with what our other speakers touched on. Thank you for reminding us that we do need to take care of ourselves first. Without that we will deflate. The ladies loved having you and you were the icing in the cake. If I was a diabetic I would probably be in a coma.” – Dawn M., Town of Irricana
“Thank you so much for talking to me after your show. You had me in stitches and I teared up when you talked about self love. The world needs Giggle Goddesses like you!” – Kimberly G., Professor – Mount Royal University
“Thank you, Lori. You made me laugh and cry! It was a great speech and over 40 years as an educator, I have heard many.” – Sue P., Teacher
“‘Who the hell do you think you are?’ It’s a common question of self doubt that Lori Gibbs reflected on during her motivational speech. I recently moved jobs to a new school. A co-worker, who knows I have a passion for exercise, asked me if I would consider leading a Bootcamp workout for staff. My insecurities immediately set in and I thought to myself, “These women don’t really know me and are all a lot younger than me. What if some of them ask who the hell do I think I am? Am I really any good at this?” I wasn’t sure I was going to say “Yes!” until I listened to Lori. I offered the first group workout this past Monday. Twelve people showed up and every one of them have come up to me and raved about the Bootcamp workout for various reasons. Not only that, an additional TEN more teachers have told me they heard great things and plan to come next week. How the hell am I going to lead a potential group of 20+ co-workers? I am going to “effing nail it and kick their little asses!” That’s how! Thanks for reminding me to believe in ME, Lori. And to share something I love with other people! – Michelle M., Teacher