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“Jean Gatz is a MUST HAVE speaker! Her humor creates the perfect blend of inspiration and entertainment. She truly knows the woman’s heart – and she will connect with every woman in your audience!”

Alee Walker, GO RED for Women
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center

If you’re ready to create a powerful, memorable, life-enriching event for the women of your community, then Jean Gatz is the perfect speaker for you. Why? Because with over 20 years’ experience speaking to thousands of women, Jean knows they want fresh insights to help meet their challenges with wisdom, courage and confidence. And they want a speaker who “gets who they are.”  That’s exactly what Jean delivers for them – and for you.

Your audience will delight in Jean’s gift for blending original humor with her life experiences as a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.  As the event planner, you will appreciate Jean’s talent for connecting with women of every age and every stage in your audience. And you can rest assured that Jean will bring her experience as a top-rated keynote speaker, award winning author and successful entrepreneur to make your event a resounding success.

With her unique blend of wit and wisdom, comedy and common sense, Jean will leave your audience renewed and refreshed in mind, body, spirit and heart. She guarantees to deliver an experience they will never forget!

Download Jean’s Humor with Heart info sheet



Jean can also present a workshop or an in-service for your support staff while she’s there! Her programs qualify for CEUs and they’re always filled to “standing room only.”

 If you’re watching your budget, Jean provides the WOW factor your event needs . . . at an immense value.

“We’ve had wonderful feedback on your hospital in-service and your keynote for our women’s community event. Everyone was delighted to get an autographed copy of your book!”

Sue Hess
Spirit of Women Coordinator
Decatur Memorial Hospital

Jean’s most popular programs, customized for you:

Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

Does your day begin with great promise …until you actually begin it… and then it’s downhill from there? People pull you in many directions at once – often to places you have absolutely no desire to go! Someone at work or at home is getting on your last nerve. You try to appear “totally together” while you’re falling apart. You can’t remember the last time you had a chance to relax, laugh, and catch your breath. If any of this sounds familiar, this program is definitely for you! In this fun-filled session based on Jean’s book by the same title, you’ll laugh while you learn how to handle life’s challenges with wisdom and humor, energy and insight, courage and common sense.

“When I heard you speak I knew I would do everything possible to bring you to our hospital for our women’s community outreach event. Your professionalism and wonderful sense of humor made it easy for everyone to grasp the message you shared. They left with uplifted spirits and a renewed sense of themselves.”

Brenda Parro, Education Director
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

I Already Took a Pain Pill, So Why Are You Still Here?

Have you ever been tempted to ask that question of a difficult person in your life – at work or at home? Jean blends humor with practical strategies to deal with difficult people and reduce conflict in your life. She will reveal the tactics difficult people use to manipulate the rest of us to get what they want. Then she will share five strategies for dealing with them – including her “Secret Southern Strategy” – for which she has become famous! (It’s not illegal, and you won’t get in trouble for using it!) Have fun while you learn how to deal with difficult people – without becoming one.

“The women at our luncheon absolutely loved you and want you back!”

Laura Broussard, Regional Director
Go RED for Women, Lafayette, LA

Finding Balance in a Hurried, Harried, Hectic World

Life balance really isn’t about what goes on outside of you, but what goes on inside. Jean gives you a plan to make your life more joyful, more peaceful and less stressed. When it comes to re-balancing your life, you can choose to feel powerful or powerless. But there is seldom a circumstance in which you are completely powerless… unless you choose NOT to take action. At the end of the day you must respect yourself, believe that you’ve made good choices, and be satisfied that you did the best you could do. Jean guarantees that you will laugh while you learn how to find balance, bring more JOY into your life, and take care of yourself in mind, body, heart and spirit.

“Evaluations were all very positive. Comments included ‘Uplifting… Motivating… Funny!… Inspirational.’ You absolutely delivered what you promised, and you made me proud!”

Libby Dolen, RN, BSN, MS
Administrative Director
Women’s and Children’s Services
Frye Regional Medical Center

Have Yourself a Stress-Free Little Christmas

“The holidays” evoke feelings of excitement, anticipation and joy… plus added stress, not enough time and not enough money. You’ll laugh until your sides hurt as Jean shares her hilarious holiday stories and ideas to approach the holiday season with a new sense of priorities. Based on personal stories from her book, “Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This,” Jean offers a variety of “gifts” you can give yourself – during the holidays and throughout the year – that can change your outlook on life. And they don’t cost a dime!

“You were more than a delight at our Women’s Health Foundation event. You were fabulous! Your practical advice was tempered with just the right amount of humor and motivation. And you were flexible and easy to work with – a real lifesaver.”

Harriet White, Director
Regional Women’s Center
Slidell Memorial Hospital

Clean Out “the Junk Drawer” of Your Life

Most of us can admit to having at least one junk drawer somewhere – at work or at home – crowded with things we don’t need but can’t bear to throw away. Our minds contain a “junk drawer” too – filled with self-defeating attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that make us doubt our talents and abilities and keep us from reaching our personal and professional best. In this lively and fun-filled session Jean weaves her magic of humor and stories to help you get rid of “junk drawer thinking” and redirect your energy to concentrate on the people and things that matter most.

“I went to your keynote tired and worn out, and left with a bounce in my step and a smile in my heart.”

Audience member

Download Jean’s Humor with Heart info sheet

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