karen robertson  motivational speaker

Karen Robertson

Teacher, Success Coach, Humorist, Author, Moderator, Wife, Mom & Grandma.

Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who makes you think and then laugh is a humorist.

-George Burns

A Life of Laughter

I’ve been a professional standup comic all my life without realizing it. The school district actually paid me a teacher’s salary so that I could have a captive audience every day.

We had so much fun; I would have gone to school even if they hadn’t paid me.

I may have broken the law a time or two, but who wants to squelch a great spontaneous idea with permission slips and parents’ signatures. Those were the days when kids didn’t have their own attorneys.

I’ve been asked to write a book about my teaching experiences, but I’m not sure if the statutes of limitations have run out. My past students hold high positions in the city and now they do have attorneys.

Educator to Entertainer

With years of Toastmasters, public speaking, teaching, clowning, improv, and magazine writing, I began my quest to learn the business of comedy.

I am honored to say that my first two courses were taught by Emmy Award winner Gene Perret who wrote for Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, and Carol Burnett (my all-time favorites). Many courses later, lots of chewed pencils, scrunched up rewrites, and performances for growing audiences, I’m on my way.

April 3, 2009 I debuted at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas for the AATH Conference. My next stop could be your business, organization or church.

My Experience (So far)

  • Keynote speeches to all ages in schools, churches, civic organizations, and universities
  • Workshops on Classroom Instruction – (To over 700 teachers)
  • Trainings for School Principals, sales reps, small business owners, and management teams.
  • A Workshop on the Theology of Church Stewardship (try making that funny )
  • Numerous retirement banquets and birthday bashes emcee
  • Teacher motivation and training for college instructors
  • Roast and message for seniors' group
  • Motivational program for Cancer Support Group
  • Standup in several venues
  • Women’s retreats

Speaking Engagements

  • Loma Linda VA hospital
  • Quality Nissan Temecula
  • Murrieta Chamber of Commerce
  • Temecula Morning Rotary
  • Pomona School District
  • Dine-In Delivery
  • Julian High School Union District
  • San Jacinto Baptist Church
  • San Joaquin Valley Junior College
  • California Baptist University
  • National Association of Church Administrators
  • Cancer Society
  • Christian Women’s Clubs
  • Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas at the AATH Conference


  • Christian Comedy Association
  • Association of Applied & Therapeutic Humor (AATH)
  • Toastmasters International
  • International Coach Federation