Jessica Holmes

Keynote Speaker &

Mental Health Comedian


“My greatest joy is helping audiences laugh their stresses away, reignite their spark, and connect to their deepest resilience, so they can engage purposefully in life. “

Jessica’s Story


"Jessica was incredible to work with — so kind and easy-going. She added so much to the gala and the attendees and client thought her performance really spiced up the event in the way we were hoping!"

Impact Public Affair

"Jessica was a smashing, and I mean smashing success! WOW WOW WOW. I’ve heard her a few times now and she never disappoints. She is gorgeous, funny, kind and so professional. She was so easy to work with and accommodating. All around a fabulous experience. Thank you for helping me look like a superstar!"

Hala Events & Communications Inc.

“just what we had hoped for…”! You were a delight to work with and we have received nothing but rave reviews since the event – thanks in large part to your role in the evening."

The Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation

"You were an enormous hit and we are receiving continuous positive comments from your performance and the concept of having a professional taking care of our audience in such a professional way."

The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation

"Your session for our Innotribe programme at Sibos was extremely well received and the feedback has been extremely positive. The energy you brought to the audience (first thing on Monday morning!) was fantastic and I’ve had so many people comment about the positive impact your session had on them."


"Once again you outdid yourself. You were absolutely brilliant and everyone loved you! Thank you so much for pulling it off in such a short time – the mark of a true pro. Now if I could only book you for every show we do!"


"Jessica was absolutely masterful. Her level of professionalism [...] was outstanding. Her interventions throughout the entire day were timely, tasteful and down right hilarious. Her skits were down right funny! Couple with an incredible voice and you had everyone just wanting more of Jessica."

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

"You were right to suggest Jessica, she was a huge success. The participants and invited guests had a great time (I have never seen my president laugh so much)."

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

"A HUGE thank you to Jessica! Her keynote presentation was extremely well-received. She brought such an amazing energy to her storytelling and intertwined such important messaging for us all – it was truly inspiring. CNSC staff will definitely be coming away from this presentation feeling proud and reinvigorated."

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Fantastic! In a Word!!! Jessica was wonderful! Such a great session - she is so funny and our members really connected and engaged. She hit it out of the park! And provided not just a comedic lens but also practical approaches to managing stress and being resilient!


Jessica felt like a friend we'd known for years after the first few minutes. We loved her presentation and appreciated that she tailored her performance to our group, and I know that our audience appreciated her praise of the jobs that they do every day. It's not difficult to understand why people spoke so highly of her prior to us booking her, and even people who have seen her before at other functions told me that she outdid herself.

Waterloo Region District School Board

Keynote Topics

Understanding Mental Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny

The negative stigma surrounding mental illness leads to more unnecessary suffering for the one in five working Canadians dealing with mental health conditions. And the stress and isolation of COVID-19 have led to higher rates of burnout and presenteeism. It’s time to talk but discussing mental health doesn’t have to be heavy or burdensome. (read more…)

Bring on the Joy! Building Resilience and Engagement in Times of Change

Years of flux and uncertainty have left people burnt out and many are still grappling with disconnection. It’s more important now than ever to foster a sense of well-being and engagement in the workplace. (read more…)

Power Laughs: Using Humour to Build Resilience

There’s no better way than humour to remind us we’re all in this together, so take a load off with some laughs! Stress is a part of life, especially with the triggers a pandemic brings, but we are more likely to live healthy, productive lives if we maintain our physical and emotional resilience. This touching, honest, and laugh-out-loud presentation offers simple, achievable steps to redirect our thoughts and take charge of our well-being. (read more…)

The 60-Minute Perspective Makeover: Proven Tips to Living an Awesome Life!

The secrets of success are the same no matter what business you’re in, and success begins with getting motivated. Inspiration and comedy unite in this 60-minute transformational presentation from “I should…” to “I will!”. (read more…)

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