Both funny and content-rich, a memorable keynoter who always customizes her material.

Dr. Patt Schwab

A Truly Memorable Seattle Keynoter!

Dr. Patt Schwab shows you how to "Increase Loyalty and Productivity by Managing with Humor!"

A firm believer in taking humor seriously, Patt declares that if you know what people in your workplace are laughing at, you know a great deal about what is going on. She feels that if you actively help shape that humor you can improve morale, productivity, problem solving, rapport and loyalty.

It is this premise that Dr. Schwab brings to her keynotes which are delivered throughout Canada, Europe and the USA.Whether it be a presentation on handling difficult customers bluntly titled: "Dealing with Jerks," or her popular keynote on coping with change and adversity: "When Hell Freezes Over - Ice Skate! " she encourages her audience to look inside themselves for a humorous perspective on workplace problems and challenges. Her programs range from keynotes to full day seminars.

Dr. Schwab holds degrees in Asian History, Student Personnel, and Higher Education Administration. Her thesis on team building was titled "People Support What They Help Create." She incorporates 20 years of hands-on management, teaching and training into programs laced with humor and insight.

Patt's impressive client list includes many representatives from medical organizations, educational institutions, professional associations, public sector agencies and corporations. The striking feature of the humor Patt incorporates into her presentations is its relevance to the specific industry she is addressing. We regularly receive comments such as this one from an agribusiness group: The time you spent talking to us and some of our members prior to your presentation really paid off. We received lots of favorable comments about your grasp of our business and agriculture in general.

A recent client. NW Medical Experts, said: Patt was amazing! Everyone loved her! Her presentation was geared specifically toward our company and was informative as well as funny.

Another remarked: Patt was a great choice for our keynote. She made sure she knew our group and could speak to us in our language. Her presentation was warm, welcoming and humorous, while giving tips on how to enjoy our work in new ways.  Just what we needed!

On behalf of theWSNA State Conference committee and 2012 WSNA President, I just wanted to thank you for your outstanding keynote and breakout presentation at our Annual State Conference.
Your presentation, "Vitamin H...The Best Dietary Supplement for the Busy Nutritionist" & your breakout, "Re-thinking Workplace Loyalty" were both informative and entertaining and gave our members a wonderful beginning to get them pumped and ready for another school year. You were a big hit with our over 440 members attending conference.
The evaluations for totally positive about your presentations and one member commented, "conference didn't feel like it started until Patt spoke". What a testimony to how well you reached our conference attendees.


As a meeting planner, I enjoyed working with you. Thank you for helping everything run so smoothly. I truly appreciate your prompt and helpful communication with me throughout that process. It would be a joy to work with you again.