Janice Bannister has been enlightening audiences as diverse as business, government, education, and the helping professions for 20 years. She has been featured at conferences and seminars, and facilitated groups on team building and conflict resolution. Her presentations have included Wellness Laughter Lunches, customized comic performances, and comedy shows for events and fundraisers. She has also taught a course on therapeutic laughter.
Vanessa is a writer, stand-up comedian, radio host, and storyteller from New Westminster. She has been teaching improvisation to high school students and corporate professionals for over 10 years. She once wrote an award winning romantic comedy starring Leon Trotsky, has thrown out the first pitch at a Vancouver Canadians game, performed to sold-out crowds at The Rio and The Rickshaw, and spoken to 10,000 people outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Most of the time, though, she's just making it all up. She is also a competitive long distance runner because she firmly believes that everyone needs some pain in their lives.