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Profile: Dr. Patt Schwab

Dr. Patt Schwab holds academic degrees in History, Student Personnel, and Administration. She also holds the highest earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association, the CSP, or Certified Professional Speaker.

A firm believer in taking humor seriously, Patt combines years of hands-on management, teaching and training with 11 years of working as a full time professional speaker in Europe, Canada and the USA. Her programs are packed with humor, insight, and practical tips for managing people, coping with change, and enriching work and home life.

Patt encourages her audiences to use humor to rise above workplace challenges, insisting that the fresh perspective humor provides helps reaffirm competence and identify what really matters. She raises the philosophical question: What if the Hokey Pokey IS What It’s All About?

Dr. Schwab has worked at a variety of colleges and universities, including Penn State, the University of California and the University of Washington, and supervised staffs as large as 150. She is currently the president of FUNdamentally Speaking, an international speaking and consulting firm, dedicated to putting the “fun” before “da mental!” Patt has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles and has made frequent television and radio guest appearances in the USA and Europe.

Dr. Schwab has served for three years as a citizen member on the Washington State Bar Disciplinary Committee and is president of the National Speakers Association/Northwest Chapter. She is currently developing a meditative martial art form for people suffering from Irony Deficiency. It is called Tai Chi Ken.

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