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“Linda Kash knows how to read a room and provide the group with laughter, guidance and support”
"We asked Linda to provide an Improv Workshop to the members of several different groups within our organization. Through playful exercises that stimulate creativity, collaboration and positive energy, we developed into a team."
Presidents of Enterprising Organizations
Linda Kash began her professional career at the Second City in Toronto
She was a series regular cast member in The Comedy Mill, Max Glick, Rick Mercer Report, The Ron James Show in Canada and She TV, Minor Adjustments, Style and Substance and most recently FARGO Season III opposite Ewan McGregor.
Linda has been a guest on Seinfeld, Third Rock From The Sun, Monk, Cybill, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ellen and Sabrina. She performed in “At the Hotel” (Gemini Award), Hatching, Matching & Dispatching with Mary Walsh, "Sex Life'" for HBO and played Mrs Barry in Anne of Green Gables
Her list of films include the cult hits Waiting For Guffman and Best in Show both directed by Christopher Guest, the multi nominated Cinderella Man directed by Ron Howard, Man of the Year directed by Barry Levinson and Are We Done Yet starring Ice Cube. She also played Molly Brown in a BBC mini-series about the Titanic.
Linda was a morning co-host for the radio station magic96.7 fm for 4 years.
Director's Credits include directing Colin Mochrie in HYPROV for Just For Laughs and The Edinburgh Festival 2016, Second City's Up Against The Walmart, The Odd Couple for Fantastik Theatre, Beneath Springhill for The Springer Theatre. Last year she directed Season 1 of Love It Or List It: Vacation Homes for W Network
Linda has co created several shows for TV including, Go Girl! (W Network), The Joe Blow Show (Comedy Network) My Talk Show ( Imagine Entertainment)
Linda has also taught sketch writing and improvisation for Humber and Fleming Colleges and in 2007 founded The Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts with her late great husband, actor Paul O’Sullivan. She runs drama camps in the summer. Corporate Workshops include: Siemens, CMHA, Trent University, Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board, The WBN, Employees at The National Archives in Ottawa.
Linda is primarily known as Canada's beloved Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Angel, which became one of Canadian advertising's most successful campaigns. It ran for 16 years
"I don't know where I would be without Linda's guidance and mentoring! Today I spoke on CBC news.... And I could only do it because I was authentic.... And just told my story. "
Rhonda Barnet -National Board of Directors of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
-VP of Finance at Steelworks Design Inc
“You don't sell what you do. You sell your love for what you do.”
But to do that...you've got to be in the moment. So often we think we're in the room when we're really not. Linda talks about fundamental strategies to get out of one's own way to bring authenticity, spontaneity, creativity, collaboration and your very best self to the table.This 45 minute talk includes a little audience participation. Laughter and fun is guaranteed. And to Linda's mind...essential.
"Linda came to our office during a time when our team was going through a lot of change. There was not only a thirst for excitement and fun, but we were also searching for a way to get people at the office collaborating and talking to each other. Linda's workshop was exactly what we needed. She was fun, enthusiastic and inclusive - with a 2 hour session that left us asking for more. Somehow she even found a way to get the quietest people at the office to be the stars of the show and performing in front of the entire office. We definitely look forward to working with her again in the future!"
- VP Client Services and Digital at Beyond Marketing Group
Linda facilitates collaborative exercises through Improv Games developed over 30 years in a safe environment to encourage authenticity while building trust in order to break down barriers between co-workers and their company. This is team building at its best.
“Linda’s gentle coaching encouraged even the shyest of participants to join in. The laughter could be heard down the hall! I would recommend a workshop with Linda to any organization. To reduce stress, encourage
team building and just to have fun!”
Kerri Davies - Manager of Development CMHA HKPR
Want the event to flow smoothly? Hire an improvisor with great hair! Linda's MC skills will guarantee pace, laughs and a personal touch. Put the fun back in fundraising!
"In November, we had Linda Kash as our guest speaker at our monthly meeting focused on "Connecting on Purpose". She was an absolute delight - funny, yet so effective in getting us to more comfortable building and strengthening
our connections through interactive networking. Our event sold out quickly and the feedback from our members and guests was off the charts. This event also garnered much positive media attention for the Women's Business Network. We look forward to having her join us again."
Chair, IWD Organizing Committee
"We work in an industry where there is no right or wrong answer. All we offer is our ideas, thinking and recommendations. Our ability presenting to clients is key to our success. Linda was invaluable in helping my team grow their skills in that area. She brought great insight and tools to help us all think on our feet, be creative and react to client questions and concerns. The energy and enthusiasm in the room was infectious and stayed with the entire team long after. It gave everyone a new level of confidence that I believe has made us all better."
Rick Kemp, Brand Health
Linda Kash attended our first retreat after a three year hiatus.
In a room of 70 mixed level leaders from Managers to Directors and President, Linda brought comfort, humour and very timely lessons about staying in the moment even when it’s difficult.
Linda was effortless in her engagement with our leaders, and wasted no time eliciting laughs and moments of connection and insight.
We needed Linda. We needed to laugh, be reminded that we can move forward from tough times and we can do it together.
I strongly recommend working with Linda!
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