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Karen Mayer Cunningham

  • Leadership 

  • Success 

  • Special Education Advocate

  • Professional Development

  • Comedian



About Karen Mayer Cunningham

Prepare to be both entertained and educated by Karen Mayer Cunningham, a renowned Dry Bar Comedian and Joyful Speaker. With a unique approach to professional development, she seamlessly blends humor and insight, providing an experience that fuels laughter, joy, and learning. Her captivating style delivers the relatable comedy audiences crave while offering valuable knowledge.

With over 25 years of expertise as a Special Education Boss™ and Advocate, Karen is a passionate advocate for children's rights. Her commitment lies in empowering all stakeholders involved in the IEP/504 process, ensuring favorable student outcomes. Through her extensive knowledge and boundless enthusiasm, she equips families and educators with indispensable tools to navigate the intricate special education landscape.

Karen's journey as an advocate began when she embarked on the quest for services for her own son. Along this path, she discovered a profound calling to educate and empower others. Her guiding belief is that advocating for a child's needs extends to advocating for the betterment of all. As a seasoned trainer, captivating keynote speaker, masterful comedian, and unyielding advocate, Karen remains devoted to providing unwavering support and expert guidance to those in need.

Events featuring Karen are injected with a contagious joy that resonates deeply with audiences. Her unique blend of humor and education creates an unforgettable experience that leaves attendees talking long after the event concludes. For an event that celebrates growth, education, and the power of laughter, Karen Mayer Cunningham is the ideal choice to create a lasting impact.

Featured topics


Excellence is Never an Accident

This presentation delves into the realm of personal and professional growth, addressing the challenges that surface each day. This engaging and motivating keynote underscores how our attitudes and expectations play pivotal roles in determining our achievements. It shines a light on the profound impact we have on those around us, offering practical insights for positive transformation. By embracing high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution, this presentation guides participants toward revitalizing their groups and initiating a journey toward remarkable outcomes.

●    Increase productivity without sacrificing the fun
●    Maximizing your team's potential 
●    Improve concentration and efficiency
●    Identify personal and professional strengths
●    Influence others by creating environments that engages everyone

Unveiling How Ridiculously Amazing You Are

This speech focuses on the crucial aspects of teacher retention and recruitment within the education sector. By delving into the concept of "teaching trenches," it emphasizes the importance of identifying teacher strengths and how this can lead to both retaining exceptional educators and attracting new talent.  In a world where education plays a pivotal role in shaping the future the Joyful Speaker, Karen Mayer Cunningham celebrates the teaching profession, leading to an environment where greatness is cultivated and celebrated.

  • Teacher Strengths as Building Blocks

  • Retaining Excellence Through Connection and Fun

  • Magnetizing Talent by highlighting the remarkable achievements of current educators


The Joyful Speaker

Get ready to ignite your laughter engines with a dose of Fueling the Funny, Joy for the Journey, and the Relatable Comedy you've been yearning for! This infusion of joy is precisely what your group requires to elevate their experience.  Karen Mayer Cunningham brings an exceptional touch to events, infusing them with an infectious joy that strikes a chord with every audience member. Her unparalleled mix of humor and education forms an indelible bond, creating an experience that remains etched in memory long after the event's conclusion. Prepare for an event that not only imparts valuable insights but also leaves your attendees engaged and, sharing stories and inspiration from the occasion.

What People Are Saying…

"If you're seeking an unforgettable experience that effortlessly blends learning and entertainment, Karen Mayer Cunningham comes highly recommended."

"Brace yourself for an infusion of laughter through Fueling the Funny, Joy for the Journey, and the Relatable Comedy that you've been longing for!"

"This burst of positivity is exactly what our group needed to take our event to the next level. If you're looking to make a lasting impact, Karen Mayer Cunningham is the name to remember."

“Everything you need to be is already in you, activate it and walk it out” 

- Karen Mayer Cunningham


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