About Laughter Works
Kris Popp, Founder and Director
One day, while reading an article about the benefits of laughter (which are many including good health, better pay and being more attractive), Kris thought, “Oh my God, that’s why my life is like it is – I don’t know how to laugh!” (that is a little tongue-in-cheek … but you get the idea).
He rushed out and joined a laughter club, and it was so good that he decided to become a laughter leader. Not only did he feel less stressed, and able to concentrate better, but his focus, optimism and health improved. And the things didn’t change? Well he lightened up, laughed a lot more, and they just didn’t bother him as much.
He realised this was the antidote, for today’s busy, overworked, overwhelmed office workers – and perfect for conferences.
He decided to combine his experience in corporate leadership development (with Melbourne Business School and the Australian Institute of Management), with his skill as a facilitator and keynote speaker to bring laughter to workplaces and conferences throughout Australia.
He trained with the founder of the world laughter movement, Dr Madan Kataria, and established Laughter Works – Australia’s number one corporate laughter leaders. He now injects a bit of energy and zest, helps improve productivity and performances at conferences and workplaces throughout Australasia.
Mahes is a pioneering advocate of the holistic health of the mind, body and spirit. She is acclaimed for being Malaysia’s first Laughter Therapist & Trainer, personally groomed in India in 1999 by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Clubs International.
Mahes headed a research project at the University of Malaya on the effects of Simulated Laughter and Good Cheers in 2002.
To her credit, Mahes has worked with numerous corporate companies here and in South East Asia and has skilfully used laughter in various corporate scenarios with great success. She likes to be known as a quintessential consultant of holistic health and a passionate explorer of joy and happiness.
The author of Peak Performance Programs, David enables clients to find and keep a firm footing in these fast-moving times. His highly interactive and motivational strategies deal effectively with change.
For over 25 years, David has worked with community and corporate clients in an international level.
A few of his top services include laughter workshop sessions, breakout conference sessions, Happiness and Integrity Program as well as individual coaching.
David is a strong believer in the fact that investing in individual integrity will increase resilience, communication and cooperation.
Shari is a Laughter Yoga facilitator and trainer and has trained with the founder of the world Laughter Yoga movement, Dr Madan Kataria. She now uses her experience to facilitate laughter sessions for a large variety of groups and conferences for corporate and the general public.
Shari brings 15years experience in the Wellness industry, NLP, Life Coaching, NVC, Hypnotherapy and many facets of Energetic Healing. She has worked for many years as a Wellness Consultant creating tailor made programs for workplace wellbeing, stress management, happiness and health.
Shari is a skilled facilitator working with people and organizations to create a culture that is productive, innovative, engaging and fun.
Her passion is bringing people together through laughter.
Kristie joined the team in 2011 as the laughing assistant and looks after all the day to day runnings of the office.