Why Should You Attend

This 1.5 hour on-site experiential workshop is the place for organizations to start if they are curious whether mindfulness is for them. These workshops are exclusively designed to work within your business environment. This is an enlightening, interactive and entertaining introduction to mindfulness and stress resilience training. It provides the information needed for people and organizations to pursue further training and practice.  Workshops are run on premises. This program is perfect for staff lunch & learns and teacher PD days. For small to large groups. 1.5 hours in length. We also facilitate larger groups up to several hundred.

The WAKE UP package includes:

  • Kate's inspirational keynote talk on mindfulness, how to turn adversity into advantage, tame the voice in your head and up your game.
  • Direct experience of practice, mountain meditation, simple standing stretches, sitting with awareness of breath, sound meditation.
  • Group inquiry 
  • Tips on how to apply it immediately to your work and life
  • Handouts and resources


"Kate you are truly a gifted facilitator. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with such empathy and compassion. You are inspirational. So much of what you shared has resonated deeply with me. I’ve experienced adversity many times in my life but in the last few years it has affected my health and happiness and I’ve been searching for how to regain my balance. Your retreat was just what I needed. Thank you for’ waking’ me up and helping me find my way back to me."  [CORPORATE]

— Carolyn Simpson Financial Advisor / President, Money Moods Incorporated

"When I attended Kate's workshop training I learned about how being mindful might help me through life’s difficulties.  Kate’s comprehensive understanding of the science and physiology behind meditation and of the various techniques and methods towards enlightenment helps you to build a foundation, but she knows enough to let you get there yourself." [HEALTHCARE]

— William Harper, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, McMaster University. Chief of Medicine, Hamilton General Site of Hamilton Health Sciences.

"Kate Kerr of Wake Up Kate is not only a captivating storyteller, she is an inspirational teacher.  We were very lucky to have Kate deliver her mindfulness and stress reduction session last month for our staff at the Canadian Cancer Society." [NON-PROFIT]

— Deirdre Brough, Associate Director, Corporate Engagement, Canadian Cancer Society, National Office. 

"Kate will 'WakeUp' your interest in mindfulness and motivate you to create healthy change in your life. It is clear from Kate's engaging presentation that she is passionate about this topic-she clearly walks the talk. A quarter of our staff have signed up for her 4 week course to further their learning on mindfulness." [EDUCATION]

— Lisa M. Duranleau, Executive Director, MacLachlan College