Robert Rivest
Wellness, Laughter & Stress Relief

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Teacher & Staff Professional Development, Team Building, Staff Stress Relief & Wellbeing Laughter with Robert Rivest


Stress Relief, Team Building and Wellbeing Laughter for Teachers and Staff Robert Rivest offers creative stress relief workshops, in-services and staff development training for school teachers and staff! His most popular staff development program for teachers and staff is part comic relief and part stress relief tips from mindfulness meditation, tai-chi and laughter yoga. The laughter and improv team building exercises are a lot of fun and the take away stress relief tips are very effective. It can be a great stress reliever for the whole population or a special staff workshop/in-service/training.

 Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: Interactive Stress Relief Show! Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress and what we can do about it. Using mime, comedy, insight, and interaction Robert offers both "comic relief" and practical stress relieving techniques. With Robert's down-to-earth sense of humor and engaging style, audiences find stress reduction natural and easy. His closing interactive series of movement and laughter helps everyone get back to work, school, or home feeling calm and refreshed.


“Awesome,” “wonderful,” and “great,”

are just a few of the adjectives we heard after Robert Rivest’s Wellbeing Laughter & Stress Relief program at our Staff Development Day. Even our most introverted and team-building-averse staff were won over and actively engaged during Robert’s one-hour program of movement, de-stressing, and laughter!"

– Laurie Cavanaugh, Assistant Director, Thayer Public Library, Braintree, MA


"Robert, Thank you so much for the tips, the presentation and your good nature. Several staff members have commented positively on the experience.  They were very complimentary and were excited about the interactive experience, the uniqueness presented as a professional development, and the positivity of the material.  Job well done!
thanks again, 
-Gina Clancy, LPN, School Nurse, McCarthy Middle School


How we handle stress affects every part of our lives!
Comic Relief Story                        Stress Management Tips


"Robert came to our school in August to work with our 20 Infant, Toddler, and Preschool teachers. We worked on Stress relief through movement, laughter, and reflection. It was a wonderful day filled with new experiences and lots of joyful laughter. 

Robert is engaging and energetic. He showed us many different techniques to use during the day for ourselves as well as with the children. We learned attention-getters such as, “Very good, very good, yay!” We use this in the classrooms often, and the children are very familiar with it. 

We also learned some meditation, movement, and breathing routines to begin our day with the right mindset to work with young children.

I would recommend Robert to any group looking for a fun, meaningful, and stress-reducing workshop." 

Sue Houde, Executive Director, Riverside Children’s Center


"Teachers loved it! A few are using the techniques with their students which was nice to see. We would like to have you back to do this program again. The stress relief is the best! Thanks so much for bringing it to us!" Lisa Jones,LCSW, School Adjustment Counselor, Dryden Memorial School

"Robert's Stress Relief show was simple, effective, and different. I enjoyed seeing the impact on both audiences. The roars of laughter and full participation was great." PTO Arts Coordinator, Woodville Elementary School, Wakefield, MA

"Thank you SO much for coming to our Faculty/Staff Wellness Day! I have already received so many compliments about the day, and how wonderful you were and how relaxed they felt! Some staff members were telling me how they realized today that they don't laugh enough, or smile enough. It was a pleasure seeing you again and I hope that we get to work together again in the future!"Ms. Kelly Norton, M.S., Student Assistance Counselor, Lakeland Regional High School

"I know everyone who participated felt at peace and yet rejuvenated and reconnected! Thanks so much for coming! Your presentaion was exceptional!Maria Sulivan, The Graduate Institute

"I never like our trainings . . . that is until you came! You brought new insight into how much control each one has over his/her positive outlook on self, others, and life."Patricia Niesyn Youth and Family Services

"It was wonderful to participate in something that was meaningful, entertaining, fun, and alive all in the same experience."

Phil Muisener, Staff member,Town of Glastonbury

"During our Monday Professional Development Robert Rivest took our staff on a journey. We were able to let ourselves relax through meditation and breathing, then laugh through different lessons of laughter- small laughter up to big gusty laughter. It was amazing! Our staff definitely felt the difference in our bodies after our PD. Thanks Robert!"
 - Lisa Jones, LCSW, School Adjustment Counselor, Dryden Memorial School

"Robert thank you for a wonderful and exhilarating evening. It was fun having you here. Very good feedback. Best wishes to you and all your future endeavors." - Judith White, Hearts Willing Women's Group 



Give your staff members and co-workers

a positive shared experience

filled with happiness, laughter and joy!

Happy employees thrive!



Enjoy the Ride! is Robert Rivest's most popular staff development and staff appreciation program ever! In this presentation he combines mime, comedy, and inspirational stories, with fresh insights on how to reduce stress and increase happiness. The main takeaways of Robert's interactive program is his energizing stress relief series and his stress busting laughter wellness exercises. He joyfully helps employees increase workplace happiness and melt tension away! Robert Rivest is a masterful entertainer who leads audiences to bursts of laughter as he playfully encourages them to relieve stress, bring more happiness to their work and Enjoy the Ride!Program length: 30-60 minutes for a comic keynote. 3 hours to full day for workshops or seminars (that can also include Mindful Tai-Chi and Laughter Yoga for Wellness).

Robert Rivest's comic keynotes, creative stress relief programs and "Humor in the Workplace" workshops offer new and refreshing ways to:

  • Improve morale
  • Build team spirit
  • Relieve stress
  • Develop a positive work environment
  • Boost productivity and efficiency
  • Increase workplace happiness & Joy
  • Promote a healthier, happier workforce

"We received lots of positive feedback from your presentation. Many in attendance said you were 'the best presenter we have ever had' and we have had this event for 11 years now. People are still calling to thank me for booking you." Lynne Cloutier Hospital Coordinator "Thank you for a wonderful workshop! I felt so at peace just watching and listening to you. I really needed it! "Norma Carey, Assistant Program Coordinator Riverfront Community Center



Humorous Story from "Enjoy the Ride!"                                        Fun Conference "Laughter Break"          


Robert Rivest's engaging speaking style, mastery of movement, and mindful presence inspire even the most reluctant staff members to happily listen, laugh, and try something new! 

"The staff had rave reviews! Many of them said it was the best All Staff training they had been to. Our staff in general are tough critics and your presentation touched them on both a personal and professional level. We meet many people in our lives, and I believe I met one yesterday in you that will have a lasting impact on how I lead and change my life from tomorrow on...." 
Ann Grabowski, LCSW Director of Youth & Family Services 

"I never like our trainings . . . that is until you came! You brought new insight into how much control each one has over his/her positive outlook on self, others, and life."
Patricia Niesyn Youth and Family Services

7 Effective Stress Relief Tips!            3 Simple Stress Management Tools


Perfect for:
Wellness Ways • staff Appreciation Events,
HR Development Programs • Award Ceremonies,
Networking Parties • Seasonal Celebrations,
and Conference "laughter breaks."



"I thought the training was really good. However, I didn't realize how good it was until I found myself practicing the breathing technique, and being mindful of things that upset me and what's really going on. I wasn't even aware that I was doing these things until I stopped to think about the training.--Thanks Robert! Your training will be remembered!"
Jane Peters
Riverfront Community Center

"Robert taught us how to be comfortable with our laughing in such a easy and unassuming manner. His Tai Chi was original, very easy to follow and very nourishing to do. And of course, his mime was exquisite and amazing. 
I was really amazed at all the life that was called out of me and the whole group that day." 
Mark D. Mariner, JD, MA
The Mariner Center For Human Development

"I worked in the wellness industry for 15 years. I not only gave many wellness-based presentations but attended numerous ones. What I found so wonderful about yours, both for myself and our students, is that it is so easy to take away the idea of smiling and laughing as a strategy for dealing with stress and a means for improving your overall health. 

I found, as a teacher, your presentation to be a useful tool in dealing with others. It was a great reminder of how powerful a smile can be and easy it is to lift someone to their potential instead of trampling on their spirit. I can't tell you how many times I get my class saying "Very good, very good, Yeah!". In fact, I've got my family doing it too. It can be contagious!"
Carla Grimaldi, MSEd. Read/Write/Now Adult Learning Center

"Your presentation today was a true gift to our staff!. . . everyone loved your work.... especially the fact that you model the behaviors you encouraged us to strive towards. Thank you so much for bringing all of us back to the here and now and why we do our jobs every day"
Chris G.
Program Coordinator, Creative Experiences


Robert Rivest's "Laughter in the Workplace" Keynote with 400 Business Professionals!
Business Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Staff Development and Staff Appreciation programs should be fun.
Happy workers are productive workers!



2023-2024 School Year - Live & Online School Program Options!

Flexibility is key. I can do any of my programs:


Virtual Live Stream 

Virtual Recorded Video

I am open to other options as they become available.

Let's chat today!


Robert Rivest K-12 School Shows
Health & Wellness School Assemblies
Literacy Programs & Reading Celebrations
Laughter Yoga & Stress Relief School Shows
Fun Science School Assemblies
“Comedy on the Move” School Shows
Robert Rivest Shows for All Ages


2023-2024 School Year - Live & Online Options!

Flexibility is key. I can do any of my programs:


Virtual Live Stream 

Virtual Recorded Video

I am open to other options as they become available.

Let's chat today!


Contact Robert today to discuss the best program for you.

All Robert Rivest Programs can be done In-person or Online.