The Joy of Membership

Helpful through Humor: David Horning

June 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 43
The Joy of Membership
Helpful through Humor: David Horning
Show Notes

Have you ever thought about the role that humor might play in your organization’s culture - perhaps in how you relate to members of your team - or how you approach member services?

Combining 8 years of comedy with 6 years of public speaking, David Horning is on a mission to help teams transform their cultures to better adapt to a changing world.  David believes that humor is a great tool to relieve stress, challenge traditional leadership models, and have fun doing it. 

In 2019, he founded Water Cooler Comedy, a company offering corporate comedy shows, keynote presentations, training programs, leadership consulting, and more. He has appeared in comedy festivals and at comedy clubs across the country, and hosts You Can't Laugh At That, a podcast about why it's okay to laugh at, well, anything.

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Yes, there is a “real” Joy in The Joy of Membership.

Founder & CEO Joy Duling has been working with leaders of associations, trade groups and nonprofits since 2005.

She has also walked the same journey, serving for nearly 10 years as the Executive Director of a membership-based nonprofit which she helped launch from scratch and led to annual revenues of more than $1M exclusively from membership contributions.

Joy has been widely recognized as a speaker, an online educator and a trusted advisor, twice winning the “Unsung Hero Award” from the National Association of Women Business Owners' Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work with Specialization in Policy, Planning and Administration. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, team facilitation, change management, and association operations.

But beyond industry experience and education…

Joy Duling is the calm voice you want to have in the room when you, your team, or your board is overwhelmed by ideas and options.

She's a trusted resource at the other end of an email or phone call who knows the answer, or can find the answer, when it's not clear what to do next in your approach.
She's a planner of systems and driver of progress that helps your organization achieve stretch goals.

She's a gifted facilitator of conversation, collaboration, and constructive growth. 

And she's approachable and results-oriented,  which makes it easy to shake loose of the old and start fresh on the new.