Michael Bork | Keynote Speaker & Workplace Happiness Expert

TEDx Fairbanks - Health, Happiness, & World Peace through Laughter

I work with organizations and businesses of all sizes and complexities because happiness is important across all cultures, but I offer a variety of services to meet the individual needs of my clients. In addition to general workplace happiness training and practice through Laughter Yoga, I can provide expert training on a large range of leadership and career topics. On a deeper and more customized service, I work with organizations through the coaching and consulting work I provide. Using evidence-based positive psychology as the foundation of my practice, I work with groups to identify their individual and shared character strengths. My services are appropriate and scalable to any sized group: I work with small businesses, work teams, corporate divisions, branch or satellite locations, project groups, executive boards, or any other group that wants to change. Positive Change is at the heart of all of Laughtership LLC services. What specifically gets changed is as individual as the clients I work with. I have worked with groups to help them get "unstuck" on a project, helped an organization adjust to an acquisition by a larger corporation, and assisted a Board of Directors with succession planning and executive development. Conversely, I have worked with individuals on resume and interview preparation, assisted small businesses in goal-setting and strategic planning, and helped a non-profit recover from a tragic leadership loss. All of my work focuses on strengths-development, positive psychology, authentic leadership, and the tangible benefits of happiness at work. Why should you trust me? I have spent the last 25 years in a variety of leadership and management roles, including honorably serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. After my service, I began working for municipal government in parks and recreation, culminating in my position as the Parks and Recreation Director for the Fairbanks North Star Borough in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2016, I earned my Master's degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and discovered Laughter Yoga. I am now a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, and I have dedicated the second half of my life to bringing laughter and happiness to businesses and organizations around the world. My message is easy to understand, and my mission is simple: "Spreading Mirth on Earth!"


PO Box 83461
Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
United States

While I am based in Fairbanks, Alaska, my speaking, training, and coaching has taken me all over the globe. My mission says it all: "Spreading Mirth on Earth!"

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  • Keynote Sessions
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Inservice Training
  • Conferences
  • Conventions
  • Trade Shows
  • Half-Day Workshops
  • Full-Day Training
  • Multi-Day Training
  • Laughter Yoga Certification
  • VIA Character Strengths Group Coaching
  • 1 on 1 Leadership
  • 1 on 1 Career Coaching
  • Wellness Training
  • Customer Service Training
  • Public Speaking Training
  • Interview Skills & Prep Coaching
  • Stress Management Training


I am flexible based on the client's needs and geographic location.


3 Reviews
Fairbanks AlaskaFairbanks Jaye Destiny Palmer
Spreading Mirth on Earth

Mike Bork is excellent at what he does and really knows how to engage with his audience and can tailor his presentations depending on the makeup of his audience

January 2018

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Fairbanks, Alaska
Energizing and Engaging

Michael Bork taught two engaging and energizing sessions with our staff. He keeps things upbeat throughout the whole session winning over even our stragglers.

January 2018

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Dana Evans
Former K-8 School Principal

Engaging way to teambuild with staff! One summer I attended a Laughter Yoga class with my 90 year old mother -in-law. We had such a wonderful time and afterwards I felt fantastic. As a school principal at the time, I was constantly looking for new and innovative ways to start each school year, I found Michael Bork's Laughter Yoga to be just the ticket. He thoroughly engaged 37 staff members for an hour and a half. Even though it was a big step out of our comfort zones, by the end of the session the staff was invigorated and a special bond developed during the activity.

January 2018

Thanks Dana, let's do it again soon!

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