”Connie Costa is inspirational and really knows how to make people laugh! I was at a conference where Connie presented and facilitated an hour-long Laughter Wellness class. She was very professional, knew the science behind it and communicated that well.  Keep up the great work and smiles Connie!”

Dr Suzy Green – Founder, The Positivity Institute

”Thank you Connie! Appreciate you taking the time to really understand our needs and knock it out of the park. The energy in the room was amazing.”

Jason Whitty – Program Manager, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

“Connie was great at engaging my team. Her energy and vibrant personality gave us a much needed energy boost which set us up for an active team workshop! I couldn’t imagine a better way to kick start a conference than with lots and lots of laughter.”

Luisa Di-Finizio – General Manager of Direct Banking, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

”Connie, it seems like everyone I talk to wants to express appreciation of your stimulating and inspiring laughter session this morning. Along with some profound stories and thought provoking discussions today, we absolutely enjoyed your session. We are forever grateful for your contribution to making this event a grand success.”

Ramya Acharya – Alumni Relations Manager, Western Sydney University

”Picture the scene: all levels of management from all entities of our business, together in a circle, laughing uncontrollably. Was it the situation? The exercise? Or our MD’s fits of giggles? One thing was for sure: in that moment we were all stress-free, our moods boosted and it was a team experience that we are still talking (laughing) about.”

Michael Smith – Editor of a healthcare communications agency in Sydney

”As the event organiser, I felt a sense of relief when I witnessed the joy, laughter, vulnerability and connection this workshop brought to our executive team. It was a great way to ground just before our meeting and refreshing to express openly and honestly, without fear of judgement. Thank you Connie, you facilitated this workshop beautifully and I look forward to doing it again.”

Angela Baldas – Executive Assistant, Trojan Recruitment

”Connie is great at what she does and very enthusiastic. We picked up some easy to do techniques to relieve stress.”

Rob Hamilton – Managing Director, Saint Gobain SolarGard

”The workshop provided a great team building activity, allowed people to break down barriers and created a wonderfully positive vibe around the office for the rest of the day! What fun!”

Melissa Biki, Coordinator at a Non-Profit Organisation

”Connie facilitated with such positive and happy energy and engaged with the audience. We had great feedback from the audience about skills gained to keep a positive attitude and laugh to improve wellbeing.”

Yolanda Encina – CPO / Aged & Disability, Fairfield City Council

”Smiles and laughter were brought to the community through a Laughter Wellness workshop. It was a really good day, very positive and it was great to see the community members participate…they loved the laughing! What a treat.”

Pani – Village Cafe Team Member, a community initiative by Uniting Ability Links NSW and Penrith City Council.

”Connie Costa is a fantastic laughter wellness presenter with a lot of energy and passion. Our wellbeing conference for early childhood educators included a 1 hour laughter wellness session delivered by Connie. Our participants thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was a great way for them to have some fun and take away some useful tips provided by Connie. Everyone loved the workshop and couldn’t stop laughing or discussing the workshop afterwards. Thank you Connie for your enthusiasm and your passion on the day. We will definitely be using your services again and cannot wait to work with you again.”

Anthea Charalambous – Marketing & Co-organiser of the EC:Living Conference, Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW)

“Connie’s laughter workshop catered to a room filled with 50 young educators. It was perfect for our group as it gave us strategies to SUSTAIN our wellbeing and relationships PLUS she gave us tips on how we can use laughter exercises with the children we teach. Thanks Connie!”

Marian Rokosi – Coordinator of the Incubate Conference, Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW)

‘‘Connie conducted a brilliant laughter workshop at our end of year celebration. With over 100 people there, Connie was able to capture the crowd with her excitement, passion and contagious laughter exercises. It was also really interesting to hear her story. We would have no problems in recommending Connie for other events or classes.’’

Emmanuel Smith-Aspros – Project Officer, Bridge Housing

”Within two hours, Connie, with her Laugh and Live Well workshop, had taken a room full of tired, jaded community workers and filled it with laughter. Participants used words like ‘joyful’, ‘lighter’ and ‘energised’ to describe how they felt by the end. We are already planning our next session.”

Charmaine Jones – Executive Officer, Inner Sydney Voice

”For the first time, in over five years, I felt as though I could connect with the whole group.”

Carer – Laughter Wellness Workshop for Carer’s at Macarthur Diversional Services Initiative (MDSI)

”What a wonderful, fun and energising experience. Thanks Talara.” 

 Jacquie Grant, Team Leader at a Sydney Private Hospital

”The Laughter Workshop was a great way to unwind on a Friday afternoon and engage as a team.”

Liv – Organiser of the Laughter for Teambuilding Workshop, Hireup

‘‘WOW. I have never laughed so much at an in-service. Connie is so motivating and energised as a presenter. As a nurse, this provided much relief to the stressful environment that I work in.’’

Zelka Popovic – Nurse Educator, Westmead Hospital

“Connie’s bright, bubbly personality shone through at our Parkinson’s Support Group. Connie is a polished, enthusiastic speaker, who kept everyone actively engaged. The laughter exercises brought the whole group together and lifted everyone’s spirits. The session included something for everyone, all the participants benefited in different ways, but all agree the experience was genuinely uplifting. We are considering holding regular sessions for our residents who live in our village.”

Parkinson’s Support Group Facilitator and Care Administrator at the retirement village where the session was held.

”Talara was energetic and engaging. She made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. We had excellent feedback from the group. For most, it was their first class and they had a wonderful experience.”

Anna Scott – Student Event Organiser, Sydney Tafe

”This workshop provided a great balance between theory and practice. It was great, especially at the end with the laughter meditation, where everyone just let go. I had tears from laughing.”

Bronwen Scully – Psychology Teacher, Narrabundah College

”The students really enjoyed the workshop and there was so much contagious laughter.”

Amy – Year 12 Year Adviser at a Sydney girls’ high school

”Our residents always respond so positively and many of them approach Connie after the session, to tell her how good they feel.” 

Sheryl Simantov – Recreation Activities Officer, Montefiore Home

”Our team of volunteers yesterday responded – ”I will be at the meetings every month if we have this girl!!!!” You made them forgot about normal life and gave them a bit of sunshine. Big THANK YOU for that Connie. It was our pleasure to have you!”

Lucy Letner – CatholicCare

‘‘Connie Costa ran a laughter workshop at our senior ladies friendship group. Connie created an atmosphere with the group that encouraged them to laugh and relax. The ladies have invited her to come back to the group again.’’       

Linda Frames – Co-ordinator, Miranda District Neighbour Aid

”I attended Connie’s Laughter Yoga Class at Work-Shop, keen to try it out and expecting a bit of fun. Connie is a great facilitator, flowing from one quick exercise to the next, keeping everyone engaged. As a regular meditator, I really appreciated the practice of laughter yoga once we were done. I felt clear, happy and energised.”

Nick Triandafyllou – Introduction to Laughter Yoga, Work-Shop