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Jul 5, 2022

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


Today on RIMScast, Justin is joined by speaker, writer, comedian, actress, and mother of three, Kate Davis! Kate is a twelve-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards and star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network. She also has her own podcast, “So now you are dying, what are you doing to live?” Kate will also be the keynote at RIMS Canada Conference 2022 in Halifax from Sept. 11th‒14th!


In this episode, Kate shares a preview of her upcoming appearance at RIMS Canada, her philosophies on both life and humor, stories from her life as a comedian, and shares which ERM framework she prefers.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] About RIMScast.

[:26] About today’s episode with comedian, Kate Davis!

[:36] Upcoming RIMS webinars and workshops.

[1:38] About the upcoming RIMS Canada Conference in Halifax.

[2:01] More about today’s episode with comedian, Kate Davis!

[2:36] Justin welcomes Kate to the podcast!

[2:50] Kate shares the first thing many people say to her when they find out she’s a comedian.

[4:05] Shares her excitement for attending the RIMS Canada Conference in Halifax.

[4:31] What Kate will be speaking about for her keynote.

[5:52] Has Kate been doing live in-person addresses and sets in the last year?

[6:33] Kate shares how it felt to return to a live setting after being online for the last several years.

[8:27] What business professionals and risk professionals can take away from comedy.

[9:46] Is there a visual element to Kate’s addresses?

[11:03] RIMS plug time! Everything you need to know about upcoming events, webinars, and more!

[13:47] Does Kate find that the Canadian convention-goers are more relaxed than their American counterparts?

[15:31] About Kate’s podcast, “So now you are dying, what are you doing to live?”

[20:40] Kate shares some parting words of hope and wisdom.

[21:09] Does Kate prefer the COSO framework or ISO framework?

[21:44] Justin thanks Kate Davis once again for joining the podcast and shares some of the links to check in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

RIMS Canada 2022 — Turning Tides — Sept. 11th‒14th in Halifax!


RIMS Advocacy — Legislative Summit Returns on September 20th!

Spencer Educational Foundation | Annual Gala Returns Sept. 22, 2022

RIMS Buyers Guide

RISKWORLD registrants can still access educational sessions on-demand through the RISKWORLD app and through desktop here.

Dan Kugler Risk Manager on Campus Grant

Sponsor RIMScast: Contact or for more information.

In-Person Events:

The 2022 Florida RIMS Educational Conference | Naples, FL | July 26‒July 30

Create a Contract that Effectively Transfers Risk | Naples, FL | July 30‒31 (Save $200 at checkout with code LEARNFL22 if you are also attending the Florida Educational Conference!)

Virtual Workshops: 

“Captives as an Alternate Risk Financing Technique” — July 13‒14

“RIMS-CRMP Exam Prep Virtual Workshop,” co-hosted by St. John’s University — Aug 3-4

“Fundamentals of Risk Management” — Aug 10‒11

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“How to Reduce Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Risks” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD (NEW)

“Managing Global Geopolitical Risk in 2022 and Beyond” | Sponsored by AXA XL

Keeping Subcontractors Safe Through Partner Elevation” | Sponsored by Highwire

“ESG: A Responsibility and a Growing Megatrend” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Focusing on Your Team to Deliver Exceptional Quality and Service to Your Clients”

| Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Bermuda Opportunities in 2022 with BDA Chair Stephen Weinstein” | Sponsored by Bermuda Business Development Agency

“SyncR: A Tool to Enhance Your Risk Quality & Insurance Strategy” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Navigating the Risk Landscape in 2022” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Prioritizing People: Expertise and Innovation” | Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Risk Findings for the Industrial & Manufacturing Industry” | Sponsored by Aon

“Establishing the Right Assurance to Request From Business Partners” | Sponsored by HITRUST

“Aon’s 2021 Retail Industry Overview” | Sponsored by Aon

“A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group

“The Golden Era of Insurance” | Sponsored by The Hartford

“Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers

“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

NEW RIMSCAST VIDEO: “Climate Change and Insurance: A Fireside Chat with Dev Bhutani and Deepak Madan” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Related RIMScast Episodes:

“RISKWORLD Keynote Michael C. Bush On Risk and ‘Greatness’”

“RISKWORLD Keynote Rachel Sheerin On How Risk Leaders Can Combat and Harness Burnout”

“What the Future Holds with RISKWORLD Keynote Peter Leyden”

“Career Notes: RIMS Live 2021 Speaker Jade Simmons Talks Risk and Music”

“City-Wide Risk Success with Betty Clarke, ORIMS Donald M. Stuart Award Winner” (2020)

“Live On-Site at the RIMS Canada Conference 2019!”

RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community!

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS Treasurer Jennifer Santiago!

Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council

RIMS Path to the Boardroom


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Follow up with Our Guest:

Kate Davis’s Website

Kate’s Podcast: “So now you are dying, what are you doing to live?”


Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“Laughter is one of the easiest and most authentic ways to be mindful. It’s impossible to laugh and not be in the moment.” — Kate Davis


“Humor connects us. It can connect us to each other, it can connect us to ourselves, [and] it can connect us to our purpose.” — Kate Davis


“If we can lighten up we can live a more soul-driven life.” — Kate Davis