Vandād Pourbahrami is a speaker and humor & business consultant, focused on training people to use humor to be more effective. He helps people find success by tapping into their natural personality, leveraging their sense of humor and learning ways to enjoy their work more.


You're going to love working with Vandād, here's why....

Years in Corporate World: 7
Years as an Improv Comedian: 5
Corporate Experience: Raymond James, Accenture
Education: Bachelor of Commerce, McGill University. Master of Science, London School of Economics
Vandād Pourbahrami serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Humor That Works and is a speaker and trainer who teaches people how to use humor to be more effective. Vandād helps people and organizations use humor strategically to solve problems, spark creativity, manage teams and improve organizational culture.

Vandād has been working in the Humor, Organizational Behavior and Team Building space for over 8 years. As a speaker and corporate facilitator, Vandād has delivered over 120 programs to organizations such as HSBC, Shell, and the Flatiron School.

Vandād graduated from McGill University and the London School of Economics & Political Science with a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology, specifically researching the Psychology of Humor in the Workplace. He spent many moons re-watching Seinfeld episodes as 'data research'. He also has 5 years of experience working as a management consultant (planned) and 4 years as an improv comedian (a little less planned).

“Humor is a language. It’s not merely a one-time knock-knock joke. Humor shapes an organization’s culture and positively impacts employee morale, productivity and group cohesiveness.”



• Humor that Works - signature HTW Keynote
• Mastering Office Communication
• Improv(e) Your Leadership


Abarca Health, Accenture, atd Long Island, BK Product Design, Bloomberg, Encore Business Solutions, HSBC, Flatiron School, Service Design Network, Shell


"I really needed this - very different tone from much of what I’ve been experiencing and engaged in lately. Thank you - really valuable." - Katy M, SDN event attendee

“Thank you Vandād! We enjoyed it a lot and we could tell everybody else did as well. The L&D team will certainly look into future opportunities for collaboration.” - Maria M, Abarca Health

I loved your workshop at Flatiron today, Vandād! It was such a relief to feel a bit of joy after the dire coding lab we'd just done. Humor and human connection definitely cut through that frustration and anxiety -- in and of itself a pretty great lesson in how to be! - Alec M, Flatiron School


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