Tim Gabrielson

Magician, Comedian, Speaker, Author & Emcee

Tim Gabrielson’s unique presentation Lemons to Laughter is one part mind-bending magic, one part hilarious comedy show, and one part life-changing message. Simply put, Tim helps franchisees understand that choosing to see the joy and humor in any situation helps everyone regain perspective and control of a situation. Franchisees will be entertained along the way to embracing intentional decisions to: 

  • Choose to respond versus just react
  • Find the fun in day to day interactions
  • Create magical moments for the customer 

What better way to inspire a culture of creativity, fun and productivity at all levels of your franchise organization? 

Happy employees equal higher productivity, better communication, and more creative solutions. Ultimately, this leads to more loyal and engaged customers. Bonus –  it’s just more fun. 

The best part is, creating a dynamic and fun environment is always a choice. If we make good choices, we can reframe our negativity into positivity-thus creating a better day, and a better life! If a single person makes an intentional effort to change the dynamics at work, it will have a positive ripple effect on everyone. Lemons to Laughter will show your franchisees that work – and life – can really be that much fun!

Clients include:

  • Burger King
  • Super 8 Motels, Inc.
  • General Mills

Click here for sample client list

Speaker Bio

Tim Gabrielson has two main goals when he steps on stage:  1) Inspire audiences to make positive, intentional choices, and 2) Keep It Funny.

Tim began performing at a local theme park at age 16. His comedic wit and natural timing combined with magical prowess quickly made him a park favorite. He soon became in-demand nationally for his riveting show combining clean humor and highly-skilled magic. It didn’t take long to gain the attention of agents and producers alike–landing him with his own show on the Las Vegas strip.

A turning point for Tim was when he realized his humor was touching lives by allowing people to see beyond immediate hardships.  Tim began infusing his show with a simple and profound take-away message:  How to turn Lemons to Laughter. Tim teaches people how to respond instead of just reacting to life’s situations resulting in a more meaningful and enthusiastic life.

Tim’s “Keep it Funny” philosophy, as highlighted in his signature book, Lemons to Laughter, is apparent throughout his laugh-a-minute show. Tim performs at more than 100 events a year and his wide appeal makes his program valuable for all audience types.

As Tim states, “You can be a fabulous magician and make people laugh but the real key is to give the audience something of value to take away.  I love to entertain but my true mission is to ignite people to live a happier life.”

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Travels From: Minneapolis, MN

  Fee Range: $7,500

“Based on the feedback of almost 1000 surveys that we received after the event, you were a resounding success! Thank you for your top notch customer service. We will definitely be calling on you again. In fact, next year’s planning committee is already wondering how they are going to top our event! We couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment and we realize that it was in large part to your talent!”

Program Information

What can the Lemons to Laughter program do for your franchise system?

Tim Gabrielson shows us how to see the lighter side of anything in his hilarious, surprising, engaging and entertaining presentation, Lemons to Laugher. 

Results include: 

  • Franchisees leading teams of happy employees-translating to:
    • Higher productivity
    • Better communication
    • The ability to find more creative solutions
    • More authentic connections with customers and co-workers
    • A fully engaged franchise system 

Tim teaches us with his Lemons to Laughter philosophy that creating a positive, productive and attractive environment is always a choice. Through our daily menu of choices we have the opportunity to reframe our negativity into positivity—thus creating a better day, a better business and a better life! When a single person makes an intentional effort to change the dynamics at work, it will have a positive ripple effect on everyone in you franchise organization. 

  • Choose to respond versus just react.
  • Find the fun in day to day interactions
  • Create magical moments for the customer 

Tim will inspire you with his words, entertain you with his breathtaking comedy and magic, and show you how to make small choices to make a big difference. Whether your audience is comprised of franchisees, franchisors, or the front line staff, your group will walk away invigorated and equipped to infuse the Lemons to Laughter culture into their businesses and their lives.

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Sample Client List

  • Verizon Wireless
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Titan Machinery
  • Burger King
  • Super 8 Motels, Inc.
  • Flint Hills resources
  • AgStar Financial Services
  • National Beef Packing Company
  • American Crystal Sugar Co.
  • Allianz Life
  • Bank West
  • Master Pools Guild
  • Nedrix
  • Maurices Inc.
  • The Buckle
  • Melaleuca, Inc.
  • Carlson Companies
  • Coldwell Banker-Burnett
  • Country Kitchen International
  • Jostens
  • Delta Dental
  • Life Touch
  • Lund Boats
  • Hy-Vee
  • Jennie-O-Turkey Store
  • 3M
  • Eide-Bailly
  • Symantec
  • US Sprint
  • Pfizer
  • Nestle
  • General Mills
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Cargill
  • ING
  • Medtronic
  • IBM
  • Boston Scientific
  • State Farm
  • Jack Link’s
  • ITT Hartford