People suppose that improv is for
comedy -- and it is, of course. Improv, though, also teaches skills that are valuable
in many areas, especially business. Improv is ideal for leadership training, management
training, even avoiding workplace harassment.
We craft improv exercises, roleplay and games to coach you on skills such as teamwork,
decision making, communication -- any skill your organization needs to improve.
See the word cloud on our home page for just some of the most important skills
that every organization should have in order to function.
YOU GUYS DIFFERENT?
Certainly, there are many great training programs
out there. We pride ourselves on employing years of management experience in our
leadership coaching. Wherever you are and whatever problems you are wrestling
with, chances are we've been there.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IMPROV?
The improv exercises we use in our training place participants into an
environment that mimics the ideal workplace environment: communicative, supportive,
positive. This environment allows those participants to be confident, flexible,
adaptable, focused, and team oriented.
exercises and role-play scenarios let participants relax and have fun and become
less self-conscious. This way they learn.
DO I KNOW IT FITS MY NEEDS?
We listen to you and, if you want, to your
staff. We study your organization. We craft the workshops exactly to your needs,
whether it is just manager training, a specific we department, or your whole staff.
Before we ever begin, we show you what skills our coaching will enhance and exactly
HOW CAN IMPROV HELP US AVOID WORKPLACE HARASSMENT?
Several ways. First, through roleplay and games, your staff can learn the kinds
of behavior that are disrespectful, inappropriate or even illegal. Second, improv
fosters respect and a supportive workplace environment. Also, we have used improv
to teach the proper responses to all kinds of harassment. .
improv, there are no mistakes, only opportunities.”
Tina Fey, Actress/Entrepreneur
want my managers to listen and respond to their employees’ perceptions, not ignore
Dick Costolo, X-CEO Twitter
Improv business training was transformative and it was the most impactful training
session in their entire careers”
good people’s decisions are under the fast-moving, high-stress conditions of rapid
cognition is a function of training … and creating the conditions for successful
spontaneity.” Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point
first glance, zany improv and the straight-laced corporate world might seem to
be unlikely bedfellows. But the cross-pollination between comedy and business
has led to fruitful managerial skills development for executives"
article, "Why Improv Training is Great Business Training," June 2014