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improv, there are no mistakes, only opportunities.”
Tina Fey, Actress
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
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"
Forbes , "Why Improv Training is
Great Business Training," June 2014
to the Idea
Recognizing and Seizing Opportunity.
From careers of leading creative teams, developing
ideas, and facilitating corporate brainstorming sessions, we have developed entertaining
and educational ways to help you see your way through to solutions, ideas, and
opportunities, as well as how to collaborate.
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Improv Management and Leadership Workshops are guaranteed to improve the way an
organization functions. We meet with you to discover the skills you feel your
managers and employees need to improve. We survey your business and meet with
managers and staff. We develop games, quizzes, improv exercises and roleplay specifically
for your needs. We can also schedule refresher workshops to help solidify the
leadership workshops and management training. Our improv exercises are also valuable
in bringing your entire staff into more of a teamwork mindset. This differs from
our leadership training in having less emphasis on decision-making and problem-solving,
yet instilling confidence and flexibility.
sessions on practical, or applied, creativity have a way of unlocking even the
most closed minds to new ways of thinking and looking at themselves, their teammates
and their situation. Theoretically, the most desired skill in business, creativity
is just a few minor revelations and skill-building exercises away. We usually
end with a roleplay brainstorming session. However, we can also facilitate a real-problem
session, if desired.
Team & Customer Service Maximization|
the heart of the organization to be strong and effective in driving revenue goals
and customer satisfaction at their peak performance. Improv skills build your
teams to embrace surprise and build better relationships with your best customers
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, collaboration, even creative problem-solving. When you are watching
an improv troupe, after all, those are the very skills they use to perform. t.
We craft improv exercises, roleplay and games
to coach you on skills such as teamwork, decision-making, problem-solving, communication
-- any skill your organization needs to improve.
WHAT MAKES YOU GUYS
Certainly, there are many great training programs out there.
We pride ourselves on employing years of management experience (as well as
professional improv training). Wherever you are and whatever problems you are
wrestling with, chances are we've been there.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IMPROV?
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.
Games, exercises and role-play scenarios
let participants relax and have fun and become less self-conscious. This way they
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 department, or your whole staff.
Before we ever begin, we show you what skills our coaching will enhance and exactly
CAN YOU REALLY TEACH CREATIVITY?
Yes! And we all have fun while we are
learning, too. We teach applied creativity, or practical creativity, though the
lessons are very similar to artistic creativity. The skills involved in brainstorming,
recognizing problems, recognizing opportunities, and coming up with ideas make
all-around better team members. Just some of those skills are: flexibility, empathy,
listening, collaboration and self-confidence. .
and Comedy Can Infuse Companies With an Inventive Spirit,” July 2014
Improv Comedy Skills Became a Must-Have for Entrepreneurs,” March 2014
Improv Training is Great Business Training,” June 2014
Company article, “It’s
Not Quite Funny Or Die, But Improv Works To Fuel Powerful Innovation,” April
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Team...|| || |
founding & mentoring, Financial strategies for small business, Branding, PR, Marketing
& Sales, Engaged Learning techniques, Technology Implementation, and creative
classroom tools. Angel Investor
Grimshaw has over 35 years’ Founder, Principal, senior level sales, management
and start-up experience in the highly competitive technology industry with industry
leaders IBM, Cisco, Andrew, Nortel, and Unisys. He has successfully launched/sold
new strategic products and won numerous awards for his contributions. Mike as
an entrepreneur founded 15+ companies and was the founder and President of Pace
Data and President of Israeli based RAD Network Devices. Mike has proven success
in the challenge of bringing innovative start-up companies – Equinox Networks,
Cascade, Shasta Networks and Ellacoya to funding, acquisition or IPO.
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and management training, Business improvisation, Creative problem solving, Communication,
Brainstorming, Customer engagement, Marketing strategy, Branding, Writing, Copy
of Second City’s improv school and lead in Second City’s Children’s Theatre, Nate
has employed improv skills in a variety of careers and management positions. As
a writer and ultimately a creative director of a global ad agency, Nate has written
and produced national campaigns for P&G, McDonald’s, Mazda, Taco Bell and Mattel.
He has been a partner in a small LA ad agency; senior editor of a weekly newspaper
in Chicago; and a performer at Disneyland. Nate has also written several books
of skits and one-act plays for pre-teens to perform, as well as the lyrics for
a musical about the 1920s.