Improvising a scene is group problem solving in its rawest form. Improvisors "Yes, And" themselves and others to create that magic that appears seamless, but is completely made up on the spot.
In order to create a fun and cohesive improvised performance (think Whose Line is it Anyway), performers learn to embrace ("Yes") and build upon ("Yes, and") the diverse ideas of their teammates. Judgment of both yourself and others is suspended as players and learn the excitement, challenges, and rewards of entrusting their success to the team.
Improv-based learning provides a mechanism for professionals to develop core capabilities like listening, communicating, influencing, and agility.
Forward thinking organizations like Fast Company and Pixar use improv to build critical skills for group brainstorming, public speaking, and relating authentically to clients and coworkers. My goal is to help organizations adopt the improv principle “Yes, And” to drive a culture of innovation, collaboration, and confidence.