Contact me to book a workshop for your group or organization.
Think improv is all about being funny and clever? Think again! Develop essential skills, improve your professional and personal relationships, and have fun in a custom-built, out-of-the-box workshop. My customized improvisation workshops are ideal for professional teams and leadership development.
Participants will learn and practice improvisation concepts and exercises that will enhance key skills, while having fun and building team rapport and cohesion.
In this interactive and experiential workshop, you will learn to:
- Become more comfortable and adept at thinking on your feet
- Create and perform in the moment
- Stay present
- Feel more confident
- Silence your inner critic
- Make decisions more easily
- Adapt to and manage change flexibly
- Access your innate creativity
- Release the need for control and let go of the picture you had in your mind
- Listen well
- Build trust
- Collaborate effectively
- See possibility in all “offers” from others
- Improve communication in relationships and teams
Your work calls for constant improvisation and on-the-spot communication:
“Today my boss sprang a new project on me out of the blue and I felt totally unprepared! I’m on a tight deadline and this project is not in my area of expertise.”
“I get so tongue-tied in client meetings. I don’t know what to say and I get so caught up in trying to be impressive or bulletproof that I sometimes even lose track of what we’re talking about!”
“Lately, my colleague and I just can’t seem to communicate. We talk, but we don’t really hear each other. This morning, out of nowhere, she started talking AT me about a problem I didn’t even know we had, and I didn’t know how to respond.”
“Whenever I have to speak to a group, I dread it. The presentation part is okay but the question-and-answer part is terrifying!”
We live and work in a world of constant change. Improvisation skills can help us “get in the game” and play full out—even as the game changes! Most people think improv is a skill you’re born with or not. The truth is that you improvise every single day—whether or not you are aware of it—and the skills of improvisation can be learned and practiced.
Whether you and your team are seeking growth as communicators, leaders, partners, parents, creative developers…and the list goes on, improvisation is a highly effective way to develop skills such as listening, change management, and presence.
Your customized workshop will be personally designed and led by me, Carrie Spaulding, a Certified Professional Coach and professional improviser with 15 years of experience performing, teaching, and directing improvisation professionally.