Improv-based customized workshops for your organization's leadership development and team building
"What made Debra's session so impactful was that it was experiential and relevant. After each activity, Debra showed us how to apply what we had just learned to our business environments. Debra has an amazing ability to connect with participants and inspire even the most cautious to get up and try it out."
- Associate Director of Executive Education at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Debra designs and leads customized improv-based corporate training sessions and university courses. She co-piloted, designed and now co-teaches the first improv-based management course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The Power of Improv for Your Organization
Leadership: Inspirational and effective leaders excel at communication, agility, and collaboration. Improv theater-based techniques are transformational tools for developing and enhancing those skills.
Communication: Improv empowers us to communicate with confidence, presence and true connection. Whether you are delivering a speech to 800 people or having a critical one-on-one discussion, improv gives you tools to be more engaging and impactful. At its core, an improv scene is a conversation with heightened meaning and connection. The same improv principles and techniques enable us to create more meaningful conversations in our work and lives.
Agility: The ability to think on our feet and respond to the unexpected with clarity and confidence is a powerful skill. Improv trains us to be spontaneous in content and presentation. Every situation is unique, and through improv-based techniques we learn to be self-aware, read the room, and bring forth the best parts of ourselves to enable us achieve our goals.
Collaboration: The collaborative principles of improv can be applied to any professional endeavor: Create and build together to generate the most successful ideas and implementations; grow understanding and empathy; make everyone around you look good; and actively listen to one another; balance contributions with others; and know when to lead and when to follow to best serve the needs and goals of the entire team. The best collaborative projects involve an intelligent blend of creativity and structure. Improv teaches us how to develop those two elements and find the right balance between them.