What is improv?
Improv is a theatrical art-form where the characters, scenes, and dialogue are made up on the spot without pre-planning. Good improvisation is achieved by being in the moment, conquering fears and self-doubt, and working collaboratively in an accepting and supportive team environment.
While these skills are useful in a theater setting they are also applicable in our professional lives and pivotal in developing better leaders, highly functioning teams, and a workplace where creativity and innovation thrive.
Businesses benefit from improvisation principles. Many top-tier business schools currently teach improv classes including Duke, MIT, UCLA, and Stanford.
What is emotional intelligence?
Often referred to as emotional quotient or EQ, emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize emotions in yourself and others, manage your emotional reactions, empathize, and communicate more effectively.
Put simply, emotional intelligence is the way that you combine your thinking with your feelings in order to make quality decisions and build authentic relationships.
Your emotional intelligence is the foundation for a host of critical skills—it impacts most everything you do and say each day.
What can I expect?
We offer interactive, playful, thought-provoking workshops that build compassionate and emotionally intelligent teams.
Our workshops are not your typical PowerPoint presentations. Adults don’t like to be talked at, and that’s definitely not how we learn. We learn best when we’re doing and there’s room for making mistakes. You can expect the workshop to be experiential and focus on learning through playing improv games. It may at times feel like an adult recess, but it’s actually meaningful learning.
Benefits of Improv
Fosters Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Keeps you focused and concentrated under pressure
Builds trust and support with others
Increases energy and prevents burnout
Helps you see problems in new ways
Develops comfort with change and the unknown
Unleashes creativity and innovation
Take a needed laughter break!
Schedule a virtual session for your team
Virtual Team Building
ImprovEQ Game Lab
Working remotely can increase stress, feelings of isolation, and disconnection. ImprovEQ Game Lab sessions are strategically designed to provide connection, remind staff of the amazing team they have behind them, and provide much needed stress relief through laughter!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"The improv class was surprising, as I had no idea what to expect going in. I think that could be a fantastic office event, as a team building exercise, and the instructor did a great job connecting improv elements and workplace experiences. The emotional intelligence was eye-opening."