PAUSE. PLAY. PERFORM.
ImprovEQ uses improv to teach teams to work better together through engaging workshops. Successful teams need to have more than the technical skills to perform their jobs. Learning soft skills can be overwhelming for some without the proper guidance. Our approach "Pause. Play. Perform," makes the learning process safe, entertaining and insightful, providing accessible connections between work and life situations for your team no matter their role or personality type.
What sets improvEQ sessions apart:
Customized to meet the unique interpersonal challenges facing your team. No one is put on the spot. We start with simple and non-threatening warm-up exercises and build to more challenging opportunities.
Designed with evidence-based methods for adult learners bringing each activity full circle to uncover and align strategies for better performance in real-life situations.
Expertly facilitated to draw even the most hesitant participants into the action, providing a safe and entertaining place for self-discovery and growth.
Humor-infused content that produces psychological and physiological benefits that keeps participants engaged and builds camaraderie and rapport.
"PAUSE is a discipline, not a delay"
-Charles Fred CEO & author of "The 24-Hour Rule"
Pause to cultivate awareness
Research shows active experiential approaches, like improvisation, are more effective in developing emotional intelligence (EQ) than lecture-based methods. ImprovEQ's expert facilitation ensures that participants pause and build awareness of themselves and others on their team. According to Daniel Goleman, author of the ground breaking book "Emotional Intelligence", awareness is a key component of EQ.
"PLAY is the highest form of research."
Play is a powerful tool
A huge amount of research underscores the value of play for learning. When we play, the stakes are low and we can practice and reflect on how we would do things in future real-life situations. When we play, we are having fun and are more open to adopting new perspectives and making new connections.
"It's very satisfying to PERFORM the way you want to."
Perform better together
Developing emotional intelligence equips leaders and teams to handle the unexpected and be agile team players. Our goal is to give your team skills they can continue to put into action after we leave and be the well-oiled machine they are meant to be.
Meet Betsaida LeBron
ImprovEQ founder and facilitator Betsaida LeBron built her practice on a 14-year career that has combined psychology, diversity education, management and improv performance. She has served as a Director for multiple statewide non-profit programs including the California Youth Crisis Line and a workforce training program with Mental Health America.
Betsaida is also a veteran improviser and storyteller with over a decade of experience in performing, directing, and teaching improv. She has taught workshops across the nation and held corporate improv training workshops for such clients as Pacific Gas & Electric, Mead & Hunt, Blue Shield, Sam’s Club, Sysco Foods, and the California Coalition for Youth.
While working full-time as a trainer/facilitator with a local nonprofit focused on mental health, She moonlighted in improv comedy at night and on weekends. She regularly added improv games and exercises to her curriculum to help make the training more enjoyable and help break down walls. Not only did adding improv make the training more fun but she found it helped people connect the dots with some of the theories being discussed. She realized quickly that improv was a great tool for teaching soft skills and in particular emotional intelligence. And with that she founded improvEQ!