Improv is an incredibly fun, cathartic way to improve the soft skills needed for leadership, team building, and creativity.
Did You Know?
That many business schools (including Duke University and Stanford University) have added improvisation to their curriculum?
That companies like Google, PepsiCo and MetLife have added improv classes for their employees' professional development?
Improv is a performance art focused on “living in the moment”: all scenes, dialogue, plots (sometimes even songs!) are made up entirely on the spot, live, completely unplanned. Lots of people know improv from shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? but the truth is “funny” isn’t the primary goal. Focusing on skills like listening, communication, confidence, and thinking on your feet, your goal is to make your scene partners look good; their goal is to make you look good. Together, who knows where you'll go?
Skills We’ll Work On
The “Yes, And” philosophy: What it is and why it’s important
Team Building & Connection
“Reading the room” and body language
Creativity and Innovation
No Experience Necessary!
Andrew Mitchell has performed improv for over fifteen years, including stints with professional improv troupes like The Nobel Prize Losers and Stranger Than Fiction, traveling the northeast and performing in front of crowds as small as one (Yes, one!) all the way up to 7,000. In addition, he’s a published and award-winning writer with short stories published in magazines across he country. In 2019, he received the Pushcart Prize and was cited twice in Best American Short Stories, edited by Roxane Gay. This same creative energy drives his professional consulting work with the UNH Center for Business Analytics and it’s numerous industry clients.