What kinds of improv-related services are you involved in?
Teambuilding, Creativity, Innovation, Leadership, Life Skills, Character Development, Presentation Skills
Any niche industries, skills, etc?
CEO peer learning groups
Share a favorite 'improv epiphany'
Presenting at conference of highway engineers and seeing them apply newly-learned improvisation skills to a massive project
More about you: (Short Bio or any other details you'd like people to know)
John has twenty years experience in personal development and is an expert in an uncannily accurate method of reading people. He worked as a director and performer in the Oxymorons Improvisation Troupe directed by the legendary Louis Anthony Russo. After hundreds of shows John progressed into Playback Theatre, directing and appearing in improvised shows for an extremely diverse range of clients in the US.
Returning to the UK in 2001 he formed the Maydays improv troupe in order to bring the benefits of these fine skills into businesses.
The Maydays sold out performances at the Edinburgh Festival attracted rave reviews, they recently won Best Comedy Show Brighton Fringe 2007 for their improvised musicals.
John is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association and is in demand as a keynote speaker and trainer. His recent clients include: Microsoft, Deloitte, T-Mobile, BAT, Accenture, Mouchel Parkman, Airbus, London Calling, Bank of America, Vistage, Business Design Centre and Legal and General.
I need help with...
Backing up the value of improvisation skills for organisations with articles, case studies etc
I am in the process of starting an improv-based training corporation in Lebanon. It will be the first in Lebanon and the whole Arab World (Middle East even, if we exclude Israel, probably). If you are interested in a partnership with this corporation, please message me so that we can discuss the possibilities.