Counseling & Coaching (MEd, EdS in mental health; BA in Business Administration), Teaching, Improvisation, Storytelling, Writing, & Acting
What is your main interest in this network?
Education, Improv Resources
What kind of person are you?
What kinds of improv-related services are you involved in?
Teambuilding, Creativity, Innovation, Problem Solving, Communication, Stress, Life Skills, Presentation Skills
Any niche industries, skills, etc?
Women, Pre-marital counseling, using improv in combination with counseling
Share a favorite 'improv epiphany'
Playing the straight man is just as fun as 'performing' as a character (and sometimes more revealing about who I really am as a person...)
More about you: (Short Bio or any other details you'd like people to know)
I'm a counselor and coach who loves to work with people on finding confidence and clarity. I work with women and couples. I also teach classes and workshops using improv skills to foster growth, listening, thinking on our feet, and having presence. I'm also an improviser on a local DC team and have taken classes at UCB in NYC and at the DC Improv. I'm a writer and perform stories in DC through SpeakeasyDC and Story League. Excited to learn from this network!
I need help with...
As a counselor who uses improv: putting improvisation into practice for clients in a framework that high-powered, success-focused business people can buy in to.
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AIN MONTREAL 2015 : INVITATION FOR OFFERS
You have from now until the Monday, May 11th to make a (or several) delightful offers for our tribe’s conference. Again, ’Back to Nature’ is our theme for this 2015 AIN conference. Life on earth is creative, playful, and always improvising. In that sense, being connected to nature is being connected to our whole being, with all of our creative, playful and improvisational capacities. How does your work connect with that?
We have created and launched a new website to promote Applied Improvisation to prospective clients - AppliedImprov.com
As you know, we already have a great website for talking to each other: this new site is for us to talk to the world, letting people know the value that AI practitioners can bring to organisations and communities, as trainers, facilitators and inspirers of creativity. It also has a sensational new logo, thanks to our very own Bård Brænde.
Please take a look here, let us know how to improve the site, and recommend it to any potential clients you can think of. If you’d like to be listed on the site as a Practitioner, then check out the sign-up process on the discussion linked to this email here.