Image credit: damedeesoHave you ever hesitated to say something because you thought people might look at you like you had a carrot growing out of your forehead? I have. But then I saw a video recently that made me think…(Okay, I’ll admit it, it was on TikTok, which I do enjoy and probably spend a

Finding Your “Yes, And” People

Are you a leader struggling to get your team to take initiative, come up with ideas, and think outside the box? The issue may not be their capabilities – it may be that they lack psychological safety. In this video I explain what that is, why it’s important, and how you can use “yes, and!”

Unlocking Team Brilliance with Psychological Safety and “Yes, And”

“Yes, and” is a powerful phrase that has its roots in improv comedy. It is used to build on the ideas of others and create a collaborative and dynamic scene. (If you are unfamiliar with the idea of saying “yes, and” instead of “yes, but,” you must be new to my content – welcome! You can

Creating a Safe Haven: How “Yes, And” Can Build Psychological Safety in the Workplace

If you are familiar with me and my work, you most likely already know what “yes, and” is. If you are new to my content though, you may be a little uncertain or confused. In this article, I explain what it is (and isn’t) to make sure we are all on the same page.Image credit:

“Yes, And” – Clearing Up Myths and Misconceptions About What it Is and Isn’t

Networking. Ugh. One thing I have been working on a lot lately when it comes to improv is the idea of specificity. When making an “offer” in improv, if the improviser creates one with specific details, it accomplishes a few things:It makes the scene more vivid and interestingIt creates material that makes it easier for

I Hate Networking! This Made it a Little Easier…

“Business Improv.” Sounds a bit weird, right? Can ridiculous comedy techniques help your business? If you have ever seen an improv comedy show, the last thing on your mind was probably, “Hey, that looks like it would be really helpful to me and my business.” After all, a typical improv comedy show will often have performers

Business Improv: Turning the Ridiculous into Relevance