As applied positive psychology practitioners, we love translating well-being research to experiential, interactive learning opportunities for you and your team that sustain positive change. It’s especially joyful for us to use improv as a learning tool!

Here’s a small sampling of some recent workshops we’ve run:

Talk to Yourself Because the Brain Ain’t Listening (Unless You Tell It To)

Our beliefs — or habits of thoughts — inform so much of how we feel about ourselves (let alone others). And yet, most times, we hardly notice them! In this workshop, learn some brain basics about where beliefs come from and a few practical strategies to help you tune into your self-talk and move toward healthier, more accurate thinking. You might just change your mindset about change!

Yes, And: Embodying Collaboration through Improv

What do great improv comedy teams and great work teams have in common? They both practice intentional listening, mutual support, and adaptability — and they keep a positive attitude toward the practice of those very things. In this workshop, we’ll bring together some principles of positive communication through improv exercises and conversation. Get ready to move, high-five, and laugh your way to healthy communication and collaboration.

If Sharing Is Caring, Let’s Share Better

Many of us have challenges communicating what we want, need, or feel in a way that is both supportive and direct. What’s more, we’re often so drawn to what’s wrong that we fail to celebrate what’s right. In this workshop, learn (and practice!) tangible skills to help you navigate the tough stuff smoother and celebrate the good stuff better. Your relationships will be all the more nourishing for it.

Strengths-Based Leadership: Bringing Out the Best in Each Other

By now, the research is clear: we show up to work at our best when we are able to use our strengths. So how do we actually uncover what our strengths are? And how can we use them more day-to-day? In this workshop, we’ll use the VIA Institute on Character’s assessment to reflect on our strengths, identify our teammates’ strengths, and make a game plan to deepen and showcase our strengths going forward.