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Monday, August 5 • 14:00 - 15:15
Improv Your Coaching! Using Comedy to Connect, Adapt, and Respond to Any Situation. (Mary Lemmer, Jason Hall)

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Abstract:
How would Steve Carell or Tina Fey handle a coaching situation?! During this session, we’ll do improv games and exercises popularized by theatres and used by popular comedians like Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Amy Poehler to boost our coaching muscle memory. This interactive session will blend the funny with the serious and empower you to handle any coaching situation.
Great coaches are great improvisers. It’s the in the moment experiences that define and separate impactful coaching from the lackluster. Amazing coaches and improvisers both need to empathize with, actively listen to, connect and collaborate with the people to be successful. Improvisers and Coaches both operate within the context of uncertainty. During this session, we’ll discuss and use improv comedy exercises to practice handling coaching situations. It will be interactive, fun, funny, and a safe and creative space to practice some of the most challenging aspects of our jobs as coaches.
Session attendees can expect to leave this session with:
-Feeling empowered to handle any coaching situation
-Ideas for how to handle different coaching situations
-Less fear
-Having discovered how to empathize with others as part of coaching
-Greater emotional intelligence
-A methodology for learning and practicing failure, in a safe and fun environment
-A way to handle changing environments and the changing learning needs of others
-A strengthened ability to think quickly
-Exercises and games they can play with their teams to share their ways of strengthening connection with and understanding of others
-A huge smile on their face!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Ability to handle and feeling empowered to handle any coaching situation
  • Align on a path before fully engaging on a problem
  • Practice reading and interpreting body language and altering your in-the-moment approach
  • Become aware of how your status affects the outcomes you’re going after and know how to modulate your status accordingly
  • Ability to empathize with others as part of coaching
  • A way to handle changing environments and the changing learning needs of others
  • A strengthened ability to think quickly
  • Exercises and games they can play with their teams to share their ways of strengthening connection with and understanding of others


Speakers
avatar for Mary Lemmer

Mary Lemmer

Founder, Improv4
Mary Lemmer is an entrepreneur, improviser, comedian,and writer. Mary is the founder of Improv4, an improv training company specializing in cultivating leadership and team building skills for companies, teams and leaders. Mary has helped dozens of companies, including Plenty, Ozlo... Read More →
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Jason Hall

Independent Coach, Collaborative Structures LLC
I'm a team and organizational servant with coaching strengths in creating safe spaces for teams to thrive, experiment, learn, and have fun. I've helped organizations develop a more customer-centric approach to product delivery grounded in measurable success. Always learning, always... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Chesapeake D/E/F

Attendees (283)