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Jim Ansaldo – Teaching improvisation to teenagers with autism
Jim Ansaldo is a Research Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, a member of Comedysportz Indianapolis and an instructor at Camp Yes And, which teaches improv Teenager on the Autism Spectrum. “Improv gives us a means for everyone to bring their life experience to the table” I had the chance to catch up with Jim earlier this year in San Jose, California.… Listen Now The post Jim Ansaldo – Teaching improvisation to teenagers with autism appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv...
Series 2 Summary | Question and create
In this episode I recap what I’ve called ‘series 2’. The last eight interviews with some great people who use applied improvisation (improv, impro…that particular way of thinking and responding, and using mental agility). Beginning with Paul Z. Jackson and culminating with Pam Victor.… Listen Now The post Series 2 Summary | Question and create appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and play.
Pam Victor | The Zen of Improv
Pam is the founder of Happier Valley Comedy whose mission it is to make the world a happier place through improv. She’s co-author of “Improvisation at the Speed of Life“, with Chicago’s TJ & Dave and uses improv to teach personal and professional growth. … Listen Now The post Pam Victor | The Zen of Improv appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and play.
Paul Goddard | Improv in Agile development
Paul is a coach in agile development and certified Scrum trainer. He’s the founder of training company agilify and his book ‘Improving Teams’ brings together his work in agile and improv theatre, highlighting the overlaps and connections between the two. … Listen Now The post Paul Goddard | Improv in Agile development appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and play.
Cathy Salit | Performance of a lifetime
Cathy Salit is CEO of Performance of a Lifetime. She has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches on how using performance in everyday life helps with growth and productivity. She’s the author of Performance Breakthrough’ A radical approach to success at work.… Listen Now The post Cathy Salit | Performance of a lifetime appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and play.
Dan Starkey | An Actors Foundation
Dan Starkey is an actor appearing in television series such as Doctor Who, inside No.9 and Class Dismissed on CBBC. He’s performed with many improv groups and done improv marathons. I’m a massive Doctor Who fan, and seeing Dan improvise some online shorts for Doctor Who, a big TV production, made want to delve into how that came about and find out more about Dan’s work.… Listen Now The post Dan Starkey | An Actors Foundation appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and...
Adam St John Lawrence | Improvisation for Innovation
Adam is a customer experience consultant with a background in stand up comedy and psychology. “We are going to break your ideas”. Adam uses improv theatre techniques to drive design and innovation and is the co-initiator of the world’s largest service innovation event, the 48 hour Global Service Jam.… Listen Now The post Adam St John Lawrence | Improvisation for Innovation appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and play.
Neil Mullarkey | The Business of Improvisation
Neil Mullarkey is one of the founding members of the Comedy Store players and probably one of the most recognisable faces in the world of improv. He has a string of well known movie and television credits appearing with other improv alumini.… Listen Now The post Neil Mullarkey | The Business of Improvisation appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and play.
Mary T. Curtis | Behavioral Health
Mary is a learning and development professional. She trained with Second city and combines her skills to deliver dynamic experiential learning programs. Mary uses applies improvisation techniques in the area of behavioural health. Working with business in professional development courses and families, she helps people manage issues such as stress, anxiety and addiction to fulfil their peak potential.… Listen Now The post Mary T. Curtis | Behavioral Health appeared first on Bring a Brick...
Paul Z. Jackson | Train the Trainer
Paul (@Paulzj) is a trainer of trainers and a founding members of the Applied Improvisation Network. He has authored a handful of books including ‘The Inspirational Trainer’ and ’58 and a Half Ways to Improvise in Training’. “We teach what we need to learn most.” He has a background in comedy and journalism and his early biog entries read like a who’s who’s of the British comedy scene.… Listen Now The post Paul Z. Jackson | Train the Trainer appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast -...
More Yes. More and. Series 2 available soon.
In Series two of the Bring a Brick Podcast I interview another eight people who use improvisation in their work. Guests include Paul Z Jackson from the AIN, Behavioral health expert Mary T. Curtis, comedy store players founding member Neil Mullarkey and customer experience consultant Adam Lawrence.… Listen Now The post More Yes. More and. Series 2 available soon. appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and play.
Series 1 Summary | To connect and improve.
A summary of the first eight podcasts. I’ve interviewed a pretty board range to people so far and the interest and feedback has been great. The tone has shifted from episode to episode, depending on the guest and subject matter, some have been fun, some more serious, and that I think is a good thing.… Listen Now The post Series 1 Summary | To connect and improve. appeared first on Bring a Brick Podcast - Improv at work and play.