Silicon Valley Improvisation
Silicon Valley, California, USA
My work focuses on applied improvisation workshops for science communication, public speaking, interview skills, collaboration/team work, failure, spontaneity, and presence.
Have taught applied workshops for:
Girls Soccer Leadership Program (ages 11-12)
Elementary School Destination Imagination team (ages 9-10)
Middle College (high school juniors and seniors)
Community College Students (Puente Program)
From My LinkedIn Profile:
by Patricia Ryan Madson, Faculty Continuing Studies at Stanford University
June 22, 2016, Patricia Ryan managed Annelies directly
"Annelies is a shining light in higher education. I invited her to be my teaching assistant for Stanford's Continuing Studies class: "Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives" in 2011. She is gifted in her grasp of how improvisation works. Her positive attitude, resourceful nature and every ready smile make her a person you will want on your team. I recommend her without question or qualification."
Participants from Jan. 2018 Workshops:
"Great job! Thank you for easing all of us into this process. It was incredibly enjoyable as well as gratifying. I look forward to more!"
"I found that the mindfulness techniques and exercises in the form of games were incredibly useful in relieving my anxieties in public speaking. Being able to let go and pace my speech were the two things I most wanted to work on."
I am the Northern California Regional Volunteer Co-Chair for AIN, and have organized one meeting and am in the process of organizing a second meeting.
In addition to applied improvisation, I am in the process of becoming a guest coach for BATS Improv.