San Rafael, CA
Business Applied Improvisation Training in the areas of Communication, Leadership, and Team Development
Executive Coaching: Focus on COMMUNICATION and developing LEADERSHIP presence
Offsite retreats: Strategic planning, team building, ideation, celebration
Teacher Staff Development: Demonstrating how to use improvisation to build literacy for students
Public Workshops: Using improvisation to network, present, and develop leadership skills
I am happy to recommend Improv Consultants-Safran Consulting without reservation. Lisa Safran was a pleasure to work with. She helped facilitate our Communications team retreat.
Our goals were strategic planning, team building and improved internal communications. At first I was skeptical that my team would actively participate in an improvisation forum, but the day exceeded my expectations in every way.
Lisa and her colleague Laura were expert in breaking the ice and getting everyone excited about the activities. I could easily see how well this forum could also work for developing leadership skills as Improv really helps folks to focus on active listening, stepping outside of their comfort zones and effective communication skills.
Plus, it’s really fun. I saw my team bond over sharing laughs, all while we worked towards collaboratively building out a plan to address strategic priorities.
—Testimonial by Deborah Chilvers,
Deputy Director SFPUC
We hired Improv Consultants-Safran Consulting to facilitate a four-hour presentation class to support our Sephora Collection and Pro-Team staff. Our team of All things beauty trainers and PRO makeup Artists are daily put into situations that require us to think on our feet, remain positive and easy going as we face Media, Business executives and everyday clients. Lisa Safran and Laura Derry brought high energy, enthusiasm, to each exercise they facilitated exposing our team to many fun exercises to support our jobs and what we face daily.
Some of the key take-a-ways included:
Landing key messages even when in a challenging or stressful situation
Learning how to risk failure to find success
Asking clarifying questions and active listening
Knowing when to pause, breathe, and not be inhibited
Gaining increased confidence and techniques to warm up before having to go in front of groups
We also appreciate the customization that was apparent during a couple of exercises including using Sephora vernacular/product info during an energetic game of “Fork and Knife.”
Throughout the session we debriefed the various exercises and Lisa and Laura helped our team connect the “game” to the objectives. The final part of the training was using Sephora specific scenarios and providing team members with opportunities to think on their feet and respond extemporaneously incorporating what they learned during the session. We only wish the session had been longer to allow more time for even more role playing! I highly recommend Improv Consultants-Safran Consulting if you are looking for an energetic, experiential, and highly interactive training program to support your team in developing their ability to confidently think on their feet!
—Testimonial by Jacqueline Ourng,
Sephora Collection Brand Training Specialist
Are you looking for fun and dynamic professional development that support your staff in building communication, leadership, and strengthening team dynamics? Improv Consultants is the convergence of professional development & fun! We work with businesses, teams and individuals to improve communication, collaboration, and leadership. We have many programs to choose from with our specialty being fully experiential 100% corporate improv training!