I am a professional trainer, speaker, and facilitator who teaches people and organizations how to use humor and laughter to be more effective while having fun. I am also a Business Improvisation trainer where I use the principles of improvisation as training tools to help employees reduce stress, improve communication, problem solving, team collaboration and create that spark that leads to a healthier and happier workplace.
I have delivered 200+ speaking and training sessions for over 3,000 people at more than 100 profit and for profit organizations, including Subway, Hampden Bank Community Enterprises and Smith College.
I really passionate about the work that I do and I “drop knowledge” on a number of topics including humor in the workplace, inspirational leadership, communicating confidently, team-building, creative problem-solving, enhanced productivity and employee engagement. I really believe in the remarkable power of laughter and fun in building a productive, engaged and loyal workforce. If you doubt that laughter and humor is good for organizations, a recent study by Fabio Sala in the Harvard Business Review states: Lighthearted leaders earn more on average than their more sullen peers; lively entertaining workplaces develop more loyal employees and happier customers and employees who are considered humorous are more likely to get promoted, especially to senior positions.
Through my company, I turn traditional thinking on its head as I to help people find success by tapping into their natural personality, leveraging their sense of humor and learning ways to be more successful in work and in everyday life. I have been privileged to do this work and seeing first hand how the remarkable power of laughter and improvisation can transform peoples lives.
It has been a pleasure sharing my first blog with you. In future blogs, I will share some tips with you on how developing a fun and productive work environment can help your bottom line and produce great results. How cool is that!