Facilitation and Communication Skills Workshop with Brett Macdonald

Moving from "Yeah, but..." to "Yes, and!"

Communication Skills Workshops for a more collaborative workplace

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Collaboration...

... doesn’t just bring people together; it unites them. It’s what moves teams forward, boosting engagement, innovation, and efficiency. It shifts perspective. It shapes culture.

imagine...

... a room that is vibrant with discussion and laughter. A room where people feel heard, are empowered to speak up, and where innovative ideas emerge. This is what collaboration looks, sounds and feels like. I understand what it’s like to be on a team that doesn't communicate or engage. I felt frustrated, disheartened and like there was no way forward. But there was, and there is! We all deserve to be part of a room of engaged and inspired people who are creating and growing together. Collaboration is built on the foundation of trust and connection, so let’s get that foundation started!

Neil Henderson, Shift Technologies Inc. said...

Brett opened up our team retreat with an unbelievable 45 minute ice breaker that our team enjoyed thoroughly. With remote work being so present in our business, many people were meeting each other for the 1st time. Brett’s session kicked us off in high gear, and allowed us to all let our guards down and really get to know each other in a playful way. This carried on throughout our whole retreat!

Hi! I am Brett Macdonald...

Hi! I am  brett macdonald ...

I am passionate about bringing people together. My work, rooted in improv theatre, brings teams together to connect, collaborate and drive  workplace performance. My method merges my experience in education and the arts. Through laughter and the power of play, my workshops offer an opportunity to shape - or reshape - essential business skills, comradery and culture. I love bringing people together, to help them feel valued, heard and connected... and to help them laugh. Like really laugh! Laugh with deep belly laughs that make your cheeks hurt! Because I believe laughter breaks down barriers - both within yourself and within a group.

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Here's how!

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Applied Improv as a Workplace Tool

What improv teaches us is what workplaces need. Improv builds skills that have a lasting impact; it offers a skill set rooted in spontaneity and adaptability. Improv teaches us how to think on our feet, how to listen and observe what’s happening around us, and most importantly, how to respond.

Improv: A Fresh Approach

Does the thought of Improv give you sweaty palms? Maybe it reminds you of the show Whose Line is it Anyway? You’re not alone in those reactions! And yet, improv is so much more than a comedic performance.

Improv is about using the skills of listening, spontaneity, creativity and curiosity to collaborate and create stories with others.

Frequently asked...

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Allison Benner, Career Services, UVic said...

It was great to work with Brett – she did a careful evaluation of our needs and developed a set of workshop activities that engaged all participants and that have a clear application to our work. Her workshop was a great professional development opportunity for our team!

Work With Me

Not quite sure what your team needs? Here's what we can do:

  1. Schedule a call with me to discuss your needs
  2. I'll design a customized workshop experience for your team
  3. Watch your team reconnect and build collaboration

Ame-Lia Tamburrini said...

Brett is talented at creating safe spaces for people to step outside their comfort zone and be vulnerable. I love how she seamlessly weaves the core principles of Improv into personal and professional development. You emerge a better human and don’t even know it because you were laughing the whole time.

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Workshops for a more collaborative workplace

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