... 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.
... 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. I believe 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’ve been there and felt the frustration. I felt disheartened, 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. I believe collaboration is built on the foundation of connection. Let’s get that foundation started!
Brett is a bright and energetic force to be reckoned with, when it comes to improv and play. Her facilitation is inclusive and safe from the get-go and I’m always impressed with her depth and breadth of knowledge and experience inviting workshop attendees to get out of their heads and connect for the sake of it. I highly recommend working with (and getting to know) Brett Macdonald!
The Foundation of the Workshops
STEP 1: Self-Reflection
When we learn about ourselves we are more open and authentic with the people around us. We begin to see ourselves as part of a community.
STEP 2: Mindset Shift
With self-awareness we begin to shift our mindset from one of judgement, to one of curiosity. When we take a moment to notice, we develop a stronger sense of connection.
STEP 3: Group Connection
When a group feels connected, it leads to a sense of compassion and respect for each other. We begin to build trust. Connection is what brings a team together.
STEP 4: Collaboration
When a team is connected with trust and respect, they work and grow together with a strong sense of engagement. There is space for spontaneity and flexibility. Collaboration is what leads to innovation, constructive dialogue, shared learning and taking risks to discover new opportunities. Collaboration is what moves a team forward.
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.
Brett has a remarkable way of engaging participants in a way that is both fun and expansive. I found I stretched myself in ways that I had never even thought about. The idea of adults playing is radical and life changing! Amazing experience!
Work With Me
Not quite sure what your team needs? Here's what we can do:
- Schedule a call with me to discuss your needs
- I'll design a customized workshop experience for your team
- Watch your team reconnect and build collaboration
Brett has an amazing capacity to connect people together in such a different world in this pandemic. She has a knack to allow them to drop their inhibitions and worries in life to nothing when she leads a class of Improv. It is true, anyone can do Improv and learn so much about themselves in the process!
Are you ready to schedule a call with me?
Allow me to create a customized workshop experience, and witness your team find connection and build collaboration. I am offering workshops in and around Victoria, BC, Canada, as well as virtually.