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. 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!

Michael Toru said...

Brett is an incredibly competent teacher in the art of Improv! She uses this medium to empower people with the mindset that, “You are enough.” She does all this through leading a creative workshop that is fun and engaging!

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!

The Foundation of the Workshops

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Read more about Applied Improv

Frequently asked...

If you have questions like these, you're not alone! See more questions and answers in our FAQ.

Frequently asked...

If you have questions like these, you're not alone! See more questions and answers in our FAQ.

Amy Redwine said...

Brett keeps the group moving smoothly and comfortably. I immediately felt connected to her and the other participants. The activities that we did can easily be used either as a team builder with a group of professionals. Being creative felt easy because there was no pressure. Relaxed and fun and just what we all need in our lives.

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

Sara Shorten said...

I had the most amazing time at Brett’s workshop! I went into it feeling nervous and came out feeling joyful and empowered! I highly recommend just jumping in and trying improv if you haven’t before. Brett is a warm and caring facilitator with a treasure trove of knowledge about the healing, inspiring impact that improv can have on your life.

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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.

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Brett Macdonald

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