Janna Sobel

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Improv & Storytelling Workshops for organizations

Applied Improvisation and Storytelling workshops create rapid change for organizations. Through an arc of playful, easy, laughter-filled games that are tailored to your group's unique needs, these workshops improve relational dynamics that foster inclusive culture, inspired innovation, and healthy communication. Unlike some professional development approaches, this work doesn't feel like work. Participants make real, lasting, and useful discoveries through dynamic, joyful play, followed by reflection.


Recent studies by Google identify Psychological Safety as the only condition present in all of their most productive teams. This study and others like it confirm what many of us intuitively know about the value of genuine trust and warm respect among collaborators. But critically, these studies stop short at suggesting how to foster these conditions. And leaders know that most strategic initiatives to foster a genuinely vital and welcoming culture, fail. As a 17-year teacher of both Improvisation and Storytelling, I know well that these art forms easily create lasting Psychological Safety for groups. In my work with the Leadership Studio at The University of Chicago's Booth School, and Notre Dame's Innovation Academy at The Idea Center, I think carefully about how to apply these tools to transform organizations. 


Workshops are offered in person or remotely over Zoom, and can last from 1-3 hours, or be spread out over a period of days or weeks. The length, content, and number of workshops are tailored to your specific needs and parameters. A free 30 minute consultation lets us talk about possibilities.


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Janna