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improve it! Q4 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-10-18T17:29:24+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

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improve it! Q3 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-06-28T15:39:21+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

The Suitcase Kitchen Workshop

By | 2017-05-22T15:42:18+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

The Suitcase Kitchen Touring and travel in general is tough on your body and your wallet. But what if you were able to cook delicious affordable options on the road the way YOU like it? Food allergies and dietary restrictions make it hard to eat well while on tour, but you could whip up a meal [...]

Ad Her Inspires Female Minority Students

By | 2017-05-17T20:33:27+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Inspire, June, Uncategorized, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ad Her Adds a Voice to Chicago Advertising from guest blogger Katie Palmer Trailblazers and change makers are what Chicago advertising needs. This statement was the powerful theme Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer at Leo Burnett, focused on during her opening remarks at the Ad Her workshop on April 22nd, 2017.  The Ad Her workshop, a [...]

improve it! Q2 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-04-19T17:01:05+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age

By | 2017-04-13T19:46:20+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age with Amanda Neely Are you… drowning in piles? feeling overwhelmed? under-valued? in over your head? Is your life characterized by… busyness? too much stuff to do? too many ideas that never get accomplished? Stop taking this productivity tip and that efficiency trick and never making progress. Learn to [...]

NAWBO: The Talent Emergency

By | 2017-03-13T18:50:38+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Talent Emergency: The 5 Fundamental Truths to the Future of the Human Side of Profitability NAWBO Member and Author, Nicole Martin will talk to her newly released book, “THE TALENT EMERGENCY,” on how we are living through the biggest shift of human capital in our lifetimes. Businesses are facing multigenerational, multicultural dynamics in addition to [...]

Allie from improve it! on Why the Space Matters

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:27+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Improvisation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Any improviser, when asked politely, can tell you the worst place they’ve had to perform. On a boat, in a clearing in the woods, in someone’s basement, at the back of a Chili’s in rural Indiana for what could only be the worst date night in the world (that last one might be a tad autobiographical). [...]

improve it! & Catalyst Ranch partner up for 2017

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:28+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Categories: Teambuilding, Uncategorized, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reason #17 to love this year: get 17% off an improve it! workshop and 17% off your room rental price (either half day or full day) when booked at Catalyst Ranch! Just make sure to book your workshop by March 31st, 2017 and get this once-a-year offer. Utilize improve it!’s out-of-the-box thinking and fun energy at one [...]

Crafting a Brief & Brilliant Introduction With Leadership Story Lab

By | 2017-01-09T18:24:21+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leadership Storytelling 101 Crafting a Brief and Brilliant Introduction Question. After listening to a typical PowerPoint presentation, how much information do you recall? Chances are, not too much. No, there is nothing wrong with your memory. For over 25 years now, we have known that data is up to 20 times more likely to be remembered [...]