UPCOMING CLASSES +
PROGRAM EXAMPLES

 
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“How we lead ourselves in life impacts how we lead those around us.”

– Michael Hyatt

MAY 8...6:30-9:30pm - LOS ANGELES: IMPROV + building FUTURE SKILLS

  • Practice using improv to be more creative and more marketable for any job. Co-led with Terri Simon and hosted @ThinkLA. Ticket info here

 

Apr. 10...6-8p - NYC: Mindful Leadership TASTER

  • We're teaming up again with Tanya Valle, Professional + Mindfulness Coach, and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce to help you develop more compassion for yourself and others, and be a stronger leader in any space. Grab your tickets here.


Mar. 12 - NYC: Pitch Yourself + Your Work with Confidence

  • Learn how to prepare your story verbally, and will practice telling it until you own it. Whether you're pitching an idea to coworkers or clients, asking for funding your next project or start-up, or selling yourself at a networking event, this workshop is for you. Hosted at LMHQ.

    Mar. 5 + 8 - Brooklyn: LEAD YOURSELF LIKE A BOSS

    • Get to know yourself better and how to Get Out of Your Own Way to be successful and happy. Join us for two evenings at the NY Media Center (use code: selfleadership30 for 30% off)

    Feb. 13 - Washington DC: LEARN TO PITCH YOURSELF

    • Practice how to pitch your biz, your project, and yourself with me and IVY, The Social University community. Workshopping, networking, and snacks, oh yes!

    Jan. 31 - New York: SET GOALS + INTENTIONS

    • Kick off your year by meeting smart, driven women who will support your intentions to be awesome! I'm co-leading a Goal Setting workshop with Women Catalysts NYC.
     
     
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    BE THE BOSS OF YOU

     

     

    MINDFULNESS THROUGH IMPROV

     
     

    Do you want to be a stronger leader of yourself and others?
    Do you want to tell your inner critic to shut up? 

    Join us to learn applicable tools to lead yourself and others from a place of kindness. This experiential workshop will integrate mindfulness and improv theater techniques. 

    Learn To:

    • Be more present and focused
    • Calm your mind for clearer decision-making
    • Respond instead of react to difficult people and situations
    • Develop more compassion for yourself and others

    Workshop Leaders: Lisa Pertoso, Founder of Follow the Fear + Tanya Valle, Professional Coach and Mindfulness Teacher

     

     

    TELL YOUR STORY

    PRESENTING + PITCHING

    Custom workshops for:

    Groups sharpened their personal and professional storytelling skills to pitch their businesses, projects, and themselves. 

         "I learned to trust myself to come up with something on the spot."
         "I need to let go of trying to be the best and just do."
         "I was surprised by how much fun I had, and how connected I felt to the group."


    AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE

    FOR WOMEN

    Do you want to project confidence when pitching yourself and your ideas? Do you want to move up within your organization?
    Do you want to advocate for others?

    Find and empower your unique voice, assert your space, and learn how to ask for what you need in this workshop intensive for women. Strengthen and build your communication, facilitation, and management skills using techniques adapted from theater and improv comedy. Led in partnership with BeSpoken


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    CREATIVE PLAY

    "If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play."
          — John Cleese

    Explore new ways to spark creativity and solve problems on-the-fly through collaborative and individual exercises. Gain practical tools to apply to your work and life.


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    TEAM-BUILDING

    CONNECT + PLAY

    Custom workshopS FOR:

    Facilitated sessions for teams designed to bring people together over culture, skills-building, and fun. 


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    FUTURE-PROOF YOUR CAREER

     
     

    Thinking about a career change?
    Have an idea for a new business?
    not sure how to TAKE THE 1ST STEP?

    Walk away with tangible next steps to find a career doing what you love. Learn tools to overcome your fears, explore what drives you, and understand how to transform your purpose into meaningful work. 


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    IMPROV FOR THE 21ST CENTURY LEADER

    New York, NY + Los Angeles, CA

    Business and creative leaders are looking for new ways to solve problems and to build an adaptable workforce for our ever-changing, on-demand world. Co-facilitated with Terri Simon.

    TAKEAWAYS

    • Loosen up and clearly articulate your ideas to an audience
    • Create on-the-fly using limited resources
    • Leverage diverse teams to generate ideas and solve problems
    • Give and receive real-time feedback
    • Listen, be real and be relevant in your response

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    IMPROVISE YOUR SOCIAL CONTENT


    How to create entertaining, compelling stories on the spot with minimal time and tools?

    Lisa Pertoso and Daniel Castro (visual story-maker extraordinaire from SkyPie Studio founder) team up to give you a taste of how improv exercises can get your creative juices flowing to shoot photo, motion, or video for any social platform. Check out some of the playful videos.


    LEADERSHIP + STORYTELLING

    Custom workshops for Echoing Green 2016 Fellows

    At their week-long retreat social entrepreneurs learned to articulate their leadership stories to connect with an audience, and with each other.


    EXPLORING DIGITAL

    MINDSET + BEHAVIORS

    Custom sessions for Hyper Island: Miami, Mexico City + New York

    The "rules" of improv - take risks, fail, adapt, listen, and react honestly - provide a framework for executives and creatives to foster the attitudes and behaviors needed to successfully navigate digital tools and strategies.


    IMPROV FOR DESIGN THINKING

    Hosted by Design Gym

    Experience the power of creative collaboration through play. Explore how six basic improv principles can further develop your design thinking mindset.