Conversatin' on the improve it! Couch: How the improve it! Team Networks Like an #improvboss

Conversatin' on the improve it! Couch: How the improve it! Team Networks Like an #improvboss

Join Allie, Erin, & Jenna on the improve it! couch to chat about networking, what improv techniques help them in those classic "awkward" networking events, and what goals they have for their future networking endeavors! 

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Curious how to apply the improve it! methodology to your own dreams? Check out our "Networking" DIY Coaching Curriculum here as a part of our improve You! Series.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Workplace Experience

5 Ways to Improve Your Workplace Experience

Spring is all about second chances and growth. Although, with the upcoming warm weather, it’s easy to let your head get stuck in the clouds, dream the days away, and let your work pile up. Do not fall for this trap! All you’ll be doing is inducing an stress-ache (stress headache), and a couple sleepless nights.

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Conversatin' on the improve it! Couch: Using Active Communication and Learning How to "Walk the Walk"

Conversatin' on the improve it! Couch: Using Active Communication and Learning How to "Walk the Walk"

Join Allie & Erin on the improve it! couch to chat about why "Effective Communication" is our most popular workshop, how they "Walk the Walk" with their internal team, and their communication role models.

Feel free to listen in via podcast, or get the highlights from the conversation below!

Curious how to apply the improve it! methodology to your own dreams? Check out our "Active Communication" DIY Coaching Curriculum here as a part of our improve You! Series.

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The Importance of Reliance

The Importance of Reliance

We’ve all been there. It’s the middle of the week. Assignments are piling up and Friday seems so far away. You feel the stress creep up on you like an itch you can’t scratch when suddenly, a coworker approaches your desk with an earnest smile and quizzical arch of the brow and asks you, “How’s it going?”

What is your response? Usually a modest “fine” or even “great” but never the truth. Why is that?

 

Click the link below for the 5 benefits of honesty in the workplace - in gifs, no less!

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Workplace Appreciation (As told in Gifs!)

Workplace Appreciation (As told in Gifs!)

Hello people of the interwebs! Today, I want to chat about workplace appreciation.

Why workplace appreciation? Well, I’ll tell you why! February is a strange month. It’s around this time that we start to lose sight of our New Year’s Resolutions, fall prey to the common cold, and grow tired of the constant snow. It becomes easy to focus on the negative and, with the prevalence of social media and constant communication, it’s easy to compare yourself to others and feel like you are missing out.

Is a job that once left you feeling excited and motivated now beginning to feel like a chore? Are you unsure of how you fell into this mindset and desperate for a way out? Have no fear! With these five reminders, you’ll be slinking out of that workplace slump in no time!

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One Year Later: A 2017 Retrospective in Gifs

One Year Later: A 2017 Retrospective in Gifs

As you may or may not know, the end of 2017 marks the end of my first full year as improve it!’s Director of Operations full time. In many ways, I wasn’t entirely sure how or if I would make it here. As with any adventure, at first the path seemed hidden and the destination didn’t yet exist. As a Type-A obsessive this bothered me, but as an improviser it delighted me to no end.

Yes – being inside my head is exhausting, thanks for asking.

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Values, Goals, and 2018 Actions: Grab a Seat on the Couch with Allie & Erin!

Values, Goals, and 2018 Actions: Grab a Seat on the Couch with Allie & Erin!

Join Allie & Erin on the improve it! couch to chat about what values make the office tick, how they set (and celebrate!) goals, and how to turn your visions into a reality. (SPOILER ALERT: The answer is hard work and persistence).

Feel free to listen in via podcast, or get the highlights from the conversation below!

Curious how to apply the improve it! methodology to your own dreams? Check out our "Confidence in Change" DIY Coaching Curriculum here as a part of our improve You! Series.

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Graduate from being a boss, be a mentor

Graduate from being a boss, be a mentor

In the varied experiences that 22 years have given me, I’ve found some great bosses; but I had never had the privilege of experiencing a mentor in the workplace (hint: until improve it! Came along). As it turns out, there’s a pretty big difference.

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Lauren Capra (A.K.A "LoCap") Bids Her Intern Duties Adieu!

Lauren Capra (A.K.A "LoCap") Bids Her Intern Duties Adieu!

I’ve always appreciated growth. Growth from knowledge, people, and a massive range of experiences. Experiences happen daily, and each one with improve it! has been incredible. Incredible are the moments when you find yourself noticing new talents and passions. Passions are quite interesting, when you think about them, and how they affect workplace magic.

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August All Stars: Claire Jolcover, Advanced Resources

August All Stars: Claire Jolcover, Advanced Resources

improve it!  family - meet Claire! Claire is a wonderful human, doggie owner, and cheerleader of everything improve it! She has been in attendance at almost every one of our public workshops this year.

Claire is also the President of the Bear Necessities "Young Professionals Board", and introduced us to the organization that is now our charity partner.

Shine on, you beautiful star! Read more about Claire and how improv has a place in her professional life below.

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