You and your team have incredible genius in you, and we can help you set it alight. Our mind-shifting training is intended to work with whatever systems are already working for your business. And it’s rooted in neuroscience. We will help you adopt new ways of being and thinking and interacting. We’ll help you develop new habits that with practice will literally change your mind at the cellular level. You’ll open access to genius that’s always been there. When the whole mind is on the job, employee engagement naturally follows.
Anxiety, slowness of thought and action, conflict, inability to make or cope with change, paralysis in crisis… these common problems all are rooted in, “No.”
A central tenet of improvisation is, “Yes, And.” Yes, I accept that your contribution has merit, and in acknowledgment of that merit, I’ll expand on your contribution to see what unexpected marvels are inspired. This is an incomparably simple tool. Its power is immeasurable. And it takes training and practice to wield it consistently.
“Yes, And” is just the beginning of the principles we teach you and your team to inhabit.
We offer business improv training for:
A chief complaint about leadership and corporate training programs is that they don’t change anything — or that the change is short-lived. Other training programs are focused on systems that businesses must adopt and implement consistently, but…
We help you create new habits and permanently change your mind.
Improv training is experiential, and it’s intimate, and it literally changes the structure of your brain.
Teams trained in improv bring the best out in each other, working faster and more effectively together than they ever could alone. The work they produce is better, more original, more purposeful, more innovative. And their service of clients is more refined, more directed, and more likely to end in client satisfaction.
We teach you and your team principles of improv and take you through fast-paced experiential training designed to get you working faster than you can think — faster than your self-critical editor can intervene. Each member of your team bares their true creative genius to the others. They work together to create SOMETHING from NOTHING.
This is a perspective shifting experience that creates indelible change in the brains of participants and in the relationships between them. A team that improvises together truly bonds. They learn to listen deeply, not only to each other, but to themselves as well. Self-awareness grows. Co-creation and collaboration happen. In the inherently equal practice of improv, the inherent genius of each player emerges, but instead of being focused on one’s own performance, participants learn to witness the greatness in each other.
After an experience of improv training, participants can be heard saying, not, “Look what I did!” Not, “Look what we did.” They say to each other, “Look what YOU did. You were awesome.” True teamwork comes not through a lot of “we”, but from everyone on the team working to make each other member of the team look good.
Sales leaders like you tell us, “Sales is not the same job it used to be. My people are doing the right things. But they’re not closing the business. We need sales training that works.”
You may have found… Traditional forms of sales training — on their own — don’t yield the results you need.
It’s time to stop training for process alone, and start training for mindset.
Our mind-shift training for sales teams can ignite the skills and training they’ve already got. Sales processes gain power in the presence of trust, rapport, and authenticity.
Leadership is the art of creating an environment that brings the best out in your team. And nothing brings out the best in your team like knowing from experience that their contributions will be valued.
Our training can prepare managers and leaders of all kinds to use their minds with agility, to act with purpose and principle, and to respond to changing circumstances with grace and calm.
Our training is not a system, not a series of steps to follow. We offer a participatory, kinesthetic experience. It creates habits and changes brains. There’s nothing to remember — rather we help you to create constructive patterns of behavior that work so well and feel so inspiring that they are self-reinforcing.
Nothing prepares leadership better than improv.
Job interviews are notoriously lousy predictors of job performance.
People who shine in an interview may or may not be hard workers. They may or may not play well with others. They may or may not be able to think creatively and deliver on the promises they make in an interview.
Let us help you see more from your job candidates before you make your final decision. In order to find out what these candidates have under the hood, let us put them through their paces. You’ll learn about prospectives’ character, work ethic, collaborative skills, focus and resilience.
Next time your company is considering new hires, bring in the finalists for a workshop with The Yes Works.