In addition to traditional consulting methods, Flanders Consulting utilizes a variety of team-building methods that we call Improv(e) Yourself, a series of improvisational exercises (or “improv”) that top comedians and actors use to think on their feet. This program offers a lively option for spicing up the monotonous, traditional format of executive retreats, annual fundraisers, and sales training workshops.
Improv has been used by Fortune 500 companies for maximization of employee morale and team effectiveness. Improv is an effective teaching tool to help executives and employees develop highly desirable "soft skills" such as leadership, sales, motivation, public speaking, confidence, cooperation, and innovation. Participants are challenged in a fun, non-threatening way to step outside of their comfort zones and challenge old and ineffective paradigms while maximizing their contributions to the company.
Our Improv(e) Yourself consultants are accomplished business professionals and professionally trained improvisational actors who teach at, or have graduated from, the world-famous Second City Training Center in Chicago. Services are available in a variety of formats such as a combination of lecture and interactive workshops or ensemble stage performances and humorous keynote speakers for conferences and special events.
“Josh is a great fundraiser, who is extremely well organized. I recommend him highly.” – Bill Hansen, CEO Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and Event Production
"I enjoyed the day immensely." - Andrew Perlman, Dean, Suffolk Law School
“Where were you my first year of law school?” - Lawyer, ABA Center on Innovation
“Josh is a sincere and effective fundraiser…his strong work ethic is contagious.” – Nancy Goldenberg, Development Director
“Students gained skills in communication, leadership, and creativity…the students were closer and more willing to take risks in their classes. The workshop Josh led was a stunning success.” – Richard Schur, Professor and Honors Director, Drury University
“Laughing for hours, fantastic connections, and exposing yourself in ways you never thought possible?? What are you waiting for!” – University Student