Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Positive Business DC today announced that Kat Koppett will teach people how to use improv to produce positive business outcomes. The Webinar, scheduled for October 30 at noon EST is Positive Business DC’s first online event.
Koppett holds a B.F.A. in Drama from New York University and an M.A. in Organization Psychology from Columbia University. She is recognized as an authority in the field of Applied Improv. Koppett’s book, Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theater Techniques to Enhance Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership, and Learning is used by businesses and acting professionals around the world. Her work inspires business leaders to improve company culture in way that increases productivity and well-being in the workplace.
“We are all performers,” Koppett says. “Successful professionals in any field, just like accomplished actors, are in command of their presence, clear about their objectives, and connected to their audience. Learning improv helps people to use the flexibility, range, and creativity that they naturally possess to achieve their most important goals.”
“We are extremely excited to have an expert of Kat’s caliber deliver our first Webinar,” says Shannon Polly, co-founder of Positive Business DC. “What’s important about this topic is that people already improvise in every interaction they have in work and in life. No one is given a script when they wake up in the morning. Our goal is to give people tools that build awareness for how to make the most of every interaction. This awareness creates authentic conversations in a way that is fun and also takes fear off the table.”
During the Webinar, Koppett will share tips and exercises to help attendees increase workplace happiness, flexibility, influence, courage, and performance range. Registration for Improv for the Business Stage is free. To ‘warm up’ for the Webinar, you can check out Tips for Facilitating Improv (& Other Experiential Activities) in Organizations.
About Kat Koppett
Kat Koppett (@kopco) founded Koppett & Company, a consulting, training and coaching business, which specializes in the use of theatre and storytelling techniques to enhance performance on the job. Koppett holds a B.F.A. in Drama from New York University and an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and continually seeks to combine the wisdom and strengths of both disciplines to create programs that are both practical and transformative. Her book Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques to Enhance Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership, and Learning is considered a seminal work in the field of Applied Improv and is used by professionals around the world. http://www.koppett.com
About Positive Business DC
Positive Business DC (@PositiveBizDC) was founded in 2012 by Shannon Polly (@shannonpolly), MAPP, Marcia Moran (@mmoran76), and Donna Hemmert (@dhemmert) to inform and inspire leaders across the Metro DC region to increase well-being, productivity and profitability in the workplace. More than a decade of rigorous scientific research shows that well-being can be measured, taught, and increased through the tools developed from the science of positive psychology. Infusing these elements into corporate DNA enables organizations to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and drastically improve the bottom line.