In today’s frenetic workplace, where technology and packed schedules often eclipse human connection, we risk overlooking the vital role of interpersonal skills in creating thriving workplaces.
In this episode of Women Amplified, Nicole Cohen, best-selling author of Improv at Work: What the Business World Can Learn from Improvisational Comedy, helps us integrate the rules of improvisational comedy to reinvigorate your workplace, turning it into a hub of creativity, empowerment, and even joy — much like the dynamic world of improv comedy.
Whether you’re early in your career or a seasoned leader, this episode offers invaluable insights to elevate workplace communication, collaboration, and innovation.
Nicole Faust Cohen is an experienced business leader and lifelong student and practitioner of the performing arts. Cohen is a managing director at a global consulting company. Outside her industry work, Cohen creates and leads workshops on the topic of bringing the rules of improvisational comedy to the workplace, for the purpose of creating the most collaborative and innovative work environment possible. Cohen graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Theme in Fine Arts/Theatre. Today, Cohen is an International Best Selling Author with Improv at Work: What the Business World Can Learn from Improvisational Comedy. In addition to leading workshops with global leadership teams, she has also spoken on podcasts, radio programming, Northwestern Alumni Association webcast series, and at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.
Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, Heard Mentality, and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee
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