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Katie Goodman      

Award-Winning Musical Comedian & Author

Katie Goodman is an award-winning comedian, author, speaker, and life coach. She has been seen on Showtime, Current TV, and TruTV, has toured internationally for over 12 years, and her comedy show ran Off-Broadway.

Goodman's comedy has amassed over 3 million views online. She has taught over 10,000 people the art of bringing the tools of improvisational comedy into their work and everyday life. Katie holds a philosophy degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Goodman writes for O, The Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, and is the author of "Improvisation For The Spirit: Living A More Creative, Spontaneous and Courageous Life Using The Tools of Improv Comedy." She was nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for her unique work in theatre.

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The 8 Tools Of Improv Comedy

Katie Goodman uses her 8 Tools Of Improv Comedy to create fun, lively and interactive keynotes, leading her audience through exercises specifically focused on helping participants connect, gain confidence, and adapt to change. Skills of improv include: collaboration, not being “thrown” by the unexpected, discovering how constraint breeds creativity, and adopting a culture of "yes, and!" Attendees will learn how to excavate their authentic selves, cultivate flexibility and gain confidence.

Authentic Leadership

Have you ever had that moment when you're laughing together at work and you think, "This is why I like working here.” As leaders, it's our authentic moments of sharing and humor that make us relatable and build trust quickly and deeply with employees. These are the moments when they see who we really are. In this interactive keynote (workshop), you will learn to connect with the most authentic part of yourself so that you can better engage with people as a leader at work and in life.

Gag Your Inner Critic

Our Inner Critic keeps us from reaching our potential and living our best life. In a company, it keeps people from taking creative and innovative leaps, from supporting each other, and slows down progress. We can learn to transform our Inner Critic to a helpful Inner Coach that blazes the way for our personal growth and allows us to show up fully and reach our potential.

Ready, Go, Set: How To Use Creative Innovation For Success

Nothing exciting or new happens in business or life without creative risks. Improv games and exercises inspire teams to become people who are comfortable taking creative risks for our businesses and personal lives and to end up with something new and brilliant. We are all being called upon to work in new and innovative ways now. Katie will teach your employees how.

Get Lost: How To Thrive In The Unknown

Adapting and innovating as you move forward is crucial for a business and for our personal lives in a quickly-changing world. Katie will lead you through learning how to actually love the stages of being lost and the thrill of coming out the other side with new ideas and ready for action.

Women Killing It: Now Is Our Time

For all women — leaders, employees, teams, and individuals — this is the time we’ve been waiting for. Katie will teach you How to Own Your Authentic Voice and support other women through collaboration, the “Yes And” Principle, and speaking up.

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