The Improvisation For Life

Corporate Workshop Certification Program

You’ve tried bringing in facilitators.

You’ve had coworkers take personality tests.

Your boss wants your team growing and thriving, but you just can’t figure out how to get them there.

This is the Workshop Certification Program you’ve been looking for.

  • If you need your coworkers to up their game in collaboration, communication, and generate better innovative ideas…

  • If your company wants you to offer a workshop series or coaching that will get your employees to the next level….

  • If you want to improve company culture and employee engagement….

Let Katie Goodman’s 4-month program train you how to lead the “Improvisation For Life” Workshop! Train your team on how to use the tools of improv comedy in every day life. You will learn how to set achievable, exciting goals while bringing laughter and connection to any business!

After 20 years of teaching these creative, fun and inspiring workshops in the corporate setting, I know that they matter. Employees learn to connect, communicate better, tap into their creative minds and generate more innovative ideas. I see the excitement employees get out of the workshops as they learn about themselves, see their potential, and learn to collaborate brilliantly and easily with each other. I hear incredible feedback about how this work changed their lives and their company. I can’t be everywhere, so I want to allow for more people to experience it by training leaders to deliver this engaging and transformative workshop.

leaders: You have a gift

You love your company and you want to coach your employees to grow and make your business flourish. You know you are good with people who are going through transitions, and you know something about life. You want to help. But it’s hard to know where to begin, and even harder to know how to create a workshop that offers this kind of effective, transformative training. And you want your employees or coworkers to want to do the training. No more boring mandatory workshops that no one wants to sit through! This is FUN.

That’s where we come in. You will be trained in creating your workshop, using either Katie’s format or with a mix of your own content that Katie will help you develop. Katie has 20 years experience and has taught 10,000 people how to use the tools of improv in every day life. She knows how to work with a group. She knows how to command a room, and how to lead people into finding their potential. She also knows how to deal with difficult things that can come up. She will teach you how to manage a group, change your plan on the fly when things don’t go as you’d expected, and she will help you learn to inspire employees and coworkers to improve their communication skills, their collaboration projects, and their planning and strategy, while also inspiring individuals to live their lives with meaning and purpose- at work and at home! Your workshop participants will be thrilled to be there!

 
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WHAT DOES THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ENTAIL?

  • 1 retreat as a participant (Like Chico Hot Springs or Kripalu. See retreats page to find a date that works for you or email us to set up one at your company.)

  • 1 LIVE 2-DAY TRAINING on how to teach the workshop, either in NYC, various retreat centers around the country or a LIVE SKYPE TRAINING from the comfort of your home if you can’t make it to any of the scheduled training sessions.

  • The live training also includes a special coaching session with practice participants. 

  • 4 1-hour PRIVATE personal life coaching and training sessions from Katie (one hour a month for 4 months), just for you alone to hone your skills and discuss your leadership skills.

  • 4 group coaching sessions on developing your business (one per month, on Skype)

  • A 100+ page training package of materials. This includes training on:

    • Goals For Your Company

    • Personal Life & Leadership Coaching

    • Creativity Coaching

    • Improvisation and Comedy Skills

    • Retreat Creation

  • 2 Follow-Up Private Coaching Sessions anytime in the next 12 months

  • Further Private follow-up coaching/training add-on sessions are optional after certification completed

  • EXTRA: If you would like to learn to lead these workshops outside of your company, we can add in a Business Module that will teach you to create your own business leading these workshops out in the world. This is a great extra form of income and can benefit your company as well.

WHERE & DOES THIS HAPPEN?

If you are interested to get rolling right away, the very first part of the program is to take one of the retreats that you will be learning to lead. We can also arrange a private retreat for you and colleagues or friends, as well as an optional initial corporate retreat for your company delivered by Katie.

If you do not see a workshop you are able to attend, please contact info@katiegoodman.com

After you’ve taken a workshop, the rest of the training will begin based on your schedule. There are lots of options to meet your needs: live in person in New York City, or at your company, or simply on Skype. Katie will work out with you what is the best option and ensure that a training day is made available for you.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Katie is taking applications for the certification throughout the year, and the first step in your training will be to take the workshop itself so we can connect and make sure this is a fit.

If you have already taken one of her workshops in the past, you can skip this step and note that on your application. (The fee you spent on the workshop will be deducted from your Certification Program.) Or you are of course welcome to take the workshop again which would be a great way to really get more of it under your belt!

If you want to be certified and coached in creating your own workshop, we recommend you still take Katie’s workshop so that you have an understanding of workshop structure and so you have a chance to work with Katie. Please email us to discuss options: info@katiegoodman.com.

PRICE

$6,000 plus travel and lodging for workshops.

If you need Katie to come to your company, you can work out a personalized fee structure.

The price of the workshop is included in The Improvised Life Certification Program, so you will be charged separately for the retreat if you decide not to do the certification, but if you do the certification program, it will be included in your price.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Download the application using the green button below.

  2. Email the application to info@katiegoodman.com

  3. Once we receive your application, we will schedule a phone call to see if this is a good fit for you.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Some comedy or theatre or improv or performance experience. Does NOT need to be extensive. We can teach you that part. This is so you know you like this art and will be excited to lead it.

  • An enthusiastic interest in workshops, coaching and personal discovery. You do not need a background in coaching at all. That’s what Katie’s here for!

Questions:

Do I have to be funny? Nope! Just playful!

Do I have to teach only women? Nope! Katie teaches co-ed workshops too.

Will this certification allow me to lead these workshops outside of my company? Yes! We can also add in a Business Module that will teach you to create your own business leading these workshops out in the world.

Do I have to become a life coach? Nope! You can also be the kind of leader that just lets the games and interactions be enough. A fun workshop without the life coaching is also something people love. It’s a great corporate ice breaker for new employees or when coworkers get together who don’t normally work together for a conference.

Will this be fun or hard? Both hopefully! But we’d rather use the word “challenging” or “exciting” than hard. But starting a new project is both exciting and also some work of course. Katie will help you stay on track and bust through any blocks you have. If it’s something you are excited to do, then this will enrich your life and your company for sure!

What if I can’t travel to the designated training location on the specified dates? Katie will make sure the dates work for you before you sign up.

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