"The more positive you can be with your players, the better they're going to play."
"How can you get on stage?"
"Aren't you scared?"
"How did you get into comedy?"
I get all kinds of questions when people find out I am a comedian, and they often center around fear or a wonder regarding how or why someone would choose to get onstage or be vulnerable in that way.
In 12+ years as a stand-up and improv comedian, I've learned a lot about communication, fear, collaboration, positivity, resilience, motivation, confidence, and, yes, humor.
Most of these are skills that can be shared and applied, and, in fact, I have often applied these skills to great success. I've used them to help hundreds of people as a career and professional development coach. I've used them to help me negotiate thousands of contracts. Comedy as an applied skill is incredibly useful, and, as a learning technique, can be quite fun!
Which is why I am happy to be known as the "Applied Comedy Lady."
While some people have heard of applied improv -- the application of the skills and tools from improvisation in everyday situations -- I use applied comedy in a broader sense, because stand-up is a tool that can be used to teach a wide variety of skills, as well.
In addition to having been a stand-up comedian for over a decade, I am proud to be a member of the international Applied Improv Network, and a previous presenter at their international conference (on "applied improv in career development").
I am committed to learning, moving forward, personal and professional development, and a playful approach to it all. Contact me now, and let's talk about how we can combine learning and laughter!