GA 294 | Using Improv to Improve with Mary Lemmer

This week’s guest is Mary Lemmer. Mary leveraged her unique background in improv comedy and entrepreneurship to create a fun and effective training methodology that has helped countless organizations overcome all kinds of obstacles. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • One of Mary’s favorite quotes (3:09)
  • Mary’s background (4:59)
  • About her LinkedIn photo (9:55)
  • Why improv feels like freedom (12:20)
  • Improv comedy and leadership (14:33)
  • About the process (18:19)
  • The role of empathy (24:12)
  • How personality types factor in (26:04)
  • Some of Mary’s favorite improv moments (30:20)
  • The “First Word Last Word” exercise (32:30)

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