GA 294 | Using Improv to Improve with Mary Lemmer

By Jessica Bush Updated on November 21st, 2019

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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What Do You Think?

What about the successful use of improv in a business/leadership context do you find the most surprising? The least surprising?

  1. Me

    December 13, 2019 - 12:37 pm

    Multitasking is a myth / lie. It’s called switch tasking.

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