Hivemind improv training…
Transforms your team into a tight-knit group of friends
Attracts customers to you and your message
Inspires loyalty and enthusiasm in those who work for you
Helps your employees feel like superheroes!
How does it work?
Relaxed and fun workshops packed with improv theatre games
Good for 5 - 60 participants
60-90 minute classes, either standalone or in 6-part courses
Led by 1 or 2 of Hivemind’s experienced improv coaches
We need nothing but a room big enough for us all to move around in!
Transform your team with corporate improv training
For decades, top comedians and actors have trained in improvisational theatre to rise to the top of their game: making their audiences laugh, or moving them to passion. And today, improv comedy training is recognised as a powerful and flexible tool for professional soft skills development. The mindset and skills that improv comedians cultivate to generate onstage magic are just as valuable when taken to the workplace. Some of these skills, such as creativity, quick thinking, and the art of storytelling, are easy to recognise. But we also work to cultivate more subtle abilities which are just as important: generosity, communication skills, and acceptance of vulnerability and failure. Whether you’re a salesperson, a leader, or someone who wants to inspire their colleagues and expand their network of influence, mastering the skills used by improv comedians will take you where you want to go.
Hivemind’s corporate improv trainers have, on average, six years’ experience not just performing but teaching improv at all levels: young and old, beginner and advanced, doctors and management consultants. We’ve developed several light-hearted and accessible workshops targeting different key soft skills.
We can cater for anywhere between 5 and 40 participants. We’re able to travel anywhere in the UK to deliver a session on your premises; all we require is a decently sized room and 60-90 minutes of your participants’ time. Alternatively, we can arrange for your team to visit us in a theatre rehearsal space in London.
For working groups looking to take their performance to the next level, we offer 6-part courses which dig more deeply into the mindset of an improv troupe. We’ll introduce new concepts each week, along with exercises to reinforce new mindsets between workshops, promoting measurable differences in your team’s culture by the end of the course.
By the end of the session, you and your team will have been introduced to some of the skills and mindsets that top entertainers use onstage. You’ll have taken part in games and exercises which put these soft skills into immediate practice. You’ll have been given a set of simple tools which you can immediately apply to carry their new mindsets back into the workplace. And finally, you’ll have had a hilarious and unforgettable team building experience, bringing your team closer together. Don’t waste your next training day sleeping through PowerPoints - set it alight with a day of improv comedy!
Corporate Improv Training Programmes
Dr Alex O’Bryan-Tear
Alex’s career as an improvised comedy coach began 10 years ago with “Superhero Academy”, a theatre programme that taught 7-12 year-olds how to make things up on the spot. He went on to train many generations of aspiring Cambridge University student comedians, with the Cambridge Impronauts. Five years ago, he embarked on his most challenging task yet: using improv to unlock a playful, creative, and confident mindset in working teams. Since then, he’s brought the fun and freedom of the stage to doctors, managers, and business consultants. With a background in research psychology, he takes care to ground his improv games and exercises in evidence from the cutting edge of this field!
Isla is an expert speaker on social freedom, NLP practitioner and creator of her tried and tested approach on the art of communication. Isla has worked with a variety of companies including Your Charisma Coach, WeWork and the London Shyness Group, and has performed on stages across the UK. Isla has now coached hundreds of Londoners on their social confidence using her interactive workshops and trainings.