This bookwill combine the lessons learned from a personal journey with the teachings derived from years of honing valuable skills through performing and presenting to thousands of people and founding and growing several multimillion dollar companies. Main topics will focus on:
•How removing the fear of failure can fuel an unstoppable powerhouse
•Learning to recognize when and how to trust your instincts
•How celebrating and embracing ideas of others will create an inclusive and diverse culture.
•How simple “communication” can help everyone rise up, from leadership to new hires.
•How to listen effectively (To both people and your environment). Thinking is hard. Listening is easy and is most often the springboard to huge ideas.
By focusing on these topics that also serve as pain points, and detailing how the tools and techniques of what has been learned through improv, this book will help people and organizations utilize new skill sets to be more productive, more accepting and more “all in” to create a stronger teammate and team.
Norm Laviolette: (www.iainnovation.com; Boston, MA) is the Co-founder of Improv Asylum, IA innovation and Asylum Gaming and Esports (AGE), Norm brings the experience of building companies from the ground up into multi-million-dollar businesses. Norm understands first hand why culture is integral to long-term success and has built a team that exemplifies why communicating, listening and trusting are so important. Norm is on a never-ending quest towards the continued development and expansion of Improv Asylum’s theatrical and IA Innovation’s business divisions and leads Improv Asylum and IA Innovation's strategic business and artistic vision locally, nationally and globally.
Bob Melley (www.iainnovation.com; Boston, MA) is the Managing Director for IA Innovation and is responsible for client relations, day to day operations and business development throughout Europe and the globe. As a former EVP and COO of major revenue companies across the entertainment and technology industries, Bob brings a wealth of business development experience and knowledge. Bob has worked with Fortune 50 businesses to start ups, incredible non-profits to leading educational institutions across the globe.