Katie Goodman is a comedian, author, speaker and life-coach. Katie gives interactive keynotes and workshops all over the country centered around using the tools of improv comedy in everyday life. Her comedy show “Katie Goodman’s Broad Comedy” runs Off-Broadway, and has been touring nationally for the past seven years. Katie Goodman is the author of the book “Improvisation For The Spirit: Living A More Creative, Spontaneous and Courageous Life Using The Tools Of Improv Comedy”.
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Katie Goodman's work in comedy has amassed over 3 million online views. She can be seen on Showtime, TruTV, and, more often than she would admit, in line getting a mocha latte with extra, extra whipped cream.
Katie literally wrote the book on using improv comedy to improve your life. (No, seriously, it's called "Improvisation For The Spirit" — look it up!) Her show "Broad Comedy" plays Off Broadway. Her mix of her love of self-help and comedy lands her career somewhere in between Samantha Bee and Deepak Chopra. Her work has been celebrated by Arianna Huffington, Leslie Stahl, Time Out New York, and her Pilates teacher in Brooklyn who says she is "getting better." Besides her own book, Katie's writing can be seen In O Magazine and The Huffington Post.
Katie holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and was nominated for the MacArthur Genius Grant for her work in theater. She got beat out by the astrophysicist who discovered the multiphase liquid behavior of nuclei, but better luck next time. Through her training and speaking, Katie has taught over 10,000 people how to use the tools of improv comedy in their lives to handle absolutely anything, be more creative and courageous, and confident.
When she's not at home in New York City, Katie can be found traveling the country for speaking events, comedy shows, "Improvisation for Life" retreats, Certification Program training, and workshops.
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MPROVISE & INNOVATE YOUR WAY THROUGH CHANGE
Improv games and exercises teach us how to become someone who is comfortable taking creative risks for our business, entrepreneurship, and personal lives. Nothing exciting or new happens in business without creative risks… “The goal isn’t to keep chaos or change from happening-because it’s all unpredictable. The goal is to practice improvising throughout life so you become flexible and courageous and can handle anything.” – Katie Goodman
HOW TO HANDLE ANYTHING: WOMEN STEALING THE SHOW
Women’s insights are changing the business world. Now is the time to know the power of your ideas, and to trust what you have to offer. Women’s workshops and keynotes in an all-female atmosphere give women a safe and fun place to practice finding their voice… and use it!
HOW TO GAG YOUR INNER CRITIC
Our Inner Critic keeps us from reaching our potential and living our best life. In a company, it keeps people from taking creative and innovative leaps, from supporting each other, and slows down progress. We can learn to transform our Inner Critic to a helpful Inner Coach that blazes the way for our personal growth and allows us to show up fully and reach our potential.
FLEXIBILITY AND COMFORT IN THE UNKNOWN
Katie teaches us how to absolutely adore the unexpected, welcome the chaos, and thrive on change. Katie will lead you through learning how to actually love the stages of feeling lost and the thrill of coming out the other side with new ideas and ready for action.
IMPROVISE YOUR LIFE WORKSHOP
Katie teaches how to use the tools of improv comedy to access creativity and innovation for the workplace and personal life. Katie’s funny and fast-paced workshops are smart, interactive, lively, and fun. She will customize the content to focus on your specific needs.
“We engaged Katie to walk us through the improv process so that when something unplanned happens, we can react in a positive way in the moment (and hopefully with humor). The immediate business benefits of Katie’s training have improved our interactions across the company both internally and with our clients. We are also having a lot more fun with each other, and that boost to morale is immeasurable.” – EDWARD ROSKE, CEO, INTERREL CONSULTING
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