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Improv with Joey at Impact Hub Austin - Monroe

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Impact Hub Austin

411 W Monroe St

Austin, TX 78751

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This out-of-your seat interactive workshop features all-group or paired games and exercises, but -- fear not -- you do not have to produce scenes and will not be put on the spot to be "funny." You don't need a sense of humor, just an open mind and willingness to play along.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a creative, a banker, or everything in between....this series on the off stage application of improv concepts will hold nuggets of wisdom you can apply in your work and broader life for outcomes like better presence/listening, more connected conversations/relationships, greater access to your creativity and innovative thinking, and strengthened resilience in the face of stressful and overwhelming situations.

In this session, we will explore how surprising results can emerge at home or in the office when we dare boldly to build on other people's offers, the improv concept of "making your partner look good" and the concept of "following the follower" as an alternative to traditional leadership. Come learn how parking our egos and looking for ways to serve a larger goal can lead to unexpected and wonderful outcomes.



What People are Saying About The Series


"I loved how Joey connected improv to how you can live a more fulfilling life - it's not just about theater!"

"I would absolutely recommend this! The skills gained and insights ignited are useful in any context"

"Improv is so telling about how we interact in our everyday lives"

"This is great for team building or for entrepreneurs who want to think outside the box"

"This is amazing professional development"

" I was surprised how quickly we all got along"

"I recommend this as a way to try something different - take a risk"




About the Teacher


Joey Neugart is a recovering lawyer and surviving executive of two Bay Area start-ups that churned through staff in the pursuit of bigger, better, faster, more revenue growth. While battling the mental and physical health consequences of burn-out in the fall of 2011, he stumbled on, and was instantly hooked by the study of theatrical improvisation which he has pursued with Keith Johnstone as well as teachers from BATS Improv, Second City Chicago, Saturday Night Live, and other fine institutions.


Once he started to internalize the wisdom inherent in its guiding principles, Joey began to apply an improviser’s mindset off stage, leading him to more intuitive decision making, including the intentional slowing of the pace of his personal and professional life and relocating his family to Austin – a town that values the power of live performance. Joey is the leader of Lightside Collective, a theatrical improv performer, a super-involved preschool parent, a DIY-enthusiast, and a small-scale real estate investor.

Joey is passionate about sharing the levity-restoring practices of improv with weighed down adults who need a way back to the light.

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