Business Improv: Linking Improv to Business Through Behavioral Sciences and Real-World Applications

The term “business improv” gets thrown around a lot. If you ask 10 different people what it means, chances are, you’ll likely get a handful of different interpretations. The reality is that Business Improv started with us, right here back in 2000.

The Business Improv® methodology is defined by three core competencies: “Reacting, Adapting & Communicating”

Reacting – being focused and present, in the moment
Adapting – reacting within parameters or to achieve a specific objective
Communicating – we never operate in a vacuum

With this definition, a pivotal question surfaces: “Who DOESN’T need to strengthen their skills relating to reacting, adapting and communicating?”

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We combine the best improv talent in the world (bar none) with global thought leaders from America’s best business schools and the world’s top industries to bring the most well-rounded, impactful design possible.

We are the one and only Business Improv.

Business Improv and the Hybrid Future

Our Approach – A Master Think Tank

Options that Match Your Specific Needs

All Programs Customizable

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There has never been a better time to get better at being agile, adaptable, and thinking on your feet! Let us help you help yourself. Whether you’re a fully remote team defining your virtual culture, a hybrid team focusing on respecting how, when and where people work, or an in-person team looking to reset and supercharge your chemistry, we have a transformational experience that is acutely dialed in to your team’s success.
Our Approach – A Master Think Tank

Our unique approach is a proprietary blend of scientifically grounded lectures and case studies, with high-energy, interactive, experiential learning exercises led by the world’s top improvisation professionals. Who said you can’t have fun while upskilling?

Options that Match Your Specific Needs
In a world of uncertainty, it is important for leaders to be agile, adaptable and communicative. Successful leaders require skills that embrace change as an opportunity, looking for potential instead of viewing it with fear or as a threat. Creative problem solving is a core skill needed for leading change.
Our Business Improvisations workshops and services include in-person training, online courses, virtual learning, corporate consulting, executive coaching, train-the-trainer, corporate retreats, and custom solutions.

Our Business Improvisations workshops and services include in-person training, online courses, virtual learning, corporate consulting, executive coaching, train-the-trainer, corporate retreats, and custom solutions.

Explore our variety of training options.

Enjoy the convenience of us coming to you! Our mobile team of world-class instructors are available to meet with you in the comfort of your private workspace, corporate event, or at your next team offsite. Whether you have a group of 4 or 4,000, we have the proven experience to deliver incredibly impactful and transferable in-person programming. Talk to us about transforming your team or event into a bastion of creativity and enthusiasm with our onsite and in-person training that will be a memorable event for years to come.
Business Improv’s strategy was always to go virtual, and we have been pioneering experiential corporate training in the virtual space since 2017. Whether you’re looking for high functioning virtual teams, high potentials for executive development, virtual sales training, or creating virtual / hybrid cultures, Business Improv has something for you. We specialize in customizing our courses to guarantee they fit your needs and goals, so they must make sense for you and your employees, and we have several different delivery methods for our virtual instructor-led training (VILT) that can fit any team.
Sample VILT Offerings
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Brainstorming & Idea Sharing
  • Trust, Cohesion & Commitment
  • Conflict Management & Difficult Conversations
  • Storytelling
  • Presence
  • Leadership Development
  • Change & VUCA
  • Burnout, Fatigue & Boosting Morale
  • Resocialization & The Art of Small Talk
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how improvisational theater can be applied in business from the comfort of your own home (how, when and where you work), we have the course for YOU! Improvisational Communication is an unparalleled approach that has been designed by 20+ years of experience linking improv and business through behavioral science and real-world outcomes. Our online course lessons focus specifically on challenges like building stronger relationships between teams; collaborating more effectively across functions within companies, bulking up your creativity AND even developing adaptive solutions to deal with life’s unexpected challenges.
If you’re looking for a way to get your team on board, engage in new ways of thinking, create focused energy to develop a strategy, or just have fun with some good old-fashioned team building, then Business Improv is what’s up! We have more than 100 master instructors from all around the globe who can join your corporate retreat nearly anywhere to impart business wisdom of your choosing. Whether it’s one person or an entire company, our elite instructors can customize classes based on whatever requirements necessary. And every Business Improv instructor is like Bob – an elite improv comedian. This means that hilarious, high-energy, interactive shows can be a part of every event. This is super fun!  (It’s improv. People can’t help having a great time, all while upskilling!) So, get the best of all worlds! Invest in an event that is memorable, impactful and immediately useful!

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Our expert faculty are research hounds. We partner with you to truly understand where your company is and what it needs right now and in the future. Once we know that, we help you build skills that not only work well with your current situation but also future goals as they change and grow.

No matter what level or area you may need development in—from creativity and collaboration to leadership and change management to storytelling and public speaking—we design solutions specifically towards your needs. Contact us about our corporate communication courses today!

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Library Of Offerings

Library Of Offerings

After 20+ years of designing top-ranked, original exercises and courses, we have an extensive Library of Offerings – an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning a bit more about the types of Business Improv’s corporate communications training.

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Customizable Programs

Customizable Programs

We’ve been creating original exercises, business simulations, and customized programs for well more than 2 decades. Give us your challenges, and we’ll design a transformational solution for you that will knock your socks off!

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Meet Bob

Meet Bob

Meet Bob Kulhan, Business Improv Founder and CEO, Senior Faculty, Best Selling Author, Elite Improv Comedian and Overall Decent Human Being.

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The Business Improv Story

The Business Improv Story

How did an elite improv comedian’s rough idea in 1999 turn into a world-class organization – global leaders in developing experiential In-Person, Virtual Classroom (synchronous), Online (asynchronous), and Blended (combination) learning programs for businesses and businesspeople? This is our story.

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