Bob Kulhan

CEO, Senior Faculty & Founder
Bob Kulhan
Bob Kulhan is an elite improv comedian, an Adjunct Professor at both Duke University Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School, and the Founder & CEO of Business Improv® – a 23-year-old consultancy that links improv to business through the behavioral sciences and real-world application.

Based out of Chicago, LA & NYC, BI is a world-class leader in developing experiential On-Site, Virtual (synchronous), Online (asynchronous) programs, as well as Blended (both), Hybrid (multi-location), and Open Enrollment courses for businesses and leaders. Since 1999, Bob has designed top-ranked Business Improv programs for 13 of the top 26 business schools in America and a half-dozen more top tier b-schools around the globe. His customized Business Improvisations® programs have served a large international roster of top firms such as GOOGLE, PepsiCo, American Express, Capital One, Ford Motor Company, Cushman & Wakefield, SAS, Mazda, Glaxo Smith Kline, Takeda, Amgen, PwC, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, Neutrogena, Progressive, Takeda, Colgate-Palmolive, Raytheon, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble R&D University, the US Department of Defense, and the US Naval Academy, to name a few.

Kulhan pioneered experiential learning in the virtual space. Since 2017, Business Improv has been developing high-energy, dynamic, experiential Virtual (synchronous), Online (asynchronous), Blended (both), and Hybrid (multi-location) solutions in Virtual Presence, Collaboration, Creativity, Virtual Teams, Virtual Leadership, Virtual Presentations, Agility, Adaptive Problem Solving, Creating Team Chemistry, DEI, Storytelling, Virtual Selling and Influence, Virtual Conflict Management & Difficult Conversations, Engagement, Resilience, Morale, etc. For those who want to study Business Improv in the comfort of their own homes, at their own pace, Kulhan developed the transformative self-paced, Online course Improvisational Communication in 2019. This asynchronous learning program focuses on how to use Business Improv techniques for personal and professional development in communication, collaboration, creativity, change, conflict and creating culture. It is a first-of-its-kind course designed using research backed by science and more than two decades of experience.

Bob is the best-selling author of ‘GETTING TO YES AND’, by Stanford University Press.

In addition to all things improv, Bob is passionate about cooking, SCUBA diving, Brazilian Jju-Jitsu (blue belt), the Chicago Cubs, and his wife and two children. Please, if you have any decency whatsoever – or you just want to see Bob’s comedy stuff – visit and find him on LinkedIn.