How We Got Started
We met at Yale University as students in an improvisational comedy troupe. We went on to professional improvisation, such as training and performance with the Second City of Chicago, and then further on to hold executive positions in banking, the non-profit sector, and even network engineering.
What we all realized is that improvisation served us well in business. The ability to think on your feet, arrive at solutions through the side door, and communicate in ways that bring people together are the skills of improvisation. These are the keys to innovation and business success. Yet, these skills are often overlooked. And so, ImprovEdge was born.
Since 1998, we have developed material with the assistance of Wharton Business School and applied it to clients in industries as diverse as finance, manufacturing, law, retail, and technology. Our clients include NBCUniversal, Cardinal Health, JPMorgan, ESPN and AstraZeneca to name a few. Originally headquarted in New York, NY, ImprovEdge is now based in Columbus, Ohio under the leadership of Karen Hough.
We currently have people in New York, Columbus, Cleveland, Los Angeles.