Improv For Work

All fun. All business.

Taking improv off the stage and into the workplace.

Our Facilitators

The Stomping Ground Facilitators are not only veteran Improvisers, they are also experts in business with a knack for applying the principles of improv to your work. Talent Bios provided upon assignment and as requested.

Meet Kristy Oliver West

Kristy hails from Atlanta, GA and has been an improv performer since 2000. In 2009, she started teaching improv for stage as well as teaching the application of improv applied to helping teams and people tap into critical human to human skills for business. Along with her improv experience, Kristy has spent over 15 years in B2B Sales and Corporate Training. She blends her unique experience in improvisational comedy, corporate sales, and training to help teams and individuals communicate in more meaningful ways in the moments that matter the most in work and life. At Stomping Ground, Kristy serves as the Facilitator and Head of Corporate Learning/Improv for Work.

About Us

We take the same skills Improvisers use to create magic on stage and apply them to helping people and teams be better at their work. Using improv tools and techniques to create fun and engaging learning, we connect the dots between the methodology and your desired outcomes.

The Work

Down to Business

In business, sometimes the best decision isn’t the most obvious one. With improv we can try new things in a safe and supportive environment, encouraging us to make new choices, break old patterns, and prepare ourselves to deal with whatever happens. We’ll employ the same techniques we use to create comedy onstage to drive results within your team. We’ve been working with businesses for years and we will give your employees tools they need to be successful. Did we mention the fun part?

It could be virtual team building, skills development, event hosting and corp entertainment – we’ve got your back.

Check out our Team Development and Skill Building Programs

Build Your Own Live or Virtual Improv Experience

Team Development and Skill Building with Improvisation

We understand that every organization is different with its own set of unique needs.Our live and virtual workshops are designed with your desired outcomes in mind. We take your objectives and fold in the improvisational methodology to deliver an experiential, interactive and engaging learning program. We include traditional improv exercises, custom exercises built specifically for you, team challenges, skills practice built on your actual day to day work and co-create with you to discover the combination that best suits your needs. Check out our popular themes and let’s collaborate to build the best session for your needs!

Here are a few ideas to get your juices flowing.

  • Adaptability
  • Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Empathy & Trust
  • Active Listening
  • Inclusive Cultures
  • Navigating Change
  • Accepting Failure
  • Thinking on Your Feet
  • Executive Presence
  • Leadership Development
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Human to Human Sales Skills
  • Train the Trainer
  • Giving/Receiving Feedback

Team Building

Learning to Collaborate in a virtual landscape

Let’s face it – we’re all having to adapt to these challenging times. Some of us are improvising every day. So why not make it official…?

It is more important than ever for teams and organizations to stay connected in our ever-evolving world.  Keeping team morale high and helping employees navigate this uncertain landscape can make a huge difference.  This training is designed to help teams explore ways to communicate and collaborate even when disperate. Through improv-based exercises and games, participants will experience pure play and being in the “virtual” moment with their colleagues.  This session’s goal is to bring everyone together, be in the moment, leaving worry and fear at the door and having some fun. Teams are highly engaged and learning new skills and techniques for solving problems and creating solutions together.

Session Elements Include:

Creating Inclusive Mindsets and Cultures, Cross Collaboration, Busting Silos, Creating an Ensemble, The Power of Us Versus I, Building Trust, Team Innovation

Entertainment and Event Support

Spice up your live or virtual event!

The great thing about improvisers is that they can work off-script, in the moment and make it look easy. . Our talent consists of veteran improv actors from all over the world and whether you need entertainment or hosting, we’ve got your back!

Event Support Offerings Include:

  • Hosting/Emcee
  • Live Entertainment
  • Trade Show Talent
  • Comedic Video Projects
  • Panel Moderator