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Business Schools

One of the most valuable parts of completing an MBA program is the post-graduate alumni networking. At a recent gathering of Chicago-area Kellogg graduates, Oak and Reeds presented an “Intro to improv for listening, collaborating and presenting” to give alums a chance to meet each other, exchange ideas and learn new skills they could bring back to their respective companies. Read more...


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Technology Companies

Many San Francisco startups share the challenge of having permanently remote team members that are only occasionally in the office. At Jhana, a talent software start-up in San Francisco, the full team of ~25 employees is only 100% present in person about once a quarter. Oak and Reeds was brought in during a quarterly “all-hands” event to lead the team through a half-day “Improv for Business” team building workshop. Read more...


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Healthcare Organizations

“Embrace failure!” is not a typical (or advisable) mindset for a medical professional. It is, however, a great mantra for an executive looking to break new ground and innovate in a competitive industry like medicine. Dignity Health’s leadership development program helps doctors prepare themselves for future executive leadership roles. To help with that transition, the Dignity Health program brought in Oak and Reeds to lead the group through a workshop on how to apply improv-based leadership frameworks in their day to day management work in hospitals. Read more...


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College Sports Programs

Division-one scholarship athletes are accustomed to achieving perfection. At a top tier athletics program like the University of Arizona, varsity athletes are used to performing at a high level on the field and in the classroom. But because of their rigorous training and academic schedules, many student-athletes don’t have time for summer internships or other pre-professional training. So when the time comes to prepare to interview for their first career after graduation, many feel unprepared for the unfamiliar stress of interviewing. Read more...


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Consulting Companies

Remote working is the new normal, but “phoning it in” still creates productivity problems. At Gensler, we coached a multi-generational design consulting team how to collaborate at a high level across an ever-expanding array of technologies. Read more...

 


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Advertising Agencies

Advertising relies on making an emotional connection with a targeted audience. Agencies tasked with creating top-quality creative rely on their employees to work productively through complex workflows to meet stress-inducing deadlines. Maintaining positive and productive working relationships in this type of working environment is essential to ensuring excellent work gets done, deadlines are met and clients stay happy. Read more...


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Non-Profits

Bread and Roses is a Bay Area non-profit with a singular mission: “Uplift the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society.” This includes providing live music and arts to those living in prisons, mental health clinics and substance abuse treatment centers. Oak and Reeds, in addition to donating free workshops to these isolated communities, facilitated a leadership visioning session to Bread and Roses staff at their annual off-site planning session. Read more...

 

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