October Virtual Coaching Conversation: Improv to Improve Your Coaching Skills

When: 10/20/2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

In our rapidly changing work environments where we embrace technology and tolerate distractions, are we losing our ability to authentically connect? Some research indicates that we are. However, not all is lost! Based on improvisational theater techniques which rely on unscripted, spontaneous, and authentic interactions, this hands-on presentation strengthens skills to quickly build trust to connect with others, work collaboratively in diverse teams, and increase comfort levels with uncertainty and change. Applied improvisation also enables participants to become more effective communicators, invoke more positivity in their lives, and increase the likelihood of experimenting to reach goals. And the best part is that you don't have to be funny to succeed.

By the end of this session participants will:

  • Deepen listening skills, and improve presence and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Elevate their ability to create and foster collaboration.
  • Increase comfort levels with uncertainty and change.
1.0 CCEUs will be available for this program.

Meet Your Presenter: Sonja Stetzler, MA, CPC

Sonja Stetzler, MA, CPC is the founder of Effective Connecting, which provides executive coaching and communications-centered training for mid-to-senior level leaders within business and healthcare organizations. As a respected communications and leadership coach and consultant, Sonja's programs teach clients communication tools that positively impact their success and bottom line. Sonja has studied improvisation for the past seven years. She has received training by Second City in their Applied Improvisation program and in Medical Improv at Northwestern University in Chicago. She recently co-authored a paper published in the Spring 2019 issue of Topics in Clinical Nutrition that highlights research she conducted using improv to positively improve the empathetic communication skills of dietetic interns.