Inconspicuous is a company dedicated to the art of applied improvisation and spontaneity.
The skills learned from improvisational theatre are relevant in our everyday lives. Improv courses teach essential personal development tools such as active listening, communication, confidence, and teamwork.
Whether your goal is to improve communication within your team or provide your team with a fun bonding activity, Inconspicuous Improv courses and workshops have something for you.
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Improv is a fantastic way to learn and be spontaneous. We are passionate about working together with you to accomplish the skills you want to acquire.
Applied improvisation is taking the skills, ideas, concepts, and techniques from the world of improvisation and using them in non-theatrical settings; to business, relationships, and life.
Participants engage in exercises and, through experiential learning, are inspired and learn skills that may result in personal development, team building, creativity, and innovation.
The focus is not on building comedy but on learning these skills, enjoying ourselves, and laughing along the way.
All of our workshops are built on top of 5 pillars and principles.
We create a space where it feels safe to try new things and fail in a low-stakes environment.
By practicing the skills throughout the workshop, participants learn by doing, and learning is enhanced through guided reflection.
Participants are encouraged to “lean in” and try things that they would not usually do to push their boundaries and grow.
Through positive shared experiences, the group bonds during the exercises and build deeper trust.
The workshops are always energizing and full of laughter.
Every team and its needs are unique, so why try and fit you in a mold. Our company is built around adaptation and meeting you halfway. Tell us about your team, what you want to achieve, and pick from our skills menu. We will work together to make sure the workshop fits your needs.Contact US
Confidence and communication go hand in hand. You need clarity, understanding, and self-belief when you have an idea you want to express.
We teach techniques to improve charisma and confidence using applied improvisation exercises. In addition, we work on strategies that help us change our attitudes towards ourselves and to appear more confident to others.
We teach you how to get to the core of your idea so that you can easily express it. The exercises we work with help improve your empathy and understanding of others to facilitate better communication. Improve your communication skills and become more flexible in your approach to others.
An improv workshop for your team is a fun and transformative team-building activity that bring groups together in a safe environment, where they can bond while also trying something new.
We work on improvisation's fundamental principles: "yes, and", listening, building on ideas together, and having fun while you do it. We encourage you to lean in and expand your comfort zone.
Together as a team, you will create stories, scenes, and characters as you laugh along the way. All the while, you are learning valuable lessons in teamwork. At the end of the workshop, you will put into practice everything you've learned and create a mini-showcase for each other.
Psychological safety in the workplace means that people are not afraid to voice their opinions, know that they will be listened to and appreciated, and reduces fear of backlash for taking chances and failures.
Improv performers work together in teams to create something out of nothing. The improv community has created many training exercises to get us fit for the stage to achieve this.
We use these same training exercises for performance improv teams and elate how these same tools foster an environment of safe and creative risk-taking in your organization.
Improv helps teams create and sustain a culture of psychological safety.
How would you rate the overall experience?
An exceptional team event with a lot of high energy and fun! Sarah was great at facilitating our team building activities and used improv to help us work through skills like leadership, communication & listening. Definitely recommend this to any team!
Project Manager - Novozymes
How would you rate the overall experience?
Excellent. Good fun. It felt so natural and easy - it could have been awkward, but it wasn't, so surely Sarah has to take the credit for that.
It also worked really well on Zoom, again credit to Sarah for adapting an in-person event to online.
Gavin Keenan, Senior Manager - Unity
Sarah McGillion is the director and owner of Inconspicuous. She is an actress, improviser, coach, consultant, teacher, computer scientist, and business owner. She has a background in theatre since the age of 4 and a Masters' degree in Artificial Intelligence.
Sarah is an expert facilitator with experience teaching students and leadership groups from a wide variety of backgrounds. She is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network, an international organization dedicated to training applied improv facilitators using the latest research and techniques.
Adrian Mackinder is an improviser, actor, stand-up comedian, and author. Former Head Writer at Comedy Central for five years, Adrian has two decades' professional performing experience. He has appeared on TV, film, radio, and live on stage in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S.
Martin Baré is a Danish/Canadian actor and comedian with 15 years of improvisational experience. Martin has a BA in Psychology and a MSc in IT and Cognition.
Now based in Copenhagen, he teaches corporate and private classes and performs regularly on various stages. Martin started in competitive improv in the largest improvisational organization in the world (The CIG), winning prizes with his team from a young age.