Approaching Improv with Caitlin Drago — Communication and Connection Strategies for Leaders

Caitlin Drago — a Los Angeles-based actor turned upstate New York-based certified leadership coach, trainer, and facilitator — works with leaders and teams to help them to listen to one another, communicate and connect, using improvisation as a platform for interactive learning.

In this episode, we discuss ideas from her book, Approaching Improv: Communication and Connection in Business and Beyond.

The conversation includes:
  • Creating a culture of open-mindedness and active listening
  • Building relationships with trust
  • Looking for what can work versus what can’t work about an idea
  • Improv principles to bring to the workplace and how to do so
  • Common communication mistakes
  • Addressing the fears and resistance people have with improv techniques
  • How can leaders get their teams to buy in?
  • How individuals can use this approach to be heard or gain more influence
Find Approaching Improv on Amazon or learn more at Caitlin’s website www.inspireimprov.com 

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About today’s guest
Caitlin Drago’s mission is to create cultures of empathy, creativity, and trust, beginning with how people communicate and connect.

She is an LA-based actor turned upstate NY-based certified leadership coach, trainer, and facilitator. Acting taught her to be present, self-aware, empathetic and to prioritize connection with others. Improv taught her to listen, trust her gut and deal with the unexpected in a positive and creative way. She now works with leaders and teams to help them to listen to one another, communicate and connect, using improvisation as a platform for interactive learning.

About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. He is a leadership development and performance coach for professionals in a range of industries and consults with organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry to help communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano and LinkedIn



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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Host
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Caitlin Drago
Guest
Caitlin Drago
Executive Coach, using improvisation to get your people communicating and working as a team
Approaching Improv with Caitlin Drago — Communication and Connection Strategies for Leaders