Founder and CEO, ImprovEdge LLC
Karen Hough and Bill Ringle discuss how the changes we need to make for growth as small business leaders starts with stepping outside our own comfort zone.
Listen to this interview to learn:
- How behavioral skills lead to success.
- The necessity of stepping outside our comfort zone.
- Why having fun at work is not only more enjoyable, but vital to gaining new insights and developing new forms of collaboration and teamwork.
Karen Hough is the Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, a company founded on the understanding that the skills of improvisation – the ability to think on your feet, arrive at solutions through the side door, and communicate in ways that bring people together – are the keys to innovation and business success.
Karen trained with Chicago’s legendary Second City improv comedy group and had a career in stage, film and TV before working for many years as a senior sales executive in the network engineering industry. She originated and expanded the sales and management efforts of three separate technology start-ups, launched partner programs, and assisted in East Coast and National expansions. By combining all her skills, she has been using improvisation as an engaging learning tool to help businesses succeed for over 12 years.
She is the creator of the Yes! Deck, a handy deck of cards packed with exercises, tips and ideas, and the author of the Amazon #1 category Bestseller, The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work, which has also been named to the Top 25 Business Books for 2011 by 800CEORead. She is a national conference keynote speaker on topics such as executive presence and presentation skills, negotiation, and leadership, and is the recipient of the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding women-owned businesses.
For more information, visit Karen’s website.
Contact Info for Karen Hough
Business Phone: 614-793-1738
Web address: ImprovEdge.com
Travels From: Columbus, OH