As an actress and trainer for improvisation theatre, it is the philosophy and ethos behind this stage art that interest me in particular. What we need to create stories on the stage can be transferred to any human interaction, whether in a personal or professional context: an open, respectful attitude towards our partner and what they have to offer, curiosity and the courage to be open to new things and the unknown, and the ability to see an opportunity in what seems like failure. Working at Menschenkenner, it is this attitude that I find to be very valuable and it’s what I would like to bring to changing corporate cultures. Applied to the world of business, applied improvisation allows for a different perspective and an interactive approach to topics such as management, communication and willingness to change. I find it very rewarding to work in a training environment where people come together very quickly by having fun and courageously venture into new territory. It brings me great pleasure to see participants laughing heartily with exercises that challenge them and take them out of their comfort zone. I am fascinated by moments when self-reflection becomes self-knowledge and the participants take their experience home, having truly been enriched.