Business Collaboration Through Improvisation With Bob Kulhan

Bob Kulhan

Bob KulhanBob Kulhan is the Founder, President, and CEO of Business Improvisations, an interactive learning program that uses the tenants of improvisations to enhance all levels of a business. He is the Author of Getting To “Yes And”: The Art of Business Improv, and an adjunct professor at Duke Fuqua and Columbia business schools. He was an improv instructor at Chicago’s famed Second City, an improv performer at the Annoyance Theatre, and was in the improv Baby Wants Candy.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Bob Kulhan shares how a fortuitous opportunity created the ingredients to mix improvisation and business
  • How Bob overcame the challenges of negative first impressions about improvisation
  • Why improvisation techniques translate across various industries
  • Bob details what you can do to improve business relationships and results
  • The importance of revealing the lifetime value of managing change effectively
  • Bob talks about how to handle and be open to condemnation as a learning experience
  • What is the best piece of advice Bob has ever received?

In this episode…

Are you looking to improve and scale your business at all levels of your organization? What steps can you take to be more innovative and revolutionize your workplace?

Bob Kulhan of Business Improvisations, is focused on guiding professional organizations through out-of-the-box thinking to inspire and transform their brand into an enduring enterprise. Bob’s experience and research have uncovered proven strategies and techniques to improve results, build innovative and cohesive teams, and operate more effectively to increase success. Are you ready to transform your organization into something exceptional?

In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick and Bob Kulhan, Founder, President, and CEO of Business Improvisations, talk about creating impactful change and scaling your brand through improvisation. Bob discusses bringing successful improvisational strategies to the workplace, the importance of adapting to change, and effectively handling conflict.

Golden Answer

If you could meet any living person, who would it be?

Bob Kulhan would like to sit down and have a conversation with David Ross, a former professional baseball catcher who is the current manager for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. Bob believes David has a great background in baseball and admires the trials and tribulations he has overcome.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Bob Kulhan on LinkedIn
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  • Business Improv
  • Susan Messing 
  • The Second City
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