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EP 251: Unleashing Greater Creativity & Leadership through Improv with Guest Expert Mary Lemmer

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Are you facing challenges that have put your anxiety levels on high alert? Do you feel like you’re in a creative rut? Do you want to become a better leader, but you’re not sure where to begin?

These may be different issues that stem from a variety of places, but there is ONE solution that can tackle them all simultaneously.

And the process is actually fun!

Today on The Bridge to Fulfillment Ⓡ, Blake welcomes Mary Lemmer, a creative impact-driven entrepreneur, consultant, humorist, and global speaker helping leaders and companies innovate, navigate change, and thrive in an unpredictable world. Improv comedy has helped Mary go from frazzled and anxious to calm, confident, and more joyful. She has now been teaching others to incorporate improv-inspired principles and practices into their work and lives for over 10 years.

In this episode, you’ll gain a better understanding of what improv is and how its principles can help you in life and business. You’ll learn simple and actionable techniques that will train your brain to think more positively and help incorporate more humanity into your workplace. You’ll also explore ways to use improv to identify your own limiting beliefs so that you can understand yourself and your needs on a deeper level.

If you’re ready to embrace the power of improv to improve your leadership skills and boost your joy and creativity, then you’ll love this episode!

What You’ll Learn:

  • The links between improv and entrepreneurship (5:46)

  • One technique that will help you deal with uncertainty in a more positive light (14:42)

  • What people get wrong about the concept of improv (21:33)

  • A team-building exercise that can help build camaraderie and improve retention (27:21)

  • Using improv as a tool for challenging your beliefs (41:07)

Favorite Quotes:

  1. “When we look at businesses and teams, often it's the first place where the creativity is gone because the environments are so structured for competition and performance and measurements. We don't realize that to innovate and to drive new ideas, there must be some level of safety, there must be some level of creativity, there must be some level of fun.” –Blake

  2. “There's not a lot of places where people get to actually practice the act of management, communicating, leading. And improv provides this very unique, effective, and fun way to do that.” –Mary Lemmer

  3. “Feeling sad, feeling angry, feeling afraid..what if you embrace that as a gift? What if you saw those as positive things that are trying to tell you something about yourself, about what you care about, about what your values are? Emotions are a gift no matter what they are, they lead us to that next thing.” –Mary Lemmer

  4. “We're at a place where there's so much opportunity to humanize the work environment, to see people for who they really are, and understand that you bring all of you with you to work. And when we try to stuff all of that down and just show up as this person who's perfect, who’s just focused on work, who has no other life going on, we lie to ourselves. We negate the opportunity to build relationships. And we hurt our ability as teams to really work together and create better results.” –Blake

Additional Resources:

Connect with Mary:

Instagram @maryimproves and @chooseimprove

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/melemmer/

www.marylemmer.com

www.chooseimprove.com

https://chooseimprove.substack.com/

Join the Calendar Rescue Challenge and take back your calendar by going to www.CalendarRescue.com

Learn more about The Bridge to Fulfillment® program and how to join by going to www.thebridgetofulfillment.com

For other programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com

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Are you facing challenges that have put your anxiety levels on high alert? Do you feel like you’re in a creative rut? Do you want to become a better leader, but you’re not sure where to begin?

These may be different issues that stem from a variety of places, but there is ONE solution that can tackle them all simultaneously.

And the process is actually fun!

Today on The Bridge to Fulfillment Ⓡ, Blake welcomes Mary Lemmer, a creative impact-driven entrepreneur, consultant, humorist, and global speaker helping leaders and companies innovate, navigate change, and thrive in an unpredictable world. Improv comedy has helped Mary go from frazzled and anxious to calm, confident, and more joyful. She has now been teaching others to incorporate improv-inspired principles and practices into their work and lives for over 10 years.

In this episode, you’ll gain a better understanding of what improv is and how its principles can help you in life and business. You’ll learn simple and actionable techniques that will train your brain to think more positively and help incorporate more humanity into your workplace. You’ll also explore ways to use improv to identify your own limiting beliefs so that you can understand yourself and your needs on a deeper level.

If you’re ready to embrace the power of improv to improve your leadership skills and boost your joy and creativity, then you’ll love this episode!

What You’ll Learn:

  • The links between improv and entrepreneurship (5:46)

  • One technique that will help you deal with uncertainty in a more positive light (14:42)

  • What people get wrong about the concept of improv (21:33)

  • A team-building exercise that can help build camaraderie and improve retention (27:21)

  • Using improv as a tool for challenging your beliefs (41:07)

Favorite Quotes:

  1. “When we look at businesses and teams, often it's the first place where the creativity is gone because the environments are so structured for competition and performance and measurements. We don't realize that to innovate and to drive new ideas, there must be some level of safety, there must be some level of creativity, there must be some level of fun.” –Blake

  2. “There's not a lot of places where people get to actually practice the act of management, communicating, leading. And improv provides this very unique, effective, and fun way to do that.” –Mary Lemmer

  3. “Feeling sad, feeling angry, feeling afraid..what if you embrace that as a gift? What if you saw those as positive things that are trying to tell you something about yourself, about what you care about, about what your values are? Emotions are a gift no matter what they are, they lead us to that next thing.” –Mary Lemmer

  4. “We're at a place where there's so much opportunity to humanize the work environment, to see people for who they really are, and understand that you bring all of you with you to work. And when we try to stuff all of that down and just show up as this person who's perfect, who’s just focused on work, who has no other life going on, we lie to ourselves. We negate the opportunity to build relationships. And we hurt our ability as teams to really work together and create better results.” –Blake

Additional Resources:

Connect with Mary:

Instagram @maryimproves and @chooseimprove

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/melemmer/

www.marylemmer.com

www.chooseimprove.com

https://chooseimprove.substack.com/

Join the Calendar Rescue Challenge and take back your calendar by going to www.CalendarRescue.com

Learn more about The Bridge to Fulfillment® program and how to join by going to www.thebridgetofulfillment.com

For other programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com

  continue reading

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