Margi Simmons

Director of Applied Improvisation, Brave New Workshop

Margi Simmons works with individuals and teams to help them increase their self-awareness, communication, collaboration, and ideation skills by using techniques from the world of improvisation. Margi has performed, taught, and practiced improv for more than 15 years and in the past 10 years has worked with companies such as Cargill, United Health Group, Hilton Worldwide, Heineken, General Mills, and Land O’Lakes, to name a few. Margi is passionate about working with groups and individuals and feels inspired when she can help learners stretch, think differently, and expand their comfort zones.


Your industry is changing, your customers are changing, the world is changing. Sometimes change can feel uncomfortable, but the truth is, it also creates new and exciting opportunities for growth and innovation. In this laughter-filled, interactive session, you will gain inspiration and proven-techniques from the world of improvisation to help you expand your thinking and find new ways to thrive in an ever-changing industry.

 You’ll practice the “Big Five” behaviors of improvisation and learn how to foster a Mindset of Discovery to enhance your effectiveness as a leader, expert communicator, and problem solver. This session will be led by Margi Simmons, the Director of Applied Improvisation at the Brave New Workshop, who trains and inspires thousands of professionals each year. This session is an opportunity to increase your self-awareness, accountability, and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Join us in jumping in and saying “Yes” to learning and growth.

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 9:30 a.m.

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