Nathan Minns

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Nathan's Workshops

Fun. Interactive. Effective.
(5-200 Participants)

Embracing change & Learning iterative thinking
Entrepreneurial Thinking & the Power of “Yes And”

In this 1-4 hour workshop, step into a world where new ideas are celebrated, new experiences are embraced, and adaptability is second nature. Picture a space where ideas flow effortlessly, even from the quietest members of your group. Imagine a group that values everyone’s input, adapts quickly to new information, and seeks out change.

Nathan uses his experience as a 3x entrepreneur with an impact in 179 countries to help participants learn to apply improv principles to their lives. Participants discover how to be more open to new information through continuous experimentation, be more accepting of others’ ideas, and develop a knack for adaptability. You’ll learn an iterative process derived from improv comedy that can be applied to any new challenge, experience, or project, making difficult decision-making not just achievable, but intuitive and natural.

Participants will learn to:
– be more comfortable with the “build, measure, learn” cycle
– provide structure in uncertain situations
– ideate more effectively, just like improvisers do on stage
– tackle problems as a team
– leverage feedback and co-create with all stakeholders
– push boundaries while respecting individual abilities

This program is often used for:
– improving entrepreneurial and divergent thinking ability
– learning the design thinking process
– developing resiliency to push through obstacles with the team
– allowing participants to access their most creative selves
– helping students become accustomed to a new environment
– enhancing team collaboration

Communicate Like An Improviser

In this 1-4 hour workshop or 1-hour keynote, we explore the importance of improv in everyday communication, as all non-scripted communication is improv. We focus on three core steps to communicate like an improviser: actively listening, pausing, and responding in the moment while embracing the “Yes, And…” principle.

Nathan offers his experience as the youngest-ever board member at a youth leadership development nonprofit, his 60,000+ enrollments from 179 countries in his online courses, and of course, his experience on stage to help participants embrace the principle of “Yes, And…” to foster open-minded conversations, suspend judgment, and unlock meaningful dialogue. Participants develop a shared language and understanding, while ideas flow effortlessly and all participants feel truly heard.

Participants will learn to:
– use the 3 steps to communicate like an improviser
– use the principle of “Yes, And…” to suspend judgment in conversation
– listen fully to the person they’re talking to
– be fully present while speaking with their conversation partner
– communicate better as a team

This program is often used for:
– transforming communication skills in an engaging and interactive environment
– preparation before a startup pitch competition
– sharpening active listening skills to foster a deep understanding of others’ perspectives

Team Building: Collaborate, Support, & Grow

In this 1-4 hour workshop, designed for new or existing groups, participants will deepen their connections, embrace collaboration, and explore the 4 key principles of improv comedy:

  1. “Yes, and…”: Cultivate a positive, open-minded, “can-do” attitude while being present.
  2. “Team Over Self”: Improv is a team sport. We emphasize teamwork & reciprocal support.
  3. “Communicate Confidently”: All non-scripted communication is improv. Practice deliberately.
  4. “No Mistakes, Only Learning”: Embrace a growth mindset, take calculated risks, & overcome obstacles.

Participants will learn to:
– celebrate the things that make us human
– develop a growth mindset
– create reciprocal support by collaborating
– make each other look amazing
– build trust among their group

This program is often used for:
– groups or teams who need to collaborate more effectively
– high school or college programs
– bonding interns to work more effectively together

Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Through the principles of improv comedy

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