How we work
We apply the principles of Improvisation (The LIFEPASS Method) and Accelerated Learning to design and deliver our courses. This makes learning new communication skills such as flexibility, confidence, spontaneity and creativity quick and easy to achieve.
By using Improvisation both as a method of training and as part of the content of all of our programmes, people have fun. This opens the gateway to learning and memory, and real change is more likely to take root.
Our programmes are:
- Experiential – with people participating interactively
- Comprehensive – training is supported with ‘before’, ‘during’ and ‘after’ elements, such as reading, projects and coaching
- Blended – with a mixture of live and e-learning
Benefits of our programmes:
- Learn communication skills while having fun
- Amaze yourself with what you can do
- Find new ways to work well with others
- Develop confidence in yourself and trust in others
- Express yourself more clearly and positively
- Rediscover spontaneity and creativity
We make it easy. If you want reliable and positive results, we have creative methods and people with a great track record to serve you. A typical assignment begins with consulting – finding out precisely what you want and designing the best way to deliver it. Then perhaps a series of training events, supported by top facilitators and coaches.
We make it effective. If an inspiring talk will make a significant difference to a conference, an away-day or a launch, we’ll sort that out as well.
Led by Paul Z Jackson, we have decades of experience of working with organisations from multi-nationals and government agencies, to small start-ups and charities. We work especially with leaders, consultants, coaches, trainers and facilitators.
All our associates are selected as communication skills trainers and facilitators because they have shown a gift in bringing out the best in people, enabling them to achieve outstanding results.
Paul Z Jackson
In 2013 he founded The Improvisation Academy with Neil Mullarkey and Lee Simpson of The Comedy Store Players fame. The Improvisation Academy was the first to offer public access and in-house organisational training purely focused on teaching improvisation as a skill for life and in business.
Paul began practising improvisation in the UK in the 1980s, founding and coaching his group, More Fool Us, whose talents included Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Julia Davis and Inbetweeners co-creator Iain Morris. He was one of the first to note the benefits of using improvisation as a tool for improving people’s communication for life and at work. He is author or co-author of several books about improvisation, coaching and organisations.
Suvi has always considered herself a hybrid – she’s comfortable in business settings while simultaneously enjoying her artistic endeavours. In discovering Applied Improvisation, she has found a home where she can combine her professional acting and improvisational experience with her education and understanding of International Business Communications. She’s also the best ice-skater on our team.
Paul Jackson Associates Limited. A registered company in England and Wales. Company Number 09564618. VAT Number GB 213 379812. Registered Address 10 Greville House, Lower Road, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA2 0HB. Postal Address 34a Clarence Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4NG Telephone 01727 843 820 Mobile 07973 953 586
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