How we work
We apply the principles of Accelerated Learning and Improvisation (The LIFEPASS Method) 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 programmes, people have fun. This opens the gateways 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
We make it fun
We make it effective
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.
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.
Lee has appeared on TV in some sitcoms and dramas including Terry and Julian and Drop The Dead Donkey and the films Paper Mask and Nuns On The Run. Lee has also written plays, acted in classical theatre and performed comedy on BBC Radio 4. Lee played a key role in co-devising and narrating the improvisational radio show The Masterson Inheritance in the years 1993-1995. He was involved in Paul Merton Live At The London Palladium in 1994, along with fellow Comedy Store Players Paul Merton and Richard Vranch. Before becoming involved in improvisation, he was, among other things, a croupier in a casino, a cinema projectionist, and a breakfast DJ.
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