Connect, Communicate, and Collaborate!



How can a few hours of fun increase your bottom line?


The key to improvisation is the “Yes! And…” principle, which teaches us to be attentive to each other’s ideas and contribute to their exploration.  When we support each other in this way, we are more engaged, collaborative, and creative.  We not only achieve more together, we enjoy doing so!

“If you give your employees the chance to learn and grow, they’ll thrive—and so will your organization.” HBR, 2012

Our highly-engaging workshops teach concrete skills to help your employees thrive as a team.

And, yes, it’s also a ton of fun.

Rave Reviews from WD-40 Employees

Wow! Within just a couple of hours, Amy and Kat had our team open, trusting and ready to move forward with positive communication and relationship building skills. We received rave reviews from our tribe members (employees) and created a significant shift in our mindset as it relates to positive communication. The “Yes.. And” was especially powerful as well all of the stimulating activities that got us out of chairs, out of our comfort zones and on the path towards self-awareness and development. Bravo Finest City and we will definitely request a repeat performance!

Joanne Lamb
Americas HR Manager, WD-40 Company

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2016-05-25T13:53:11-07:00

Joanne Lamb
Americas HR Manager, WD-40 Company

Wow! Within just a couple of hours, Amy and Kat had our team open, trusting and ready to move forward with positive communication and relationship building skills. We received rave reviews from our tribe members (employees) and created a significant shift in our mindset as it relates to positive communication. The “Yes.. And” was especially powerful as well all of the stimulating activities that got us out of chairs, out of our comfort zones and on the path towards self-awareness and development. Bravo Finest City and we will definitely request a repeat performance!

Our president said it was the best retreat, bar none…

Finest City Improv managed to turn a group of attorneys into funny folks, as we improvised our way through challenges, bonding as a team along the way. The Finest City Improv team was so thoughtful and helpful in planning our custom workshop. Our president said it was the best retreat, bar none, that he had ever attended for any organization.

Jan Rieger, Board Member, San Diego County Bar Foundation

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2014-06-27T14:43:39-07:00

Jan Rieger, Board Member, San Diego County Bar Foundation

Finest City Improv managed to turn a group of attorneys into funny folks, as we improvised our way through challenges, bonding as a team along the way. The Finest City Improv team was so thoughtful and helpful in planning our custom workshop. Our president said it was the best retreat, bar none, that he had ever attended for any organization.

These exercises build confidence in a group and for each individual.

I loved the improv class. I thought it was very funny and it was a great team experience. I think from a business and professional stand point it was really good too as we discovered some issues with brainstorming and some people not getting their voices heard. Amy was great and made everyone feel comfortable. These exercises build confidence in a group and for each individual.

Charlotte Lambert, SEER Interactive

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2014-06-10T11:46:01-07:00

Charlotte Lambert, SEER Interactive

I loved the improv class. I thought it was very funny and it was a great team experience. I think from a business and professional stand point it was really good too as we discovered some issues with brainstorming and some people not getting their voices heard. Amy was great and made everyone feel comfortable. These exercises build confidence in a group and for each individual.

Recommend this spirited collaboration for any team

Our team loved the opportunity to come together and play in a creative and supportive environment. Our teachers will definitely use the “Yes! And…” concept while working with their middle school aged students. We were thrilled with the experience and would recommend this spirited collaboration for any team that is looking to infuse laughter into their work space.

John Goodwin, School Director

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2018-08-27T13:14:15-07:00

John Goodwin, School Director

Our team loved the opportunity to come together and play in a creative and supportive environment. Our teachers will definitely use the “Yes! And…” concept while working with their middle school aged students. We were thrilled with the experience and would recommend this spirited collaboration for any team that is looking to infuse laughter into their work space.

Their keynote knocked it out of the park!

Finest City Improv was anything but traditional in their keynote presentation. They had our large group up on their feet utilizing the principles of improvisation right away. We will not hesitate to work with Amy and Kat again, as our team is already taking to the “Yes! And…” philosophy that was taught in the presentation. They knocked it out of the park!

Solomon Poretsky, EVP of Organizational Development, Sperry Van Ness International

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2016-03-18T16:36:02-07:00

Solomon Poretsky, EVP of Organizational Development, Sperry Van Ness International

They knocked it out of the park!

Days after we were still talking about the experience!

The staff at Finest City Improv hit it out of the park on all counts. They customized a workshop that was fun, informative, and engaging. We walked away from the workshop a more cohesive team and inspired to take that energy back to our own respective teams. Days after the workshop my key managers were still talking about their experience and applying what they learned to their daily work.

AJ Antun- President, Art Institute of San Diego

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2015-09-08T12:08:06-07:00

AJ Antun- President, Art Institute of San Diego

The staff at Finest City Improv hit it out of the park on all counts. They customized a workshop that was fun, informative, and engaging. We walked away from the workshop a more cohesive team and inspired to take that energy back to our own respective teams. Days after the workshop my key managers were still talking about their experience and applying what they learned to their daily work.

I asked how many would do it again and they all raised their hands!

When my team realized I had scheduled a teambuilding that involved Improv, there were a lot of surprised and very nervous looks. I asked the team after the session was over how many were afraid at the beginning and 50% raised their hands. I then asked how many would do it again and they all raised their hands! This teambuilding was a great mix of bringing the team together and providing training on leadership tools and awareness. The learnings will be immediately impactful. The instructors were high energy and did a great job of making it fun, engaging and educational.
Darwin Richardson, VP Compliance
Ajinomoto Bio Pharma Services
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2019-02-02T16:58:37-07:00
Darwin Richardson, VP Compliance
Ajinomoto Bio Pharma Services
I asked the team after the session was over how many were afraid at the beginning and 50% raised their hands. I then asked how many would do it again and they all raised their hands!

We were so impressed with our workshop from start to finish.

We were so impressed with our workshop from start to finish. The Finest City Improv team was so thoughtful and helpful in planning our custom workshop. We loved the variety of exercises to get us all working together. It was exactly what we needed!

Tana Lorah, Kaiser Permanente

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2014-06-27T14:52:33-07:00

Tana Lorah, Kaiser Permanente

We were so impressed with our workshop from start to finish. The Finest City Improv team was so thoughtful and helpful in planning our custom workshop. We loved the variety of exercises to get us all working together. It was exactly what we needed!

We had such an awesome time!

Kat and Amy were full of energy and excitement with our group, what I loved most was their ability to get the team engaged. Everyone participated and the end result was a room filled with confident sales people who had just finished a bunch of activities they would normally never participate in. I would highly recommend their workshop to other companies who want to have fun while they work!

Mike Losness, Director of Field Sales, Reef

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2017-11-08T12:34:14-07:00

Mike Losness, Director of Field Sales, Reef

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Kat and Amy were full of energy and excitement with our group, what I loved most was their ability to get the team engaged. Everyone participated and the end result was a room filled with confident sales people who had just finished a bunch of activities they would normally never participate in. I would highly recommend their workshop to other companies who want to have fun while they work!

Important communication lessons for the workplace in a fun and intuitive fashion…

[The Finest City workshop was a] great way to use improv techniques to deliver important communication lessons for the workplace in a fun and intuitive fashion - I highly recommend.

Toby Richardson, VP, Informatics, Synthetic Genomics

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2014-06-10T11:53:53-07:00

Toby Richardson, VP, Informatics, Synthetic Genomics

[The Finest City workshop was a] great way to use improv techniques to deliver important communication lessons for the workplace in a fun and intuitive fashion - I highly recommend.

We elevated our game…

We couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon! Our custom workshop focused on working as a team and how we can best build off each other’s ideas. Finest City Improv directly related all their lessons to our GoPro brand, and through the magic of improvisation we elevated our game.

Jeff Youel, GoPro

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2014-07-07T00:09:18-07:00

Jeff Youel, GoPro

Finest City Improv directly related all their lessons to our GoPro brand, and through the magic of improvisation we elevated our game.

Fantastic team-building activity

Thank you Finest City Improv for the fantastic team-building activity for San Diego City College's Life Sciences Department. Not only was the workshop lots of fun for all who attended, it also allowed faculty and staff to bond while working on effective communication skills via improv games. I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Erin Rempala, San Diego City College

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2016-02-05T12:45:08-07:00

Erin Rempala, San Diego City College

It allowed faculty and staff to bond while working on effective communication skills via improv games

I saw my heart-based entrepreneurs’ creativity and imagination come to life!

"In just one workshop, I saw my heart-based entrepreneurs’ creativity and imagination come to life! They were transformed! “Yes And” thinking has become part of our lexicon and is the start for truly prosperous action.”

-Mary Morrissey, Life Mastery Institute

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2015-08-20T13:52:29-07:00

-Mary Morrissey, Life Mastery Institute

Mary Morrissey
"In just one workshop, I saw my heart-based entrepreneurs’ creativity and imagination come to life! They were transformed! “Yes And” thinking has become part of our lexicon and is the start for truly prosperous action.”

Our unique process

FUN & Games

We begin by creating a safe and relaxed environment where everyone can “play like a child”.  Then, we lead your group through fun, engaging, and laugh-a-minute games that have them working together and thinking on their feet. Watch a short video.

  • Challenging
  • Memorable
  • Suitable for everyone!

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results

We’ve worked with hundreds of professionals to help them be more supportive and enjoy working within their teams. From engineers to sales pros, we bring teams together like no one else can. Meet our team and our clients.

  • More Trust
  • Greater Listening
  • Better Collaboration

As seen on KPBS.

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Simple upfront pricing. Yes! And… We’ve got your back!

We understand that time is valuable (and no one has enough of it!) so we work with each client to ensure that we facilitate workshops that provide immediate and lasting impact. Our passionate instructors will check in with you before and after each workshop to ensure we are on track to meet your goals.

The minimum time for a workshop to be successful is 2 hours. With one instructor, we can facilitate a session that provides great value for a group of 10 to 18 people. You can get started with this for as little as $45 per person. We’ll meet you in your San Diego office location or ours.

Most of our clients start with a single workshop and immediately see the value of multiple sessions to build on what we’ve started. We highly recommend booking a series of workshops up front to save on costs and lock in the greatest ROI for your team and your training dollars.

CONNECT + HUMOR

2-Hour Program is $500 for 10 people plus up to 8 additional participants at $45 each
  • Laughter-filled sessions where you release stress and have fun.
  • Team bonding that unique, meaningful, and incredibly valuable.
  • See each other in a different light and build more trust and support in your organization.

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Communicate like a pro!

2.5 hours program for up to 18 starts at $750
  • Laughter-filled sessions where you release stress and have fun!
  • A group learning program that is unique, meaningful, and incredibly valuable!
  • Improved communication skills – like an awesome improv team!
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Collaborate for results

1/2 day customized programs starting at $1900
  • Collaboration exercises that are unique, meaningful, and incredibly valuable.
  • Unleash your team’s true collaborative potential.
  • Skills you will put to use on real-world issues immediately to discover new ideas and solutions.
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For Larger Teams & Company Retreats

multiple instructors  |  18 to hundreds!  |  Get your entire organization thinking, “yes! and…”

We  add instructors and assistants as groups get larger to ensure that every participant receives personal attention and gets the most from our time with them.  We have worked with groups of up to 500 by delivering an interactive keynote followed by breakout groups.  Get your team all on the same page and ready to collaborate by adding us to your retreat schedule! Every team member will be more engaged and ready to participate at a higher level!

The costs of our workshops is based on the time to create, prepare, and ensure absolute success for each client (see our happy clients list!) Larger groups enjoy per person cost savings.  We always strive to ensure that you are fully satisfied with our offerings and that the value you receive is proportionate to your costs.  Please discuss your concerns and needs with us so that we can ensure that we address them.  Contact us and we’ll give you a rate that shows you, “we’ve got your back!”   We look forward to the opportunity to share with you the incredible value that improvisation has created in our own lives and at work.  We guarantee it will provide great value for your team.

We offer a 20% discount to 501(c)3 organizations.

 

Ready to laugh your way to success?

Or call (619) 306-6047

Great Questions

We get it. And we hear it often. That is, until our clients try it. And then they are so excited that did! We can guarantee you this… although we may get you out of your comfort zone, you will do so in the most supportive and fun environment imaginable. And, no, we don’t teach you to be funny (but you probably will be!)