Our speakers electrify rooms with a "Yes! And . . ." attitude.


Our comedy-infused keynotes are highly energetic, extremely engaging, and very memorable.

Your company has invested thousands acquiring talent with top skills and diverse experience. Now, how do you empower them to "have each other's backs" and tap into each other's talents? If your team members aren't thriving as collaborators, our speakers can help them with improv's "Yes! And..." principle.

Using improv methods to connect real work issues and team goals, our speakers mix talent and team development in a highly engaging and memorable way. With a lot of laughter, we'll transform your team culture with immediately actionable tools that keep people engaged, inspired, and empowered for lasting change and growth. You'll get 10x team effectiveness with 100x fun and engagement.

Featured Speaker

Amy Lisewski

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Founder, CEO, & Co-Artistic Director

Featured Presentations

No More Teams!
Why do we avoid collaborating? Isn't it just easier to do it ourselves? What is the cost of not tapping into the collective potential of the team? Lessons from the world of improv help you transition from a group of solo acts to a highly-collaborative ensemble.

Hold On While I Overthink This
Analysis paralysis keeping you from making important decisions and holding you back from achieving your goals? Deciding with speed and conviction in the face of ambiguity is one of the top skills that the best leaders have (Harvard Business Review). Learn how to "create now and evaluate later" to keep making forward progress.

Fight, Flight, or... That's Funny!
How to transform from conflict to collaboration and have fun doing it. Our defenses are up and ready to prove our way is the only way.  We can't both win, or can we? Improv shows us how to "laugh it out" and use the "Yes! And..." principle to approach difficult subjects and have meaningful conversations that produce results.

Speak Up!
Your inner critic is screaming at you, "that's been done", "that's not good enough", "I might be wrong" and if we listen too much to this inner voice we miss out on opportunities to shine.  This presentation is specifically for professional women working in science and technology to help them speak up sooner and more confidently in groups and in front of crowds so they can get ahead in their careers like they deserve.


Amy's Speaker One Sheet

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Amy Lisewski is an interactive speaker and facilitator, engaging teams and leaders to have more fun and be more effective. She is an entrepreneur, author, and consultant with over 25 years of experience in business and arts.

An ‘introverted extrovert’, Amy holds a Masters in Library and Information Science and helped biotech and high tech companies improve their internal communications for over 15 years before founding Finest City Improv. A graduate of the Second City Conservatory program, Amy created the Improv for Business program at Finest City and has facilitated hundreds of workshops across the US. She is an alumnus of Teach For America, a Vistage Speaker, and an experienced event host. She performs improv and sketch regularly on stage at FCI in San Diego.

 

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Call us at (619) 306-6047 or contact us to learn more about our speakers.

Our keynotes are for organizations that  value a culture of idea-sharing, communication and trust. Our on-your-feet presentations and trainings are purposefully a little out of everyone's comfort zones to spark engagement and learning. We will have your entire team participating and talking about it afterwards.

Ideal for

  • Companies that dread the thought of another 3-hour PowerPoint presentation
  • Teams that want to be challenged and engaged
  • Leaders that need to see meaningful changes in the mindsets and actions of their team members.
  • Human resources executives that want to ensure they are getting the best return on their training dollars investment
  • Businesses that know that collaboration and risk-taking is essential to innovation
  • Retreat organizers that want a unique way to set the tone for their event and enable everyone to fully participate

Our guests were engaged and thinking creatively all day!

We were so happy to have Finest City Improv open our conference with a session on Improv. They really got the room engaged and thinking creatively and the energy that they inspired lasted all day. Improv is a great way to get the group on track before moving to business topics. What could possibly be better than a room full of happy, awake, engaged people at a conference? Thank you, Finest City Improv!

Amy Wilson, SPHR Director of Human Resources- LifeCenter Northwest

2014-11-02T17:27:33-07:00

Amy Wilson, SPHR Director of Human Resources- LifeCenter Northwest

[Tommy] really got the room engaged and thinking creatively and the energy that he inspired in the room lasted all day.

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

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

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

They knocked it out of the park!

It really took our employees by surprise and they loved it !

Our international group so enjoyed Finest City Improv!  It really took our employees by surprise and they loved it! Finest City did a great job of incorporating what our company does. We have never seen so many sides of “the pen” … I know my  people really loved that!”

National Pen Co.

2015-08-20T13:58:32-07:00

National Pen Co.

Our international group so enjoyed Finest City Improv!  It really took our employees by surprise and they loved it! Finest City did a great job of incorporating what our company does. We have never seen so many sides of “the pen” … I know my  people really loved that!”

Really brought the crowd to life at our event!

Finest City Improv was integral to the success of our event. They got visitors engaged, laughing, participating, and carrying on, and really brought the crowd to life at our event! In the planning stages, Kat and her team helped to shape the artistic direction of their performance, were flexible and professional, and added so much creativity and fun to the program from the very first meeting. Their spirit and joy for what they do is apparent and makes for a great event!

Jason Porter, San Diego Museum of Man

2017-04-17T11:12:39-07:00

Jason Porter, San Diego Museum of Man

Finest City Improv was integral to the success of our event. They got visitors engaged, laughing, participating, and carrying on, and really brought the crowd to life at our event! In the planning stages, Kat and her team helped to shape the artistic direction of their performance, were flexible and professional, and added so much creativity and fun to the program from the very first meeting. Their spirit and joy for what they do is apparent and makes for a great event!