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Jodi Cohen translates how the principles of ‘Improvisational Thinking’ surface and impact our everyday lives, liberate our innate talents and awaken those muscles that allow us to connect, collaborate and generate big ideas. Oh yes, and then there’s the whole fun factor.

Jodi teaches high-impact strategies for transformation that enable you to easily create new ways to think, respond and behave. These simple, profound and user-friendly ideas inspire improved performance, increased productivity and rampant innovation among participants. ‘Aha!’ moments abound when Jodi’s around—she’s a catalyst for adventure, risk-taking and embracing the unknown.

Jodi creates interactive presentations to teach "Improvisational Thinking" to an increasing number of business and community leaders looking to tap new levels of creativity. She’s worked with boat builders, dentists, insurance agents, therapists, biomechanical engineers, computer programmers, attorneys and senior managers.

As a member of Ark Improv, Jodi performed in Ark Alumni shows with Joan Cusack and Bonnie Hunt. Jodi co-founded and directed Ark Improv’s "Animal Crackers" whose core members included Chris Farley and Brian Stack, a Second City Alumni and a writer/performer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She's written, produced and performed several original one-woman shows, including Oy to the World!, Makin’ Mambo, This Just In!, Who Am I Kidding? Taking Up Space, For Immediate Release, Miracles & Laundry and Healing as Quickly as Possible.

Jodi studied English Literature, receiving a B.A. from University of Oregon and later received her B.S. in Secondary Education from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She grew up in Chicago, lived in New York, Oregon, Iowa, Madison, Philadelphia and currently resides in Fort Myers, FL.
 
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(608) 513-9737 • jodi@jodi-cohen.com