A Skilled Instructor

 

Rachel is currently a faculty improv instructor at Miami Ad School, LessonFace Online, and at The Peoples Improv Theater where she was awarded the 2014 PIT Teacher of the Year. She has led improv workshops all over the world from Barcelona to Vancouver to Hawaii and has worked with everyone from CEOs to TV actors to college students. Rachel’s “mistakes are gifts” philosophy empowers her students; getting the most unlikely candidates comfortable with trying, failing, and embracing “mistakes.”  


Improv for Performers

Rachel is available for improv coaching, workshops, private classes, and rehearsals. Specialities include: long-form improv, free-form edits, emotionally grounded scene-work, as well as hip hop and musical improv.  She also teaches freestyle rapping. Before your first meeting, she will chat with you to assess your group’s needs, and then create a rehearsal to best meet those focuses and help your group best improve!

“Rachel has a way of making a total group of strangers foster a comfortable and safe environment. She was always encouraging and nurturing. Even when you were being corrected, you knew it came from a place of wanting to see you do better.”
— Frank B., PIT Level One Improv Student
“Rachel is a very passionate and giving teacher. She genuinely cares about each student’s progress and is amazing at providing supportive suggestions to help build skills and break habits.”
— Morgan G, PIT Improv Student
“Wow! I loved Rachel. She’s a solid instructor. She could feel our energy throughout the session, and knew exactly how the group was feeling and call it out. Then, we’d all work through it together. Super awesome.”
— PIT Improv Student
 

Improv for Business

 

Applying the tenets of Improv to a corporate setting has become a proven business advantage in recent years, and many organizations and universities have made it a staple in cultivating more positive and effective work environments. (See ForbesCNN and Slate.com.) Corporate improv training strengthens skills such as communicating effectively, reacting in the moment, collaborating with teammates, actively listening to clients, boosting employee confidence, and creating more successful leaders.  

Every one of Rachel Rosenthal's workshops are tailored to the goals of your organization based on pre-workshop planning meetings. By extracting your team’s specific Business Objectives and balancing them with the pillars of improv, (listening, eye contact, support, and saying “yes”), we will create a 100% hands-on, interactive workshop that will help you accomplish what you set out to achieve.

 

Previous Clients Include:

“Rachel put in the time to understand our business and aligned the lessons, exercises and fun to highlight key fundamentals in successful relationship building and reinforcement. Rachel’s improv workshop provided our team a new skill to our professional tool belts. Her creative illustration, activities and exercises allowed the team to identify active listening, thoughtful engagement, and find practical business application while doubling down as a fun, great team building moment.”
— Kelly Thomas Nojaim, Director, Partner Sales, Microsoft Search Advertising

Let's Get Started:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Group Collaboration / Team Building
  • Effective & Non Verbal Communication
  • Listening, Focus, and Attention
  • Building a Supportive Environment
  • Fun & Spontaneity

Please use this form here to send Rachel a little info about your group (size, location) and desired workshop and she'll get right back to you!

If you need info before you can get that far - no problem. Send an email and we'll get started with a conversation!

 
“Working with Rachel is magical. The participants walked away with a new set of skills and were inspired for the rest of the conference. I plan on hiring her again for next year’s event!”
— Mollie West, VergeNYC
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“Rachel’s improv workshop was the highlight of a departmental strategic offsite. The session was engaging and energizing—not only a great way to finish the day on a high note, but also to give the team new insights into how to collaborate effectively. Rachel went out of her way to understand her audience, and as a result they both loved the workshop, and learned from it.”
— Learning Executive, Major US Sports League
 
“Rachel is an excellent teacher. Our business has deeply valued our time with her, and our work there has had a positive impact on our office dynamics. In class, Rachel seamlessly intuited how to manage our range of personalities, and made sure that every employee had the space to learn and grow as they moved through the exercises. Though many employees were nervous at the prospect of “improv” going into our session, they immediately felt safe and comfortable performing in Rachel’s care. Everyone wants to know when our next class is!“
— Mollie Doherty, Customer & Community Advocate, Sir Kensington’s

Resources

Check out the below articles in order to learn more about the benefits of improv training.