“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
“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
"Rachel’s improvisation workshop was incredibly engaging and thought provoking. Her exercises helped us develop a valuable set of tools for facilitating productive conversations. Rachel’s positive energy created a comfortable environment where everyone was free to let their guard down. The participants walked away with a new perspective on effective communicating and collaborating. The workshop was a fun team building opportunity!"
— Steven Obeng, Manager, HBO Sports Finance
Rachel Rosenthal teaches improvisation with extraordinary gusto and grace. Through highly effective group exercises and personalized feedback, she ensures that every class she teaches is filled with high energy learning. People trust her because she knows what she’s doing. I can’t say enough positive things about her — she’s experienced, talented, accessible, supportive and fully committed to achieving the teaching goals of every class she teaches. Oh, and did I mention she’s funny?
- David Ross, Columbia Law School
There are a lot people who are great at improv, but Rachel is the best at applying the principles of improv to a business setting. She understood our challenges, tailored the workshop to our unique needs and gave our staff valuable tools to communicate more effectively. Her energy and enthusiasm were contagious; anyone who felt hesitant in the beginning of the workshop soon felt comfortable and confident, thanks to Rachel’s quick wit and encouragement.
— Michael Conlon, CEO, Finish Line Physical Therapy
I sought Rachel out for a fun-first improv workshop, and she delivered. With only the briefest of briefings on our work and our people, she created a unique session that bridged the divide between departments, encouraged active support among colleagues, and provided tools to get more ideas on the table during creative brainstorms. Most importantly, she calmed everyone’s “stage” nerves and had us all laughing pretty hard, together. It was an awesome afternoon.
- April Stoltz, Human Resources Manager, TAYLOR
"I first worked with Rachel at a design for social innovation conference in New York and loved her compassionate approach to teaching improv to a diverse audience. When I went looking for someone to come to our monthly office team building day, Rachel was at the top of my list. She asked all the right questions and developed a curriculum that could work for a large and international office of software developers, business consultants, and operations staff. She oversaw a team of teachers in order to assure intimate teaching environments for our large group. Her team all received high praise from participants who were especially impressed with the connections they made from improv to the soft skills needed to work in large, agile teams: the bread and butter of our consulting practice. I'd definitely invite her back in the future."
— Christopher Taylor Edwards, Experience Designer, ThoughtWorks, Inc.
“As the Director of Learning and Organizational Development for a non-profit health care corporation I am always looking for innovative and effective employee development programs. I had the pleasure of working with Rachel when she created an improv workshop for over 150 leaders at my organization’s semi-annual leadership retreat. The workshop was a highly engaging way to reinforce the importance of effective communication and collaboration when managing teams. Rachel and her team of instructors were able to connect the core components of improv to the organization’s six key leadership competencies. I would highly recommend Rachel to any organization looking for a fun and creative approach to employee development.”
— Jonathan Rubell, Director of Learning and Organizational Development