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Laughter Paired with Technology Takes Aim at Clinician Burnout

Benovate and Brave New Workshop Join Forces to help Healthcare Address Quadruple Aim Minneapolis, MN -- The Brave New Workshop (BNW) and Benovate have announced a year-long partnership to deliver scalable, human-centered experiences, which will help clinicians build...

Joy, Creativity & Community – Introducing Virtual Brave Tuesdays

Play, joy and community await you! Join our virtual learning cohort and learn how to move away from a mindset of fear using our proven methodology and approach – transformative laughter.

Looking Back at Events in 2019

2019 was a year full of innovation and learning – we are SO grateful to have had the opportunity to share transformative laughter with you all!

3 Things Great Leaders are Concerned with in 2020

Happy Holidays from the Brave New Workshop! As we enter into a new decade, I wanted to share some observations I’ve made in the past year while working with leaders of some of the best companies in the world.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Emcee

Event professionals unanimously agree:  hiring a professional emcee to host your event is worth the cost. Here are five reasons why:

Our “Declare” Playlist

Our “Declare” Playlist

To Declare is to stand up, proclaim your position, and be vulnerable to face whatever the results of your declaration are.

Not always the easiest to accomplish – especially in today’s world of meetings, communal decisions, and workplace politics.

With that in mind, we put together a playlist of songs to remind you to be brave and “Declare” when you feel inspired to – enjoy!

Our “Reframe” Playlist

Our “Reframe” Playlist

To Reframe is to see things in a new light, or through a new lens. To give perspective and gain perspective.

Not always the easiest to accomplish – especially in today’s world of quick decisions and needed action.

With that in mind, we put together a playlist of songs to remind you to “Reframe” whenever you can – enjoy!

Trailmix: Five Inspirations to Reframe for Success

Trailmix: Five Inspirations to Reframe for Success

It’s time for our monthly “trailmix,” a collection of interesting pieces of inspiration, thought leadership and innovative new ideas, and this month we’re focus on reframing. “Reframing” is one of the Big Five behaviors that can root us in a Mindset of Discovery, and lead to a pattern of innovation. At it’s core, reframing is about changing one’s perspective to see a situation differently with the goal of finding new insights, learning to push towards progress, or seeing opportunity in the midst of challenge.

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to “Jump In” from John Sweeney

Employees need to practice their skills to improve. Learning leaders should model the desired behavior and provide a safe place to hone skills.

Within every successful athlete, artist or musician there is some talent. But without practice, that talent will not reach its full potential. When we applaud and cheer performers, what we see are often the results of their practice. What we don’t see are the years they spend perfecting their skills. Practice is essential to their talent development, yet we often diminish its importance in employee development.

Our “Jump In” Playlist

Our “Jump In” Playlist

Employees need to practice their skills to improve. Learning leaders should model the desired behavior and provide a safe place to hone skills.

Within every successful athlete, artist or musician there is some talent. But without practice, that talent will not reach its full potential. When we applaud and cheer performers, what we see are often the results of their practice. What we don’t see are the years they spend perfecting their skills. Practice is essential to their talent development, yet we often diminish its importance in employee development.

Trailmix: Three Fun Items to Inspire You to Mix it Up and Jump In

Trailmix: Three Fun Items to Inspire You to Mix it Up and Jump In

When we talk about ‘jumping in’ or beginning to innovate and discover, we have to acknowledge that it can feel uncomfortable or unsettling. After all, once we begin, we are ‘in it,’ and we can’t control how things will go, what challenges or obstacles might come our way, or whether or not we will be successful. We get it. And yet, if we don’t begin, we may be robbing the world of a great idea, a solution for poverty, a multi-million dollar business, or a new way to inspire people.

3 Business Lessons from Internet Sensation ‘Jiggly Boy’

It’s been almost one year since I went viral.

Yes, I am Jiggly Boy.

The video of me dancing shirtless at a Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball game has racked up more than 150 million views all over the world, and countless mentions in the media.

Over the last two decades, as owner of the Brave New Workshop, the long-running satirical comedy theater, and in my role leading Brave New Workshop Creative Outreach, our corporate training arm, I’ve taught hundreds of companies improvisation-based behaviors designed to encourage a culture of innovation.