Improv for Everybody

playing, learning, growing

Improv to Improve

Improvisational acting is live, unscripted theater. At the core of this spontaneous collaboration is the tenet “yes, and”—support your partner with energetic affirmation, and you will be a strong, innovative ensemble. It’s fun, enlivening, and easier than you think! We make spur-of-the-moment decisions all the time, every day, without even thinking about it.

Everybody can do improv, so why not learn how you can be even better?

Training in improvisation can enhance a multitude of communication and collaboration skills:

  • public speaking
  • storytelling
  • active listening
  • conflict resolution
  • crisis management
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • ease with ambiguity and change
  • adaptability
  • innovation and ingenuity
  • professionalism

Improv is a must-have for leadership development, executive education, and corporate retreats. It’s also valuable soft-skills training for teens and young adults.

I will design a workshop for your group that is relevant to the challenges faced in personal, academic, and professional life. You’ll be invited to play and take risks in a positive, supportive atmosphere. It will be fun, educational, and transformative!

No experience in improv or theater required—just an open mind and enthusiasm to try something new!


Karen Twelves has been coaching improv since 2012 and performing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008. A strong believer in experiential learning, she delivers personalized training sessions for private clients and the general public, both locally and at national conventions.

In 2018, Karen published Improv for Gamers, an exercise book highlighting how tabletop roleplayers and players of live-action games can harness the same skills used by improv performers to be better collaborators and storytellers. More information available at

Karen is ready to show you how to embrace possibility, effortlessly manage challenges, and achieve professional and personal growth.


Karen is an outstanding teacher and facilitator. She is high-energy, focused and funny. I attended an early morning session with her that got me charged up for my whole day!

John A.

I loved how positive the space was. It was wonderful to be surrounded by nothing but mutual appreciation.

Adrienne M.


Let’s talk about what improv can do for you! Click here to email me and tell me about the results you want to see in yourself or your group.

We can arrange a consult over email, phone, or video chat, or we can meet face-to-face in the Bay Area.