Carla Curtsinger A New York City-based improv and stand-up comedienne, voiceover artist, and actor, Curtsinger appeared on network television most recently in “30 Rock” and “Law and Order.” Since 1994, Carla has designed and led communications skills training programs and one-on-one coaching sessions for Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Carla holds a Bachelors Degree in Radio/TV from the University of Kentucky and is a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Management. She has extensive training in improvisation, stand-up comedy, theatrical performance, and voice.
Carol Schifman has provided Organizational Change, Design, and Training services to a diverse number of organizations for over 25 years, working in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. With her focus on linking organizational change with performance improvement, Carol’s consulting experience includes a range of services including: Change management and acceleration, facilitation training and facilitation of meeting, GE-style WorkOut, new team & leadership effectiveness acceleration. Recent experiences include: Design and facilitation of a Change Management program to engineering consultants that serve global gas and pipeline businesses; Design and oversight of numerous facilitated teams of a GE-style WorkOut in eastern Ukraine that produced all desired results in 100 days; Design and delivery of GE-style WorkOut Facilitator Training in Latin America to internal facilitators of a Global Utilities business; Team assimilation facilitation of each department within a U.S. Utilities business following a complete organizational redesign. Carol earned her Masters Degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Montana.
Liz Margree is a founding member of Unlimited Theatre, performing in and collaboratively writing or devising for most of their shows. She is also Execuive Director, responsible for fundraising and business planning and leads the training arm of Unlimited: working with people in business organisations to develop personal impact and unlock individual and group capacity to innovate. She has recently completed a Psychology Degree with the Open University, graduating with First Class honours.
David Marino has played with ImprovBoston's Mainstage for eight years and teaches regularly with ImprovBoston University. He conceived and directed Archipelago, Pirate Lives, Groaners and Boners and Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. David has studied improvisation with many of the improv masters including Mick Napier, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, and Keith Johnstone. Formerly the Manager of Visitor Experience at Boston Children’s Museum, David is now a project manager for the DNAtrium, an interactive museum of the human genome at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA.
Michael Klein, Psy.D is the founder and principal of MK Insights, a firm dedicated to providing psychological assessments for professional and personal development. His assessment work is used as a method for helping individuals enhance their understanding of their personality strengths, values, key motivators, and emotional styles. Dr. Klein's work with executives and managers focuses on role transitions, leadership blind spots, and management style. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP), as well as an advisor for the Emotional Intelligence Track at the Human Capital Institute (HCI).
Paul Horn A coach and public speaking instructor for the past 15 years, Paul Horn draws on his background in business, government and the non-profit world as well as his experience as a professional actor to help managers and executives develop greater skill and confidence with public speaking. Paul works with non-profit and for profit companies in a variety of industries, offering workshops and individual or team coaching. He earned his MBA at Boston University, worked for many years in the community economic development field, and teaches communication skills at Boston University, Northeastern University, Babson College, Bentley College, Brandeis University and Pine Manor College.
Marjorie Burren is a graduate of Hunter College with multifaceted corporate experience. She has produced educational films for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and was a sales manager for Mattel Toys. She has been a corporate spokesperson for Digital, Liberty Mutual, and NYNEX, and is co-founder of the U.S. Improvisational Theater League. An experienced TV and radio actress, she has taught improvisational theatre in Boston, and has been a guest artist/lecturer at Emerson and Curry Colleges, ASU Graduate Studies Program, and the Thunderbird School of Management in Arizona.
John McCoy A commercial illustrator and designer for both print and web, McCoy has provided web graphics, site design, PowerPoint presentations, direct mailings, package design, brochures, menus, cartoons and editorial illustrations for such clients as Microsoft, boston.sidewalk.com, Lt. Blender, Circle Media, MacTemps, and Beau Jest Moving Theater. McCoy has trained in journalism and fiction, receiving an M.A. in fiction writing from Boston University. He also has an M.A. in art history and museum studies and works at Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art, helping plan exhibitions and providing design.