Dion discovered that the skills he used on stage and TV for both improvisational and scripted comedy paralleled the skills needed in recovery from process and substance addiction, and also came in handy for basic human development as well as interpersonal and business communication skills. As a result, he co-created The Improvisor’s Mindset (with Jeanne M. Stafford) to draw connections between these theatrical skills and the critical skills needed for successful, grounded connection for the spiritual seeker, and an enhanced business and personal life for the rest of us.
Dion sees the journey from isolation to connection as the basic journey of any recovery and the basic storyline of the soul.
Dion has performed with, taught, or led improv workshops for MTV, VH-1, Logo, Rock The Vote, Google, PNC Bank, Herman Miller, The M&A Advisor, Ardent, Maersk, PWC, Ecolab, The North Carolina Lawyers Association, and more. He holds a master’s of fine arts degree in acting from New York University’s Graduate Acting program and has worked with Spike Lee, Rosie O’Donnell, Kate McKinnon, Josh Radnor, Shakespeare In The Park, The Public Theater, The Guthrie Theater, The Moth Storytelling, Armed Services Arts Partnership, and many other world-class artists and organizations.
Dion Flynn will get your people connected! Cited by Oprah Magazine as “one of our favorite creative thinkers. Your audience is wowed and takes home sure-fire nuggets that open more doors and close more deals using the basic tools of improv.
- Improv for Business
Learn to react naturally and spontaneously in every situation. Dion leads a highly interactive workshop where the audience members are the stars - in person or virtually, Dion teaches the skill of "Yes, and", how to keep conversations flowing naturally and productively. The perfect workshop for managers, leaders, teams, and customer interaction.
- Truth in Comedy
Let’s get all of your people together and do some stand-up comedy. Dion Flynn will lead your group of any size in a stand-up comedy workshop based upon what’s funny about your own corporate culture. Every culture has its quirks and what better way to let off steam, bond and have a blast than with a comedy event of your own making? Employees, teams explore and reveal company , personal and leadership issues by making jokes. There is truth in comedy and by making fun, issues can be revealed and solved, teams unite and morale improves.
- Improv for Sales
The basic tools of improv are the basic tools of human relationships and therefore the basics of good business. Have your salespeople learn the basics of improv and how they apply to skyrocketing sales.
- Improv Recovery Workshop
Actor, comedian, Army veteran and recovering person Dion Flynn, best known as Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, leads recovering people and/or their healthcare providers in theatrical improvisation workshops. The basic tools of successful improv are the basic tools of successful recovery and human connection. In a safe and super-fun environment, you’ll practice: listening, public speaking, spontaneity, empathy, acceptance, awareness, presence, vulnerability, and confidence.