Chris Sams

About Chris Sams

Chris SamsChris Sams delights in using improvisational theater technique as a trainer-facilitator to teach leadership, communication, adaptability, creativity, innovation, presence, storytelling, collaboration, teamwork, team building, and on-the-spot thinking.

Chris has led more than 250 workplace improv workshops and departmental events for more than 100 companies and corporate teams, including Google, LinkedIn, McKinsey & Co., Deloitte, ZS Associates, Genentech, UC-Berkeley Haas Center for Executive Education, UCSF, Facebook, Salesforce, Virgin America, and Dropbox.

Chris served for eight years as Director of BATS Improv’s On-The-Go corporate engagement programs.  Additionally, Chris has been coaching improvisation for adults at all levels, from foundational elements of improv principles and basics to advanced performance classes for actors in the Bay Area and beyond.  He has been active with the Applied Improvisation Network since 2002, serving on the world conference steering committee in 2012.  Chris is a Benjamin N. Duke Leadership Scholar graduate of Duke University.

Improv Consultants is thrilled to have Chris on board as he has a unique way of approaching design and discovering new ways to apply improvisation and support our teams.

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Applied Improvisation Network Practitioner
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