Improvise your way to the top

Impro sessions, if they’re run well, create an environment where individuals are willing to take risks in front of each other.

This often produces laughter, and quickly creates a bond between individuals who may not know each other well, or even at all.

On top of that, the exercises throw up fascinating insights into how we work as human beings, and how we can always do things differently.

Who this is for

A wide range of groups have invited me to run this session:
  • major companies such as Google and Accenture,
  • non-profits,
  • schools,
  • prisons.

I’ve talked about, and used, the games and exercises before groups of as many as 5,000 people at once, on four continents. This video gives you an idea:


I want to be completely honest: I added the sound of the cheering crowd using iMovie. It made me smile.

What people say

Members of the public, at The School of Life, have over seven years given me an average score of 9.4 out of 10.

The head of Google Creative Lab said:

Amazing. We thought you would be quite good but had no idea how good. The exercises were a great way for people to engage with each other, and taught us a lot about ourselves.

But the feedback that makes me happiest is this, from a long-term resident in a UK prison:

There are few occasions when you can genuinely forget you are “inside”, when you are a guest of Her Majesty, but this was surely one of them, and it lasted for a whole afternoon. John-Paul was brilliant, of that there was no doubt. But the fantastic thing was that so many of the ideas were coming from us.


This varies, depending on the size of the group I’m working with, the amount of time involved (including preparation), and the nature of the organisation (profit/non-profit).

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