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I do want to extend a HUGE thank you to you for the session that you’ve guided us through. You are amazing and we loved absolutely everything about our time with you. It was great to see how many times we’ve been referring back to the Improv Session throughout the Bootcamp and the impact it had on the participants.

Thank you for providing us with this fantastic experience. Some participants have already reached out to me to ask when the next session is!
— Sandra, Adidas
I was very impressed with how skillfully they applied improvisation to what our department needed... And best of all, it really has helped us work together better. We really listen to each other now, instead of pretend to. There is more trust and more ease between us. We didn’t see how locked into an unsupportive dynamic we were.
— Steve M, Deloitte & Touche
Our sales team has not been able to stop talking about the workshop with iMergence. The development the group experienced across the board was astounding. The Storytelling portion especially has stuck and the tools Holly provided everyone in understanding the building blocks of story and making it REAL and RELATABLE were priceless for us.
— Catherine D, ConvaTec
We are grateful for the work Holly did with the women in our company. She unleashed a power, a confidence and an ease in them and between them in just 4 hours. And best of all, it’s not just a reference point for them - they have both the tools and understanding to stay there.

There are lots of books and seminars about women and leadership but I’ve not seen a hands-on workshop actually be able to tap into it and give it.

I would never hesitate to recommend her work with women at any level of any company.
— Kirsten C, Skadden
Holly worked with us in one of her brainstorming sessions and within 3 hours, she had our team in a completely different place than where we had started. We wouldn’t have said we needed to change much in how we brainstorm and create together...until the session was over. Then we SAW how much limitation there was in how we worked and how we actually DID need it. I can’t recommend her work enough.
— Greg M, Monaco Lange
The improv session with iMergence was loved by every single person!!! We are so grateful for what you brought to the group and the precision in which you did it. It was a tall order and you went above and beyond what was expected. The entire retreat day went really well, and everyone was talking about the activities that you brought to the group as being a reference point.
— Mike T, FEMA
When you’re part of a creative team, you have to keep pushing to go somewhere new. You get comfortable with working together and start to slide from the edge. Stop taking risks. Look for the known and easy route. Holly gave us excellent tools that got us back on that edge and ways to stay there.
— Tracy G, Comedy Central
The improv portion of the retreat added a dimension that, without, I don’t think the program would have been as successful. The managers relaxed, worked together, and I think saw that they knew a lot more than they believed they did....it gave them tremendous confidence.
— Shannon G, Merrill Lynch
Our team was really under the gun....and we were all tense. I knew I had to do something...We were stressed-out, bickering, and starting to perform below our standard. I had the idea to try improv because it helped me so much...It really worked! The changes to our team were fast and I know everyone got to see there’s another way to work together...it’s been very different ever since we did the three months of iMergence!
— Jenna L, Double Click

MEDIA: Slate article featuring Holly Mandel

“Getting to ‘Yes, And’: How improv comedy skills became a must-have for entrepreneurs” by Seth Stevenson

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