In this episode of The Verbal To Visual Podcast I chat with Gary Hirsch about how he uses principles of improvisation to help groups work together and individuals see opportunities. We also chat about a recent sabbatical he took which yielded some valuable insights related to his art, his work, and his life.
Notes & Links
Gary is the co-founder of On Your Feet, a consultancy that uses improv to help people work better together.
He illustrated the book Everything’s An Offer, written by the other co-founder of On Your Feet, Robert Poynton. This is the book that pulled me out of that slump I mentioned on the show.
What improvisation principles can do for you personally:
- Seeing opportunities (recognizing the many offers around you), even in hard times.
- Being present. Here. Now.
- Letting go.
Gary’s recent insight: the value of stopping and asking that question of why you do the things you do.
Check out Gary’s unique art – bots painted on the back of dominoes.
I mentioned Austin Kleon’s book Show Your Work while we chatted about the benefits of capturing and sharing not just the final product, but the process as well.
Where to find Gary: