It’s not about being funny – it’s about being present.


I love improv! I think the people that do it have such clever minds and I respect the level of talent that great improv requires. Improv is not only fun to watch, it is full of skill-sets that can serve you well in all areas of your life.

Some tenants of improv include: making your partner look good, trusting that you can handle the situation and the unknown, embracing failure and being open to possibilities and not shutting things down without contributing a solution.

Experts in the field, Stephen Sim and Caity Curtis joined me on CJOB radio this week and explained (with humour of course) how living Your Life, Unlimited is much more feasible with comedy on your side.

Don’t forget to check out Stephen and Caity’s Corporate Training website, The Improv Company!



Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at

* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.


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