Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.

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Longform: (usually on Saturdays)
full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.

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Teambuilding & Collaboration



Bespoke Leadership Development



Personal Leadership Development



Personal Leadership Development

Join other business professionals for a small Group Training using improv tools to explore a specific @Work theme. Use your personal development stipend and sign up for a variety of 1 Hour workshops with an experienced BATS facilitator.

  • Develop your personal presence
  • Learn how to show up with greater authenticity and credibility
  • Learn to lead in a way others want to follow
  • Learn to let go and see possibility in reality
  • Maintain your focus even while under pressure
  • Bounce back from any type of unpredictable outcome
  • Practice active listening and shared control
  • Explore “Yes, And…” as a respectful acknowledgment of other ideas and as a tool for creation
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Practice thinking on your feet
  • Practice new approaches to facing ambiguous situations and the unknown
  • Learn to fail faster, “fail forward” and build towards a growth mindset
  • Express your ideas without self-judgment
  • Learn new ways to listen, think expansively, and build on the ideas of others
  • Engage in collaborative, creative problem solving
  • Remove barriers in your thinking
  • Learn storytelling frameworks and techniques to make the storytelling compelling
  • Practice storytelling on your feet (incorporating emotion, body language, vocal training, use of anecdotes and metaphor

2023 Schedule

Leadership Presence
with @Work Director, Jo McGinley
Friday, June 30, 2023
12:00-1:30 PM PT on Zoom

Presence is one of those vague diagnostic terms that can either make someone feel really good or really bad about themselves. What is it exactly, and how can you stay present and project presence while facing the unknown? This workshop is first in the Leadership Presence series that will give you your palpable presence in the face of uncertainty.

Sign up here.


Jo McGinley is a sought-after coach for building highly effective individual and team communicators. Jo inspires seasoned corporate executives, as well as emerging business and nonprofit leaders, to find their authentic voices and connect with listeners in each and every conversation.

With over 30 years of experience, Jo combines theatrical training, improvisational exercises, and voice and speech coaching to create a unique and powerful experience for every client. Each lesson or workshop is tailored for the individual to help each person become a more confident and effective communicator.

Jo has coached Peak Performers including Olympic Athletes and their coaches, musicians,
Oscar Nominees, and leaders in healthcare, tech, and financial services to improve performance and increase confidence while in the act of communicating.

Ms. McGinley has also taught in the Master’s programs at UC Irvine, USC, Pepperdine University, and the University of San Francisco. In addition, she is a speaking coach for data science teams, engineers, marketers, and architects, helping them better communicate the stories that will launch their early products into the market.

Jo is considered a pioneer in narrative improvisation, and her book “Going Long” will be published this Fall by Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. She has developed and
mentored this art form in the United States and worldwide.

Flexibility & Focus
Friday, July 28, 2023
12-1:30 PM PT on Zoom

Unlocking Creativity
Friday, August 25, 2023
12-1:30 PM PT on Zoom

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