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If leaders understand and prepare for their inner critic, it can help them thrive in challenging situations and help others do the same.

Fixing a toxic work culture can be a difficult feat. In this article, Daena discusses the importance of creating an environment of active bystanders in order to reduce sexual harassment, implicit bias, and bullying.

Read About Daena's improvisation-based method in workshops at MIT and elsewhere to help people learn how to respond effectively when we witness or experience sexual harassment or implicit bias.

Read Daena's Newest Article: #MeToo means #YouToo:
Leaders must prepare for sexual harassment complaints.
What to do when an employee reports sexual harassment

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Want to know the way to repair a broken conversation?
Read Daena's article in Quartz Magazine.

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The importance of Improvisational Leadership and Sensemaking in the current business climate

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Check out the feature article on Daena's Acting Laboratory in Imagine Magazine - New England's resource for the business of film, television, and new media production.

Daena Teaches the Improvisational Side to the Art of the Deal at MIT
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Daena's Articles on MIT Sloan Experts Blog

From Failure to Success: Using Improvisation to Develop Resilience and Leadership

Secrets of Celebrity Companies

Daena teaches Improvisational Leadership and Influence at MIT Sloan. Read how she helps students make the connection between leadership and creativity.

Daena's Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching Work with Organizations are featured in this article published in Portugal's Executive Digest (English translation).

Daena’s Improvisational Leadership Course Featured in
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Daena Helps Future Business Leaders Cut Loose at MIT
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Daena's Improvisational Acting Course at MIT was featured in Bloomberg's BusinessWeek

Daena helps business leaders and entrepreneurs in Buenos Aires develop their leadership skills with improvisational techniques. Read the article featured in Argentina's largest newspaper
(in English).

Daena provides business leaders and entrepreneurs in Santiago Chile the skills they need to successfully face uncertain times in business. Read the article about Daena's workshop in Chile's leading business newspaper (in English).

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Daena Giardella has dazzled audiences and inspired workshop participants around the globe for over twenty years as one of the "modern trailblazers" of improvisational theatre performance and training. Her original one-woman theatre pieces have been performed to wide critical acclaim throughout the USA and internationally. She has also hosted her own talk/music radio shows, produced an oral history radio project and garnered numerous radio and television credits. She is also a creativity coach, motivational speaker and communications consultant.

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