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This profile was last updated on 5/12/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

  • Founder and Head
    Izzy Gesell
  • Facilitator
    Izzy Gesell
  • Keynoter, Facilitator
    Izzy Gesell
  • Founder and Principal
    Wide Angle Humor
  • Author
    Wide Angle Humor
  • Originator

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Wide Angle Humor
  • CSP


  • Masters , Education
    Hunter College
  • BA , Psychology
    Lehman College
139 Total References
Web References
Izzy's Bio, 12 May 2015 [cached]
About Izzy Gesell!
Izzy Gesell
Izzy Gesell
Izzy Gesell, MS Ed, CSP is an "organizational alchemist" who helps individuals and organizations transform their thinking from commonplace to extraordinary.
Through his keynotes, trainings, coaching, and facilitated sessions, Izzy offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights and programs. He is skilled at delivering meaningful in a way that makes participants enjoy their time with him.
Izzy was one of the first to use Improv Theater concepts as tools for personal and organizational learning. He is the author of Playing Along: Group Learning Activities Borrowed from Improvisation Theater, a co-author of Humor Me: America's Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter, and a contributor of a chapter on Improvisation as a facilitation tool in the IAF Group Facilitators Handbook. His latest project is a deck of cards with improv games on them.
He has worked with dental association members to help foster their leadership skills, helped Aetna Insurance custmer reps learn to manage their stress, facilitated NASA engineers on enhancing their leadership skills and guided Hewlett Packard global managers to communicate more effectively.
Recognized by his peers, he has earned a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association. Less than 15% of NSA's 4.000 members are CSPs. The International Facilitators Association (IAF) regularly calls on him to train facilitators in his techniques.
A former stand-up comedian and public school teacher, Izzy was raised in Brooklyn, NY, where commonplace thinking was frowned upon. He has earned a BA in Psychology, an Ms in Education and a P... thats 1/3 of a PhD and now lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Who is Izzy? Izzy.... an entertaining and enlightening Keynote Speaker
CAMEX 2007: Campus Market Expo, 2 Dec 2006 [cached]
Izzy Gesell, MS Ed, CSPCAMEX 2007: Campus Market Expo
Izzy Gesell, MS Ed, CSP
Izzy Gesell, Organizational Alchemist helps organizations and the people within them transform their thinking in order to become more confidant, competent, and creative.He is the Founder and Head Honcho at IzzyG & Company.He has delivered his special brand of humor-based learning to professional audiences at NASA, Hewlett Packard, the Internal Revenue Service, and Microsoft.Author of Playing Along: 37 Group Learning Activities Borrowed from Improvisation Theater, Izzy will uses a unique blend of teaching, engaging, and entertaining to bring his messages of leadership to life.
WCA Hospital Employee Portal | Health Observance of the Month, 4 Oct 2012 [cached]
Izzy Gesell, Wide Angle Humor
Motivational Speakers | Humorist Motivational Speaker Brad Montgomery » Prevent Hardening of the Attitudes With Humor, 29 June 2008 [cached]
Copyright 2005 by Izzy Gesell.Reprinted with permission from Izzy.Izzy is a funny professional speaker from Massachusetts, and is founder of Wide Angle Humor.Reach him at
june2002, 11 Nov 2001 [cached]
Izzy Gesell, MSEd, CSP
Izzy Gesell is the founder and principal of Wide Angle Humor, a humor consulting and education service.As a professional speaker, Gesell has presented over 500 programs to educational, business, health and human service organizations.He is the originator of the annual International Moment of Laughter Day--April 14th and author of Playing Along: Group Learning Activities Borrowed from Improvisation Theater.He is also a HUMOR and CREATIVITY COACH - Helps helping trainers, speakers, and business people understand how to bring more humor, play and creativity into their professional and personal lives- Guaranteed!
Moments With The Masters:
Izzy Gesell, CSP
Izzy Gesell,CSP: Building Your Confidence, Spontaneity and Effectiveness Through Improv Theatre Techniques
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