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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
INTERNATIONAL MOMENT OF LAUGHTER DAY

Affiliations

Founder
Wide Angle Humor

CSP

Education

Masters
Education
Hunter College

BA
Psychology
Lehman College

Web References (139 Total References)


Izzy's Bio

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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.
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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.
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Who is Izzy? Izzy.... an entertaining and enlightening Keynote Speaker


CAMEX 2007: Campus Market Expo

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Izzy Gesell, MS Ed, CSPCAMEX 2007: Campus Market Expo

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Izzy Gesell, MS Ed, CSP
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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

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Izzy Gesell, Wide Angle Humor


Motivational Speakers | Humorist Motivational Speaker Brad Montgomery ยป Prevent Hardening of the Attitudes With Humor

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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 www.izzyg.com


june2002

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Izzy Gesell, MSEd, CSP

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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:
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Izzy Gesell, CSP
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Izzy Gesell,CSP: Building Your Confidence, Spontaneity and Effectiveness Through Improv Theatre Techniques

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