Speaker: Kat Koppett, Koppett + Company (Kopco)
Kat Koppett is the eponymous founder of Koppett + Company (Kopco), a training and consulting company specializing in the use of theatre and storytelling techniques for individual and organizational performance.
book on how to use improvisational theatre techniques for organizational development, Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques to Enhance Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership and Learning, is considered a seminal work in the field of Applied Improv, and is used in organizations around the world.
She holds a BFA in Drama from New York University and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and has worked with executives, teachers, administrators, doctors, engineers, lawyers and young people of all sorts.
has designed and delivered training such diverse clients as Apple
, Glens Falls Hospital
, JPMorgan Chase
, Eli Lilly
, and Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt
in places such as India, Brazil, Paris and Oklahoma.
areas of specialty include leadership and communication skills, creativity and innovation, teamwork and conflict resolution, and presentation coaching.
has presented at ASTD, ISPI, NSA, the YPA
, and many other organizations with initials.
has spoken twice at TEDx conferences on the use of improv to enhance non-theatrical performance, and has lectured at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, RPI and Skidmore
She is on the board of Northeast Ballet and the Consulting Alliance.
Kat is a founding member of the Applied Improvisation Network and the Co-Director of The Mop & Bucket Theatre company, (www.mopco.org) the NY State Capital Regionâ€™s premiere improvisational theatre company.
named Kat one of the yearâ€™s â€œUnsung Heroesâ€� for her
creation of the completely improvised musical format, â€œSpontaneous Broadwayâ€�, which will be performed Fridays at Proctors beginning May 8th.
periodically writes about improv, storytelling, organizational development and other stuff that strikes her