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Life is not easy to live, it is highly complex. You have to figure out how to fail in a way that can allow you to succeed. Improvisation gives you skills and practices to make the idea that 'the world is a problem' okay.
— Kelly Leonard

Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation at the iconic theater The Second City, Kelly Leonard is an improviser performing exclusively off-stage.

He applies the constructive principles behind improvisational theater in business and everyday life. He studies ways to improve business models and culture by navigating uncertainty, with failure as the base for success. Kelly condensed his 3 decades of experience at The Second City and conjoined behavioral studies at the University of Chicago in his book, co-authored with Tom Yorton, titled “Yes And” and his podcast “Getting to Yes And”.