Want to "Gag Your Inner Critic?" Want to learn some tools that will really bring spontaneity, joy and spark to your life? This creative self-discovery book offers techniques and exercises for working through blocks to lead a more courageous and creative life. It is unique in that it specifically uses the tools of improv comedy for transformation. Improv requires quick-thinking, collaboration, getting out of your own way, and being in the moment without being a perfectionist. The skills an improv actor uses are skills we can all apply to every aspect of our daily lives.
Many of us have similar struggles – feeling blocked creatively, being afraid to take risks, constantly competing with others, wanting our own way, or being attached to goals that may no longer serve us. We have trouble thinking on our feet, letting go of things that didn’t go as we’d expected, and remembering to see the humor in it all. Katie will show you how to transform your Inner Critic into your Inner Coach, free up your creativity, trust your ideas, go with the flow, be present when it counts, and to feel inspired, energized and confident.
Katie, a frequent contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and the creator of the internationally acclaimed women’s sketch comedy show, Broad Comedy outlines a simple, creative and, most importantly, fun series of techniques and exercises to inspire readers. Goodman shares hilarious and insightful stories from her experiences as a nationally touring improv comedy actress as well as offering step-by-step transformational exercises from her creative workshops and retreats.
Katie’s style is enthusiastic and encouraging – she makes it easy to discover your potential and make some real changes in your life. Katie has been described as a cross between Julia Cameron and Ben Stein – a nurturing creative coach with a wry edge. If you are ready for a different and user-friendly approach to personal growth, Improvisation For The Spirit is a fun, unique and truly transformational way to get there.
"If Robin Williams and Dear Abby had a baby and hired Tony Robbins to raise it, you might get someone as bright, funny, insightful, and inspiring as Katie Goodman. But why bother, she's already here -- dispensing laugh-inducing and life-changing lessons. Punchlines have never been so practical. Life is one big ad-lib and Improvisation For The Spirit shows you how to bring the house down."
–Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post