Clients & Testimonials


Performance in World Cup skiing and snowboarding requires adaptability, an appetite for risk, and an ability to listen and collaborate through rapid communication. Stephen and Jo were able to push our most accomplished coaches well past their comfort zones and challenge them to explore new ways to lift their performance as leaders."

Luke Bodensteiner
Executive Vice President, Athletics
United States Ski and Snowboard Association



Teambuilding Clients


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US Ski Team

Worldwide President's Org.

Cirque de Soleil

Key Events



Young President's Org.

Dreamworks Animation

Disney Animation

Red Bull


California Dept. of Health

Method Home


Consumer's Energy


Executive Leadership Training


Vail Resorts Worldwide


Women President's Organization


Kaiser Permanente

Health Net of California


The Irvine Foundation



Price Waterhouse Cooper

Spitfire Foundation

The Robert Johnson Foundation


Customer Service


The Disney Stores

Western Athletic Clubs

21c Museum Hotels


Corporate Messaging Entertainment (scripted)



Pardot Marketing



Service Now

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Villa Maria


Presentation Coaching



Dept. of the Interior: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

UC Channel Islands


Stanford University

University of San Francisco



Academy of Art University

Pepperdine University 






Mini Cooper




The Discovery Channel

The Science Channel

Thanks so much for your amazing presentation! Right afterwards, medical group administrators and doctors were using and experimenting with the improv concepts you introduced such as “2nd circle” and “yes and…” Many have said that you opened the door to a whole new way of thinking and possibilities that they never knew existed. Not only have the learner objectives of the project been met, but you have shown the audience that improv techniques can help them effectively transform health care in this country.

Dr. Tao T. Le
Regional Medical Director
Health Net Of California

Their workshop quickly broke down the barriers between our new team members. Stephen & Jo introduced a common language and culture that we rely on every day!



Yaniv Katan
Marketing Department

Introducing improv into our training program for managers who operate our retail stores was no easy sell. How wrong were we! Jo McGinley was able to take basic improv techniques and translate them very effectively into skills that our managers can use themselves and teach to their team members. Not only was the improv training a highlight, it was cited as one of the most valuable and relevant portions of their weeklong training session. The phrase "Are you in second circle?" is now part of our vernacular here!"



Jim Babcock
RSM Communications at Disney Consumer Products

I hired Jo to give an improv workshop to faculty at CSU Channel Islands. As teachers, we are constantly called on to improvise--no matter how carefully we plan a course, students will ask questions or encounter difficulties we haven't anticipated. Jo's workshop was informative & thought-provoking, and presented content completely outside the common literature on teaching techniques. In particular, becoming comfortable with public failure (I failed!) helped us facilitate our students' negotiations of their own challenges and failures. I highly recommend Jo. She is fun, creative, personable, insightful and very professional. And what comes out of her workshop is tremendously useful: I am still thinking about, refining, and exploring the ideas from her workshop that I attended a year ago.

Kathryn Leonard
Associate Professor of Mathematics
CSU Channel Islands