Dynamic motivational speaker and teambuilding in San Diego: www.IMPROVentures.com. web search area

"Do I Have To Work With...THEM ?”

Interpersonal Communication:
Being at your best, even with your worst

A fun way to learn critical coping skills for working well with everyone!


The Trainers

Milo Shapiro

Milo Shapiro walked away from his B.S. in Computer Science and fifteen years in I. T. to pursue his passion:  applying improvisation to business practices and personal devel-opment.  On his last day, a co-worker asked, “Who’s going to make it fun to work here now?” 

Milo began studying improvisation in 1990 and began teaching the art in 1993, traveling in the US and Canada to continue his own improvisation education and teaching skills.   He served six years as the business manager of the comedy troupe TheatreSports.  As CEO of IMPROVentures  (www.IMPROVentures.com), Milo conducts various business programs including teambuilding, speaking skills classes/coaching, motivational keynoting, and entertainment programs. 


Milo’s client list includes Pfizer, Sempra Energy,
Wellpoint/BlueCross, the U.S. Dep’t of Defense,  the U.S. Marine CorpsKodak, Minolta, Computer Sciences Corporation
, and many non-profit organizations.  Testimonial letters from these and other companies are on his website.  He was invited to speak in 2003 for the international convention of the American Society of Training and Development.


This particular class draws extensively from his training program, “TEAMprovising” which is designed to create a higher sense of team connectedness while also improving communication and innovation.  Through the fun of

improvisation games conducted in a safe environment, staff recognize and correct areas where they may need improvement, such as:

Accepting each other’s ideas

Building on what others offer          

Communicating clearly         

Developing rapport

Maggie Pound

Maggie Pound is an expert facilitator and public speaker, having lead over 100 seminars. 

Audiences enjoy her
real life experiences
as well as her ability to connect and explore the more difficult management

She has more than 15 years as an executive in human resources administration and organizational development

Her background includes five years as the Director of Training for L.A. County’s Department of Communications.  She was Director of Human Resources for both Sharp Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente.  She also managed a department of 90 pediatric employees at Kaiser.

Among the many training programs she developed and/or delivered for her organizations are:

  • Teamwork

  • Assertive Communications

  • Quality Improvement

  • Conflict Management

  • Leadership Skills

  • Facilitation Skills for Planning Process

In the last few years, Maggie Pound has become one of the leading experts on creating and managing strategic alliances. As the founder of HR Connectors, she directed a strategic alliance of human resource related service providers. 

Maggie holds a certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as remaining active in the San Diego Coaches Alliance, ODNet, and the American Society for Training and Development. 


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