John Sweeney (bio)

Innovation at the Speed of Laughter

Contact:Ms. Dawn Hopkins
Mailing Address: 2605 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America 55408
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"I have worked one on one with both Stephen Covey and Tom Peters and I find John Sweeney's ideas to be as valuable. His message and methods are fantastic!" -Phil Fawcett, Research Program Manager, Microsoft
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Brave New Workshop Theatre

Fields of Interest:

Communication, Creativity, Leadership, Management, Teambuilding, Entertainment

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • innovation
  • teambuilding
  • leadership
  • change management

Recent Engagements:

  • MDMA Annual Conference 4/22/08
  • Microsoft Partner Council 3/17/08
  • Indiana University 2/22/08
  • CNN Training 2/12/08
  • Medtronic Training 1/30/08
Length of presentation:90 minutes to multi-day
Travels From:Minneapolis, Minnesota
Travel Limits:none
Target Audience:Any
Target Audience - Other:Team leaders, C-level executives
AV Requirements:TBA
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John Sweeney is the owner of the nation's longest running satirical comedy theatre, the Brave New Workshop. He is also an author, keynote speaker, corporate trainer and entertaining improviser. Years ago, John left a successful career in real estate to pursue his passion for improvisational theatre. Since then, he has become a much sought after speaker and trainer and his first book, Innovation at the Speed of Laughter has sold more than 50,000 copies. Using 8 key secrets described in the book, John and his team engage audiences by demonstrating how very specific behaviors and skills can be used to inspire creativity, improve teamwork, and create a workplace that fosters idea generation. John lives in Deephaven, MN, with his wife Jenni, sons William and Michael, and his dog Burt.

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