Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

Welcome to the top-rated
Making Positive Psychology Work podcast.

Subscribe now to access interviews with the world’s leading
positive psychology researchers and practitioners plus free cheat
sheets to make their insights easy to apply in workplaces.

Podcast with Zoe Galvez and Betsy Crouch

Can You Improvise Wellbeing? Podcast with Zoe Galvez and Betsy Crouch

Today’s Guest:

Zoe Galvez and Betsy Crouch, co-founders of ImprovHQ, help leaders and organizations develop effective communication, exceptional collaboration, and engaged cultures through interactive learning experiences, based on the principles of improvisation and positive psychology. They deliver workshops, keynotes, and executive coaching programmes, to workplaces that include Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Dropbox, and many more.

Today we’ll be discussing how the principles and practices of improvisation can be used to teach people the skills of positive psychology in workplaces.

Connect with Betsy and Zoe:


Get Your Free "Making It Work" Cheatsheet

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:36] – Zoe and Betsy explain how positive psychology practices can be fused with improvisation techniques to help people flourish at work.
  • [05:40] – The Improv HQ team give examples of how improvisation skills can develop people’s resilience.
  • [09:02] – Zoe explains why every conversation at work is an opportunity for connection or confusion, and how improv can build trust and psychological safety between people.
  • [10:47] – Betsy shares how improv practices can be a great opportunity to spot people’s strengths and put them to work.
  • [12:43] – Zoe explains how improv can be an emotional rope course in workplaces and how they teach leaders to build a resilient response to failure.
  • [18:03] – Zoe shares how improv can help to build a giving culture in teams.
  • [18:59] – Betsy shares how AI Summits are using improv to supercharge results for participants.
  • [21:04] – Betsy and Zoe explain the six improv principles unscripted leaders use to thrive at work.
  • [26:58] – Betsy & Zoe complete the lightning round.

Your Resources:

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.

Until next time, take care!  Thank you Betsy and Zoe!

Quick tip: You can save this podcast to your favorites, so you can access it quickly and easily later! Just click the “Add to Favorites” button to save it forever. You can then find it later in My Toolkit -> My Favorites.