Margi Simmons

Friday Closing Keynote

Brave New Workshop: Improv(e) Your Leadership Mindset

Seize Your Moment to Lead!  If you have ever stopped yourself from sharing an idea in a meeting, felt at a loss for words, doubted yourself, feared failure, or battled unhealthy perfectionism, this session is for you. Improv teaches you to put aside anxiety, fear, and stress in order to take the lead.

You will improv(e) your leadership voice through fun, experiential, game-based activities that invite a Mindset of Discovery, a lens that celebrates learning and moving forward. During this interactive session, you will practice simple everyday behaviors and mind-shifts to improve your confidence in handling any situation in the moment and bring your authentic voice to any conversation.

You will practice and stretch in an environment of safety, laughter, and camaraderie, as you support each other in using your leadership voice.  Remember, if you want to further develop your leadership, practice makes perfect improved!

Brave New Workshop: Programs for Women


Margi Simmons is the Director of Applied Improvisation at the Brave New Workshop – Creative Outreach Division.  She is most passionate about working with women to strengthen their leadership presence.  Margi believes women are resourceful, brave, inspiring, and natural improvisers.

She loves any opportunity to celebrate and uncover the tremendous potential women have to change the world.  She works with individuals and teams to increase self-awareness, communication, collaboration, and ideation skills by using techniques from the world of improvisation.

For more than 15 years, Margi has performed, taught, and practiced improv and, in the past 10 years, she has worked with companies such as: Hilton Worldwide, Ingersoll Rand, Ceridian, Land O’Lakes, Dole, Accenture, Thrivent, Carlson Wagonlit, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.