Improv Improves Your Business

Competitive companies are able to respond to inevitable, unpredictable change quickly and intelligently. They apply the mental agility of professional improvisers.

Fishladder Inc. can help you learn and apply these tools of improvisation to your business now.

From One Fish To Another

Conventional solutions don’t solve unconventional problems. Our methodology is not conventional. That means we work best with innovative risk takers who dare to try something different because they’re looking for different results.

To read more about our philosophy, click here.



Fishladder and friends present FISH LINES, two shows on March 18, 7 & 9:30 pm!

Yes, And! Book

Yes, And! Book

Just released! Mary Jane’s new book, Yes, And!” If everything went as planned, you wouldn’t need to improvise or read this . But, it doesn’t, so you do. Buy Now

Quit Winging It: Improvise

Quit Winging It: Improvise

Applied Improv Network World Conference 2012
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  • We love what we do and so will you!

Our Mission

Fishladder Inc. uses improvisation to help people navigate change by improving their ability to act intelligently and with integrity in unpredictable situations.

What Is Improvisation?

“Improvisation is being present in the moment so that you can spontaneously take effective and intelligent action in that moment.” – Mary Jane Pories

How Can It Help Us?

Improvisation is perfectly suited for adult experiential learning styles. The learning is engaging and motivating; the impact immediate. You and your team will experience deeper and broader behavioral and cultural change in a shorter amount of time.

This is the most important group work since they built the pyramids.

Bill Murray