“I just wanted to touch base regarding our experience last week at iO- we had a great time…you really did a fabulous job with our team, and the exercises and games you planned really seemed to resonate. Our folks can’t stop talking about how much fun they’ve had. One of the guys was VERY skeptical about giving up valuable “client call time” to spend the afternoon improvising, but even he’s been talking about the lessons he took away from the experience.
Hopefully we can do this again in the future"
“iO was the highlight of our entire meeting. We were exhausted by the end but everyone loved it and we can forsee how some of these exercises will impact our meetings and interaction moving forward. [The facilitator] had a great manner and sensibility, immediately impressed us by knowing all of our names, and started a lot of interesting dialogue that I don’t think any of us intended. Truly awesome. We are huge fans and can’t say enough about how great it was.”
— Center for Financial Services Innovation
“Wonderful. I have had so many great remarks on how much fun it was, and the “listening learnings” were very relevant and well received. Thank you so much. Joe, Rance and Tara are top notch professionals, very funny, and easy to work with. Will recommend you to others in our organization!!"
— Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC
“Our workshop went great! I know many of my co-workers went into thinking it was going to be the worst 2 hours of their life, but definitely walked away appreciating it and learning something. This was a great experience for each and every one of us and we all learned something that will help us out in the work place and work to communicate better with our team.
Rance was great! Give him a big thank you from our team!”
“I just wanted to thank you and let you know that the UIC group loved Seth’s presentation. We hope to have you back soon. You made learning and listening fun and interactive.”
— University of Illinois-Chicago
“We had a great time. Thanks again for all your hard work. We will pass the word on that iO is a great place to plan an event. Thanks!”
“iO was absolutely great to work with for the retreat. I definitely recommend them for your event as well.”
“Thank you so much for the wonderful event. I now have 50 managers at meetings saying ‘yes, and…’ Very powerful, well-organized, safe and fun. We did a ‘what did you learn’ the next day and they had enthusiastic positive praise for the listening, building, collaboration, innovating thinking skills they learned.”
“Yesterday was a huge hit and very successful…can we do two more next week?”
“This is the first year we have had this type of entertainment, but it won’t be the last!… The [Pharmaceutical, Analytical, Research and Development Division’s] Recognition Team and Management extend our gratitude to your talented, energetic group at iO for your creative spin on what our division does at Abbott Laboratories.”
—Efraim Shek, Abbott Laboratories
“You did a fabulous job weaving various elements of teambuilding into improv — it really was impactful with the group! The team continues to talk about the session … and those who were unavailable to attend definitely feel they missed out!”
—Julie Dreixler, Cardinal Company
“Your talented improv staff ensured a successful tour for [our Degree Gel promotions]. They were the backbone of our campus events. Each of them lived up to, and went beyond, our expectations. They were upbeat, on time, humorous, and professional at all times.”
—David Wolf and CeCe Barry, GMR Marketing
“[T]hank you for helping me coordinate actors for our UPS Grand Opening in Chicago. [United Parcel Service] was very pleased with the performance provided by your talented improv actors…. Their performances made the event!”
—Roxane Rose, Keith Kriegler & Associates
“I wanted to touch base with you and thank you and your team for the amazing job that you did, everyone really loved the session! I heard nothing but great reactions from everyone, including the CEO, SVP of Sales, and of course our amazing sales team! Seth and his team were fun and professional, we definitely look forward to using IO in the future.”
-Jessica Taub, Centro
I cannot thank you enough for helping me create an incredible weekend for my students. A more formal thank you will be coming, but I just wanted to let you know that your theatre, Lindsay, and the performers we saw have changed my students lives. The parents on the trip couldn’t believe the change that occurred in the students with only 7 hours with Lindsay. The shows were great and it was wonderful for my students to watch incredible improvisation. I love iO’s philosophy and everyone we interacted with before the trip and then once we were there made sure to help us in any way possible.
-Megan Elliot, Drama Teacher, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
We were beyond pleased! Everyone in the group loved the improv workshop. Rance was an excellent facilitator. Thank you for all of your help making our corporate team building event a huge success!
-Sabrina Vargas, Sibson Consulting
“Everyone, including our management team, thought that the program was very interactive, exciting, and a different way to look at things. People from both your group and Rance’s group thought that activities were well presented, appropriate and fun. There was a good amount of action and talking about key leanings throughout the day. It was also a good reminder for us not to take things so seriously and to take a good look at screw ups and move on (Vroom). I think it was a great day and well-received by all. We will be using the feedback groups for practicing and helping us all improve our skills.”