Karen Hough

Karen Hough

Founder and CEO
Powell Ohio
Timezone: America/New_York

Karen Hough is the founder and CEO of ImprovEdge, which helps companies transform behavior through interactive training. With a presence in five cities, ImprovEdge’s client list includes ESPN, Coach, Nationwide Insurance, Legg Mason, Cardinal Health, Novo Nordisk, and Turner Broadcasting. Karen is also a number 1 Amazon bestselling author, contributor to the Huffington Post, and recipient of the Stevie Silver International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012, as well as the Athena PowerLink Award for Outstanding Woman-Owned Business. Her second, award-winning book, Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over, was published in 2014 by Berrett-Koehler.

Karen’s first life was as a professional improviser and actor. She trained with Chicago’s legendary Second City, performed in more than 100 theatrical productions, and was featured on radio, TV, and film. She lived a second life as a successful executive in network engineering. Finally, she became an entrepreneur. Karen is a Certified Speaking Professional and has presented to audiences of thousands both in the United States and internationally. She is a graduate of Yale University and La Sorbonne, Paris IV.

Date & Time (EST) Title Role
Monday, June 12, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Go With It: Embrace the Unexpected to Drive Change Presenter
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Improv and Leadership: Positive, Effective Behaviors for Employee Engagement [Private] Presenter
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Innovation and Improvisation: It's All About Focus Presenter
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Improvisation and Leadership: Teaching Your Leaders Positive and Effective Behaviors for Employee Engagement Presenter


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