Chris Miller + Ann Swanberg

Co-Founders, LifePlays Applied Improv

Ann Swanberg and Chris Miller have been improvisers for over 25 years. Inspired by the take-aways of improv when applied to life, they co-founded LifePlays in 1999 to bring the skills embedded in improvisational theater to innovative organizations and individual clients ready for a breakthrough.

Chris holds a degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has introduced improv-based training to the MBA program at USF, The Big Ideas Fest, and Little Bets Labs. He has worked with public agencies, corporations and architectural firm staffs to teach and practice new effective approaches to communication styles.

Ann is a passionate improviser who has coached a wide range of clients, from C-suite execs of billion dollar companies to aspiring stand-up comics. Ann’s “The Seven Laws of Highly Miserable People” was a crowd-hit and she’s currently working on her next solo performance, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Fun-er.”

Together through LifePlays, Chris and Ann have inspired thousands of people to a breakthrough level of public speaking, creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

Session: Innovation - Greenlighting the Relaxation Response: Intetional Improv for Releasing Your Creative Mind