“Thinking on Your Feet 2” Workshop with Debra Schifrin (New!) - SOLD OUT

Business leaders need to be able to manage uncertainty in rapidly changing situations.

In the interactive communications workshop “Thinking on Your Feet 2,” you will learn and practice skills for handling the unexpected with calm, grace, inclusiveness, and humor. This is a follow-up workshop to Debra Schifrin’s, 2020 sold-out club event “Thinking on Your Feet” featuring a new set of exercises and experiences. You don’t need to have taken the original workshop to attend! Debra, an HBS alumna and Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, designs interactive corporate training sessions on communications, leadership, collaboration, agility, and storytelling. These sessions combine lessons from her improv-based management course at Stanford with techniques she developed as a National Public Radio reporter. Expect to learn, laugh, and come away a more agile communicator.

Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm PT
Location: Virtual

Registration closes on Tuesday, September 13th 2022. Webinar Zoom instructions will be emailed to the attendee list on the morning of Monday, September 19th 2022.

**No recording due to high level of interactivity and break out groups.

HCSF Members - $10
Non Members: $25
*All tickets are non-refundable


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Zoom link is provided in the event registration confirmation email and at the link below.


Debra Schifrin is a consultant and Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She leads improv-based corporate training sessions on leadership, communications, agility, presence, collaboration, and storytelling. At Stanford, she designed and teaches the school’s first improv-based MBA management course. She authored 80 business cases taught in MBA programs at Stanford and other business schools worldwide. Before joining Stanford, she spent a decade as a reporter, director and producer for National Public Radio and Marketplace. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from University of California, Berkeley.


Sasha Grinshpun

Sasha Grinshpun (MBA 02) is a master executive coach and career strategist and facilitator with 15+ years of experience. Her eclectic background spanning IDEO/design thinking, consulting, and entrepreneurial ventures puts her in a unique position to have the conversation around, "What do you really want?!"

Sasha combines her gift for quickly gauging strengths, constraints, and aspirations of clients with her experience in navigating life's inflection points. She helps exceptional people craft their own definition of success and confidently make their next move.

In addition to coaching individuals and teams, Sasha has facilitated interactive talks with diverse audiences thinking strategically about doing good work in the context of an authentic life, as well as design thinking, high-impact communication, getting unstuck, executive presence, diversity/inclusion, the multi-generational workforce, work-life management, and authentic networking. 

Get in touch with Sasha:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashagrinshpun
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sasha360
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sasha360


Contact Sasha Grinshpun, event organizer, at sasha@catapultcircles.com


This event, “Thinking on Your Feet 2,” is a follow up to the 2020 workshop ‘Thinking on Your Feet.” with new material for helping you be more spontaneous. It is also the first workshop in a two-part 2022 series on applying improv skills to business communications.  The second workshop on October 18 is “Storytelling for Impact,” where you will learn the elements of a great story, story structures. and practical tools you can take away for creating your own great stories. Expect to practice storytelling and have fun. No need to prepare anything in advance.