Who We Are
About Andrew Deutsch
Most improv companies have a division that is devoted to business Improv. Business Improv is all we do. My background is business and motivation but I’ve worked and studied with the best. Everyone from John Montieth, the Groundlings, People’s Improv Theater and Dion Flynn who appears regularly on the Jimmy Fallon show!
In 1992, in my first sales position for a national greeting card company, I increased the company’s market share by 50% and I also did improv workshops for schools retreats and community groups while serving as a sales manager and business owner.
I created Road Runners East which was a Manufacturers Representative business in which we represented leading card and gift manufacturers, and established market-share for companies that had no key accounts. His customers included Rite Aid, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Books as well as hundreds of small and mid-sized businesses.
I took the very concepts I had originated to successfully train salespeople to a workshop entitled “From Worrier to Warrior,” which gives insight into performance improvement. These principals can be readily adopted and incorporated to achieve success by anyone. This seminar teaches resilience based on the power of mind-driving as the engine of motivation which is also increased with with the discipline of Business Improv.
I have been on the receiving end of Andrews talks and he is so inspiring – my favorite speaker in the world – the quirky way he presents and connects with people is very motivating and empowering. I try never to miss any of his presentations.
Andrew has over a decade of experience and is able teach and guide people to let go of there negative limiting beliefs and bring them to a place of prosperous thinking. He has helped me to perform better in all area’s of my life. I thank Andrew for all his help and encouragement.
To Whom It May Concern, I had the privilege of taking two of Andrew’s improvisation workshops at separate meetings with two very different groups of people. I’ve been a professional performer for many years and was hilariously paired with people who had no experience whatsoever. Right from the get Andrew’s sheer enthusiasm for other people’s joy was infectious. He set the tone with his positive attitude, self effacing charm, and sizable people skills. Those who were new to the improv experience, were taken gently by the hand. Those like myself, who were experienced, were pushed not only to follow but to lead. The room warmed up almost immediately, the laughs were raucous and the genuine support between these groups of near strangers was palpable. I’d recommend Andrew’s workshops to anyone, anywhere, for any occasion.
I have had the good fortune to work with Andrew Deutsch for the past year. I have witnessed, first-hand, his keen ability to not only to build trust among people but also to engender warmth, collegiality, and collaboration among complete strangers!
Today, with communications and people competing for our attention and interest like never before, Andrew is a welcome catalyst for more effective listening and more active engagement with each other and the world around us.
I have every confidence in Andrew’s ability to help others thrive. I wish him a world of success.
Andrew is a fountain of creative ideas and I totally recommend him.
Periodically, I have great good fortune of seeing Andrew in action at various workshops he gives for aspiring small business owners like me. His understanding of group dynamics and his ability to empower people to go beyond themselves to make sales calls and actually close viable deals is nothing short of amazing. Equally amazing is his delivery: Rather than play the motivational speaker, he is genuinely funny, basing his humor on the warmth of his spirit and his obvious personal growth. I think it’s fair to say that I have more than tripled my income in the three years that I have been participating in Andrew’s workshops and doing the follow-on work that he suggests.