American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
To schedule a FREE needs assessment for your workplace, email Kelsey Brennan at [email protected].
APT's Professional Development Program uses philosophy and skills drawn from theater practice. In theater, emotional intelligence and presentation skills are used every day, as actors tell vibrant stories with authenticity, adaptability, and a true connection with their audience. These tools are also vital to effective workplace communication, and can transform the way your team collaborates, providing a powerful advantage for your business.
The process begins with a free 30-minute needs assessment with Kelsey Brennan, APT's Director of Professional Development Program and a member of APT's nationally recognized Core Acting Company. Kelsey will work with you to determine what your team needs and how APT's process can help. A detailed proposal is available upon request.
Kelsey Brennan is an ICF credentialed Professional Coach and a member of American Players Theatre’s Core Acting Company. She has worked with clients at U.S. Bank, Gundersen Health Systems, Zendesk, Boldt Construction, Illumina, Paradigm, Steve Brown Apartments, and Sauk Prairie Healthcare.
In these workshops we introduce your team to the foundational concept of “Yes, and,” a communication tool that will help you seamlessly navigate conflict and appreciate differing points of view. In addition, we’ll use storytelling to explore individual values, promote emotional intelligence, unlock creativity and ultimately develop a strong support system that your team can lean on when times get tough.
This workshop is designed to immediately equip professionals with stronger relationships, sharpened creativity, improvisational skills and tools for more confident expression and communication.
In these workshops we'll explore individual presentation styles, using tools designed to help you deliver a targeted pitch or presentation with confidence and originality. Using the language skills and methodology that actors use every day, we’ll show participants how to diversify speech patterns, bring passion and persuasion to their performance, and address those pesky nerves. (Actors get them too!).
Workshop participants will learn and practice the following skills:
This workshop is designed to immediately equip employees with a sense of sharpened creativity, improvisational skills, and tools for more confident, dynamic presentations.
"APT’s professional development series was extremely popular with our organization. Managers and individual contributors who regularly collaborate in cross-functional meetings learned tools and techniques in the Radical Collaboration session to become better active listeners and to build trust and communication among team members. We saw how our old communication patterns were just a series of microaggressions that left everyone in the room unsatisfied because they felt that they were not being heard or respected. The Taking Center Stage sessions made our staff aware of how they could change their communication style to drive credibility in their communication."
- Bill Checovich, Illumina
“Kelsey's approach to the material helped me think differently and more deeply about these concepts in a way that was fun and engaging. It also added some new techniques to my repertoire. I find myself thinking about the material and what I learned quite a bit, even months later. I'm grateful to have been a part of it.”
- Stef Morrill, River Valley Commons
“I walked away feeling confident and comfortable with our group discussions. It felt wonderful to open up to my peers.”
- Anonymous, Sauk Prairie Healthcare
“Thought provoking, very relatable and pertinent information. Thank you!”
- Anonymous, Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Kelsey Brennan is an ICF credentialed Professional Coach and a member of American Players Theatre’s Core Acting Company. As an actor she has performed works by Shakespeare, Austen, Chekhov, Coward, Ibsen, Miller, O’Neill, Shaw, Stoppard, Wilde, and Williams all across the Midwest. Inspired by the opportunity to share her experience with language and collaboration, Kelsey created APT’s Professional Development Programs to teach authentic, meaningful communication in the corporate sphere. She has worked with clients at U.S. Bank, Gundersen Health Systems, Zendesk, Boldt Construction, Illumina, Paradigm, Steve Brown Apartments, and Sauk Prairie Healthcare. Kelsey is an alumnus of Ohio University and the University of Wisconsin- Madison.