Genetics can be fun.
We co-create programs with a handful of other folks and organizations. It is a bit of twisted DNA. Kind of OYF +_________________ (We collaborate with a consultancy called eatbigfish and when we do we call it On Your Fish, or Eat Big Feet). The combinations can be powerful. Here is a glimpse of some of the folks and organizations that we play with.
We play a lot with these guys. They are an amazing brand consultancy that focuses on Challenger Brands. Challenger Brands share a common mindset. They have ambitions that outstrip their available resources and are looking for ways to do more with less. Adam, Mark, Teresa, and the others at eatbigfish are old friends of ours and we are thrilled anytime we can co-create a program for a client. These guys rock.
- Arnie Jacobson & QRC
Arnie is one of the founders of QRC. One of the reasons we love working with Arnie is that he's really good at watching and listening and making sense of things that seem chaotic and crazy. This is liberating for all of us participating...we can just have fun, be really open, curious and creative without obsessing and worrying about where it's all leading. Arnie helps along the way to ensure we move in a productive, enlightening and enjoyable direction. He'll also write up a short summary of our time together that points to a number of starting-block places to build and design your future initiatives. Quite often Arnie's been known to uncover a Big Idea or two along the way. That alone is enough to justify having him along for the ride.
- Kay Scorah, Have More Fun
Kay Scorah, our collaborative partner who splits her time between London and the Baja Peninsula, runs an amazing company called Have More Fun. If you think On Your Feet is off the wall, have a look at Kay's creation.
- Rebecca Stockley, Improv Lady
Rebecca is a master of the improv craft. And she loves working with animators. She has combined the two through her work as the Improv Lady as she explores the depths of story with the likes of Pixar and Dream Works. We love to work with Rebecca when we can. It is always a thrill and always filled with massive learning.
- Dan Moshavi
Dan is an associate professor of management at Montana State University who claims to know something about assessment, metrics and statistics. Dan collaborates with OYF to help our clients measure the impact of training and other behavioral change initiatives.
His ability to find cool things to measure, make information accessible and (dare we say it) exciting may result from his University of Oregon Ph.D. and years of industry and consulting experience, but it is more likely a function of being forced to use numbers, pie charts and hand puppets to convince his (non-academic) friends that being a professor is a REAL job.
Dan uses improvisation in his teaching and consulting, and in a past life, he actually spent time performing with troupes in San Francisco and Washington, DC.
- Keith Forman
Keith has been a long time OYF supporter and recent contributor in the areas of idea generation, group facilitation, brand strategy, and games.
His professional background is a smorgasbord of work in Media Production (Nike), Sports Event Management (World Cup, Pro Beach Volleyball), Public Relations (Microsoft), and Radio Broadcasting (Sports Business, Basketball PxP, Alt. Rock, Blues) While waiting for the next call in the OYF bullpen, Keith is busy multi-tasking on "customer experience" and branded environment" projects for some very impressive companies. He is a sports nut and spends most of his spare time filling his 6 year old son's (Jack) head with critically important baseball facts, stats, rules, etc.
- Tobey Fitch
Tobey is the principal of Fitch Associates. He has a background that merges leadership, marketing, training and development, and business strategy. His clients say that what sets his work apart is his ability to understand the business issues, customer needs, and team dynamics. He is a pragmatic, pushy facilitator who brings fresh perspective to issues. He is serious-minded, light-hearted, does lots of accents, and is bald.
He managed marketing and sales teams at Apple Computer, Sun, and Sprint, and has led marketing strategy, positioning, and messaging projects at Adobe, WeeWorld, Juniper Networks, Palm, Hyperion, the Recording Industry Association of America, Portland Public Schools, and Kendall-Jackson wineries.
Tobey is an employee of the Harvard Business School as a strategy and leadership coach. He's a guest lecturer and advisory board member for the Portland State University Masters in International Management Program.
- Nick Rothenberg
Nick collaborates with us when we're looking for a playmate with a wide variety of toys to share -- his experience combines an advanced degree in anthropology, a background in media and technology, and several successful business ventures.ˆäˆäNick's workˆähas been featured in Inc. Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Oregon Business and WIRED Magazine. Before landing in Oregon, he was a Partner with USWeb/CKS, following the acquisition of his internet development firm, W3-design.ˆäˆäAsˆäAssistant Director of the University of Southern California (USC) E-Lab, Nick worked on such groundbreaking efforts as the Mercury Project- hailed by The London Times as a "piece of computer history."ˆäˆäˆäˆäFollowing an early passion for documentary film, Nick's credits includeˆä"Life Like Dust," which premiered at Sundance and was broadcast on BBC 2 and PBS.ˆäˆäPulling allˆäthese threads together into a consulting practice in 2003, Nick started 2Be LLC to focus on helping organizations succeed through the success of their people.ˆäˆäMostˆächallenging experience thus far?
"Parenthood. Like a wild toboggan ride, it's a lesson in balance, perseverance, and holding on... but not too tight!"
- Greg Keen
Greg has a background in training and coaching spanning twenty years. He began his career with Centaur Media as a salesperson and subsequently became the Leadership and Development Director. Since leaving Centaur, he has worked as a consultant with some of the UKs largest media owners, ad agencies and client companies.
Specialising in storytelling, Greg fuses narrative techniques with delivery practices from improvisation. His highly interactive sessions focus on creating, delivering and extemporizing powerful business presentations.
Based in London, Greg has an MA in screenwriting and is currently writing his first novel for the fourth time...