108: Using IMPROV to Build Trusted Relationships - Claire Billingsley - TV Host of Coffee with Claire


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Billingsley Consulting Group is a training and communications firm designed to help businesses, associations, and educational institutions grow through personal and professional development. Claire Billingsley has experience coaching managers on social and communication skills, leadership skills, time management and organizational skills, personnel management, as well as personal and professional development. Claire held leadership and management positions with Sylvan Learning Systems, FASTSIGNS International, and TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy. With over 20 years of business experience, she learned the strategies and skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate employees spread all over the world. Claire is a graduate of Emporia State University, a Certified Franchise Executive through the International Franchise Association and a trained executive business coach by Newfield Network in Boulder, CO. She is an active Board member and previous Chairman of the Board at The University of North Texas Professional Leadership Program, College of Business.

Calling on her background in Improvisational comedy, Claire’s keynote speeches, breakout sessions and training workshops use participatory-style training methods that teach practical knowledge and skills through highly interactive methodologies and real life business lessons. Claire’s programs take the skills and guiding principles taught through improvisational comedy and demonstrates how they transfer to the workplace. Her techniques help individuals and organizations foster innovation, build confidence, take initiative, improve communication skills, collaborate, take risks and enhance creativity.

In 2010, Claire was named one of the “Top 25 Women to Watch” in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal.

Claire is a published author of “Circle Up”, co-author of “The Owners’ Guide”, and most recently, “Spirit Fed Entrepreneur”, which in two days reached the Amazon Best Seller List.

In the fall of 2016, Claire launched her Internet TV show “Coffee with Claire”. New shows air every Friday morning at 9 am and available 24/7 on the Women’s Broadcast Television Network WBTVN.tv/channel/coffee-with-claire, and on- demand on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick (just to name a few) and on the Apple and Android phone app Womenontv, reaching over 30 million subscribers daily.

Claire is a certified NLP Practitioner, and a certified Laughter Yoga leader.


  • Benefits of laugher in the workplace
  • Improvisational comedy and business: how they can work together
  • Health benefits of laughter

Connect with Claire:

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