Rob Poynton | Beyond Control. A Complex World Demands The Ability To Improvise

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Rob Poynton
Beyond Control. A Complex World Demands The Ability To Improvise

Founder of On Your Feet 

DO Wales 2011
Running time: 18m 53s

Filed in: Future You

Insight

Do you have a mind like water? Water is flexible. When it meets an obstacle, it goes around it. Improv teaches us to be flexible. To think of everything as a gift, as an opportunity.

After studying at Oxford, Rob worked in a number of London best and most colourfully named advertising agencies before leaving to travel the world.  

He ended up in Spain, from where he never quite made it home. A serendipitous meeting (in Portland, Oregon) gave him a way to make work into play (and play into work). The result was On Your Feet, which uses ideas and methods derived from improv theatre to help people work together better.

Rob is an Associate Fellow of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School where he contributes, using improvisation, to a number of executive leadership programmes.