Stand-up comedians are amazing. They demonstrate a truly extraordinary skill-set. They’re courageous, inventive, engaging, and daring. They live life on the edge. They’re incredible communicators. They can turn disaster into triumph. Sometimes they fail, and bomb on stage – but they’ll be up there for the next show, when they may well be storming it.
Gerry's combined talk and workshop at Emerson College will offer transformative guidance on practically applying inspiration and instruction from the comedian’s repertoire in order to live life with greater confidence, creativity, impact, courage, engagement, risk and crisis management, adaptability and spontaneity – plus overcoming negativity and seeing the funny side of life. In short, getting your life to work better!
About Gerry Thompson
Gerry Thompson suffered from extreme shyness, lack of confidence and depression as a teenager and young adult. But through learning how to use the skills of the comedian to his advantage, he turned a painful experience into profound and life-changing gain. From there, he began to explore how these methods could help other people – and that has become his career.
Gerry is now a successful author whose books have sold half a million copies worldwide, in many languages. He has spent twenty-five years helping people transform their lives using lessons from the world of comedy, drawing on his own experience of performing stand-up and improvisation, and offering professional coaching and training. He founded and runs award-winning Positive Comedy, the original pioneering organisation for acquiring skills for life and work from comedy and improv.