This book is for leaders. Leaders of companies and classrooms; of churches and movements; of families and nonprofits.
If you're invested in building a stronger life, community, company or world, this book was written for you.
Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia interviewed me about forgiveness, Mindful Improv Thinking and my book. Listen to our conversation here!
An excellent gift or training tool.
The Funny Thing About Forgiveness: What every leader needs to know about improv, culture and the world’s least favorite F word has become a #1 bestselling new release in the Leadership Training space on Amazon. It has received both critical acclaim and praise from leaders at NASA, Google, Fred Rogers Productions, Women in Bio and others.
Offering practical guidelines for connecting deeply, building or repairing trust after conflict and being the person you mean to be more consistently, this book is sure to become a treasured gift or training resource for your leaders, employees or event attendees.
Comedy fans will be delighted to read the foreword written by Colin Mochrie of Whose Line is it Anyway?!
5-STAR CRITICAL REVIEW FROM
"Community leaders, teachers, political leaders, CEOs, parents, and every single human will benefit immensely from the insights in Andrea Flack-Wetherald's groundbreaking motivational book about leadership and forgiveness. Prepare for an elaborate experience with chapter summaries, charts, exercises, and lessons learned by the author onstage as an improv actor and offstage in her everyday life—including seriously embarrassing ones. The jovial, straightforward, and open approach that Andrea Flack-Wetherald employs made me feel right at home and also got me laughing in shock. Enough said. Just read it!"
ABOUT THE BOOK
Forgiveness is the least talked about and most desperately needed soft skill in leadership. Now more than ever, as we aspire to build cultures of true belonging, we need leaders who are free from the distractions of resentment, shame and mistrust. Unprocessed pain causes good leaders to step out of alignment, rob themselves of joy and diminish the potential success of their team in hundreds of accidental and unconscious ways.
This is a book about reckoning with our stories so we can be the people we mean to be consistently. It provides a tactical strategy for navigating forgiveness using the surprising playbook found in improvised comedy and mindfulness practice.
The deeper I go into the work of mindful improv, the more I am convinced of all it can do for leaders, parents, pastors and heart-centered humans aspiring to make a positive impact in the world.
This book is just the beginning!
This humble book is making its way around the world, and is being read by leaders on every inhabited continent. The next generation of leaders are taking hold of these ideals - Mindful Improv Thinking is currently being taught to business students and rising leaders at universities in the US and Australia.
Join the Mindful Improv Thinking movement!
Train your leaders to embrace confrontation, accountability, inclusivity and belonging by getting to the source.
Executing well on those critical components of culture requires forgiveness work, and Mindful Improv Thinking provides the roadmap.
Read the book together, and bring the transformational power of Mindful Improv Thinking to your group!