Jim is a highly creative and insightful individual, not only is he goal oriented but he has the ability to be extremely personable with out losing sight of, or getting sidetracked from the task at hand.
Jim is a story teller at heart — which makes his ability to convey a message and create a memorable experience first-nature to him. He is curious, he is passionate, and he is a joy to work with. There are simply not enough people like Jim in working world.
I highly recommend Jim’s detailed coaching for interview and presentation preparation. He has helped me to improve my job market interviews and academic paper presentations. The outcomes from my job market are very positive and I indeed appreciate his help.
With his warm, funny yet no nonsense style of teaching, I felt safe, confident, and supported.
Jim helped me to improve many different aspects of my life. I found that I am much better now
in listening, accepting of ideas/suggestions, thinking outside the box
and public speaking.
Jim is the living embodiment of “Be interesting by being interested.”
He genuinely cares about the people he works with. Because of this, he
is able to really get to know a person, dig deep, and help them make
personal and creative breakthroughs that they never would have made on
I’ve never worked with a better improv teacher/coach than Jim
Karwisch. The lessons he has to share– about support, about listening,
about existing completely in the moment, about positivity and group
mind– won’t just change the way you think about improv, they’ll change
the way you think about LIFE.
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