About the Advantage Improv Team

A Rare Combination of Skills: Training, Improvising and Business Leadership

Advantage Improv co-founders Lee Godden and Bob Doll first met on stage in 2010 during a Southern California charity event featuring two well-known improvisational comedy troupes. Chatting backstage during a break, Lee and Bob discovered they shared similar backgrounds. In addition to a passion for improvisation, they both had successful careers as business leaders (Lee in high technology sales management, and Bob in publishing finance management) and years of experience as organizational trainers and conference speakers.

Lee and Bob performed together at a TEDx event. The following year they co-presented their improvisation-based curriculum at another TEDx. In 2014 they launched Advantage Improv. 

Advantage Improv has grown rapidly, earning the trust of many organizational customers, including: Microsoft, Beckman Coulter, Brown-Forman, Spectrum Brands, Siemens/Mentor Graphics, Adobe, the University of San Diego, Liferay, CalOptima, Ayres Hotels, CU Direct, Nihon Kohden, Pharmavite, Restaurant Facility Management Association, Advantage Solutions, TPx, the Bascom Group, Trevera, Young's Market Company, MobilityWare, Hill-Rom/Trumpf Medical and many others.

Enjoy watching this 2-minute video of Advantage Improv in action! The customer hired Advantage Improv to develop and deliver a 2-hour team building workshop for 300 employees at their annual meeting, following the CEO's annual keynote address. Toward the end of this short video you'll hear comments from audience participants about how they intend to apply the improvisation-based communication skills they had just learned.

Meet the Advantage Improv Leadership Team

Lee and Bob's article in the Orange County (California) Business Journal

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Some Advantage Improv customers

Click below to listen to a podcast interview of Advantage Improv co-founders Lee Godden and Bob Doll.