Vanessa Elle Wilde: COVID-19 Life Improvisation

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Vanessa Elle Wilde is the Founder and Director of O.Improv, an organization dedicated to helping leaders, teams and individuals deepen their self-confidence, gain fresh perspective, and be better collaborators by harnessing the power of play.  Her experience includes over 15 years of speaking, coaching, facilitation and adaptation of applied improvisation techniques for personal and professional development.  Vanessa’s approach allows participants to discover and breakthrough communication habits that hold them back and fully step into their creative and collaborative selves in a safe and fun environment.

But . . . how do you use improvisation techniques to get through the crisis using Zoom? Vanessa Elle Wilde uses her youtube channel, The Wilde Show, and Zoom to bring her classes and jokes to create new outlets for her business. We are being forced to slow down and reassess. She coaches personal and professional development in mood, mindset and immune system. She tells about going to the doctor online and other changes and is ready to support others in adjusting their mindset. and Vanessa’s Happy Minute and the Mindset minute provide uplifting messages during COVID-19.  Nan and Vanessa talk about the innovations in grocery and other shopping – is this the new future? We may come to love some of these new ways of doing business!

About nanmckay

Nan has been President of Nan McKay and Associates, Inc. since 1980. She started Nan McKay Connects LLC in 2019 and has started 4 other businesses over the last 50 years. She has received numerous awards including the Allan Anderson Award of Merit from Minnesota National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Section 8 Administrators Award, in 2018 the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO) Signature Award for Southern California, and in 2019 she was selected by NAWBO as the California Woman Business Owner of the Year. She was co-founder of Minnesota Women in Housing and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Leased Housing Association for many years. She has two buildings named after her in Minnesota, a 10-story elderly high-rise, the Nan McKay Building, and a family subsidized development, McKay Manor. Nan now hosts four podcast shows featuring stories of women empowerment, oral history makers of affordable housing and community development, and stories of ordinary people coping with COVID-19 pandemic.;

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