Today we’d like to introduce you to Maureen Ganz and Lindsay Audette.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Maureen and Lindsay. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there.
Lindsay and I met while studying at the Second City Training Center in Hollywood, seven years ago. We both fell in love with improvisation and sketch comedy there. At the time, Lindsay was working for WLALA, the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and one of the board members asked her to lead an improvisation workshop to facilitate public speaking, team building, and women’s empowerment. She asked me to co-teach, and it was wildly successful and well received!
We realized our actor and writer toolbox was incredibly helpful to people from all walks of life. Word of mouth spread about our workshops and soon we were working with lawyers, doctors, tech professionals, and government officials. As I’m incredibly passionate about mental health issues, we decided to start working with different populations who struggle with them. Improv is then used as a tool for healing and learning to trust and connect with oneself and others.
We currently work with over ten different mental health facilities and are so blessed to see the amazing transformations made possible through laughter!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Neither of us had ever started a business before, or really had any idea what all went into that, but luckily we had each other and the ever helpful internet to guide us. We were very fortunate to have a great professional network to help us build our business quickly, and we are both very ambitious and constantly looking for ways to grow.
We had hit a few bumps along the way, but we decided to see them as learning experiences. We appreciate the lessons that have taught us our worth and made us more savvy business women.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the AdLib LA story. Tell us more about the business.
We teach improvisation to people from all walks of life. We believe it helps build confidence in the workplace, communication skills and helps break down barriers between people to facilitate a sense of community. We are proud to be doing something every day that we love while helping others…
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
For us, luck has presented itself mainly in the form of timing. Many of our clients approach us when they have a need to be filled. If we’ve properly communicated our dedication and passion and the shoe fits, then I’d say that’s lucky for everyone.
- Website: www.adlibla.com
- Phone: 310-721-8347
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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