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improve it! Podcast – Professional Development Through Play, Improv & Experiential Learning

May 9, 2022

Do you need a positivity boost at work?

In today’s minisode, Erin brings on our very own improve it! Facilitator and hype man, Blake Edwards, to teach you the ways improv improves your mental health and can add positivity to even the most challenging work day.


Blake is a talented and award-winning Director, Writer, Actor (and one of those people who brightens a room by simply walking into it). Around here, we all believe he is the real life Ted Lasso. His in-depth knowledge of the multi-faceted world of entertainment, nurturing communication style and genuine positivity, brings out the very best in the people and projects he works on.

Blake is especially masterful at creating humorous and whimsical short-form video content for broadcast, web, and social platforms. His 10 years of live improvisational comedy performance, and appreciation of play both in front of and behind the camera, make him uniquely qualified for both the messaging and execution of commercial campaign that provide tons of laughs.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earning a Communications degree in Media Production, he had various stints abroad and in Los Angeles, before returning home to the South. Today, his comedic work as a Director and On-Screen Talent has been recognized by the Sundance Film Festival and featured on viewers screens regionally and nationally.

And Blake has had zero trouble finding humor in his own personal life! He is recently (and happily!) married to his wife Hilary, a visual artist, whom he met during a hurricane and married during a pandemic!

Enjoy this episode with the one, the only, Blake Edwards.


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