Check Out What Our Clients Have to Say About Working With Us!

“Everyone on the team (~140 people!) raved about the event at iO! It was fun and uplifting and the iO team found a number of ways to tie the skills of improv to situations we all encounter in our everyday lives! Our group included people from across the globe, and across the board everyone loved our time at iO! We could not have been happier with this quintessential Chicago team-building and fun activity!” …” You guys made it so easy – from the planning and booking to the event itself, everything was fantastic!”

“Each of the actors was fantastic—terrific individual and group performances and a wonderful collaborative countenance across the group. It really was a pleasure working with each of them. …we’d work with you all again in a heartbeat!”
-Jennifer Steenstra -TOUCH WORLDWIDE

“The team was extremely apprehensive about improv and Adal set them at ease right away. All the exercises were thoughtful, sequenced effectively, aligned to our goals, and set us up for trust and improved communications. Adal did a great job of making each exercise relevant to what we do everyday. Even the most introverted teammates opened up and started to adopt Yes And! When we returned to our regular session the following day, I could see a shift in listening a bit more, adopting “Yes And,” and using brainstorming techniques of applause and validation. I hope after this session, we will see this as a turning point for us.”

“I thought your team was outstanding!  They did a great job engaging the audience and tying the segments back to tangible communication lessons.  Very entertaining and a fun way to end the day.”
-BMO Private Bank

“Thank you for being a part of Naperville Public Library’s Staff Day.  We have received so many comments about how this year was “the best so far” and we couldn’t have done it without the IO group. It was informative, entertaining, hilarious, and most importantly interactive. We really enjoyed getting to work with you, and we hope to do so again.”
-Naperville Public Library

“We invited (iO’s) Joe and Adal to speak to our international sales team and leadership during our annual meeting.  The goal was relationship selling and servant leadership, using the power of improvisation.  After the session, the feedback was universally positive.  They created the ideal level of engagement, provided useful approaches for conducting business, helped us to challenge each other, and never made anything awkward or uncomfortable.”
– Jason Caserella – Advanced Clinical

“The show was absolutely wonderful! …We will definitely keep iO in mind for future events—both in our office and as a recommendation to our colleagues elsewhere.”

“Everyone who has to do presentations big or small should take a class or watch plenty of improv. IO in Chicago is one of my all time favorite places to learn and watch improv.”

“They put on an impromptu performance at the end of our training that had all of us rolling with laughter. We will be spreading the word to our corporate partners and clients about the exceptional iO experience.”
-WGN Radio

“It is also important to note iO’s responsiveness and flexibility. A week before the event we found out there was going to be 20 more people than originally expected. The iO team resolved the situation within minutes by adding two more moderators which was imperative to the success.”
-IPX International

“The client was beyond happy and continue to rave about how fantastic you guys were. You really helped bring life to the event. …I really hope we get the opportunity to collaborate with you again in the future.”
-Creative Republic

“Loved it! Everyone found the workshop extremely valuable and the leaders were wonderful.”

“iO was the highlight of our entire meeting. …everyone loved it and we can forsee how some of these exercises will impact our meetings and interaction moving forward. Truly awesome. We are huge fans and can’t say enough about how great it was.”
-Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)

“It was a huge step in team development and collaboration, and realizing our strength as a team. Everyone learned so much and only had great things to say”
-Zapwater communications

“Everything went great!! I’ve had so many compliments on the entertainment and they really capped off the night perfectly!!! Thanks so much for being so easy to communicate with during this whole process.”
-APAC Customer Services, Inc.

“Wonderful. I have had so many great remarks on how much fun it was …Thank you so much.”
-Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC

“iO was absolutely wonderful! They were super easy to work with and our students absolutely loved them. We would definitely recommend them to others and consider having them return to Cornell in the future.”
-Cornell University

“iO was absolutely great to work with for the retreat. I definitely recommend them for your event as well.”

“I learned so much about myself while being in the workshop. It was surely our pleasure and most of us are already brainstorming ways to bring them back soon. …You have an extremely talented, professional, and personable crew!”
-United Way

“Charna and her trainers joined us in Orlando last spring for our annual conference, and absolutely exceeded our expectations. Not only did their entire team embrace our goals, they really became our partners in achieving them. …While we immediately knew the session was a success, we continue to see the impact.”
-Children’s Miracle Network

“We were beyond pleased! Everyone in the group loved the improv workshop. Rance was an excellent facilitator. Thank you for all of your help making our corporate team building event a huge success!”
-Sibson Consulting

“I just wanted to thank you… We hope to have you back soon. You made learning and listening fun and interactive.”
-University of Illinois-Chicago

“…you really did a fabulous job with our team, and the exercises and games you planned really seemed to resonate. Our folks can’t stop talking about how much fun they’ve had.”

“Every office is buzzing about the improv part of the meeting. People are raving about how much fun they had in the exercises. They actually learned something from doing them and hearing the instructors talk about how they relate back to business skills was great. What a blast!”
-Chicago Sun-Times

“Tara and Rance were really fun and did a good job connecting the games back to how real life situations prevent us from communicating well / gave us good strategies on how to improve our ability to work together.”
-Andy Cooper Ventasreit

“Not only did our account team have fun together, but the workshop changed us for the better. We are now more open with each other and with our clients, and the improvements in communication and demeanor are very obvious. We have come closer to establishing the group mind that makes any team, comedy or corporate, more effective and enjoyable.”

“Thank you so much for the wonderful event. I now have 50 managers at meetings saying ‘yes, and…’ Very powerful, well-organized, safe and fun.”

“It is my great pleasure to recommend the services of Ms. Charna Halpern and her colleagues from iO. We have been extremely pleased and privileged to work together with her talented team and the results have been excellent.”

“This was a great experience for each and every one of us and we all learned something that will help us out in the work place and work to communicate better with our team.”

“Having worked at many venues for different non-profit events, iO is head and shoulders above what I have experienced anywhere.”
-Cathedral Counseling Center

“We received such great feedback from the participants that the breakout sessions and the large group activity was very engaging and relevant to their roles. I was so happy that it went well, especially with a room full of bankers. :)”
-BMO Harris Bank

“This is the first year we have had this type of entertainment, but it won’t be the last!”
-Abbott Laboratories

“Everyone, including our management team, thought that the program was very interactive, exciting, and a different way to look at things. …it was a great day and well-received by all.”

“…let me express here how terrific our experience was last Wednesday evening at your theater. The food was excellent… your front of house staff were accommodating and knowledgeable; the theater space you chose for us was the PERFECT size, and the Deltones were exactly the right act for us to see and interact with. Finally, Charna, your warm welcome and thoughtful planning to ensure our group had a premium experience cannot be understated. You gave us a real gift and the amount of HAPPINESS expressed in the feedback to me about the night’s activities is enormous!”

“I cannot tell you how excellent they were! They were even better than I anticipated and I knew it was going to be good! Thank you so much for being so gracious from start to finish.”
-CPS Teaching & Learning

“The end of the program had a number of us on stage and I was literally crying from laughter so hard that I couldn’t sputter out my lines when it was my turn.  The event was exactly what we had hoped for and I received only positive feedback from the team.  It was an awesome team-building event and I would recommend it to anyone.”
-CIC Pus, Inc.

“Thanks to Stacey and staff at iO, I was able to pull off last minute heroics and show local and visiting executives a great time.  Stacey made putting together a night of food/drinks/laughs a breeze!  It was great showing the visitors a Chicago original improv at its finest. Even some of our Illinois agents had never experienced that kind of theater and loved it.”
-Newins Insurance Agency Holdings, LLC

“We had a fantastic experience with Joe Bill and found the exercises immersive and fun. Joe did a great job pulling out enthusiastic participation from our very introverted group.”

“I was lucky enough to have (iO instructor) Stacey as a teacher for an improv comedy workshop put on for cancer survivors.  She managed to take a room of women, with no experience, and turn us into stars on stage! She has a way of empowering you with self confidence and making you realize that it is ok to take chances, let your guard down and most of all, have fun. The skills I learned in the 3 hours of Stacey’s instruction will help me in my day to day life at work and at home. It was the most fun I have had in a while! Thank you Stacey! ”
-Melinda Linas (Ford Warriors in Pink)

“Yesterday was fantastic! Both Adal and Katie were great facilitators, and all my colleagues only had positive things to say. The activities Adal and Katie led were both fun and applicable to our team – throughout our team building today you could hear activities from the Improv course spill over into our activities (lots of “yes and-ing” and supportive, affirming clapping). Adal and Katie helped build a comfortable safe environment, and quickly got even those nervous about participating involved. Please extend our group appreciation.”
-Joseph Hribar (Beltone)