Ben Johnson has over fifteen years of experience working as an educator and trainer, facilitating workshops for business leaders and professional development for schools, educational organizations and school districts. He has worked with a wide range of corporate clients engaging improvisation-based workshops and portraying characters in interactive live-action training scenarios. In all of his work, Ben brings the principles of improvisation to bear on the key challenges facing 21st-century organizations: collaboration, innovation, and adaptation.
Ben has performed as an actor, improviser and physical comedian in 90 U.S. cities and 10 foreign countries. He has performed for the American Conservatory Theater, Improv Playhouse of San Francisco and Cirque du Soleil, among others. Ben earned a master’s degree in teaching from Brown University.
Although he’s proud to have once made Robin Williams laugh, his two-year-old daughter is not as easily amused, recently telling him, “Go away daddy and don’t come back until you’re ready to be a pirate.” (Preceded by zero discussion of pirates.)