Claire Slattery

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Claire Slattery is an improviser and freelance coach & facilitator based in Oakland, CA. In her former role as Director of Performance at Speechless, she combined decades of experience as a seasoned performer, arts business development leader, and improv teacher to deliver Speechless’ Improv Thinking public speaking trainings to groups and coaching to top executives around the globe. During her five years with the company she coached speakers, facilitated speaker training, or was a speaker for organizations and events such as TED, Women Techmakers, Write/Speak/Code, Girl Develop It, Lesbians Who Tech, Grace Hopper Celebration, Google I/O, Adobe Summit, and more. Claire also produced Speechless’ signature improvised powerpoint comedy show, Speechless Live, which has been selling out comedy clubs and conferences since 2013 and is hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “comedic gold.” Claire loves sharing the comedic, empathetic, and inclusive power of Improv Thinking on stage and off and is particularly passionate about working with women-identifying and non-binary leaders to free their voice, tell their story, and transform their impact. Claire has trained, performed, and produced her own original performance work at top theaters and comedy centers including Upright Citizens Brigade, iO West, The Groundlings, American Conservatory Theater, We Players, and BATS Improv.

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