Karen Hough

Karen Hough

founder and CEO
ImprovEdge

Karen Hough, founder and CEO of ImprovEdge, has been using improvisation as an engaging learning tool for more than 15 years. She is a #1 Amazon bestselling author, contributor to the Huffington Post and recipient of the silver Stevie International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year, as well as the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding women-owned business. A certified speaking professional, Karen has presented to audiences of thousands both in the United States and internationally. Her company has a presence in four cities with a client list across all industries. Karen trained and performed with Chicago’s legendary Second City, and is a graduate of Yale University. Her new book, "Go With It: Embrace the Unexpected to Drive Change," will be published in 2017. She is also the author of “Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over,” and “The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work.”