Rachel Bouton - Director
Rachel Bouton is the Director of PowerSuit Improv.
While working as a professional improviser in New York City Rachel discovered that the tools she was using on stage were the same tools she used in life to build relationships, communicate effectively, and create an attitude of collaboration at work. After working for several years as a corporate communications and leadership trainer, Rachel decided to apply her skills as an improviser to address the unique challenges challenges of the modern workplace.
Rachel has facilitated training sessions for companies such as Astra Zeneca, Microsoft, The Direct Marketing Women's Network, MENG, and HP. She is also an active performer, appearing with the touring musical improv company Broadway's Next Hit Musical and the musical improv team Vern (People's Improv Theatre).
Rachel has studied improv at The Second City (Chicago), Upright Citizen’s Brigade (NYC), Manhattan Comedy School (NYC), Magnet Theatre (NYC), Annoyance Theatre and The People’s Improv Theatre (NYC) and has completed graduate work towards a MA in Intercultural Communication at the University of Denver.
When she isn't facilitating workshops across the country, Rachel produces live events for the public radio show Science Friday.