Katie Hammond - Creative Director/Facilitator
Katie Hammond is a certified Human Resources Generalist, who specializes in People Operations. She values the interpersonal relationships above all and focuses her training on encouraging active listening and hands on interaction. She believes that culture, communication and community are the paramount building blocks for a successful working environment.
She utilizes her background as a professional improviser to adapt and creatively shape the dynamic of her training groups. She is the acting director of Musical Improv at The People’s Improv Theatre in Manhattan, and strives to infuse humor into her sessions to keep participants focused and engaged. A Michigan native, Katie earned a BA in Theatre from The College of Wooster in Ohio. She moved to Chicago to study and perform improv at The Second City, iO and The Playground Theatre. She relocated to Florida to improvise full-time at Disney World, and was an ensemble member of SAK Comedy Lab in downtown Orlando. Currently she tours the country with two professional Musical Improv companies, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical and This Is Your Life; The Musical, is on two house teams at The People’s Improv Theatre and is a company member of The Story Pirates.
Katie has delivered trainings for a wide variety of clients, including; National Grid, WorldQuant, Cleary Gottlieb, Goldman Sachs, Millennium Capital Management, BlackRock, MOO, Lonely Leap, IntraLinks, Microsoft, AstraZeneca, HP and Walt Disney World Resort.
Key Skills: Human Resource solutions, performance management, recruitment/retention, senior team facilitation, conflict resolution, public speaking/presentation, improvisation and executive presence.