Speaker Introduction: Kelly Leonard

Kelly Leonard: The Power of Improvisation to Transform!

Kelly LeonardTEDx Zumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Leonard to our list of presenters! President & CEO, Kelly Leonard Productions and Creative Advisor at The Second City where he has worked for nearly three decades in various creative and leadership positions.

He has produced shows with Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, and Steve Carell. In addition, he has created shows with Lyric Opera Chicago, The Kennedy Center, Hubbard Street Dance, La Jolla Playhouse and The Actors Theatre in Louisville.

A speaker of note, he was a recent guest at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Chicago Ideas Week and the Wharton School of Business and TEDxBroadway.  

Kelly Leonard believes strongly in the power of Improvisation to transform personal lives and businesses! His book,” Yes, And: Lessons From The Second City”, was published by HarperCollins in 2015 to critical acclaim. “Yes, And” builds on the First Rule of Improvisation, in order to make things happen you must say Yes, AND.  No action can move forward if you say no.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Kelly Leonard in person right here in Rochester!


Who: Kelly Leonard (President & CEO, Kelly Leonard Productions and Creative Advisor, The Second City)

What: Kelly will address the Power of Improvisation to Transform!

When: May 5th, 2016

Where: TEDxZumbroRiver at the 1,000 seat Autumn Ridge Church, Rochester, MN

Tickets: Tickets are $47 and can be purchased through the website at TEDxZumbroRiver.com.  Tickets are going fast with nearly 30% sold in the first 8 days!