Improv-based Training and Teambuilding at Work.

Your business. Your goals. 


How has csz worked with businesses?

Worldwide, CSz has delivered successful training to employees in every known industry, from network execs to nuns, from lawyers to lumberjacks to high-tech engineers. We’ve been hired by at least 65 of this year's Fortune 500 companies, often repeatedly.

From valuable and customizable training using Applied Improvisation, to the entertaining and hilarious ComedySportz® at your event, to projects where you need the talent and funny, CSz Boston can help make you look like the awesome genius we know you are.

what is applied improv?

As CSz performers, we use our improvisation skills onstage to get people laughing. Conveniently, offstage, we use them to run a successful business. We specialize in teaching people HOW to use improvisation techniques in their work lives. We teach the essential, yet often overlooked or discarded, communication and listening skills that will consistently improve the quality of your work, home and social relationships. We call this Applied Improvisation.

Check back often, we're always adding new things!


Build an invincible team.

All of our workshops contain multiple elements of team building to go way beyond "trust exercises" (or anything woo woo you've been trying to avoid.) Trust doesn't happen just because you catch someone falling backward. It requires a unique and specific foundation of tools and understanding of how to consistently support and maintain that environment.

We give you the building blocks that create trust. You get an unshakable team. Workshops range from two hours to multiple days to a series over several weeks. Let us know what your need - we'll build your team to be invincible.

Business skills

Get the tools they don't teach in business school.

Improvisation is not "winging it." It's a highly-refined system of observing, connecting and responding. For 34+ years, CSz Worldwide has designed and customized training to elevate companies in areas such as:

  • Communication Skills Training
  • Change Management
  • Customer Service
  • Team Building
  • Leadership
  • Design Thinking
  • Custom Applications

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Energize and reinforce your team
BostonSpeaks event: Exercise on Change Management

BostonSpeaks event: Exercise on Change Management

What does it truly mean to think outside of the box and question the status quo? It’s probably not another webinar or presentation in a dark room. Our suite of applied improv trainings and workshops speak to industry-specific pain points and needs while creating an inclusive, hands-on environment. Participants benefit by learning the improvisational mindset to attack old problems with a fresh approach. This training is ideal for communications and public relations teams who want to grow to:

PRSA-ICON 2017 event : Breakout workshop

PRSA-ICON 2017 event : Breakout workshop

  • Increase Public Speaking skills by learning to think on your feet and feel comfortable in front of audiences of all sizes, from the boardroom to the podium
  • Enhance new business pitches 
  • Tell better stories
  • Build strong, meaningful, and lasting relationships  with media, clients, and stakeholders
  • Gain crisis preparedness, management and communication tactics
  • Expertly navigate rapidly changing environments and developing situations
  • Grow teamwork and leadership skills
  • + much more !

Timely and valuable tactics are packed into these fun and interactive workshops taught by CSz Boston owner Courtney Pong. As a former PR practitioner in Silicon Valley, Pong fuses her agency and in-house tech and health tech PR work with her skills as a 16-year professional improviser to create an experience where all participants feel valued while developing highly sought after industry skills such as vigilance and resiliency.

This training PAIRS well WITH team kickoffs, professional development days, and agency/team offsite events.

Tell us about your communication team’s goals and struggles, and we'll get back to you ASAP with strategic recommendations and pricing.

*Need something to show your team? Download this one-page PDF for easy sharing and discussing.

Captivate a room!

We provide customized public speaking training and delivery coaching for individuals and groups. Based on the same foundation we use onstage to make people laugh, we’ll teach you the improvisational mindset to increase your confidence, connect with your audience, and give presentations from a place of joy! This training is ideal for speakers/future speakers who want to learn how to:

  • Let go of fear
  • Minimize (or even eliminate!) the recovery time when mistakes and the unexpected happen
  • Speak naturally and effectively to any audience
  • Gain your audience’s interest
  • Be engaging, allowing your personality to shine through

Public speaking can be intimidating, and we understand that. That’s why our experienced and certified CSz trainers aim to provide lasting and effective training, while also making sure the experience is fun! Tell us about your public speaking goals and we'll get back to you ASAP with strategic recommendations and pricing.

*Need something to show your team? Download this one-page PDF for easy sharing and discussing.

Entertainment featuring ComedySportz®

Easily bring customized, hilarious entertainment to your team that everyone can enjoy.

It's the improv comedy show that takes your audience's suggestions and spins them into hilarious scenes and games. It's all about YOUR group and your event, and it's always in good taste. Everybody laughs, every time! For over 34 years, Nationwide, we've been the preferred comedy show for events, meetings, conventions, conferences and more. Why risk hiring a stand-up whose material might not click with your group?

Why ComedySportz® ?

  • ComedySportz® is customized to your event so it works every single time
  • We've entertained at an amazing array of companies, large and small
  • ComedySportz® is completely flexible and scalable, from a 30-minute team kickoff to a fully produced main event. Our show always tailors itself to your group, and it's always positive, hilarious and clean.

Have more questions or want to see it live? Contact our and we'll set you up with two comp tickets to check it out live, so you can see for yourself. 

Creative Services

Not sure? Want to bounce some ideas off of people who do these sorts of things all the time? Contact us at (617) 321-7006 or fill out our contact form.