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Corporate Training & Coaching

Neil facilitates dynamic workshops and training programs for organisations and teams that are designed to develop the strong, adaptive skills sets required for the ever evolving demands of the modern workplace.

In the ever challenging business landscape, organisations need to keep teams motivated and highly developed to ensure success. By applying unique improvisation methods, we unlock the potential in individuals and teams. Workshops and training programs are designed to be highly interactive and fun to ensure that everyone gets the most out it.

Creative Solutions for Leaders and Teams

Examples of workshops & training programs:

* Team Building & Effective Teams (including Hybrid & Virtual Teams)
* Authentic Speaking & Presenting
* Executive Presence
* Conscious Communication & Influencing
* Creativity & Innovation
* Storytelling In Business
* Dealing with Change
* Improvisation in Business (Applied Improvisation)

For more details on Team Building workshops and events, please click here.

For more information about Executive Coaching with Neil, please click here.

For more information please contact Neil on +353 86 6018344 or via email neil[at]

Sample Clients include:

* Google Ireland
* Bank of Ireland
* KBC Bank
* IMI (Irish Management Institute)
* Chartered Accountants Ireland
* Dropbox
* Deloitte
* AdRoll
* Facebook Dublin
* UCD Smurfit School Of Business
* Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)
* Airbnb
* Glassdoor
* Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (part of the Ogilvy Group)
* Gala Networks Europe Ltd
* Udemy
* Zalando


Why choose Neil Curran for your corporate solutions?

Neil Curran specialises in the areas of Team Building & Collaboration, Effective Team Development, People Management, Public Speaking & Presenting, Executive Presence, Effective Communication & Influencing, Creativity & Innovation, Spontaneity, Confidence Coaching, Leadership, Adaptability & Dealing with Change and Improvisation Skills in Business.

Neil has 20 years of management and corporate experience in an international context. He has led teams global teams for 18 years having held a senior leadership position in the Irish subsidiary of a multinational organisation.  Neil is associate faculty for the Irish Management Institute and is also a team member of The Core Story Ltd, providing story and strategy consulting and training to clients across the globe.

Neil is a Professional Improviser and stage performer, which brings a unique energy and practical approach to his work. Neil has performed his signature improv show, Neil+1, to audiences around the world.  He is also the Founder and Director of Improv Fest Ireland and Assistant Director of Improv Utopia Ireland.

Neil has a Masters in Training & Education with his Masters Dissertation focusing on Improvisation as a Training Method to Develop Effective Teams in the Workplace with a Focus on Promoting Confidence, Interpersonal Skills and Relationship Building. He is also a qualified Executive Coach with EQi Certification and an experienced MC and Speaker.

Neil has regularly appeared on national TV and in numerous national newspapers over the years providing thought leadership in his field including; Newstalk, Irish Times, RTÉ and TV3 (now Virgin Media One).

You can listen to Neil speak about Improv in the Workplace with Bobby Kerr on Newstalk’s ‘Down To Business’ show here.



“Improv with Neil surpassed my expectations in many ways. The classes delivered were far more enjoyable and fun than I could have imagined. That was in part due to the nature of improv but in much larger part due to Neil’s skills in teaching, understanding, perception and communication. I was imagining a tuition on how to “do” whose line is it anyway type of scenarios but was surprised to be exploring the barriers that we have constructed as adults. And then I was given the encouragement and space to tear these barriers down and relearn vital skills we had as children. Subsequently life is now viewed through a different prism with a clarity that has more colours and depth of perception than ever before.”

– Dr. Sim Lew-Gor, Consultant, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

“Neil has delivered a series of interpersonal skills training sessions using improv as a tool for different groups of staff in the University and the feedback has been excellent. He is incredibly passionate about what he does, instantly creates trust in a group and excels at bringing out the best in people in a safe, thoroughly enjoyable environment. His primary strength is that he approaches each group with a fresh energy and takes people seriously while still enjoying himself.”

– Naoimh O’Connor, Research Careers Manager, UCD

“Renowned as they are for their imaginative approach to pretty much anything, Googlers are hard to surprise. Yet Neil’s ‘Emotion Machine’ routine did just that. During our latest team event Neil had us jumping, singing, dancing and, most of all, laughing out loud; all while maintaining friendly atmosphere that helped to build real team spirit.
Speaking on behalf of my team, I would recommend Neil’s workshop for any group looking for creative and inspiring team building exercise, that can be translated back into workplace. This one definitely stands out”

– Bozena Smialkowska, Online Media Associate Manager, Google Ireland

“I highly recommend Neil’s course to anyone with a fear of public speaking or if they suffer from social anxiety. Aside from learning some really valuable skills, feeling brilliant and overcoming my own fears, I met some of the best people and have made some life-long friends. Improv is so liberating! I’m so glad I did it.”

– Anna Shelswell-White (Editor, House & Home Magazine )

“Confessions of a Comedy Improv Rookie”
The Final Week

– Jack Murray, CEO, Media Contact Ltd.

“Members of the PopCap International management and business teams participated in a Business Improv Workshop, hosted by Neil Curran. The workshop was very relaxed, informal, well-structured and really a lot of fun. Neil is a natural presenter and moderator and he immediately put everyone at ease. We really enjoyed the workshop and got a lot more out of it than expected. We hope to have Neil come back to run this course again for our other managers and team members.”

– Aoife Brennan, Popcap Games International Ltd

“I had researched a number of Teambuilding training providers but what Neil pitched to us was exactly what our business was looking for. The feedback we received from the team after the training day was exceptional. The team were highly engaged, pariticipative and comfortable with each other. The team still talks about him today which demonstrated the high level of impact his session had. We cant wait to have him back again”

– Lead Manager in People Services, O2/Telefonica Ireland

“Neil’s workshop gave the team a heightened on screen/public presence as requested and took some of the more cagey members out of their shells, he himself gave 110% and we would definitely be booking him in again!”

– Declan Dowling – Gala Networks Europe

2 thoughts on “Corporate Training

  • 12/August/2013 at 10:29 am

    Hi Neil,
    I’m interested in running a corporate / team-building workshop in Dublin in September if possible. Would it be possible to give you a call to discuss in more detail?


  • 21/January/2022 at 10:42 am

    Hi Neil,

    Nicholas here I came across your website and I wanted to briefly connect.

    I’m in charge of business development at CourseCo and we specialise in digital tooling for course providers.

    We’ve developed a solution that consolidates all of the digital tools a company might use to enable their course offering.
    Our customers use the platform to handle bookings, payments, scheduling, course management, registration, reporting,… all under one login instead of working with a wide variety of stand-alone tools.

    I wanted to check and see if your digital setup is something that’s on your radar this year?

    If not, I understand and appreciate you reading this far.

    Looking forward to your feedback.

    Best wishes,
    Nicholas Freeman

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