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Cathy Salit, How to Create Performance Breakthroughs in Business and in Life - InnovaBuzz 272


In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Cathy Salit, co-founder of Performance of a Lifetime, and author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work, in which she presents POAL’s revolutionary approach to learning, growing and change. The book explores the Becoming Principle® methodology and features real-life case studies, as well as tips, techniques, and exercises for readers to create performance breakthroughs in their everyday lives. In our discussion, Cathy and I talked about: How you ARE BOTH who you are AND who you are BECOMING How Improvisation can be applied to performance, to business, and to life Why you should be comfortable with not knowing the answers and how to ask curious questions Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

23 Mar 2020

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163: Being Who You Are Not… Yet With Cathy Salit

The Creative Sandbox Way Podcast

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30 May 2018

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Ep. 25: 1% Better Improvisation with Cathy Salit

The One Percent Better Podcast

This conversation with Cathy Salit aims to help us get 1% better by unlocking the power to free up our best selves.  Her method, detailed in her book Performance Breakthrough , explains how acting as who we are not yet, and who we can become, can have a powerful impact on our daily lives.   Follow Cathy on Twitter Share this episode with someone you love. -JF 


18 Dec 2017

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Episode #68: Become a Star Sales Storyteller, by Being a Better Listener, with Cathy Salit

The Quotable Sales Podcast

Storytelling is central to the way our brains work, and key to engaging with customers and prospects. Join Cathy Salit, CEO of Performance of a Lifetime, and author of "Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work," where she shares her tips for telling better stories. Guest: Cathy Salit (https://twitter.com/cathysalit) Hosts: Kevin Micalizzi (https://twitter.com/kevinmic); Tiffani Bova (https://twitter.com/Tiffani_Bova) Related resources: Storytelling in Sales: Make Your Client the Hero http://sforce.co/2tK2W7I Tripp Crosby: Conference Call in Real Life http://bit.ly/2xpAsBL


1 Nov 2017

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38. The Becoming Principle with Cathy Salit

Liminal Podcast

Cathy Salit is an author, performer, executive coach, social entrepreneur and CEO of the consulting firm, Performance of a Lifetime. Cathy and her team of coaches use the art and science of theatrical performance to engage leaders and teams in creating and acting on uncharted possibilities to grow their business. Her client list includes Twitter, American Express, Nike, Coca-Cola, Rolls Royce, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work and thought leadership have been featured in Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Wired, CEO World Magazine, and on podcasts, radio and viral videos all over the world. Cathy is the author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work, which has been praised by top influencers including Dan Pink, who writes, “This remarkable book will electrify your work and enliven your soul.”


27 Apr 2017

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Podcast: Cathy Salit | Performance of a lifetime

Bring a Brick with John Cooper

Cathy Salit is CEO of Performance of a Lifetime. She has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches on how using performance in everyday life helps with growth and productivity. She’s the author of Performance Breakthrough’ A radical approach to success at work. In conversation with Cathy we chat about her work at POAL, and how treating life as a great performance can be a strong catalyst for growth and change. How her company has developed over time using performance, improvisation and psychology  to create a safe ‘playground’ and lead to a diverse range of projects including working with inner city ‘cops and kids’ to to improving the doctor/patient relationship.… Continue Reading The post Podcast: Cathy Salit | Performance of a lifetime appeared first on John Cooper, Comedian and improviser.

16 Mar 2017

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78: How to Have More Fun in Your Relationship with Cathy Salit

Relationship Alive!

How do you foster more fun and creativity in your relationship? How do you change things up when they get boring? How do you keep them from getting boring in the first place? How do you bring your authenticity into the “fun”? In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Cathy Salit, author of Performance Breakthrough and one of the world’s experts on how to use improvisation for personal development. Her expertise offers answers to these very questions - so...on with the fun! Are you finding ways to engage with curiosity? We are constantly in relation with what the world brings to us. By bringing the concept of improvisation into our lives, we begin to see all the possibilities and potential scenarios that each new moment offers. We shift from a stuck pattern of habitual response, into a place of curiosity and (sometimes) humor. We can even learn to delight in the fact that we are performers capable of changing the scene and scenario in new and surprising ways! We are all natural born performers: We are all natural born performers; just watch children as they play, imagine, create, and experiment. We lose consciousness of our capacity to play as we age, however we can reconnect and reinitiate this capacity as adults in ways that allow us to grow and to stretch. Choose authentic play. Put yourself in spaces that cultivate this young and open energy, remembering that we are not only built to play, but we are built through play. Carve out places in your life and in your relationship dedicated to improvisation; create safe places in which it is healthy to be messy. We contain multitudes. Living into this concept of ourselves as performers we begin to connect with multiple versions of ourselves. Not in a disjointed or splitting way, but rather in a full of possibilities way. Inside each of us, and inside each interaction, is the potential for MANY different outcomes. See how many ways you can respond differently from your habitual script. Expand your own expression and vocabulary of your authentic humanness. You are not set in stone, you are not programmed or trapped, instead you are full of surprises! Living into this belief can have profound impacts on your love life, allowing you to feel more confident and connected.   The Becoming principle: The becoming principle is based on Salit’s idea that “we are not just who we are - we are who we are and who we are not yet, meaning who we are becoming.” When we improvise and perform in ways we have not done before, we begin to explore and discover new internal territory. We expand ourselves into new ways of being, and learn about parts of ourselves that we do not yet know exist! By getting outside of our habitual ways of reacting and being in relationship and in the world, we free ourselves to imagine AND become more than we thought we were or could be. When it comes to dating... Is the process of dating becoming tedious, or daunting? Try choosing a new way to perform. Is it possible to try on the role of someone who is really interested in getting to know lots of people? This internal shift alone may make you focus on qualities of the experience that actually make it true for you. Play around with how you interact with challenges, looking more for the opportunities they provide than the struggle. How would someone else do this? What if you see your relationship as if it were an ensemble? Each person has their strengths, their weaknesses, and together you can build off of these. Be playful together- when situations or issues arise, especially the ones that you have repeated over and over again, begin to ask each other ‘what else can we do?’ What can we try in order to be able to change some aspect of this scene?’ What might someone else do or say in this situation? How can we experiment in this moment? Try it on. Sing your complaints! Speak in accents. Make your woes an opera. Laugh at yourself. Repeat the scene as if it was a melodrama. Obviously this level of playfulness is not always appropriate, however it is helpful WAY MORE than it is harmful. Any shift from the predictable stuckness will open the door for the entire gestalt to change. The energy between you and your partner, and the tone of the conversation will transform in a way that often gives both of you a chance to look at yourself and the ‘scene’ with more of a distance and more of an ability to find a new perspective. Role play: Another way to perform is to act as if you are your partner. Try them on. Get inside their point of view in order to learn more about your partner’s experience, as well as perhaps more about yourself as you begin to see your own actions and behaviors through their lens. Experience yourself through the way your partner portrays you. Role playing also gives you a great opportunity to educate your partner if you notice that their portrayal of you is off. These types of activities are critical as they help us examine and explore the HOWS of our interactions, versus the WHATS of our interactions, thus allowing us to see more clearly the hidden beliefs, habits, and needs that are constantly influencing communication and connection. Create with Crap: So much of what we deal with in our day to day is far from roses and rainbows, and it takes courage and creativity to sustain our energy. ‘Creating with crap’ is the idea that we try to find creative and new ways to address old problems so as not to be demoralized, depressed, angry, or humiliated by it. We need to find ways to let the light in. For example, instead of focusing and ruminating on the fact that your partner is always late, make a new rule that for every time they are late you are going to dance together for 5 minutes. Find little gestures that invite magic in, and help turn painful moments into moments for connection.   Applaud mistakes! It is key to create a culture in your relationship that encourages mistake making. Enormous growth occurs when mistakes and messiness are welcomed and applauded. We are human and we constantly make mistakes. The question is, how can we grow from this? How can the relationship grow from this? Sometimes it can be very helpful, and empowering, for one of you to turn to your partner and say ‘well, that went really badly- that was a mistake and I didn’t do that as well as I could have’. Make a mistake, and then take a bow! If your partner takes responsibility and owns their mistake, then applaud them! Make this the rule. By celebrating mistakes and vulnerability you move the relationship out of a dangerous shame and blame paradigm, and into a collaborative place in which together you can figure out how you could have changed the scene, thus reinforcing the container of the relationship, rather than degrading it one mistake at a time. Yes, and! The day to day of partnership can become pretty mundane and quotidian, we all know it. In improvisation there is a fundamental rule in which each person listens with an openness and responds with “yes, and…” to everyone and everything that is presented with them. This rule is the key to creativity and connection both on and off the stage. Bring this attitude and practice into your relationship. Tune into what your partner is offering to you in every moment. In addition to this changing the nature and culture of your conversations (especially during disagreements), you will end up going places you would not have gone otherwise. By saying “yes, but…” you stay stuck. Some people feel temporarily more safe when they say ‘no’ and stick with what they already know/what is certain, however in time this actually becomes more dangerous. Choosing to be vulnerable, and taking risks, allows your relationship to grow, to develop, and to repair in ways that are essential for its integrity. Resources: Read Cathy Salit’s book Performance Breakthrough Check out her organization Performance of a Lifetime Sign up to receive Cathy’s newsletter here www.neilsattin.com/performance Visit to download the show guide, or text “PASSION” to 33444 and follow the instructions to download the show guide to this episode with Cathy Salit - and qualify for the book giveaway!   Our Relationship Alive Community on Facebook Amazing intro/outro music graciously provided courtesy of: The Railsplitters - Check them Out


14 Feb 2017

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Turning Your Work into the Performance of a Lifetime With Cathy Salit

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

One of the things that is key to the success of children and I’d say anyone is to be related to. Part of what makes it possible for children to learn, grow and develop is that they are related to as people who can learn, grown, and develop. If you are not related to as a learner, but instead are related to as a loser, a fuckup, as somebody who is not going got go anywhere because of ABCDEFG, that is so much a part of why it is kids don’t succeed and they can’t learn. – Cathy SalitCathy Salit is the CEO of Performance of a Lifetime and author of PERFORMANCE BREAKTHROUGH: A Radical Approach to Success at WorkSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 Jan 2017

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Performance Breakthrough with Cathy Salit #102

Work Life Play with Aaron McHugh

Salit’s core idea is that all humans have an innate ability to perform, pretend, and improvise. It’s what helps us develop as children and continue developing as adults. You may not have been on a stage since you played a tree in third grade, but the reality is that you’re performing all the time. Performance Breakthrough shows how you can use ideas and techniques from theater and improvisation, along with the new science of performative psychology, to enhance your performance at work and “become who you are not yet.”

11 Jan 2017

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#49 How to use the power of performance with Cathy Salit

The Unconventionalists with Mark Leruste

Cathy Salit is a performer and co-founder of Performance of a Lifetime, who at 13 years old, dropped out of eighth grade and started an alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City... Needless to say that Cathy isn't your typical leader. Today Cathy specialises in blending theatre, improvisation, and the new science of performative psychology and her new book, Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work is on sale everywhere books are sold. In today's episode we dive into her story to explore how her unconventional path has shaped her career to date. Get ready to be blown away, this is definitely one worth sharing! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.theunconventionalists.com/episode/49 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.theunconventionalists.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste

1hr 6mins

2 Dec 2016