Learning to Lead in a REALway®

Join Amanda Austin for an interactive keynote session that will have you moving around and interacting with fellow attendees as you explore together:

Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zone: Training yourself to get comfortable being uncomfortable

Active Listening: Elevating our listening skills so that we can become leaders who listen to understand, as opposed to listen to respond

Introduction and Practical Application of the philosophy of “Yes, And” as a way to work collaboratively, rather than competitively, in any sized organization or team.

Austin will show you and your team how to incorporate the tenets of REALway® in their everyday life.

About Amanda Austin

Amanda Austin, the co-founder of the professional training and coaching service ComedyHouse and co-author of the REALway® leadership training program, has worked in training and leadership development for the past 15 years. She believes the vulnerability required to improvise and create something together on stage as a team can be translated to a professional group of any size. She uses the philosophy of improvisation and the power of “Yes, And” as a catalyst for positive change within an organization. Her active listening approach to coaching focuses on teaching individuals and teams the difference between listening to respond and listening to understand.

Austin is a graduate of Leadership Dallas 2019 with the Dallas Regional Chamber and served as the leadership consultant for the 2019 and 2020 cohorts. She received her BS in Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University. She’s currently pursuing a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Harvard University. She served as the Designer in Residence for the SMU Master’s of Design and Innovation Program for the fall 2021 semester.