Events

Events

 

~ Upcoming Events

 

 

“The Power of “What if…?” Questions and an Improv Mindset” workshop


Wednesday February 27, 2019, 7pm-9pm
Transcend International, 12/F, On Lan Center, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong

 

A workshop for coaches, healers, therapists, teachers, trainers…

 

Come and build your toolkit of ideas and processes for transforming your clients’ and students’ (and your own!) approach to life and work.

 

In this experiential workshop, you’ll:

  • Explore how to use powerful “What if…?” questions with your clients and students, so they let go of their old, limiting thoughts, beliefs and stories about themselves and the world, choose more useful ones, and take inspired action.
  • Participate in some co-operative improvisation (or “improv”) games that you can use with your clients and students, so they transform their stories and approach life and work with a “Yes, and” mindset.
  • Become more mindful of and skilled at how YOU behave, how you manage your own mindset, and how you navigate change and uncertainty in your own life and work.

 

Maximum number of participants: 20

Enquiries:
Transcend International Group: +852 3420 2290

Me, Kay Ross: +852 9773 3751


Thanks to Transcend for hosting this event!

 

And here’s the Facebook Live video of an interview I did on February 22 with the lovely Noreen Mir on RTHK Radio 3 here in Hong Kong, about the workshop. If you’re not on Facebook or you’d prefer to listen to the audio, go to the “123 Show” page on the RTHK website and scroll down to “22/02/2019 – Kay Ross – A corporate trainer”.


~ Past Events

 

“Life Is a Playground of Possibilities” workshop

 

In this public workshop/playshop (in English, for people aged 15+), I use the card deck, some meditative/mindfulness exercises, and some co-operative improv games, so that you let go of your old, limiting thoughts, beliefs and stories about yourself, choose more useful ones, see bigger possibilities for yourself, and improvise more resourceful, joyful ways of being.

 

I’ve presented it many times in Hong Kong, twice at the 2015 annual conference of the international Applied Improvisation Network in Montreal, Canada, and once in Darwin, Australia. Stay tuned for news of the next one in Hong Kong.

 

Here’s what some participants have said:

 

  • “I don’t know what happened last night but I feel like I have had some sort of shift. I feel so calm and contented today.”
  • “Thanks for making the experience meaningful and fun. As a facilitator, you are fun, engaging and able to get your point across, without imposing your views. I enjoyed every part of the session and am now putting what I learned into practice.”
  • “Collective magic, under your careful guidance, at work! What a lovely thing to participate in!”
  • “Everyone unanimously agreed that your workshop is wonderful, playful, and so clearly facilitated from your heart.”
  • “It was exactly what my day, rather my week, rather the past few months have needed – a light and stimulating session that reinforces a recognition and appreciation of the abundance in our lives, and more importantly a subtle, natural and innate confidence to act upon it.”
  • “I attended the Playground of Possibilities workshop with Kay on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Kay introduced us to a range of practical activities based upon using her PoP card deck and improvisation games. By participating in these upbeat activities, we were able explore in a safe and supported way, how our instilled and conditioned mindsets, beliefs and stories about ourselves and the world impact on our body, our behaviour and our choices. As a high school Psychology teacher the workshop helped me to start thinking about how the cards may complement the work I do with the teens I teach to help them become more self-aware and manage their stress levels more effectively. It was a lot of fun. Thank you Kay!”
    Ray Heath, Head of Psychology, KGV school, Hong Kong

 

The Power of “What if…?” Coaching Questions and an Improv Mindset

Thursday June 14, 2018, in Hong Kong
I led a 90-minute workshop for coaches, trainers and facilitators, presented by the Hong Kong International Coaching Community. It was an exploration of how they could use “What if?” questions and some improvisational activities with clients, AND themselves. Because the stories we tell ourselves matter, and life and work don’t come with a script.

 

The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black
Saturday April 21 – Sunday April 22, 2018, at the PMQ complex, Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Hong Kong
I led an icebreaker process at the “Unconference” on Friday April 20, and was one of the speakers (for 15 minutes) in the “MIND: Expanding Consciousness” session on Saturday morning April 21.

 

Horizen – Journey InwardHorizen
Saturday March 24, 2018, 8am-5pm, Hong Kong
An event presented by Balance Health here in Hong Kong. I was one of several healers and health facilitators from around the world presenting sessions – my 75-minute session gave participants a taste of using the card deck and exploring what it’s like to live as if life is a Playground of Possibilities.

 

LAUGH
Saturday March 17, 2018, 2pm-5pm, Hong Kong
A playful workshop presented by Cola Paclibar from GVOM (Good Vibes Only Movement). Cola is passionate about creating positive content and shifting mindsets to focus on the good things in life. She invited me to lead a warm-up activity and an improvisational game that gave participants an experience of The Playground of Possibilities.


TEDxHKPolyU

Saturday March 10, 2018, 12.30pm-6pm, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
I was one of the speakers at this TEDx event. The theme was “Unscripted”, and I spoke about how life is an improvisation game and a playground of possibilities. Here’s the video of my talk (15m 8s): “Welcome to the Playground of Improvisational Possibilities | Kay Ross | TEDxHKPolyU”

 

At that TEDx event I also performed an improv set with two of my improv friends, Christopher Coleman and Namrata Bindra. For that one-off performance, we called ourselves TEDxcellent Improv. Here’s the video (16m 5s): “Unscripted Improv | TEDxcellent Improv | TEDxHKPolyU”

 

I’m also available for workshops and talks at companies, organisations, schools, universities, conferences…

 

Contact me if you’d like me to run a workshop or give a talk.