Our mission at Carolina Improv is to develop people to be their best selves.
The Core Values We Live By ….
Invite Everyone To The Party – be inclusive regardless of who people are, what they think or what they believe. We can learn to be better people from everyone, including the bad ones. Don’t forget how bad it feels to not be included or invited because it makes others feel like you don’t care about them. Create an environment of unity.
Take Care Of Each Other & Make Each Other Look Like Rockstars – when we support others we make the whole team look and feel good. Practice empathy and acceptance, even if you don’t agree. Anticipate when others need you and then offer to be help. This includes our customers. Speak up when your feelings are hurt or you need clarification, validation, reassurance, etc. so that others can take care of you!
Embrace The Suck & Be Perfectly Imperfect – you WILL fail often. Failure is a gift for success and new ideas. Not only embrace this, but seek it out. People hate perfect people, so be 100% who you are and the right people will be part of your tribe.
Shut Up & Listen With Your Ears And Your Eyes – build trusting relationships by listening more and talking less. Observe behavior, body language and tone of voice to hear the rest of the message.
Don’t Judge Others (Or Yourself) – be open to hearing what others have to say and how they think. Don’t make assumptions about anything without the facts. And most importantly, be kind to yourself. No one will love you more than you. How you treat yourself affects how others treat you. When you get feedback you don’t like, “take the note” as a gift and not an attack/criticism. Most of us are truly trying to practice core value #2.
Strive To Be Childlike, Not Childish – Have fun, be silly, be sarcastic, laugh at yourself, have joy but don’t be an entitled, self-centered brat. We’re human and have childish moments; when that happens, put yourself on time out until you’re ready to play nice again.
Learn Something New Every Day – know a little about a lot! Look for opportunities to grow and raise your hand if you want something (even if it doesn’t exist). Don’t talk about it, do it. Promote yourself to the next level by learning more.
Go Big & Heighten The Scene – Do more than initiate an idea. Collaborate with others to make positive ideas bigger creations. Anyone can have an idea. Execution requires team work and support.
Be The Player Everyone Wants To Play With & Do What’s Expected – strive to be the person everyone wants to play and work with it (most of the time). What’s expected shouldn’t have to be pointed out – honesty, integrity, trust, humility, respect, and fairness, just to name a few. Do the “right thing” by everyone!
Be Ready To Improvise – we’re human and sometimes forget that things will not go as planned. If anyone can improvise quickly in the moment without getting frazzled, it should be us! Go with what’s been given to you and then see core value #8. Know that it won’t always be easy to live up to all of our core values all the time. When that happens, see core values #3 and #5. And yes, “be ready” partnered with “improvise” is intentional because we should always be hyperaware and ready for something to be thrown at us.