Jessie Shternshus

Improv Effect

Keynote (A - streamed to B&C) 2019
Keynote (A - streamed to B&C)
Friday 09.05 - 09.50


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The world we live in requires us to acquire new skills and absorb new knowledge in order to stay afloat. We must learn to SHIFT as things around us are changing. We see this on an individual, team, and organizational levels. However, we are leaving out one crucial piece of the puzzle: we are forgetting to forget, or rather, UNLEARN. Even though old habits are hard to break, the more we can unlearn the more likely we are to experience a sense of growth.

In this interactive talk, Jessie will share her learning and unlearning from her own career, stories from some of the companies she has worked with, and techniques she teaches in order to make breakthroughs and forge ahead.


Jessie Shternshus is the owner of the Improv Effect, which she founded in 2007. She is an international speaker and facilitator specialising in one-to-many, one-to-one, and team collaborations to drive culture change, innovative ideas, and team cohesiveness. She has been a keynote speaker for Agile Australia, RubyConf2018, Better Software 2017, Macy’s North Star Conference, Agile2015 UXMad PMI Kansas City and many more. She has worked with companies such as Crayola, GE, Macy’s, Transferwise, Mayo Clinic, The PGA Tour, Capital One, Tyson Foods, Netflix and various other great companies. Jessie also co-authored the book, CTRLShift: 50 Games For 50 ****ing Days Like Today, created Ops-Conf which is in it’s 5th year and To find out more about Jessie,


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