The Art of Co-Creation

We are a consulting agency based in NY and working globally. We design experiences that bring out the best in individuals and groups and allow people to do their best work, together. 

Our work draws from coaching, improvisational theater, and experience design. We consult on the design and facilitation of collaborative events as well as teach the behavioral skills of co-creation. 

 

We believe

People care


People naturally want to connect, share, and make a difference. Our job is to remove the obstacles to what people already want to do. 

Each voice matters


In a group, the most valuable potential is held by the experiences of its members and the creative potential that exists between them.

Be in this moment


The most powerful access to change exists by fully accepting THIS moment in all its entirety and then building from there.

We bring you

The TOOLS of a designer.

The SKILLS of a facilitator.

The MINDSET of a coach.

The PRESENCE of an improviser.

 

Meet the Team

 
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Erica Marx

Founder, Executive and Team Coach

​Erica Marx, M.S., is an Executive and Team Coach who working with teams and leaders to create positive, creative, and collaborative organizations. She is a PCC certified professional coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a NYS certified conflict mediator, and a board member of the International Applied Improvisation Network.  


Erica has over 15 years experience as a mediator, workshop leader and instructor with businesses, organizations, and university students. She completed her B.S. at Cornell University and has a Master's in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida. 

 
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Fred Brown

Program Design and Facilitation

Fred Brown, MFA, is a workplace team trainer and improvisational theater artist. As a facilitator, he has led workshops in team-building and leadership presence for organizations including the Johnson Business School at Cornell University, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and Google. 

Fred's creative work focuses on group collaborative processes and co-created performance. Fred has a MFA at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training and a BA in Classical Philology from Harvard University.

 
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Jessica Lightbourne

Executive Coach

Jessica Lightbourne is an executive and team leadership coach specializing in coaching BIPOC leaders to aspire to and achieve exponential career advancement.

She is a co-founder of International Coaching & Leadership Institute (ICLI), an ICF Level 2 accredited coach training school. 

 
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Nancy L. Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H

Program Evaluation

Dr. Nancy Weaver is a professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University.


We partner with Dr. Weaver to advise on program design, data collection, evaluation to best serve our clients and continuously improve our programs based on the latest research in behavioral health, analytics and public health principles. 

Dr. Weaver's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Missouri Foundation for Health. She is Co-director of the Community Engagement Core of the Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research and Training at Washington University and was the founding Director of SLU’s REACH Center: Research and Equity in Action for Child Health.

 
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Kenzie Slottow, M.M.

Zoom Tech

Kenzie Slottow (they/them), M.M., runs all kinds of tech for all kinds of productions, from lighting and sound for live improv to livestreams and music for virtual theater, to recording sound for film. They have facilitated online workshops and events for CU-Boulder, UC-Santa Cruz, the Hideout Theater, and Vintage Improv Festival.


Kenzie is a musician, producer, and theatrical improviser who delights in the intersections between disciplines and art forms. They hold a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at Austin.

 
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