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Amar Dev

http://improvpd.com/
CEO
I’m a philosopher at heart. Specifically, I am fascinated by the philosophy of the creative process…which is what I explored for my BA and Masters. A big part of that exploration involved meditative techniques…for it became apparent that cultures throughout history utilized these practices to optimize creative endeavors. This has become my life’s passion…and how I wish to be of service to humanity. I wish to facilitate uninhibited creativity…so that individuals and communities can discover joy and self-acceptance in every phase of life.
While my first artistic medium involved the arena of sound and music…I have recently fallen in love with the process of improvised theater. When I took my first improv class, I was completely taken by its universality. It didn’t matter what task I was engaged in…the precepts and principles of improv could…without fail…be applied to the process at hand. It’s no wonder that this meme, appropriately named applied improv, is beginning to spread through professional circles…for its sincerity promotes a creative innocence often lacking in the workplace. Ultimately, humans were designed to play…to have fun in their endeavors so that it becomes second nature to go beyond what was thought to be possible. This is how we embody efficiency and effectiveness…for when we are inspired…our inherent creativity will kick in to handle any task imaginable…or unimaginable. I am delighted to have found this avenue for expression…and to synthesize it with meditation to enhance the lives of others.