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Rob Poynton

Robert Poynton is an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, where he has been part of the faculty of the Strategic Leadership Programme for over fifteen years. He is a designer and facilitator of learning experiences and uses an embodied, experiential approach, drawing on the methodology of improvisational theatre to explore how to respond effectively to complexity and change. He also focuses on the use of narrative and story for communication and sense making.In 2017 he was a contributor to the Skoll World Forum and Singularity University Global Summit. He has also led courses on leadership, change and complexity at IE in Madrid, Ashridge Business School and Schumacher College. His clients include Chanel, Natura Bissé, BBC and PwC. He also leads creative retreats in Spain, where he lives. Rob has authored two books on improvisation: ‘Everything’s an Offer’ and ‘Do Improvise’. He is also the author of a book that focuses on playing with time, entitled ‘Do - Pause’. He studied Psychology and Philosophy at New College, Oxford and worked in advertising in London, Madrid and Buenos Aires.

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