Maxine Shapiro

Visiting Teacher

Maxine Shapiro has been meditating for over 30 years and has been a Zen practitioner for almost 20 years. (and, is thrilled to be sitting with InsightLA for 1.5 years) She is an alum of Chicago’s Second City Improv Lab. She also knows business, as you may have heard her as a weekly guest on NPR’s “Market Place.” For over ten years Max has been speaking, facilitating, and coaching, using, what is now the most exhilarating forces in personal and organizational development today – the application of improvisation. From FOX Entertainment to the Federal Reserve System, (Ask her what it was like to see 250 executives from the Fed, improvising.) she inspires people to always look for the connection, “Yes, and…” vs “Yes, but…,” welcome the unknown, and just not take ourselves so darn seriously.