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We help organizations inspire better performance.

We’re the professional services arm of the world-renowned Second City comedy theater. We use the methods pioneered on our stages to create events, content, and professional development programs that drive personal growth and organizational improvement.

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We help some of the world’s highest achieving companies collaborate better, invent faster, and lead with authenticity.

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We’re passionate about exploring the behaviors shared by creativity and commerce.

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How an improv class is helping the anxious

An estimated 12% of all US adults experience social anxiety disorder at some time in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. If you take the current population, that's nearly 40 million people. Find out how an improv class is helping the anxious.

The Theory of Applied Improvisation

The Innovation Crush podcast provides all the “who-to-know” and “what-to-know” you'll ever need to know. Kelly Leonard joins long-time idea maker and host Chris Denson to talk about Second City’s evolution as a business and how improv often leads to the best innovation.

Second City Works Site Wins Awwwards Mobile Excellence Site of the Week

Second City Works is pleased to announce that our new site is the winner of the prestigious Awwwards Mobile Excellence Site of the Week. We are excited to see our work recognized for its innovative concept and execution!

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