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Meet Our Founder and CEO: 

Brian Rolnick-Fox

 

Brian Rolnick-Fox is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Learning Evangelist of Nimble Learning Strategies and has been using improvisation as a channel for individual growth, group development and organizational success since 1999. He believes that the best learning experiences are both meaningful and playful. He is committed to nurturing a “Yes, And” mindset so we all can access more acceptance, appreciation and action within ourselves and with others.

 

Brian leverages his experience designing and delivering learning solutions along with his background of performing and teaching improvisational theater to create programs and coaching engagements that are practical, easy to apply, and a lot of fun along the way.

 

Designing and Delivering Learning Solutions

Brian has 20 years’ experience as a learning consultant, instructional designer, and facilitator having worked with a range of clients from nonprofits and small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Some of the notable clients he has worked with are:

  • Abbvie,

  • Citibank,

  • Dartmouth College,

  • Harvard Business School, 

  • Kaiser Permanante, 

  • Prudential,

  • Shearer’s Foods, and

  • Stax Consulting.

 

But, Wait, There’s More! He’s Also A Sought-After Speaker!

Brian has appeared in a variety of venues including:

  • Citi’s Leadership Awareness Month,

  • Disrupt HR’s Virtual Roundtable,

  • Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development,

  • NCLR Workforce Development Forum,

  • Prizmah Conference, and

  • Training Industry Magazine’s Webinar Series.

Performing and Teaching Improv

A true practitioner of “Yes, And” Brian has 25 years’ experience performing and teaching improvisational theater.  A graduate of The Second City Conservatory and Improv’s Olympic’s (IO) Training Center, Brian studied with some of improv’s master teachers including Paul Sills, Del Close, and Charna Halpern. He has performed improv on stages in Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles. He currently performs with Just Go with It Improv in Akron. Brian served as faculty for Second City Cleveland and as an artist-in-residence for the Brandeis Bardin Institute. 

 

Brian spent 10 years as a professional actor tackling humorous and dramatic roles on stage, in commercials, and on film. He also served as a producer, director, and dramaturge for original theater productions and sketch comedy shows. He had a brief career as a hand model and was known as the George Costanza of Cleveland.(That was a reference for Seinfeld fans.) He currently is co-executive producer for the forthcoming documentary, The Beauty That Remains.

When not doing anything related to improv he spends time with his wife, Becky Rolnick, a filmmaker, and their two boys.  Brian also loves reading, hiking and watching TV shows or films about espionage. 

 

“Brian, how you listened to me truly made such a difference in both the design of this program and how I feel about our success. Plus, we had so much fun!”

- Rachael M. Executive Director for an award-winning global leadership institute