Welcome to “Conscious Leadership” Week at Hell Yes Creative

Day Two: Conscious leaders are expert communicators and listeners

Chris Trew
2 min readJun 21, 2022


What kind of leaders should learn improv? The kinds of leaders that don’t respond well to change because they are set in their ways. The kinds of leaders that are too busy clinging to old patterns to be curious about new ones. The kinds of leaders who lead unconsciously.

Conscious leaders, however, live in the moment. They are experts at adapting to change because they are always learning. They foster creative energy for themselves and others. Learning improv will not only lead to more conscious leadership, the change will be noticeable and swift.

Every day this week we’re diving into a new way that improv helps you be a more conscious leader. Schedule a call today (go@hellyescreative.com) to explore what improv coaching looks like for you or your business.

DAY 2: Conscious leaders are expert communicators and listeners

When you commit to being a good listener, you are showing a commitment to being a conscious leader. Unconscious leaders may think they are being good listeners, but they are often adding their own meaning to other’s words which can defeat the purpose. Unconscious leaders are often frustrating to communicate with.

Active listeners don’t add their own thoughts to what the other person is saying. They are right there with them, in that moment, absorbing what they are hearing.

Has someone ever interrupted you, pulled back, and then still said whatever they interrupted you with? That’s unconscious leadership.

Improv coaching can nip this bad habit in the bud. Improvisers give each other space to fully express themselves, and THEN react. It’s the best way to communicate, collaborate, and lead.

Chris Trew teaches improv classes to people and to businesses, online and in-person. Ready to become a more conscious leader? Schedule a call today.

Conscious Leadership Week was inspired by the book 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp.

Hell Yes Creative is run by Chris Trew.



Chris Trew

Hi, I’m Chris Trew. I run Hell Yes Creative and am forever on tour. I wrote How to Start a Comedy Scene from Scratch, Improv Wins, and Behind The Bench. #NOLA