I often integrate juggling as a metaphor and activity in my workshops
and talks. Everyone learns
to juggle by using scarves, which have a much friendlier relationship
to gravity than balls, chainsaws, clubs and other objects you can
I'm not a clown, but you don't have to wear a red nose and paint
your face to have fun and learn from juggling. In almost 20 years
of organizational consulting with a variety of organizations, I've
found juggling to be the most energizing activity and best teaching
metaphor I've ever used. And people love it!
I've used juggling in Appreciative
Inquiry, Training Skills, Coaching,
Innovation and Presentation
Skills workshops. Juggling is a great way to illustrate the
connection between self talk, internal image, and performance.
full of dozens of people learning to juggle, laughing, shouting
out, "I did it!" is great to experience. I also
use juggling as the central activity and metaphor in shorter
After teaching juggling to hundreds of people, I came across research that showed juggling actually helps people grow their brains. I had no idea the impact my juggling lessons were having on the collective IQ of the planet. What a service!
As the result of exhaustive research and my immense bulk buying power, I've found juggling scarves priced low enough that each participant leaves with three high-quality, beautiful scarves.
If you're looking for a talk or workshop that is fun, grows participants'
brains, teaches valuable lessons, and brings a surge of energy to
your organization, contact
me about the high-flying possibility of a juggling workshop.
Juggling Workshops for Teachers, Students, and Parents
Partial Client List
American Electric Power
American Red Cross
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Ball State University
Boys and Girls Clubs
Eli Lilly and Company
Habitat for Humanity
Lincoln National Life
Louisville Gas & Electric
Old Kent Bank
Reynolds & Reynolds
Tri State University
Vera Bradley Designs