Julie Ostrow

As a Speaker, Trainer, and Improv Coach, The Second City-trained and First-Ever American Laughing Champion Julie Ostrow teaches individuals, corporate teams, healthcare organizations, and schools how to use improv skills and healthy humor to improve Communication,...
Humor in the workplace

Humor in the workplace

Being part of an organization can be exciting. It’s a place to share ideas, collaborate, and feel as though you are making a difference. And, sometimes it can be stressful. Personality conflicts and miscommunication can contribute to stress in the workplace. In some...
Feeling Grateful For This Present Moment

Feeling Grateful For This Present Moment

As I am writing this, I feel tired but content. As I wonder about what to write, I am thinking about how I would rather be in bed on this chilly—yet sunny—day here in the Chicago suburbs. (When it is chilly outside, I love being inside with my cozy socks on while...
Do What Matters To You

Do What Matters To You

Doing what you don’t want to do is a travesty. OK. Maybe that sounds just a little dramatic. But, I have recently been presented with the “opportunity” to assess if and when I am committing to others or other projects that are not in line with what I need to be doing...
The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

It has been said that the eyes are the window to the soul. I believe that. When I look into someone’s eyes, I can sometimes feel their soul and I can sense how they are feeling. I am not claiming to be a psychic or a mind reader. I believe that the eyes send messages...