How Would You Like to Grow?
The THROUGH LAUGHTER Program provides
interactive, fun, and powerful
professional development workshops to
improve your experience at work through
improv training exercises
specifically applied to the professional setting.
Gain a whole new perspective on achieving stronger communication, collaboration, and confidence in a positive, judgment-free, and astoundingly effective way.
Proven benefits for businesses, schools, trainers, healthcare facilities, leadership groups, teams, nonprofits, and more.
Learning has never been so much fun!
"Pam clearly reads her audience well, and had of team of skeptics not only laughing and participating, but also actively using the principles of the workshop within hours of her departure...I have never participated in a workshop that was so thoroughly applicable to our daily life, work, and relationships. The return on investment was clear immediately."
Empowerment THROUGH LAUGHTER provides the confidence, courage, and clarity
to stand up and speak your truth.
All THROUGH LAUGHTER workshops and retreats facilitate powerful learning experiences through easy-to-learn, non-performance improv training exercises completed in a circle or pairs; participants are never “on stage.” Pam Victor's superpower is making sure all people along the introvert-extrovert spectrum feel successful and have a blast with the THROUGH LAUGHTER workshops.
Facilitating women's workshops and retreats as part of the "Females Unleashing Courage, Knowledge, Individuality, and Truth" Series.
"Pam is a skilled improv teacher who brings depth and breadth to her workshops. She helps walk us through assumptions misperceptions and judgment and helps us land in openness insight laughter and greater 'ease fullness'. Highly recommend."
The Through Laughter Program
features Pam Victor's Exclusive
7 Improv FUNdamentals
PEEK INSIDE A THROUGH LAUGHTER WORKSHOP IN THE SHORT VIDEOS ON THIS PAGE
A Selection of THROUGH LAUGHTER Workshops
Strengthening Your Voice THROUGH LAUGHTER
THROUGH LAUGHTER in the News
"Our Through Laughter program uses improvisation to strengthen the infrastructure of other businesses. I've taught workshops on team building, communication, leadership skills and redefining failure to places like the Northampton Survival Center, Baystate Health, the University of Massachusetts and leadership groups. It's exciting to see my clients discover how powerful improv is as a long-lasting, effective method of facilitating professional and personal growth in their companies."
-Pam Victor in MassLive Business News, "Voices of the Valley"
"Improv training has had powerful and positive effects on doctors and patients throughout the Pioneer Valley, yielding a host of benefits, such as improved doctor-patient experience, better staff communication, the efficacy of residency programs, and the very culture of learning in hospitals...After her staff workshop, [Florence dentist] Dr. Sue Keller said, “I use what I’ve learned everyday in my career and family, relating to what is happening here and now, responding instead of reacting. Pam is an amazing teacher and understands how to apply improv to life. We are so fortunate to have her in the Valley.”
-Healthcare News on the Through Laughter Program "Improvisation Training is Serious Business for Local Doctors"
THROUGH LAUGHTER Testimonials
"Pam Victor’s workshop, Communication Through Laughter, was creative, motivating, funny, and fun. Her innovative and non-threatening approach brought a great deal of insight and connection to our team. Anyone who has ever wanted to gain a deeper understanding of how they communicate best and how they can relate to others would benefit from this workshop. Pam’s facilitation style is the perfect combination of encouragement and excitement. We can’t wait to do this again!"
Founder, The Lisa Ekus Group
"I use what I've learned everyday in my career and family: relating to what is happening here and now, responding instead of reacting.
Pam is an amazing teacher and understands how to apply improv to life. We are so fortunate to have her in the Valley!"
-Dr. Sue Keller
Owner, Strong and Healthy Smiles
About Pam Victor
Pam Victor is the founder and president of Happier Valley Comedy where she runs the Through Laughter program and a multi-level improv comedy school as well as producing regular improv shows in Western Massachusetts. Pam is the author of “Baj and the Word Launcher: A Space-Aged Asperger Adventure in Communication” and, along with legendary improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, co-author of “Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book.” A graduate of Smith College with a Master’s in Education from Iona College, Pam has received improv training from iO Theater (Chicago), Annoyance Theatre (Chicago), ImprovBoston, and from Second City teachers. Pam is a nice person. She would probably like you.
Some Previous Clients
In the News:
The Power of Improv in the Workplace
"Ninety-five percent of students anonymously evaluating medical improv seminars from 2002 to 2010 agreed with the statement, “studying improv could make me a better doctor,” and 100% agreed with the statement, “I would recommend this class to other medical students,” according to “Serious Play: Teaching Medical Skills with Improvisational Theater Techniques” in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Assoc. of American Medical Colleges."
-Healthcare News: "Improvisation Training is Serious Business for Local Doctors"
"An increasing number of entrepreneurs are recognizing how improv comedy can bring serious benefits to their business, including new ideas and fresh approaches. Improv can improve teamwork, collaboration and innovation in a workplace. Use of the "Yes, and” technique means team players build on the thoughts of others, rather than shutting down the ideas of their peers by presenting problems and roadblocks."
-Entrepreneur: "How Improv Comedy Can Seriously Grow Your Business"
“Through improv...we can work on anything from leadership, to influence, to adaptability, to crisis management. We can help people’s communication skills. We can show them how to stay focused, in the present moment, at a very high level.”
"Improv’s low-stakes training increases the likelihood that team members will feel comfortable communicating in a variety of work situations. 'Yes, and' is the key."
"Improvisation comedy will teach you to improv life. Life is rough sometimes (all the time) with these walls and barriers and judgments we’ve set for ourselves. The improvisation mindset will strip away it all and teach you to embrace the life’s truths, absurdities, and realities. The lessons are simple — so utterly simple, that they’re deceptive and the most difficult to achieve. It teaches us to unlearn all we’ve learned and adopt a new mind/shift."
-Huffington Post: "Why Improv Comedy Will Give You the Best Mindset for Life
"When it comes to increasing creative output in the modern workplace, companies need to take fun much more seriously. If your company is struggling, it may be time to send in the clowns."
- San Francisco Chronicle: "If You Want to Be More Creative, Humor Us"