On Your Feet
Portland OR. New York, London, Spain, Minneapolis,
High performance communication and collaboration
Brand action and development
Organizational silo busting
New stuff Now- ideation and new concept development
Great concept. Great results. And something even more rare - follow up! If there were a Nobel prize for creative business ideas, OYF should get it. -Head of Planning DDB Advertising
Having our whole team go through the same training has been very helpful back at work. We now have a common language that has enhanced our communication with each other. Anything that can get my whole team on the same page is of great benefit to me! -Vice President Marketing, Southwest Airlines
Do you do couples counseling? - Participant in a London workshop
What you guys have enabled me to do is find new ways. New paths. New approaches. And when you discover a new way of doing things...you are guaranteed to find new inspiration. -Head of Planning, Saatchi & Saatchi, Hong Kong
Can one of you please get me a Diet Coke? -Newt Gingrich, who thought we were waiters.
On Your Feet began by mistake. On a wet November Saturday in 1996, two unsuspecting bald guys with glasses met at a bakery in Portland, Oregon to talk about a t-shirt and instead, by complete accident, formed a consultancy that uses improvisation and other experiential techniques to help organizations create, relate, and communicate... all while having a ridiculously good time.
Sixteen years on, we have created a collaboration that includes an ex-ad planner, an anthropologist, two yoga teachers, a filmmaker, a handful of improvisers, marketing execs, a snow cone baron, and a former mail carrier/biochemist. We live in a few curious places: Portland, New York, London, Dublin and El Hornillo (El Hornillo is a small town about an hour and a half from Madrid).
Sometimes we lie awake at night asking ourselves how we are able to work with such an amazing list of clients. We get to work all over the world (or at least in Asia, Europe and North America, so far) with clients like GE, Nike, Intel, Oxford University, and Disney. Is it luck? Skill? Timing? You should ask them. Really, you should. We'd be happy to connect you with any of our clients to hear their point of view about OYF