Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

MIDWEEK MINDTWEAK: Integrity and Collaboration: A Social-Emotional Discovery Workshop

May 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

CO+HOOTS Foundation presents Integrity and Collaboration: A Social-Emotional Discovery Workshop!
A recent study shows that positive social-emotional workplace experiences make employees feel: 81% more valued 77% more engaged: “These renew my commitment to the company.” “These remind me why I love working here.”Better People Company facilitates hands-on, educational and fun workshops to help teams resolve low productivity, retention issues and disengagement. One of the biggest attributes of integrity is having a strong moral compass. Being integrity with others in collaboration doesn’t just happen: it requires a conscious process of how we function in our own ethics as well as that of the team. By clearly defining the collaborative process, a team can make visible the barriers to integrity and re-focus on what they need to make the group thrive. Dive into the realms of social-emotional intelligence and learn time-tested practices to improve communication and relationships.
Free tix: http://bit.ly/mwmtjoannakayt
Joanna Horton McPherson is an actor, educator and coach. Joanna studied and performed Shakespeare, on-camera acting and improv. Joanna began leading interactive theatre workshops as a teen about bullying, racial discrimination and oppression with Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP). In 2005, Joanna co-founded a non-profit, ROiL Theatre for Social Change, leading workshops for marginalized youth. They explored how to communicate, express emotions and share an important message by devising original skits, which were performed for audiences with facilitated talk-back sessions. She taught youth throughout the country: refugee, Native, in foster care, transient, incarcerated, resettled after Hurricane Katrina, etc. Joanna founded and directed programs for Belfair arts & academic teen center in Baton Rouge, and a program for homeless youth in Maine. In 2009, Joanna founded Horton Actors Studio (HAS) and coached acting in Sanford Meisner’s emotional honesty technique. Students explored moment-to-moment observation, self-awareness and the courage to authentically connect. HAS produced films, several of which won international awards; one was screened at the Academy in Los Angeles. Joanna most notably worked with the Oberon Theatre in Boston, Showtime and Disney, and has acted in theater, film, commercials and television. Inspired to help people develop self-awareness, confidence and connection, Joanna received her Master’s degree in Arts Education at Harvard University. Joanna is an avid meditation practitioner and guide in the Shambhala buddhist community. She currently travels, teaches and writes.
Kayt Pearl is an artist, educator, and community organizer. She has 12 years of experience in facilitating classes and workshops in arts education, creative expression and performance. Ms. Pearl served as Creative Director for the 501c3 non-profit organization LARC (Literary Arts for Rural Communities) from 2009-2013, running most of their state-wide youth programs. She is the Co-founder of #Insecurities Performance Project, a multidisciplinary project that hosts writing and emotional play-back workshops for adults, and brings together true stories about personal, civic, and global insecurities, creating ensemble performances. She has also partnered with the Sedona City of Peace Commission, part of a U.N. initiative to promote peace in cities world-wide, to create inter-generational projects, and panel discussions on topics of empathy, education, engagement, and the polarization of global cultures. Kayt has toured with her music and poetry and taught workshops in 6 states. She has two solo music albums, and her work has been featured on television, a major motion picture, and poetry publications. She received her formal education in creative writing and multi-disciplinary performance from University of Buffalo and Bennington College. Community work with other non-profit organizations includes the Verde Valley Sanctuary for Domestic Violence, Red Earth Theatre, and the Sedona Arts Center. She was on the roster of Sedona City Teaching Artists from 2010 to 2016. Kayt served as Outreach Coordinator for the prestigious Illuminate Film Festival in 2015. Since 2004, Kayt has held a licensed practice in massage & manual therapy, running a private office as a small business owner for 5 years. She continues to work as a private practitioner, as well as co-facilitating retreats and wellness programs integrating self-care and healing touch.


The CO+HOOTS Foundation is a Phoenix 501(c)(3) committed to diversifying the workforce through ongoing education, sponsorship and strategic partnerships.


May 24, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:
, ,


221 E Indianola Ave
Phoenix, AZ, AZ 85012 United States


CO+HOOTS Foundation