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Neil Mullarkey

Comedian, Founder of Comedy Store Players and Creator of the Improv Mindset

Neil Mullarkey is a unique communication expert. He studied Economics and Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge He was Centenary President of the famous Footlights, following in the footsteps of Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson. You may recognise Neil from his performances in Whose Line Is it Anyway, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, QI and two Austin Powers movies. He toured the UK improvising with Eddie Izzard and directed an interactive comedy whodunit in London’s West End.

He does still find time to perform with the Comedy Store Players, Europe’s top improv troupe, which he co-founded in 1985 with Mike Myers. They are recognised by the Guinness World of Records as the world’s longest-running comedy troupe with the same core cast.

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Since 1999 he has been bringing the skills of theatre and especially improv to public and private sector organizations large and small across the globe. He has given workshops and spoken at conferences in China, India, USA, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Norway, France, Denmark, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Qatar, France, Spain, Ireland and Ghana. He is a regular speaker at the London Business Forum and a Visiting Lecturer at Cass Business School, City University of London. Topics include creativity, collaboration, storytelling and the interpersonal skills that are vital in 21st century business.

His clients include Baker & Mckenzie, Microsoft, WPP, KPMG, Saatchi & Saatchi, Vodafone, Ernst & Young, PA Consulting, Unilever, Google, UK Sport, Centrica, the BBC, Volvo, ITV, the NHS and many business schools.

He trained in executive coaching at Ashridge Hult Business School. He has coached top leaders in financial and professional services, publishing and the third sector.

His book, ‘Seven Steps to Improve Your People Skills’ was published in October 2017.

Praise for Seven Steps

“So many business books promise so much yet deliver so little. Not so with this book Across seven chapters, each as concise as they are compelling, Neil Mullarkey demonstrates an uncanny ability to cut through the hyperbole and offer up a set of set of smart, well-researched and immediately implementable strategies for businesses of all shapes and sizes.”

STEVE MARTIN co-author of the New York Times International best-seller Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion.

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Collaborative Creativity

Listening with Intent

Improv for Creativity

Your ability to keep the audience awake and entertained (notably after a gruelling previous day) was absolutely fantastic, and you managed to deliver the key business messages in a unique and memorable way.

Lever Faberge

Neil was great and a change from the norm – we need more sessions like “Having Better Conversations”. It was fun and reminded me of things I know I should know but sometimes forget. Neil’s session was hugely enjoyable and yes – I’m trying out some of the techniques already

Comic Relief Grants Team

I noticed I was much more alert than normal and the atmosphere was one of lively anticipation. Neil’s approach is different because he moves and flows with the audience – it’s more like a dance than a presentation.

The Encounter Business

Thank you for your lively and engaging sessions.
The participants were spellbound and the feedback has been really positive. I have personally seen many examples of real active listening, with people picking up the cues of others so obviously the learning has landed.”



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    £3k to £7k

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    £7k to £15k

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    £7k to £15k

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