Category Archives: Interview

Meet Our Team: Magalie Yacinthe

magsWe are so grateful to our newest hire, Magalie Yacinthe, who is keeping the Admin side of EE afloat while Erin Moncada is on maternity leave! Magalie is a kickass business owner who is heavily involved in her community, and also working on her first novel!

What is your role at The Engaging Educator? Administrative Assistant.

Where are you from and how did you make it to WInston Salem? Born in Nassau, Bahamas; raised in Miami, FL. Work & family brought me to Winston. The arts & entrepreneurial spirit kept me in Winston.

When did you first start to love Improv? April 2016, which is when I met Jen and was fully exposed to the world of Improv.

What is something you want to Improv(e) on? I want to improv(e) on my love life!

Where is your favorite place in the city? Carolina’s Vineyards & Hops

What’s a not-so-secret skill you have? Event planning & execution

“AaahhhOOOgah” makes me feel free… like I just want to jump up and down and run around

“Yes, and” to Wine, Brunch, Lazy Days!

How to Start Listening Better!

We’re back with another video tip – and this week, we’re starting a 4-part series on listening and conversation.

Check out how to start listening better. Hint: Stop thinking about dinner. =)

YesAnd Tube Trailer + New Video!

Hi all, Jen here!

I know we said we’d move to bi-weekly videos in the new year for me to focus on writing, and in reality, I also wanted to up our tech game/quality of the videos before we moved forward.

Guess what? I have a motivated drive (duh) and a fantastic husband (also duh) and between the two, I ended up upping the tech game AND setting up the new studio in no time.

That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop writing! I’ll keep at it here, on guest blogs, LinkedIn and a super secret cool announcement coming soon. For now, enjoy our new trailer AND video today. In our video, we’re thinking about how to introduce yourself – because let’s admit it, it’s a difficult task. Enjoy the trailer and tips on introductions, and remember to YES AND today!

-Jen

How to Introduce Yourself!

Meet Our Team: Chelsea Hogan

headshotAs you know, we are growing our West Coast presence. Last year, we hired Chelsea Hogan, an educator based out of LA, and here’s your chance to get to know her a little better!

What is your role at The Engaging Educator? Engager

Where are you from and how did you make it to LA? I’m originally from Ithaca, NY. I came out to LA for a full-time job as an Educator at the Getty Villa. I stayed for Improv.

When did you first start to love Improv? When I began to recognize that improv wasn’t about being funny, and it wasn’t about me, that it was about working together and co-creating. When I really started to work with others and I experienced how it felt to truly make something original together, that’s when it got awesome!

What is something you want to Improv(e) on? I want to be a ninja at listening, and not interrupting or talking over people.

Where is your favorite place in the city? Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater! My favorite place to see and perform Improv and Sketch Comedy in LA, and it’s my second home where everybody knows my name.

What’s a not-so-secret skill you have? Word combination. Are you bored and lonely? Save time and say you’re bonely!

Random: I have a pop music problem. Is it too late now to say sorry?

“AaahhhOOOgah” makes me feel: relieved that I don’t need to take myself so serously.

“Yes, and” to crazy patterned colorful yoga pants!