Cathy Salit-Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work
In Performance Breakthrough Cathy Salit presents the revolutionary approach to learning and growing that she and her company Performance of a Lifetime have been using for twenty years to help American Express, Nike, Pfizer, the United States Olympic Committee, PwC, 3M, and Chanel, among a Who’s Who of other brand name clients.
Salit’s core idea is that all humans have an innate ability to perform, pretend, and improvise. It’s what helps us develop as children and continue developing as adults. You may not have been on a stage since you played a tree in third grade, but the reality is that you’re performing all the time.
Performance Breakthrough shows how you can use ideas and techniques from theater and improvisation, along with the new science of performative psychology, to enhance your performance at work and “become who you are not yet.”
In addition to being the CEO and co-founder of Performance of a Lifetime, Cathy Salit is an accomplished social entrepreneur, actress, director, improvisational comic and singer.
With backgrounds in philosophy and psychology coupled with experience in the performing arts, the Performance of a Lifetime team of coaches and human development experts leverage their proprietary method, the Becoming Principle™, to engage leaders and entire organizations in discovering, creating, and acting on new and uncharted possibilities.
In his best-seller, To Sell is Human, Daniel Pink devotes almost an entire chapter to just one aspect of Salit’s work. Performance Breakthrough presents her full methodology to help you hone your listening, relationship and communication skills; recognize and act on opportunities; build healthy working relationships; and grow as a leader.
No matter what your challenge, Salit’s innovative philosophy, case studies, practical exercises, and inspiring advice will help you deliver your own top performance.
Cathy Rose Salit, our CEO and co-founder, has been shaking things up since she was 13. That’s when she began her career by dropping out of eighth grade and helping to start a progressive alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City. (Random House published a book — Starting Your Own High School — about the endeavor.) An accomplished social entrepreneur, actress, director, improvisational comic and singer, Cathy can be seen in the Castillo Theatre’s musical improv comedy show, The Proverbial Loons in New York City; in one of her signature interactive keynote presentations around the country; and in gyms throughout Manhattan honing her kick-boxing skills.