26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020 - Paris, France

26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020 - Paris, France


Michael Traindt & Celine Camara

Role theory and improvisation/acting in coaching

Theme: Diversity & Inclusion for Clients

Area: Coaching

Style: Mainly Experiential

Type: Workshop

Session on 2 June 2020 16:45 - View on timetable


Our clients and Coaches have to take and/or play different roles in our professional lives. EMPOWERing Diversity and Inclusion is in the core of the art form improvisation. We are going to demonstrate how improvisation/acting can be used in a coaching context. Getting more clarity about our professional roles is the aim of the ‘role work’ as we call it.

Improv is a collaborative art form based on acceptance, collective trust, and spontaneity. Generally speaking, there exist different roles that can be endorsed by improvisers to create a successful scene. Experiencing the articulation of these different roles through a highly interactive and playful format will give an original perspective on the issue of roles’ articulation and diversity in a business context.


Michael Traindt is a coach, trainer, and speaker based in Vienna (Austria). He obtained his master’s degree in political science and law at the University of Vienna, Austria, and studied at Bradford and Cambridge University. His special fields are quick wit, negotiation, and conversation techniques for professionals in politics and business. As a coach he is mainly working with politicans in Austria and Brussels (EU).

Celine Camara is an actress and improviser. She holds a Master Degree in European and Comparative Law. Before becoming a professional art performer Celine worked as legal researcher and teaching assistant in France and Luxembourg. Aside from her involvment in several theater projects, she currently teaches improvisation and also leads improvisation based workshops on communication skills in a business context.