Jessie Shternshus

Founder of Improv Effect


As the founder and owner of The IMPROV EFFECT, Jessie weds her lifelong passion for innovation and expertise in applied improvisation with the fast paced demands of the corporate world. In her classes and workshops she helps people become better listeners, team players, leaders, and communicators. Her physically engaging and playful workshops are relevant to all fields of life; participants of her workshops vary from college professors to engineers and from web developers to lawyers.

Jessie gained her formal education at USF and NYU. Throughout her career she has worked with Fortune 500 companies and companies such as CBS, Johnson & Johnson, Expedia, Getty Images and Celgene. She also facilitates communication skills workshops and speaks at conferences worldwide.


Conferences The Improv Effect has been a speaker at:

Conferencia Rails




NDC London




and many more


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  • Aerostar Environmental Services
  • Affinity Law Firm
  • AIGA
  • Availity
  • Bizconf
  • Blue Box Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Brumos
  • Cengage
  • Citizens Property Insurance
  • Crayola
  • Daniel Kids
  • Downtown Vision
  • Enova
  • Expedia
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Galvanize
  • Getty Images
  • Groupon
  • First Coast Apartment Association
  • Florida Proton Therapy Institute
  • Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Hands on Jacksonville
  • Hashrocket
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jump Start Lab
  • Living Social
  • LitheSpeed
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
  • Microsoft
  • Multiple Myeloma Group Jax
  • Naval Air Station Jax
  • PGA Tour
  • Proton Therapy Institute
  • Pulte Homes
  • RMI
  • The Comedy Zone
  • The Department of Defense
  • The Florida Youth Division
  • University of North Florida
  • Visit Jacksonville
  • WorkSource

"I loved improv class!!! It’s a really good time. I find it amazing how quickly I’ve incorporated some of the teachings into my everyday life. In conversations, I’m quicker and more confident about sticking to my word. In essence, committing to my thoughts. Thanks for offering such an insightful program."

Rachel Calandra

Action News WTEV Jacksonville