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Beth St. Clair


Beth St. Clair is the principal of ActUp and lover of improv comedy. Beth brings over 12 years experience in strategic business consulting, executive coaching, leadership development and team effectiveness. At ActUp, Beth combines her business and performance experience to customize improvisational programs that are fun, engaging and deliver results. She has delivered applied improvisation programs for Deloitte Consulting, Delivering Happiness with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, All State, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Prior to launching ActUp, Beth was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Washington DC. Beth earned her MBA from Indiana University and is a certified executive coach and administer of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Beth moved to Indianapolis in 2011. She even just planted her first food garden – city girl turns farmer!


Jessie Shternshus

Consulting Partner

Jessie Shternshus is a consulting partner for ActUp and is our technology and Agile guru. Jessie has a talent for creating a powerful learning environment that enables people to become better listeners, team players, problem solvers, innovators and communicators. Throughout her career, Jessie has worked with companies such as Microsoft, Skype, Living Social, Expedia, Fidelity Investments and Getty Images. Jessie has also been a speaker at conferences such as Madison Ruby, Conferencia Rails, UXMad, SnowMobile, Codemash, Scrum Alliance, and Agile DC. Jessie’s first job out of college was at Sesame Street where she spent her days thinking about whether certain Muppets needed legs or not.

Learn more about Jessie at www.improveffect.com


Gina Trimarco Cligrow

Consulting Partner

Gina Trimarco Cligrow is a consulting partner for ActUp and resident expert on all things health and fitness. She has 20 years of experience in the entertainment, hospitality and tourism industries. Gina is the Founder and President of Carolina Improv Company (CIC), a training and entertainment company with offices in Chicago and Myrtle Beach that provides improvisational-based training in the areas of customer service, team building, leadership and sales. Prior to starting the CIC in 2008, Gina was the General Manager of the IMAX 3D Theaters in Myrtle Beach and Chicago, responsible for all areas of business operations. Gina’s passion and energy for her work and life writ large are contagious.