Terrie Gifford, BA Ed., DTM, NSA (Overview)

Today’s marketplace for any business is all about innovation and creativity.  Welcome to the home of Terrie Gifford, creative innovator.  Using proven team building and improvisation techniques to create an atmosphere of safety where ideas can flourish, Terrie facilitates groups to dream possible dreams.  Companies using improv facilitators and trainers find themselves on cutting-edge productivity.  This translates to measurable bottom-line results.

If you want your team to excel, look no further for any other trainer/speaker/facilitator.  Terrie Gifford can deliver the service you need to solve your most challenging problems.

Are you looking for: 

  • Accelerated growth for your company?
  • A new way for your team to explore ideas?
  • Measurable results to prove how your company stands out from the competition?
  • Methods to break out of the linear thinking trap?

Terrie Gifford specializes in improvisation and team building for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and start-ups.  Using applied improvisation, she can draw out the best in your team, large or small.  If you are interested in truly developing an innovative work culture, if you really want to be cutting-edge in your field by unleashing the thought-leader in everyone on your team, call Terrie today.

Workshops by the hour or half-day, break-out sessions, and training programs.

Update:  Terrie has been accepted by the National Speakers Association with Professional Status as of  December 11, 2012.

Terrie’s qualifications speak for themselves:


Teaching: Contract Teaching (NYS certification 1984), Approved Substitute Teacher, Background Check and Fingerprinting, WHSWE BOCES

Business Owner: Quest Printing Brokering, 1980 to 2000,  The Inside Edge; Professional Development, 2006 to present

Speaking and Leadership: Toastmasters International, DTM,  Distinguished Toastmaster; the highest designation in the organization; See Performance Credits  http://terriegifford.net/library-programs/leadership-team-building-teens/

Team Building Facilitator: Since 2006.   Terrie 1) provides On-Site Team Building Training and 2) team building at any facility, hotel, conference center, etc. and 3) partners with consultants to provide team building for their clients.  See Team Building (List of ) page   http://terriegifford.net/business-corporate/  

Library Program Provider: See Performance Credits  http://terriegifford.net/library-programs/leadership-team-building-teens/& Upcoming and Current Library Program Dates  http://terriegifford.net/library-programs/upcoming-and-current-library-program-dates/

Speaker: See Performance Credits  http://terriegifford.net/library-programs/leadership-team-building-teens/

Writer: Articles in: The Albany Times Union Travel Section Lead Story (2x), The Daily Gazette, The Saratogian, The Mechanicville Express, The Ballston Journal and Healing Springs.

Publisher: The Knox Woods Knews, 1989 to 1999

Tutor: Club Z, Hoosic Valley Central School District

Personal: Has lived on a 30-acre grain farm in Schaghticoke with husband of 27 years. Son is a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie and enrolled in Masters Program: Integrated Marketing Communications

Education: Western Michigan University, BA, Elementary Education
Michigan State University, 15 Graduate Hours, General Education
State University of NY, 6 Graduate Hours, Educational Administration