As often happens, Alison Henderson’s career path has not been a linear one. With multiple degrees in theater and directing, she has experienced life both in front of and behind the curtain. While doing corporate work to support her theater aspirations she found herself wondering “Why is there more drama in my office than there is on my stage?”

This query led to post-graduate training at Columbia College Chicago, to receive a Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis. She immediately used Laban’s work with actors, but felt there was more she could do. Rudolf Laban wrote, “Man moves to satisfy a need.” This statement inspired her to uncover the need she had that required fulfillment. The answer was in Warren Lamb’s application of Laban’s work called Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA).

Ms Henderson is proud to be one of only twenty-two Certified Movement Pattern Analysts in the world. This unique specialty was the answer to how she could blend her theatre-behavior observation with an accurate and highly effective tool for the entrepreneur and business leader.

As a theater director and acting coach, she examines what motivates characters to take action. The same applies to people in business. Identifying what motivates you and your employees benefits your organization by increasing efficiency of teams and clarifying communication to reach company goals.  Morale is boosted and company culture improves.

Shakespeare nailed it when he said, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Approaches to decision-making are neither good nor bad until a colleague reacts based on his own thought processes. Moving Image Consulting uses MPA Profiling to combine verbal and non-verbal communication for greatest impact on company messaging, effective presentations, increased sales, and workforce communication. It gives us an enlightened alternate perspective on our thought processes.

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Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA) was developed by Warren Lamb (1923-2014) while working closely with movement theorist, Rudolf Laban (1879-1958). Lamb realized he could use movement observation theory to identify recurring patterns of movement and their significance in the decision-making process. After years of furthering this initial research, Lamb successfully correlated observation methodology to a decision-making framework on a consistent basis. The research has been validated by studies at Harvard, Brown and the U.S. Naval War College. Moving Image analysts are all certified by and members of the Warren Lamb Trust Registry.

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