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Monday, 19 December 2016 00:00

Don’t Miss Dion Flynn at The Meadows Alumni Retreat

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We are excited to announce a new update to the 2017 Alumni Retreat Schedule – The Recovery Improv Workshop with The Tonight Show regular Dion Flynn!

Dion is a workshop leader and keynote speaker for Fortune 500 companies, and is best known for playing Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. O, The Oprah Magazine called Dion “one of our favorite creative thinkers.” He is also in long-term recovery.

In addition to his work as an entertainer, Dion has also served as a Life Coach:

“Growing up as the only brown kid in the trailer park gave Dion a particularly keen insight into human nature. He has translated this (and his metaphysical studies) into some equally keen character portrayals. However, did you know that Dion was also a Life Coach for seven years—a very successful one. Which he thinks is funny since the title Life Coach sounds like you're someone who knows how everybody else should run their lives. No...That’s not what it means. Life Coaches and Actors do the same thing: hold mirrors up to nature. “

Register now to see Dion and other staff and alumni from The Meadows at the 2017 Retreat!

More about Dion Flynn

Comedian/actor Dion Flynn is best known as Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and has over 45 appearances as 14 different characters on both The Tonight Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Dion has led workshops on mental agility via improvisation with clients from Booz Allen Hamilton and Price Waterhouse Coopers to Ecolab and Herman Miller. His voice-overs and on-camera national commercials include clients like Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Verizon.

Dion also makes live Obama appearances all over the world. He served overseas as a soldier and performer in the US Army for four years. His theater history includes Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater and The Guthrie. Dion is co-creator of Clanging w/Josh and Dion with How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor and is a principal member of NYC’s longest running improv ensemble: Big Black Car.

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