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Welcome to Career Play

Career Play Inc. brings a cutting-edge performance-based approach to coaching and training for individuals and organizations.

  • Executive Search and Investment Management firms use Career Play for research-related services.
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      “While the worlds of comedy and business may not initially appear to have much in common, a growing number of firms are in fact turning to comedians to help them boost staff communication, performance, and creativity.” - Quoted from BBC News article, No joke: Why the business world is embracing comedy (3/10/16)

Our Services

Executive Coaching

We help clients develop new performances for dealing with challenging professional situations, i.e., job interviews, career transitions, public speaking/presentations, developing as a manager.

coaching and training

Experiential workshops for organizations seeking a fun way to develop leadership, creativity, and communication skills for their staff.

research services

Candidate identification and development services for executive search firms and corporate recruiters. We provide a variety of research services to investment management firms.

Recent Posts

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Appreciating appreciation

As a workshop facilitator, comic educator and coach, I devote a great deal of time and energy to the “performance of appreciation” because appreciating others is not something that “comes naturally” to most of us.  We live in a culture that is increasingly focused on rancor and critiques, with a media establishment that insists on constantly highlighting our differences, rather than celebrating […]

Playing with Fear (Part Two)

Given the events in Orlando, many of us have been thinking about fear (or experiencing fear). As a coach and trainer I work with individuals and groups to help people leave their comfort zones, face their fears and perform other than who they are.  My role is to give people what they need to find the joy in […]

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Google Improv

This past Sunday the New York Times Magazine published a special issue on Worklife: Rethinking the office for an always-on economy. What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team gets at the heart of why innovative corporations and academic institutions have embraced improvisation and performance. A number of the findings of the Project Aristotle researchers appear to […]

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Time to take a shot!

After seeing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant musical, Hamilton and listening (endlessly) to the score, his lyrics and music have been inspiring me on a daily basis. Lately I’ve been thinking about the professional and personal activity of “taking a shot,” pursuing a dream or making the choice to change careers or jobs.  In my work as an executive coach I often help […]