Welcome to Career Play

Career Play Inc. works with organizations that want to develop a more collaborative, innovative and effective workforce. We provide human resource consulting – from talent acquisition, to creating a better work environment, to coaching and training staff – using an improvisational and playful approach.

“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

Recruiting and candidate identification for companies, corporate recruiters and retained search firms. We also provide research services to investment management firms.

Recent Posts

A Passion for Learning … yes, and …

Take a look at critical skills needed for success in the 21st century, as listed in CIO.com article The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs: Salesmanship Effective communication The ability to translate tech A collaborative mindset Empathy The ability to put things in context Customer service — even with colleagues The ability to ask the right […]

What I Learned From What Google Learned

I recently revisited research Google has been engaged in with their employees over the last few years. Contrary to what one might expect from the tech giant and 21st century conventional wisdom (“learn to code!”), their findings were that the top characteristics of success are all “soft skills. Interestingly, but not at all surprising, the […]

The Art of Interviewing: How to Create Conversation

Job seekers tend to rehearse (prepare) for interviews.  Hiring managers, on the other hand, because they’re often busy executives, don’t necessarily prepare for interviewing candidates. Candidates frequently report that an interviewer seemed unprepared and/or unintrested. At their worst, interviewers are doing most of the talking and barely ask a question or they ask the overly-scripted […]

How to Pursue Purpose and Passion in Work (and Life)

I recently saw this graphic on Facebook and it reminded me of Ken Robinson’s great book: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. Thinking about our passion and our careers is not always something we do, as work often leads us away from our passions in life. Certainly there are some people who have successfully married their […]