Welcome to Career Play

Career Play Inc. helps organizations with their human resource needs – 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

Creating Otherness

How can we build with our differences?  Can we create opportunities to make discoveries about “the other?”   How can we bridge the divide between diverse communities? While the media doesn’t cover the story of people creating new possibilities around the world, they are! In August I joined Dr. Patch Adams for my second humanitarian […]

Creating with Gender Stereotypes

Are gender stereotypes preventing women from pursuing careers in STEM fields?  Do women innately have “softer” skills that could make them successful data scientists?  I’m an advocate for STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).  I’m also a coach and trainer who teaches collaborative communication skills to technical professionals. Not surprisingly, I find this […]

The Art and Science of Communication

“I feel closer to the participants in this workshop then I do to my team at work.” We received this comment from a participant in an R&D workshop I recently co-led with my colleague Dr. Raquell Holmes, the founder of improvscience. The workshop was part of an incubation process to develop an innovative approach to […]

Recruiting is Career Play

  Having recently completed a successful assignment as the Interim Recruiting Manager at a financial services advisory firm, I’ve been thinking about the process of recruiting talent into an organization.  In close to 20 years of recruiting it is the rare organization that puts the human equation before all else when it comes to recruiting.   Ironic as it […]