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)
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.
Experiential workshops for organizations seeking a fun way to develop leadership, creativity, and communication skills for their staff.
Recruiting and candidate identification for companies, corporate recruiters and retained search firms. We also provide research services to investment management firms.
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 […]
Earlier this fall I led a workshop at New York Institute of Technology entitled Talking Politics. Amy Bravo, an innovative educator and NYIT’s Senior Director of International and Experiential Education, invited me to design an improvisational workshop that could help undergraduate students talk to each other about the Presidential campaign without rancor. (She also asked me to lead an […]
I recently returned from a week in San Jose, Costa Rica with Patch Adams, M.D. and 45 other humanitarian clowns. Patch Adams is well known from the Hollywood version of his life, starring Robin Williams. The real Patch Adams is an activist for peace, justice and care for all people. As he says on his website: “My […]
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 […]