As a self proclaimed play ambassador I try to be a role model of playfulness. I am passionate about helping adults see the power of playfulness because I know how it can improve our lives, communities and increase productivity, enhance learning and development and make work more fun.
I have a masters in Creative Studies. What’s that you ask? Well basically, I have studied the 60 plus years of research on creativity, problem solving and innovation. Playfulness is an affective skill that makes people more creative. I also work as a consultant in the Learning & Development and Innovation fields. I design and deliver programs in innovation, creative problem solving, generational differences, customer service, technical skills, etc.
In addition, I own an escape room in Buffalo, NY- 3600 Escape. An escape room is a real life adventure game where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and escape or complete your challenge. It’s great fun to watch people play an experience I helped to build. Because of my background in learning & development and creativity I combine learning and assessments (Myers-Briggs and FourSight) with the escape rooms.
I love otters and squirrels because they are often my role models of playfulness and they bring me joy. I hope you will enjoy these blogs and that they will encourage you to be more playful.