#8: Play, Power up and Thrive with Gary Ware

Like you, and most of the North American world, I've been thinking the wrong way about what it means to play and have fun, for way too long. 

As adults, we are hyper-focused on productivity and results, and our actions reflect these priorities. But what you probably don't know is how powerful of a tool play actually is in achieving HIGHER productivity and results. This blew my mind!


In this episode of the Power and Potential Podcast, I interview Gary Ware. Gary is the Founder of Breakthrough Play, a company that helps teams be more creative, confident, and collaborative using play. To do this, Gary incorporates techniques that professional improvisers use to create amazing experiences without a script.

Gary has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over a decade and first got into improvisation as a way to better his public speaking. Gary quickly found that improv and play could be a solution to various business challenges, so he started doing workshops for his team and other people in his network. This side project turned into a full-time gig after he stepped down from the agency that he co-founded.

In this episode, no word of a lie, Gary ware schools me on what play actually means, and how we can all be integrating in our lives right now. Doing this allows us to show up more fully in our work and in our lives as a whole. It decreases our stress and increases our joy and fulfillment.

So you tell me, who DOESN'T want that? 

This is an episode I know you'll enjoy and I can't wait to hear how it changes your world. It definitely changed mine!