The Engagers’ Tribute to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi | Episode 209

 Listen to this episode on your phone! This is a special episode that we have created as our tribute to the life and work of Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who recognized and named the psychological concept of flow. His theories have been used across multiple disciplines and have certainly been a significant part of the body of work around games-based solutions and gamification. Thank you, Professor Csikszentmihalyi!   Links to Continue Reading →

Erik Agudelo and his Toolbox4Creativity on Kickstarter | Episode 208

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Erik is a researcher and developer of Learning Solutions. He’s the founder of Play Learn Develop and also a vegetarian. His research and products combine the use of Human Behaviour, tabletop games and Artificial Intelligence/Data Science. Over the past two years, he has worked with the University of Economics Krakow, in Poland, and with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Ireland in order Continue Reading →

Francois Boucher-Genesse Finding the Right Subject for your Learning Game | Episode 207

 Listen to this episode on your phone! François Boucher-Genesse started his career in the AAA video game industry as a game designer. After his first big release in 2008, he started academic studies to determine how to best use games’ potential as learning tools. The results were so promising that he cofounded Ululab, a company that creates games designed to change intuitions on hard-to-learn subjects. Creating truly enjoyable educational Continue Reading →

Mike Rizkalla Showing how Gamification in Snorble is Awesome | Episode 206

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Mike Rizkalla is a visionary entrepreneur with a deep understanding of the advances made in the field of robotics with an award-winning track record in innovation and UX. He aims to enrich the lives of families through magical tech experiences. He is skilled at developing new business and creating digital products that push the boundaries of what is possible, bringing a unique Continue Reading →

Minna Taylor Empowers Play with Improv | Episode 205

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Minna Taylor is the Founder of Energize Your Voice, an NYC-based communication coaching and training firm. With an experiential approach, rooted in the principles of play and performance, she and her team support organizations to explore their full potential in public speaking, storytelling, and leadership communication. Notable clients include UBER, Red Bull, Citi, and E&Y. Minna earned her BFA from NYU Tisch Continue Reading →

Mike Montague Engages the Playful Humans | Episode 204

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Mike Montague is a game show host, public speaker, podcaster, and writer. He has been a radio DJ, karaoke host, virtual game show host, MC, and DJ for live events including opening for Billy Idol, Frankie Valli, and MC-ed at Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill. He is also the founder of Playful Humans, a community designed to help the burned-out and board Continue Reading →

Shawn Young Intrinsically Motivating Teachers and Students with Classcraft | Episode 203

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Shawn Young is a co-founder and CEO of Classcraft, the Engagement Management System for schools. Since its launch, Classcraft has gained incredible traction with educators worldwide, providing tools to gamify their classrooms. Shawn taught 11th-grade physics for 9 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and master’s in education from Université de Sherbrooke and is also a seasoned web developer. Shawn is Continue Reading →

Thijs de Vries Celebrating the Wins in Gamification | Episode 202

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Thijs de Vries is an expert in using gaming techniques for learning and changing behavior. As an international speaker, he talks to business leaders and managers worldwide about the impact of playful learning. In 2017, Thijs founded his latest venture Warp VR. A company that revolutionizes how people train by combining learning, gaming and Virtual Reality.   Guest Links and Info Website: www.warpvr.com Continue Reading →

Trent Knox from eSports to Businesspeople | Episode 201

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Trent Knox is the Founder & CEO of Esports Business Network, also known as EBN. Knox is a graduate of University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he studied Digital Cinema through the Academy of Creative Media, also known as ACM. His studies lead him to pursue a career in independent filmmaking, where he discovered the community & industry of Esports. His experience Continue Reading →

And we made it to Episode 200 | Episode 200

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Photo by Felipe Chagas on Unsplash Yes #Engagers we have made it to episode 200! Cheers to you, to our guests and to 200 more! On this brief episode we discuss about this celebration and also about the importance of taking a break (in games as in life) to make progress, to come back stronger and better.   There are many ways Continue Reading →