Peter Williamson Brings The Best Of Local Games | Episode 126

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Peter Williamson is a professional golfer turned social entrepreneur who sees physical games as a way to catalyze conversations and problem-solving. Based in Washington DC, Peter started a creative agency in 2018 called Game Genius, which focuses on supporting the local region through non-digital play. The company designs custom games, workshops, and public events to help people enjoy what they do while Continue Reading →

Kristen Toohill with Games to Future Proof Your Career | Episode 125

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Photo by Rick Bern Photography Kristen Toohill believes that games are powerful tools for organizational development. She writes books that use the interactivity and immersion of games to solve issues that face organizations today, such as reducing unconscious bias and learning 21st-century human skills. She has worked in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master on an Continue Reading →

Antonis Triantafyllakis with Experiential Learning and Gamification | Episode 124

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Antonis is a soft skills trainer, facilitator and consultant, combining experiential learning with gamification to ensure a holistic, playful and impactful approach to capacity building, adaptable to the learners’ needs. Antonis would describe his life as constantly in transition, each day been very different for him. Each day depends massively on the project he is working on and the location of that Continue Reading →

Joel Comm has a Formula for Fun | Episode 123

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Joel Comm is an entrepreneur, NY Times bestselling author, and new media innovator. An expert on harnessing the power of social media and mobile applications to expand your brand’s reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create a new media campaign that will explode Continue Reading →

Dustin Staats of Board Gaming with Education is back with Worlds XP | Episode 122

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Dustin is currently focused on building and growing his podcast community Board Gaming with Education. Dustin has experience teaching English as a second language to a variety of age levels – from kindergarten to university students. He also works in the field of education in various capacities, including consulting, research, and running and hosting tutoring programs. He is always looking for ways Continue Reading →

Bianca Woods: Gameful L&D and the eLearning Guild | Episode 121

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Bianca Woods is Senior Manager of Programming for The eLearning Guild and the founder of Clever Raptor, an L&D design studio. With degrees in both art education and education media design & technology, she’s passionate about demystifying design and technology for others. She loves designing course content and media, test driving new learning technology, and taking photos of bizarre warning signs. A Continue Reading →

Getting The Good Game With John Fallon | Episode 120

 Listen to this episode on your phone! John Fallon is an English teacher at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT. John has designed Dolus: Finding the Journal of Odysseus an immersive ARG (alternate reality game) designed to augment his students’ exploration of Homer’s Odyssey. He also co-designed Blind Protocol with Paul Darvasi, an inter-school ARG for his 9th-grade students that instructs on research skills and privacy-related current events. He has Continue Reading →

Paul Smith on How To Create Surprise and so Much More on Storytelling | Episode 119

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts in business storytelling. He’s one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018, a storytelling coach, and bestselling author of the books The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell, Sell with a Story, Lead with a Story, and Parenting with a Story. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, is a former Continue Reading →

Mike Rucker on the Science of Fun | Episode 118

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Michael Rucker is a peer-reviewed author with over a decade of professional writing experience. For many years he served as the Health Tech expert for About, Inc’s Verywell Health and is currently the Chief Digital Officer for Active Wellness, a global health management company ranked in the top 40 by Club Industry. This year Dr. Rucker was also tapped by HIMSS as a top 10 health influencer. Continue Reading →

Steve Bocska Uses Gamification to Drive Customers Up the Pyramid | Episode 117

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Steve is CEO of Pug Interactive, a technology & design leader in engagement, retention, and community activation. He has 17+ years of direct experience in the video game industry, having designed and produced several AAA games for Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Sega and Ubisoft that have generated sales in excess of $650 million. He is frequently sought as a speaker, having spoken Continue Reading →