Kathleen welcomes Jeff Harry to Revolutionizing Recruitment. Jeff isn’t a CHRO or recruiter, but he has worked with major brands like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. He shows teams how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. In part one, Jeff shares how a Tom Hanks movie inspired him to become a play coach, how companies can create a safe place to work culture, and how he defines the word ‘play’.
About Jeff Harry: Jeff shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. Jeff assists teams in building psychologically safe workplaces for their organization using a positive psychology play method. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day.
Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in the workplace. His work has most recently been featured in the NY Times, Mashable, Upworthy, Shondaland, & Wired. He has also been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN.
While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it’s when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives. Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world.