SHARON FISHER – Chief Idea Sparker
Sharon Fisher is a professional “experience-maker” and CEO of Play with a Purpose, the creative experiential communications company that custom designs engaging experiences to help businesses solve challenges in an innovative and compelling way. She uses the premise work should be fun or why do it at all as the foundation for her talks and her business.
Chosen as one of Entrepreneur Magazines Young Millionaires, she has proven that the passion for play really does lead to success.
Whether you’re trying to reach consumers, increase product knowledge, build stronger teams, do good in the world or increase the productivity of your workforce – relevant, participatory and memorable events are the best way to link your attendees to your objectives AND insure that they retain your message. Through her speaking and her event experiences, Sharon has successfully shared that message with powerhouses around the world such as Walt Disney World Company, Chevrolet, Camp Jeep, BBDO, Disney Publishing, American Express, Frito Lay, IBM, McDonalds and the US Airforce.
Sharon continually delights audiences around the world teaching how to design experiences that will spark thinking, increase engagement and boost retention amongst conference and meeting attendees. She uses her highly energetic facilitation and workshop style to flip the tired and traditional speeches on their head.
- The Art and Science of Creative Thinking
- Play, Play, Play and Then Play Some More.
- What Will Tomorrow’s Meeting Look Like?
- Bored Now?
JIM QUINLAN – Director of Operations and Training
Jim Quinlan, CHT, SHRM-SCP has always loved stories. His earlies memories are of his dad recording bedtimes stories for little Jimmy to listen to when Dad was out of town on business. Having learned early how connected the human spirit becomes to a story, Jim set out to incorporate story telling in his professional life. With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, you can imagine that his book of stories has grown quite large. Spending time working for the Walt Disney Company early in his career confirmed for Jim that stories are universal. With each story comes new knowledge and truth for those who hear them. Jim has worked directly with and served as a consultant for major brands including Ruby Tuesday, Fresh Kitchen, Sonic Drive-In, Westgate Resorts, Foxwoods, Subway and Papa Gino’s.
Holding a BA in Theatre and Elementary Education from the University of Richmond, Jim is currently Director of Operations and Training with Play With a Purpose in Orlando. At Play, Jim and his team are develop and facilitate custom experiential learning and team building experiences for organizations across the world.
With a real world understanding of the unique challenges that the hospitality industry faces when it comes to engaging and developing their workforce, Jim brings a unique perspective that pushes past all of the industry stereotypes and relates to audiences at all levels of your organization. Jim delivers always engaging presentations, keynotes and workshops that challenge participants to push themselves further than they are comfortable going. Topics include: Using Improv at Work, Leadership, Humor in the Workplace, Purposeful Play and Adult Learning, Guest Service and more.