Jeff Harry: How can college students remedy burnout through play?

Jeff Harry shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. 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. His playwork has been featured in the New York Times, 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.

In episode 292 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Jeff chose Tufts University for his undergraduate experience, what was the mission at Play-Well Teknologies and what made them so successful, how college students can remedy burnout through play, the best way to have a difficult conversation with people in your organization, how asking one question can change your entire day, how we can get unstuck if we are at a crossroads, what we can learn in the “Dudes, Do Better: Dismantling Toxic Masculinity” workshop, how we can have conversations with people we are opposed to politically, and how we can help “Deconstruct The BS of Office Politics”. Enjoy!