Gary shares stories of how play is necessary for teamwork, collaboration, and peace.
About the speaker
Gary Ware is the Founder of Breakthrough Play, a company that helps teams be more creative, confident, and collaborative using play. To do this, Gary incorporates techniques that professional improvisers use to create amazing experiences without a script.
Gary has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over a decade and first got into improvisation as a way to better his public speaking. Gary quickly found that improv and play could be a solution to various business challenges, so he started doing workshops for his team and other people in his network. This side project turned into a full-time gig after he stepped down from the agency that he co-founded.
When Gary isn’t leading workshops and keynote speaking he could be found doing improv at Finest City Improv in North Park, learning magic, or playing with his wife Courtney and son Garrett.
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Laughing helps us be focused. — Gary Ware
If we played more together, we would actually like each other more. — Gary Ware
If you have an idea and you don't act upon it... that's just a dream — Gary Ware
Games have the potential to change the world. It has the potential to help us see things in a different perspective. It has the potential to help us come closer together. — Gary Ware