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If you need a little more fun, flow, and fulfillment in your life, we transform the burned-out and bored quantity-seekers into energized and engaged playful humans with a higher quality of life. Rediscover the power of play, find out who is playing for a living, and learn how they pull it off to have the most fun possible at work and at home. Join the club at PlayfulHumans.com!Adulting is hard, and it’s easy to lose your way. But, you can beat burnout and avoid the mid-life crisis. Your imagination, creativity, humor, spontaneity, sociability, and sense of playfulness are still there! They just need to be found and awakened.Each week, Mike Montague interviews a professional who is living the life of their dreams and getting paid to play! Get ideas, information, and instigation to be a more playful human!

Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living Mike Montague

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If you need a little more fun, flow, and fulfillment in your life, we transform the burned-out and bored quantity-seekers into energized and engaged playful humans with a higher quality of life. Rediscover the power of play, find out who is playing for a living, and learn how they pull it off to have the most fun possible at work and at home. Join the club at PlayfulHumans.com!Adulting is hard, and it’s easy to lose your way. But, you can beat burnout and avoid the mid-life crisis. Your imagination, creativity, humor, spontaneity, sociability, and sense of playfulness are still there! They just need to be found and awakened.Each week, Mike Montague interviews a professional who is living the life of their dreams and getting paid to play! Get ideas, information, and instigation to be a more playful human!

    Sheri Saginor - Audio Book Narrator

    Sheri Saginor - Audio Book Narrator

    Sheri Saginor is an audiobook narrator and voice over artist. With over twenty years of experience as a speaker, writer, and performer, she brings a true passion for the spoken word. As a former professional singer, she have a keen understanding of the “musicality” of great audio. One of her greatest strengths is creating a sense of intimacy and energy that draws audiences in and keeps them listening. When she is not in the recording booth, she enjoys hiking up mountains, running half-marathons, and belting out old Linda Ronstadt and Taylor Swift tunes while playing my guitar.

    Find Sheri Saginor at: https://sherisaginor.com/

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    • 38 min
    Matt Phelan - The Happiness Index

    Matt Phelan - The Happiness Index

    Can happiness boost employee and organizational performance? Does money make you happy? What drives loyal engaged employees? Matt Phelan is Co-Founder The Happiness Index, author Freedom To Be Happy and a former TEDx Speaker. He is happiest when spending time with loved ones, particularly anything that is outdoors in nature. The Happiness Index offers the products, insights and tools to shine a light on your organizaiton's cultural health and empower management to drive thriving cultures.

    He also hosts the Happiness & Humans podcast. Find Matt, his book, company, and podcast at: https://thehappinessindex.com/

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    • 40 min
    Erin Riley - Creative Coach

    Erin Riley - Creative Coach

    Erin Riley in an integrative creative coach for entrepreneurs and other Playful Humans. Her mission is to be an all-in-one resource for creatives to help them build knowledge and momentum in their businesses. Part business coach, life coach, finance educator, strategist, consultant and part energy healer, she considers herself a transformational architect. She believes in building a business around a wildly fulfilling personal life!

    Find Erin at https://www.erin-riley.com/.

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    • 30 min
    Gene Magee - MC at Universal Studios Orlando and Sea World

    Gene Magee - MC at Universal Studios Orlando and Sea World

    Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose a shoe at midnight, you're probably just drunk. Gene Magee is living his dream of working at Universal Studios and Sea World in Orlando. He has made slime for Nickelodeon, and much more.  He studied Theatre at Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston, and has been playing for a living ever since.

    Follow Gene on Facebook or stop by the Dolphin Stadium next time you are at Sea World Orlando!

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    • 29 min
    Michaell Magrutsche - The Smart of Art

    Michaell Magrutsche - The Smart of Art

    Michaell is a California Multimedia Artist, podcaster, writer, and advisor born in Vienna-Austria: 

     "My main goal in life is to find more of myself.  This is what I apply in every part of my life, especially in all my artistic expressions.  I found art is the most effective tool to achieve this.   My research of how art works helps me discover myself and allows me to grow exponentially. If this resonates with others, it turns out to be the cherry on the cake."

    Find Michaell at: https://michaellm.com/

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    • 35 min
    David Cutler - The Game of Innovation

    David Cutler - The Game of Innovation

    How might you design something new or reimagine the old, particularly when competition increases, technology disrupts, inequity grows, money tightens, or work-life balance…imbalances?

    The GAME of Innovation is a full-color VISUAL book that helps teams of all stripes solve creative challenges. It unveils a flexible, step-by-step approach to building "innovation GAMEs," amplifying team success, and designing remarkable solutions. Whether you’re a leader, collaborator, instigator, entrepreneur, consultant, returning champion, or the underdog, how will you play The GAME of Innovation?

    Find David and the book at: https://www.thepuzzlercompany.com/book

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Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Cowgirl Mimi ,

Yes! Mike Has Figured This Out!

Great concept, and Mike executes flawlessly. It’s a unique show that stands out in a crowded field, for all the right reasons. He makes his guests feel completely at home, and brings them along for a super fun ride!

Choreographer2016 ,

So much fun!

Mike and his guests are awesome! It’s a good reminder in many different ways to have FUN.

Spfld Guy ,

Awesome!

This is fun and motivational! Must listen!