Barbara Brannen has a way of taking a Houston-we-have-a-problem work environment and making it, “Toto, Are we in Kansas?” Barbara allowed our company to put on a program that not only brought smiles to everyone’s faces and lifted spirits during difficult times, but also showed us the talent and confidence in individuals that helped them with their career advancement. –

Jeff Wells, Former CEO, AON/Innovative Services

TOPIC: Putting the “Fun” Back Into Your Business

DATE: Monday, June 21, 2004

TIME: 6:30-9:00 pm

LOCATION: Impulse Theater, Basement of the Wynkoop Brewery, 1634-18th St., Denver, CO 80202

COST: DaVinci Institute Members Free, all others $20


People often lament the grueling long hours and grueling work schedule of a startup business. Well, Barbara Brannen is here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, you can make more money if you just learn how to lighten up.

Barbara will take you on a personal journey to a more playful work day, show you tips that work for your business and send you off with the tools and the props to get you started. You will have a chance to share in some “playful” ideas and come out richer for the fun, smarter for the ideas, and excited about how simple things can solve big problems.

Stories of companies surviving difficult times and crisis through the use of these tools will stimulate you to find similar solutions for your own situations. Come and play and change the way you live each day.

SPEAKER: Barbara Brannen is the founder of Playmore. She has a 25 year career in Human Resources, leaving this profession in 1999 to explore more fun in her life. Her journey has included working with individuals and business clients to put humor, play and fun back into their lives and organizations.

Barbara is the creator of such corporate events as the “Unfit Olympics,” “The Apple of Your Eye,” “Thank You for ‘Beeing’ There,” ” Unleashing Your Strength,” and many more. Her programs have been instituted at organizations from large technology firms to hospitals and construction companies. Her clients enjoy her energy, creativity and always end up having more fun than before she came.

She is currently in the process of authoring a book on play for women. She is also working with individuals to help them discover more about what they like to do for play and how that can be integrated into their work and personal lives for more fun. Meanwhile Barbara is also playing herself by conducting retreats on playful living.

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