Portia Tung

Executive Coach and Play Researcher at The School of Play


Unleash Your Play Brain - Playing Your Way Towards a Happier Adulthood
play intelligence, leadership, transformation, organisational change

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Have you lost your mojo or got bored with life? Are you stuck in a rut and can’t quite figure out how to get out of it? Does work keep getting in the way of your dreams? Have you reached a crossroads and don’t know which way to go?

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions then it’s time act swiftly before the zombie virus gnaws away the last bit of your brain and stymies forever your chances of turning your hopes and wishes into reality.

Join Portia Tung, Playmaker 001 and founder of The School of Play, on a whirlwind interactive mini adventure through the science and history of play and how play is essential for adult development and well-being. Play your cards right and you’ll leave with plenty of ideas to nurture your inner chimp and make more of your inner human’s dreams come true.

What you will learn:

  • A working definition of play

  • The benefits of play

  • Reasons to play more

  • The concept of Play IQ

  • Ideas to develop your Play IQ


Playful Leadership - How to enable effective and efficient transformational change
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
play intelligence
organisational change
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Does creating change seem like a constant uphill struggle? Are you blocked by relentless resistance? Do you feel lost and alone in your efforts to create positive change?

Join Portia Tung, Playmaker 001 and founder of The School of Play, in this highly interactive and fun session where you will meet and befriend your Mind Monkey (aka your amygdala). Through a mashup of tried and tested tools and techniques from play science, coaching and negotiation to neuroscience, psychology and mindfulness, you will learn how to create transformational change for you and others. Play your cards right and you will increase not only your EQ but develop your Play IQ, the foundation of all intelligences according to the latest Play Science theory. No humans or monkeys were harmed in the creation of this session. Bananas not included.

What you will learn:

  • How to connect your mind with your body to enable you to think at your best using the Mind Monkey Model

  • How to see the seemingly invisible

  • How to listen to the seemingly inaudible

  • How to speak the seemingly unspeakable

  • How to make better decisions


Portia is an Executive Coach, Executive Agile Coach, Play Coach and Play Researcher who enables organisations to become the place where their people long to belong. Portia combines coaching and business strategies with play to bring about positive and enduring change in organisations ranging from those in the finance sector to the Prime Minister’s Office, the NHS and British Airways. She is the founder of The School of Play, dedicated to promoting happier adulthood through lifelong play.

Portia is also the author of The Dream Team Nightmare, the first ever Agile novel where your discussions determine the outcome of the story. If you’ve enjoyed the Agile Fairytales, you’ll love this first novel in the Agile Adventure Series created by Portia.

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