LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Methodology Trainers

Jacqueline Lloyd Smith MA, MBA, (ATR), (CMC)

Global Master Trainer

Playground: Canada and USA
Language: English
Email: jacquie@strategicplay.com
Phone: 1-888-238-2608

Jacqueline (Jacquie) is a skilled facilitator and Master Trainer and holds a diploma is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®  methodology from the LEGO® Group in Denmark. In 2007, Lloyd Smith received the partner business growth award from LEGO(®) and also that year, she began certifying facilitators for The LEGO® GROUP.  In 2009, Jacquie was appointed to the training board in the LEGO® Play for Business division where she worked to bring LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® into the Open Source model.  Jacquie is a Registered Art Therapist, is certified in Play Therapy & Creative Problem Solving.

In 2000, she earned an MA in Conflict Analysis and Management; and in 2006, she completed an MBA in Executive Management (Management Consulting).  She earned both degrees from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In 2005, she studied business strategy and global business in Grenoble, France. In November 2006, she received the Ted Wilson Memorial Award for Lifelong Learning from Royal Roads University.  

Jacquie instructed at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada for over ten years, where she developed and delivered curriculum for the postgraduate Art Therapy students. She has also taught in the business department at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. She is an associate faculty member in the MBA program at Royal Roads University in Victoria. 

During her career, she has trained and facilitated thousands of professionals in North America, Central and South America, Europe and Asia, with modules she specifically developed to meet their needs.  

She has been a certified Canadian Management Consultant since 2009 and holds Secret NAFTA Clearance. 

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Stephen Walling CEC

Global Trainer and Professional Coach

Playground: Canada and USA
Language: English
Email: stephenjames@strategicplay.com
Phone: 1-888-238-2608

Stephen is a connector and a natural born team builder and problem solver. 

He comes from a mechanical and building background with over 10 years experience as a bicycle mechanic. As a designer he holds certifications as a guitar builder (Lutheir) and studio wood furniture making.  He is also an accomplished musician.

Stephen is certified and registered as a Strategic Play® facilitator with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology and has been training in LSP since 2010.  He has level II certification in Simplex Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making, trained directly by Dr. Min Basadur.  He holds certificates in Agile Coaching, Project Management, Simplex, Creative Problem Solving, and is a graduate of Royal Roads University with a certificate in Executive Coaching.

Today, he facilitates and trains in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® throughout Canada, USA, Central America, (Panama) and South America (Venezuela), Japan, Austria, and Australia. Occasionally he teaches at Royal Roads University where he acts as a strategic mentor in the MBA program.

Stephen credits his creative talents to playing with LEGO® as a child. 

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Maxine King DSW, RECE, MA

Curriculum Designer

Playground: Global
Language: English
Email: maxine@strategicplay.com
Phone: 1-888-238-2608

 

 As Strategic Play’s Curriculum Designer, Maxine ensures that all our training programs are designed and delivered with academic rigor. She brings to her position a unique educational background coupled with almost 30 yrs. of experience as an academic Program Coordinator and Curriculum Designer in Planning and Research in the post-secondary sector.  Maxine holds a Master’s degree in leadership and adult education, this along with her expertise in early childhood development and play enhance all our training programs.

 

Maxine was trained in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods by the LEGO® Systems Group in 2007 and has since completed the Strategic Play® Coaching and Advanced Playing with Strategy both in 2017. 

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Denise Meyerson PhD.

Global Master Trainer

Playground: Australia and Africa
Language: English
Phone: 61-1300-768-550

Denise heads up Management Consultancy International where she is both a consultant with global brands on people, culture, values, training and business performance needs. MCI is known for using the innovative LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods and materials and Denise was the first consultant and trainer in Australia to use this tool.

Through her training and development work Denise had ensured that MCI is at position #7 on the BRW list of Australia’s most innovative companies. As a long time strategic partner with the LEGO® Systems Group in Denmark, in 2009 Denise was appointed to the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Training Board and became a Master Trainer in the method and materials of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.  She now offers Strategic Play® Facilitator training and certification in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods and materials through MCI. Denise has co-written two books on Strategic Play: The Creative Facilitators Guide volumes one and two.

Denise has been in the corporate training industry for over 24 years. She holds a Master’s Degree along with a PhD in English. She has been appointed an honorary member of City and Guilds, the largest examining body in the UK, in recognition of her significant involvement and contribution to vocational training and education. 

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Rosa Mon MSci

Licensed Trainer

Playground: Panama and Region
Language: Spanish and English
Email: rosa@strategicplay.com
Phone: 507-6070-3138

Rosa es una panameña con  habilidad natural para ayudar a las personas a desarrollar sus talentos, llevándolas a acciones que les permitan alcanzar su máximo potencial de desempeño.

Su pasión por ayudar a los demás la llevó a especializarse como psicóloga en la Universidad Santa María La Antigua; tomó una maestría en educación, psicología y consejería de University of Louisville, además se certificó como Coach de la International Coaching Community (ICC Londres y Brasil) y Coach Deportivo por Sport Coaching World (SCW México), ayudando, durante los últimos 5 años, a atletas de alto rendimiento, músicos, profesionales y ejecutivos a lograr sus metas.

Hoy día lleva su pasión a la práctica utilizando tecnologías “Hands-On” de STRATEGIC PLAY® con el método LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® y la metodología de Solución Creativa para Problemas del Instituto de Creatividad para Solución de Problemas (CPSI).

Sus antecedentes variados en  desarrollo humano, servicio al cliente en la industria de la hospitalidad, creatividad, su propia práctica deportiva y artística, y su espíritu aventurero, le permiten aportar al equipo más de 15 años de experiencia en la elaboración y ejecución de programas para el desarrollo del talento.

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Anibal Viegas MA

Licensed Trainer

Playground: Brazil and Region
Language: Portuguese and English
Email: Anibal@strategicplay.com
Phone: 55 71 3012-1101

Anibal acredita que a criatividade é a base para ter uma vida melhor, em todos os aspectos. “Somos treinados a vida inteira para pensar de forma limitada”.

O pensamento criativo é chave para libertar desta prisão criada.  Anibal trabalha com criatividade há 23 anos. Ajudar as pessoas a verem as coisas de uma forma diferente, buscar novas perspectivas é foco do seu trabalho.  

Anibal tem usado o lsp em processo de coaching, planejamento estrátigico, construção de equipes e criação de novos negócios, tendo como central a capacidade de fazer novas conexões e criar coisas novas. 

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Yelda Gurbuz Erdogan MSci

Licensed Trainer

Playground: Turkey and Region
Language: Turkish and English
Email: yelda@strategicplay.com
Phone: 90-532-585-3679

 

 

Yelda is very excited to be the first and only LEGO® Serious Play® Facilitator Trainer in Turkey and the surrounding area.

Yelda has degree from Istanbul Technical University as Aerospace Engineer. She has Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management. She has been working on project management, process development and improvement areas over 18 years.  Yelda is certified and registered as a Strategic Play® facilitator with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.  She is a trainer of facilitator with the Strategic Play Group Ltd. and delivers facilitator training programs and end-user workshops.

She has experience in agile and waterfall product development for defense, finance, and telecom industry. She has worked on every phase of projects from concept to sign-off the products, working side by side with project teams. She has experience on establishment of process systems in accordance with Capability Maturity Model Integration, IEEE standards and other product development standards.

She conducts many workshops by merging LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and method, such as Agile Values and Principles, Agile Project Management, Scrum, Agile Tools and Techniques, Business Analysis Tools and Techniques.

Yelda focuses on both efficiency and effectiveness of processes. She helps teams on understanding their processes and dynamics, via trainings and workshops. She is passionate about sharing her experience.

She also holds following certifications EFQM Assessor, Introduction to CMMI, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, SAFe Agile.

 

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Paul Wynia

Licensed Trainer

Playground: USA
Language: English
Email: Paul@strategicplay.com
Phone: 1-760-415-8698

 

Paul Wynia is an Agile Coach, Consultant, and Trainer with 20 years of software industry experience.

As a certified Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator, Paul uses game play and simulations in all of his coaching and consulting work with a focus on incorporating fun and creativity into teamwork. Not only does he offer training and certification in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods, he is also co-host the Agile Games Podcast and co-chair of the annual Agile Games West Conference. His experience within the US Market makes him an excellent trainer.  

 

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Gabriel Ochoa MA

Licensed Trainer

Playground: Bolivia
Language: Spanish
Email: Gabriel@strategicplay.com

Gabriel Ochoa nació en  La Paz- Bolivia. Realizó estudios de pregrado en la Universidad Católica Boliviana. Posteriormente obtuvo la Maestría en Gerencia en la Universidad de Santiago de Chile y la Maestría en Administración de Empresas en la Universidad de Ottawa en Canadá. Adicionalmente tiene estudios en la Universidad de Cornell, en Estados Unidos, en temas de coaching, gerencia, estrategia y otros. Además es facilitador certificado en el uso de la metodología y materiales de Lego® Serious Play®.  Gabriel ha trabajado con organizaciones públicas y privadas en Norte América, Europa, Latino América y Asia.

 

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Walter Stevenson DBA

Licensed Trainer

Playground: USA
Language: English
Phone: 1-888-238-2608

Walter (Walt), is located in beautiful San Francisco, California!  When he is not facilitating or training LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® you can find him teaching MBA students at Golden Gate University.  He has been trained and certified in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® since 2007. He has been training in LSP since 2010. 

His work as a facilitator with the Creative Education Foundations spans 35 years.  Walt holds an MBA and a Doctorate in Business Administration.   He is Professor of Management and Communications at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and is a Colleague of the Creative Education Foundation in Hadley, Massachusetts—active as a facilitator with the Creative Problem-Solving Institute. 

He teaches business students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level and works in the community facilitating creative problem solving.  He is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and an all around great guy!
 
Walt educates and trains the practical application of management decision-making theory to adult learners pursuing bachelor’s degrees, MBA’s, and doctorates. 

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Margaret Rudolf PhD.

Consultant

Playground: Global
Language: English, French, Italian and Spanish
Phone: 1-888-238-2608

Margaret recently completed a 30-year career in senior management with the federal government of Canada. Her work experience ranges from advising Cabinet Ministers on communications change issues, to managing complex transformational projects in a number of large organizations. A native of Montreal, Margaret is multilingual and works globally. By combining research with practice, Margaret takes a “prac-academic” approach in her chosen field.

Margaret has been certified in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods since 2015. She has researched LSP and other creative tools comparing and contrasting trust and meaningfulness theories within the LSP framework.  She has presented her findings in Canada and the United States in academic conferences. Margaret is fluent in five languages and can successfully support all training efforts across cultures. 

Margaret is a true believer in ethical management, having understood through her experience that transformative change cannot happen without organizations seriously considering how to enable, build, and maintain trust in the workplace. Her recent book, Trust and Organizational Capacity for Change, is available at Amazon.

Margaret obtained her PhD in 2009, from Fielding Graduate University. Her dissertation chair and mentor is Dr. Thierry Pauchant, Chair of Ethical Business Management at HEC, (Hautes Etudes Commerciales), Université de Montréal.

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Greg Bliss MA

Licensed Trainer

Playground: USA
Language: English
Email: Greg@strategicplay.com
Phone: 1-773-858-8607

 

Greg Bliss is a Consultant, Facilitator, Mentor, Executive Coach, and Trainer with more tan 25 years of organizational development experience.

 

Not only does Greg offer facilitator training and certification in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods, he works with entrepreneurs in the country’s largest incubator – 1871. Greg conducts workshops in crafting an effective pitch and helping start-ups who are gaining momentum scale their organizations.

 

As a Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator, Greg uses problem finding, creative brainstorming, and story-telling to:

1) Help organizations nurture culture and make necessary shifts

2) Craft innovative solutions

and

3) Work with leaders to champion change and enable innovation.

 

Greg’s experience with top US companies in Pharmaceuticals, package goods, manufacturers, tech, and financial sectors make him an excellent trainer.

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