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 (Luthier) 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 under one of the original LEGO® Master Trainers. 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® methods 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: Advanced Strategic Integrated Practice. This is a fast-paced, intensive, problem-based learning program and Stephen is there with LEGO® bricks ready for business analysis.
In 2021, Stephen was nominated by his peers as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (F.R.S.A).
Stephen credits his creative talents to playing with LEGO® as a child.