Dr. Steve Ralph, Jr is passionate about catalyzing ingenuity in those he comes into contact with. Along with being a Strategic Play LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods licensed trainer, he is also the Founder and CEO of Open Ingenuity LLC, an organization focused on consulting, coaching and producing special events that facilitate creative leadership. Not only does Steve create great solutions with clients, he is also a professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School, Dr. Ralph teaches courses in creativity and innovation, leadership and team dynamics. He consults with organizations utilizing the creative problem-solving process, is a certified trainer in the FourSight Thinking Assessment and a coach, with training from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Dr. Ralph’s professional background has included business development and corporate relations roles in higher education, entertainment and non-profit industries.
Dr. Ralph earned his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. He is a frequent speaker at international creativity conferences and has been active in several professional organizations, including the Creative Education Foundation and Consortium of Southern California of Colleges and Universities, where he served as co-chair for the Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties region. Dr. Ralph’s research interests are centered in creativity and innovation, with special focus in personal disruption, pause practices and the impact of exponential technology.