Van invites clients to think with their hands and use curiosity and creativity to disrupt traditional training methods. Being a Strategic Play LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods licensed trainer fits directly into her training philosophy and interactive style. Van proposes that we are all innately curious and creative, good ideas can come from any level of an organization, and when we create environments where creative thinking and creative tools are cultivated, innovation follows! She studied Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a contributing writer at Thrive Global and a Fast Company Executive Board Member.
Born in Vietnam and raised in Southern California, after her family fled Vietnam as war refugees, Van watched her parents pave a new life for themselves. She saw first hand how creative thinking, innovation, and curiosity can help people overcome their circumstances.
Van shares this story in her TEDx Talk titled, ‘What if? The Life Changing Power of Curiosity’.