LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Methodology

Who are the certified facilitators?

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® certified facilitators are authorized and validated by the Association of Master Trainers. They design and apply activities, workshops, and training using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology. Always look for a certified facilitator!

To access the list of certified facilitators in other countries, visit: www.lspdirectory.com

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitators in the United States

Susan Barton

Susan Barton

susan.barton.playwell@gmail.com

Susan Barton partners with teams and leaders as an organizational design and development consultant. Her favorite client engagement methodology is LEGO Serious Play, in which she has been certified since 2016, encouraging people to engage in ‘hard fun.’ She works with for-profit, non-profit, higher education, and local city government clients to enhance effectiveness and embrace potential. Susan completed her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University, where she also serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Business and Management. Susan is based in Los Angeles, CA and travels globally to serve clients wherever they are.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2016.

Andrew Berrigan

Andrew Berrigan

andrew@enterprisingplay.com

As owner and operator of Enterprising Play, LLC, Andrew has facilitated workshops, provided retreat programming, and conducted professional development training using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method for organizations as small as the staff of an elementary school known only in the local neighborhood, and as large as the leadership divisions of a multibillion-dollar global aid organization known the world over. As a combat veteran with experience leading troops in hostile areas, Andrew understands firsthand the importance of gaining a team’s 100% commitment and buy-in to the mission at hand. Finally, with several years of experience in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) educational enrichment industry, Andrew is well-acquainted with the power of LEGO as a training medium.

Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Andrew can readily travel to client locations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri. With advance planning and preparation, he can travel to client sites throughout the United States and to certain locations overseas. For organizations spread out over multiple locations, Andrew can also provide virtual services. Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn, or reach out directly via email to learn more about his services and to see if he’ll be a good fit for your organization’s needs.

Trained by Jack Reimon in 2022.

Lisa Boes

Lisa Boes

lisaboes@gmail.com

Lisa is a leadership trainer and certified Gallup CliftonStrengths® coach with a background in higher education, leadership consulting, and global faith-based missions. She equips leaders and their teams to communicate cross-culturally and perform with integrity and excellence. She earned her doctorate in education at Harvard University where she studied constructive developmental psychology with Robert Kegan.

Trained by Jack Reimon in 2022.

Heidi Brant

Heidi Brant

heidibrant@gmail.com

For over ten years, Heidi worked for the LEGO Group as an experience design consultant, developing innovative digital content for children and their families. Heidi completed an MFA in Sculpture from SFAI and is a graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program where her coursework focused on storytelling and interactive installations. In addition, she received a BA in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from Brown University. She is based in NYC and teaches Design Research and Life Design at NYU.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2017.

Alice Brauer

Alice Brauer

aliciabrauer@discoverconnecting.com

Alice is passionate about innovation, languages, storytelling, & anthropology. She is the founder of Discover Connecting empowering companies for collaboration, innovation and growth. Her background in Industrial Eng, Education, and culture immersion provide her the vision to develop multidisciplinary projects for human development and transformation. She loves traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2017.

Tracy Cheek

Tracy Cheek

tlc@uptimize.marketing

Tracey Cheek is an entrepreneur helping business owners and trade associations grow. She has more than 30 years experience owning, operating and marketing her own businesses. She uses the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method to help clients develop marketing strategy, gain clarity on what a business needs to grow, and more.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2023.

Christopher Downing

Christopher Downing

christopher@brickconsultinggroup.com

Christopher Downing is a partner at Brick Consulting Group where he facilitates meetings and brainstorms to assist individuals and organizations in the development of messaging, strategic partnerships, team values and marketing campaigns.

Christopher co-founded and ran Flashpoint PR, an independent public relations firm serving consumer and consumer technology companies including The LEGO Group, Roku and Shutterfly. Christopher’s experience is grounded in storytelling, having worked in theater and film production before a lengthy career in public relations.

He currently serves on the board of the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County where he participates in the ongoing story of gardening amidst a constantly changing environment.

Christopher splits his time between the Bay Area and New York City and is open to traveling for client engagements. He often collaborates to deliver sessions and interactive keynotes with his business partner, Kristin Greene.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2013.

Marcy Fortnow

Marcy Fortnow

marcy@engagingplay.com

Marcy Fortnow is the owner of Engaging Play (engagingplay.com), a team building and training company that delivers workshops and programs through traditional training, active facilitation, and engaging play. She develops and delivers experiential learning programs for corporate groups, organizations, and boards, to raise their leadership level, improve team work, enable better communication and problem solving, and increase productivity.

Trained by Kristen Klassen in 2019.

Kristin Greene

Kristin Greene

kristin@brickconsultinggroup.com

Kristin Greene, a partner at Brick Consulting Group, has decades of experience facilitating strategic business planning and creative brainstorming sessions for teams fueled by insights, ideas and intention. She’s crafted curriculum, delivered workshops and presented interactive keynotes to nonprofits, associations, media organizations, marketing agencies and corporate teams across diverse industries.

Kristin co-founded and ran Flashpoint PR, an independent full-service PR firm serving consumer and consumer technology clients in North America. Notably, she played a heavy hand in building the LEGO® brand, brick by brick for 20+ years. She was trained as a certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator by Mindful Leader in 2022.

Kristin calls San Francisco home, with frequent trips to the East Coast. She is open to traveling for client engagements and often collaborates to deliver sessions and interactive keynotes with her business partner, Christopher Downing.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2011.

Dave Hill

Dave Hill

a2dtwo@gmail.com

I love seeing the spark in people’s eyes as they make connections and discover the new. As a Process Improvement Specialist, Innovation Sherpa and Military Veteran I help people and organizations recognize waste to include wasted protentional within established teams. I specialize in working with the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense related industry.

Looking forward to connecting with you.

Trained by Jack Reimon in 2022.

Jaye Howard

Jaye Howard

jayehoward0214@gmail.com

Over twenty years of matching client needs with efficient solutions. I enjoy collaborative facilitation and coaching that lead others on their journey’s next step. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the lightbulb go on above someone’s head!

Based in Southern California but travels globally.

Trained by Kristen Klassen in 2022.

Carmen Jimenez-Pride

Carmen Jimenez-Pride

carmen@outspokenllc.com

Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and Business Consultant.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2021.

Lee Kim

Lee Kim

leekim.nyc@gmail.com

Lee is passionate about Human Centered problem solving and is deeply immersed in Design Thinking in everything she does. She believes that by focusing our attention to “why” (question) rather than “what” (solution), we can create a delightful and amazing world together. She looks to find hidden treasures behind the obvious facade.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
– African Proverb.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2018.

Karel Kreshek

Karel Kreshek

karel@thekreshekgroup.com

Karel holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, and is currently a Senior Leadership Development Consultant at Kaiser Permanente. Karel also owns her own leadership development consulting firm, The Kreshek Group, Inc., with offices in Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas. Karel’s greatest abilities include building relationships, disrupting the status quo, and listening to understand – all which are highly valuable in the Lego Serious Play methodology! When you and your team are ready to play – contact Karel!

www.thekreshekgroup.com

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2019.

Wendi Dykes McGehee

Wendi Dykes McGehee

wmcgehee@apu.edu

Wendi Dykes McGehee holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems and is currently a professor of Organizational Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. In addition to teaching, Wendi provides consulting services to organizations, of all types, guiding them toward effective and healthy people practices. Her research explores the idea of using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) to inspire creative confidence. She is known for reintroducing play, of a serious nature, into the adult vocabulary and workplace while encouraging all to “play well and play on.”

Fun Note: Wendi spent 11 years with LEGOLAND® California, where she was awarded international honors for her training programs and organizational development strategies. In addition to LEGO, she has held positions with Disney and the University of California, San Diego.

Trained by Jens Rottbøll in 2017.

Mike Medeiros

Mike Medeiros

mmedeiros@apu.edu

Mike Medeiros, D.Min., is a pastor and also serves as a Senior Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Management at Azusa Pacific University. He has decades of experience in various roles in public K-12 education and school counseling, university teaching, and working with Christian nonprofits, churches, and mission organizations.

As a certified LEGO Serious Play Facilitator, Mike has led and co-led workshops with nonprofits, businesses, religious organizations, and universities. He loves assisting clients in areas of leadership development, team building, vision casting, emotional intelligence, strengths-based leadership, and managing change. Mike is passionate about helping organizations grow and thrive by utilizing LEGO Serious Play to unlock their creative power. There’s nothing like seeing team members have an a-ha moment as they experience greater clarity, understanding, and momentum in reaching their goals – and have serious fun doing it!

Trained by Kristen Klassen in 2021.

Sweta Mistry

Sweta Mistry

humanizingwork@gmail.com

Sweta is an Organizational & Transformation Coach, Trainer and Facilitator in NYC with 20+ years of professional experience in  varying industries including manufacturing, retail, education, non-profit, marketing, fin-tech and media. She has a focused interest in human behaviors, psychology, and humanizing processes and a passion for all things related to Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and bringing those aspects out in her teams. She advocates agile ways of working for her teams and leadership. As a “Humanizer” and values driven change agent, Sweta guides and allows organizations to identify with core human qualities and motivators.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2019.

Ellen Moran

Ellen Moran

ellen@leadershipdialogues.com

Ellen is a business psychologist, ICF certified executive coach, facilitator and speaker. She works with leaders and their teams, both nationally and internationally, to create collaborative conversations, cultures and work climates. She uses an array of assessments, processes, concepts and tools that customize the path to outstanding results. She is particularly interested in using concepts and methods that are scientifically based, yet engaging and accessible. A primary focus is equipping leaders to spark employees’ creativity and connection to the business mission and
purpose.

 

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2015.

Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris

steve@catylator.com

My background stems from being a leader on a top design team responsible for multiple world class racing yacht victories. Our clients hired us to win races, and our team did not fail to deliver. Now I bring this expertise to help business owners and leadership teams build rewarding businesses, and I do this through helping them with tools from my creative toolbox. I promise that working with me will be an energizing five-star engagement, and also a deep and meaningful experience with more concrete and tangible results than the usual team building. I will take care of all the details and bring my toolbox of time-saving and effective structured frameworks, developed and proven by successful companies such as EOS Worldwide, LEGO and Google Ventures, so you can relax and immerse yourself and your team in a safe, creative, place to practice. We will work together to get you to a state of calm, clarity and confidence about how you are operating your business and working with your leadership team.

 

Trained by Kristen Klassen and Robert Rasmussen in 2018.

Hiram Oliveros

Hiram Oliveros

hiram.trydifferent@gmail.com

Senior Business Consultant and the founder and CEO at Try Different. His strong background in accounting and finance has enabled him to develop financial and business strategies for North American companies in Mexico, U.S.A. and Canada. He is always exploring dynamic ways to help companies reach their goals using creative and innovative methodologies like Lego Serious Play and Management 3.0. He has a great passion for traveling and experiencing new cultures and his personal investment in people has garnered him friends all over the world.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2016.

Michellea Millis Rucker

Michellea Millis Rucker

mzmillis8@gmail.com

Michellea Millis Rucker has over 21 years in Education, 10 years in Non-Profit Administration, and 10 years as an Edupreneur. A transplant to the San Antonio, Texas area since 2010, she has led in five states (NJ, NY, FL, TX, and LA) and has served in every role except Superintendent. She is an experienced Instructional, Leadership and Equity Coach.
Currently, she is the Founder/CEO of BrownSTEM, INC. 501(c)3. She also is an Educational Consultant/ Facilitator/ Coach in her own LLC, Transforming Our Practice. She has a BA Degree in Organizational Management, MS in Managerial Leadership, Post-Graduate Studies in Leadership and Data at Harvard University and A.B.D., Ed.D in Leadership. Recently, she was featured in the September 2020 edition of the Excelligent Magazine as a Global Education Influencer.
She is pursuing her ACC through ICF as a Life Coach with a niche in Trauma Leadership Coaching (TLC), where she believes Trauma is a superpower. She also is a LEGO® SERIOUSPLAY® Method Facilitator which she uses in her trauma leadership coaching and facilitation work.

Trained by Jack Reimon in 2022.

Shannon Russell

Shannon Russell

shannon@secondactsuccess.co

Shannon Russell is the founder of Second Act Success Career Coaching and the owner of a Snapology franchise. Shannon is a certified LEGO® Serious Play® Facilitator, Career Transition Coach, YouMap® Coach, Writer, Speaker, and Host of the Second Act Success Career Podcast.

After spending over 16 years as a Television Producer in New York City and Los Angeles, Shannon took her experience in the entertainment industry to “produce” her own business that teaches children STEM education through LEGO® building. She also works with organizations to solve problems and create team building workshops through LEGO® Serious Play®.

As a Career/Business Coach, Shannon supports women as they change careers to find their purpose in life. Shannon’s mission is to motivate more people to “produce their best life.” She is doing so through facilitating LEGO® Serious Play® workshops and through her coaching practice, her podcast, and her speaking engagements. Shannon lives at the beach in New Jersey with her husband, two boys, and her chow chow pup.

Trained by Kristen Klassen and Robert Rasmussen in 2018.

Althea T. Simpson

Althea T. Simpson

brighterday2011@verizon.net

Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions Unicorn Life Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and business psychology consultant.

She uses play therapy, other expressive therapies, and the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method in her work with individuals, families, couples, and groups. She also facilitates thought-provoking and experiential skill enriching workshops for mental health professionals, corporate groups, and organizations.

Althea wholeheartedly believes that integrating play is MAGICAL and can strengthen and support individuals and groups across both personal and professional domains.

Trained by Kristen Klassen and Robert Rasmussen in 2019.

Rachele Soliera

Rachele Soliera

rsoliera65@gmail.com

I am a Business Consultant, a Sales Trainer, and a Facilitator. I am a Sales Expert with a strong background of almost 20 years spent in 2 large multinational companies (Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson). I certified in Lego® Serious Play® Method and Materials in Feb 2016 by Per Kristiansen, and I have deepened my knowledge of the method by taking the certification of all the most advanced applications (Business Model Canvas; Future scenario; Real-Time Strategy for the Beast; Rule Breaking Strategy). I developed “Handling Objections”, a peer-to-peer Post Foundation Training for Certified Facilitators, endorsed by Per Kristiansen and approved by the Association of Master Trainers.

I’m Italian but I moved to Florida where I cannot wait to cooperate with USA customers.

Trained by Per Kristiansen in 2016.

Sybil Stershic

Sybil Stershic

sybil.qsm@gmail.com

If Marketing married Human Resources, Sybil would be their pride & joy. Her extensive career is based on the power of the employee-brand connection explained in her popular quote: “The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel, and if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers!”

Sybil helps leaders strengthen team culture with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® by bringing small groups of employees together to build better understanding and share insights. Reach out to Sybil when you’re looking to engage teams in “seriously different, seriously effective, and seriously fun” onboarding, staff meetings, planning retreats, project launches/wrap-ups, employee recognition events, and holiday celebrations.

Trained by Kristen Klassen in 2019.

Donna Teuber

Donna Teuber

donna.teuber@gmail.com

I work alongside people to help them develop creative confidence, foster innovative thinking, design better services and tell their stories. As an Innovation Process Consultant, I specialize in using human-centered design to assist organizations in developing roadmaps for success through team building, strategic planning, service design and innovation labs. My greatest joy is working with teams to define challenges, get “unstuck” from ineffective systems, and develop successful practices.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2017.

Dan Toyama

Dan Toyama

dantoyama@gmail.com

I help entrepreneurs discover their most essential value proposition, validate, gather and analyze user data, create web product strategies & roadmaps, build in-house tech teams and/or outsource effectively, and execute the roadmap utilizing the most stage-appropriate level of Scrum (Agile) for development, Lean principles for business, and Design Thinking when appropriate. Then we re-assess and iterate. I look for and help create teams with diversity of perspective, gender, race, personalities and backgrounds.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2018.

Jocelyn A. Van Coney

Jocelyn A. Van Coney

jocelyn@vanconey.com

Ms. Van Coney is the founder and owner of Van Coney Business Strategies LLC (VCBS), a leadership development and training firm. VCBS provides training, facilitation, mentoring and coaching for business owners, organization leaders, and corporate leaders and teams. Services are in the areas of behavioral assessment, communication, sales, team building, leadership development, executive coaching, equipping others, business building, grant/contract proposal writing training, small business certification training and nonprofit business building through the facilitation of retreats, workshops, and seminars.

Jocelyn A. Van Coney, M.P.A. has counseled, mentored, and taught business owners and their teams for more than 30 years in multiple industries and sectors. She is a trainer, coach and speaker with a 30 plusyear background in business, government and 501(c) nonprofit management. She works with organization leaders and business owners who want to build strong business foundations and cultures. She holds certifications as a Facilitator for LEGO(r) SERIOUS PLAY(r), as a Maxwell D.I.S.C. Method Trainer and Consultant, as a John C. Maxwell Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. She is a Maxwell Leadership Executive Program Leader and Certified Team Member. She holds a Certificate in Human Resource Management. and is a Grant and Contract Proposal Writing Expert and Trainer who has successfully secured more than $20 million in grant funding over the last 25 years.

Trained by Robert Rasmussen in 2021.

Brandon Wetzstein

Brandon Wetzstein

brandon@in8create.com

Unlocking innovative and creative potential is my purpose. I enjoy finding what methods, tools, and environments work best to help others communicate, create, and imagine together.

What if the dynamics of the group didn’t limit getting the best ideas and thoughts on the table? What if getting everyone on the same page was fun and enjoyable? This is my passion; I create win-win scenarios in a fun way. I help teams align while communicating and unearthing individual ideas.

Outside of work, you can find me experimenting in the kitchen, finding the next amazing dumpling or burger spot, or reading a book that makes me think in new ways. I can’t wait to work with you!

Trained by Kristen Klassen in 2019.

Brian M Winningham

Brian M Winningham

bmw@fielddrivenlean.com

My passion is helping people have better Construction experiences. As a Lean Construction Coach and the Owner of Field Driven Lean, I get to live my passion every day. If you would like to experience Better, Easier in your work and in your life, contact us today!

Trained by Jack Reimon in 2022.