Dec 13, 2022
What do Design thinking and Innovation encompass? Innovation is a permanent change of state that is for the betterment of those affected by that change. On the other hand, Design thinking is about turning your empathy and curiosity into an internal desire to change something.
In this Episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have Dean Meyers, an Innovation Facilitator, Transformational Coach, and Applied Design thinking SME. He consults, facilitates, trains and coaches with Design Thinking processes, to uncover and stimulate people’s transformative creativity. He works with Teams and Individuals on improving skills in Teamwork, building a healthy workplace, Leadership growth, emotional intelligence, and becoming adept at acquiring new skills to face the #futureofwork.
He explains why as a Facilitator, he has to create an environment for individuals and groups to perform at a profound level of trust, in order to face ambiguity and uncertainty.
Listen in to learn the meaning of Design thinking and the difference between creativity, innovation, and Design thinking. You will also learn the importance of employing playfulness in the creative process, through visualization and storytelling.
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Find | Dean Meyers
On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanmeyers/
Book: The World of Visual Facilitation
Bio: "Be Brave and Iterate": Dean Meyers Consults, Facilitates, Trains and Coaches with Design Thinking processes to uncover and stimulate people’s transformative creativity.
He has been the Design Thinking SME in Incubators and rollouts of innovation programs, worked on IT transformational projects that move companies into DevOps, DesignOps and implementing LD programs to improve soft and tech skills in business and government, turned BD strategic planning into Design-Thinking styled Strategic Design sessions and more.
He works with Teams and Individuals on improving skills in Teamwork, building a healthy workplace, Leadership growth, emotional intelligence, and becoming adept at acquiring new skills to face the #futureofwork. This extends into his work as a Certified Transformational Coach, working with individuals on personal transformation to be their most creative and resilient self, particularly as a visible member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Dean is a certified virtual facilitator, a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, former CTO and board member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners. To share his enthusiasm and belief in the power of applying creativity and design thinking to improve the quality of individual and business intelligence, communication and decision-making abilities, he publishes online via VizWorld.com.
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About Cathleen Merkel:
As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-)
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With over 15 years of Leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a Female Leader herself; she has also been leading and supporting various Leadership Development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.
Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ – was Cathleen able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!
Find | Cathleen Merkel
On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel
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