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Level the Playing Field
Episode 927th March 2023 • Lead with a dash of Play • Mary Hendra
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In her Tedx Talk, Van Lai-DuMone shares the story of how fueling curiosity gave birth to an $8.3 billion industry. We talk about the intersection of creativity and curiosity, as well as the power of building simultaneously and together to hear all voices and create something collaboratively. From art supplies to LEGO® bricks, Van engages corporate leaders to think with their hands.

GUEST: Van Lai-DuMone

Van invites clients to think with their hands and use creative tools to disrupt traditional training methods.  As the founder of worksmart, a progressive team and leadership development company; Van proposes that we are all innately curious and creative, good ideas can come from any level of an organization, and by cultivating idea sharing in the workplace through creativity, everyone has a chance to have their voice heard. And when that happens - company culture, performance, and innovation can skyrocket! She studied Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her MBA from Pepperdine University. She brings over 15 years of corporate and start-up experience to game changing clients including Google, LinkedIn, and Pandora. 

Van is a contributing writer at Thrive Global, a Fast Company Executive Board Member, and TEDx Speaker.