We are a team of creative rebels (MBAs can be rebellious, too!) who believe that integrating creativity into team and leadership development can transform your company into a place where innovation is abundant, people thrive, and your business skyrockets!
And we help you accomplish that through:
I’m on a mission to rewrite the way we use creativity in the workplace so that people and businesses can mutually thrive!
Companies that actively foster creative thinking outperform their competition in revenue growth, market share, and employee retention. That’s what the studies show. What we see in our work is that we are all creative, good ideas can come from any level of an organization – and people are happier when their voices and ideas are heard. And happier people, do better work.
Our training and development programs spark and sustain a creative mindset through skills training, interactive exercises, and creative projects. We teach you how to use your imagination as a principal way to problem solve, innovate, and collaborate.
Training and development has never been this fun!
WHAT WE DO
Our team development program builds relationship and culture; transforming co-workers into teammates. Learn how to work well together through shared experiences of personal and professional development, using play and creativity!
Our Leadership Canvas™ program offers experiential* leadership training for current and aspiring leaders.
This training will expand your leadership skills one building block at at time. Our program is designed for long term growth and activation of the mindset, skillsets, and behaviors that you want to see in a leader that has positive impact on your people and performance. Bonus: We do it through creativity, play, and experiential learning to make it remarkable and memorable!
*think Spoken Word Poets and Visual Artists as co-facilitators
Looking to overcome a challenge? Innovate? Or find future opportunities? A white board and post it notes isn’t going to cut it! By activating creativity through hands on creative experiences, your team will come up with ideas you never knew you had!
worksmart is a progressive team development and leadership training company that activates creativity and experiential learning, to enrich company culture and skyrocket performance.
You’re a game-changer who values people and profit. You define success as having a team full of happy people exceeding KPIs. And disrupting traditional training methods by incorporating creative tools makes you happier than a kid in a candy store!
“Van delivered one of the most highly-rated sessions in the series we were running. She is an excellent facilitator, perfectly balancing information with fun creative exercises. Our team highly recommends Van, and hope we get the opportunity to work with her again!”
“Van’s session re-energized the group! Her style is unique, authentic and inspirational. I highly recommend Van to anyone looking to engage their teams to think differently and collaborate together in an innovative way.”
"I've attended a few workshops with Van and I love the way she effectively incorporates creativity into networking and collaboration - it truly is a fun and effective way to connect with others in a unique way!"
"In a room full of Navy SEALs and Special Operators, Van was able to quickly build rapport and trust with this unique elite veteran community, tap into their innovative spirit, and help deepen neural pathways for each individual as they all contemplate their military-to-civilian transition. It was incredible to learn and observe Van in action. I am a huge fan!"
"Van’s insights got us rethinking how we can intertwine creativity into our work, getting out of our heads and thinking with our hands! "
"Van’s ability to bring out creativity and creative thinking in us was something I wish everyone had the chance to experience. After the workshop, my colleagues and I continued to talk about how beneficial that day was for all of us."
"Van and her team did a wonderful job of bringing our vision for the workshop to life by creating some custom content that was important to our team! I can't wait to find a way to work with her again."
“Our career team at Pepperdine had a great day of creativity, team building, unleashing the strength of our WHOLE team. Get ready to have fun and start your innovation wheels turning!”
“The LEGO® build was a participant favorite and helped us achieve our intended outcomes in a fun and unexpected way. I highly recommend worksmart for any organization providing development opportunities for employees. ”
We are more than pretty colors and a catchy tag line.
Emails that bring you tools and resources for creativity, and won’t annoy you.