About Us

abound /ə'bound/: to occur or exist in great quantities, to be rich and well supplied and to be filled.
Innovation (inə'vāSH(ə)n): creating a new future by transforming ideas into value.

At Abound Innovation Inc., we cultivate and sustain an abundance of innovation & creativity for organizations.
We believe thriving cultures of innovation & creativity can be unleashed everywhere. 
We believe this is the way it was meant to be.

Our Vision

Make innovation accessible for all.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help organizations transform their employees into confident innovators.

We accomplish this through innovation training workshops and practical application.  

What We Do

We teach organizations:
• innovation thinking (mindsets)

• innovation doing (skillsets)

We empower organizations with:
• innovation facilitation

• LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops

We demystify innovation in tangible and result-driven ways.

Meet Our Founder

Innovation starts with a dream of what's possible.

As a child, I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. I watched the crew of the Enterprise boldly go into the unknown, travel through space and time, meet alien civilizations and have the coolest technology: the replicator and the holodeck.

Star Trek showed me anything is possible and my passion for the possible led me to pursue a degree in graphic design. In the world of creativity, there's no limits. Have you ever had a moment like that? What do you remember?

The belief in what’s possible, is what I loved about design. But it wasn’t only that. It was the magic of working with other brilliant minds who also believed anything was possible. The combination of all our minds together, extended possibilities beyond anything I could imagine.

I worked directly with talented Creative Directors who continually challenged me to innovate. They saw my potential and pushed me to dream bigger.

Armed with innovative mentalities & tactics, I later became an innovator at State Farm and an innovation catalyst at Chick-fil-A.

Being the lead to create a culture of innovation all across Chick-fil-A helped me find my second passion: empowering others to do more than they imagined – just like my design mentors did for me. I had the joy of transforming everyday employees into confident innovators. Nothing made me happier than to see people's inner-innovator become fully unleashed and put on display for all to see.

I've had countless joy-filled moments of seeing people's lives transformed through the power of innovation. Empowering people with innovation allows them to utilize their gifts and passions, leading to more meaningful, fulfilling work.

That's what innovation does for people. It transforms lives.

Today, I'm the founder of Abound Innovation Inc. and it's my mission to help organizations unleash the innovative potential of their employees by transforming them into confident innovators.

I believe you have innovative potential.
I believe you can become an innovator.

This is what’s possible. Interested? Let’s boldly go, together.

There's nothing that would make me happier than to come alongside you and be your guide.

Let me help you unlock innovation for you and your team.


Leo Chan, B. Des., M.T.S.
Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator,
Certified Creativity Coach and
INIFAC Certified Virtual Facilitator™

Meet Our Team

Leo Chan

Founder, Chief Innovation Igniter

Julie Shaffner

Voices to Connect Speaker Agent

Richard Stoltenberg


Rick Chen


Bridget Kuglin

Creative Facilitator

Our Beliefs

Everyone is creative.
Everyone can be an innovator.
There is untapped potential in every organization.
Innovation unlocks that potential.
Innovation is the vehicle that transforms people and organizations.
Innovation is the way to make lasting impact.

Our mottos

Everyone is creative.
Everyone can be an innovator.
We > Me
Give generously.
Stay curious & learn always.
Have fun! Play matters.

Ready to unleash innovation in your organization?

Get started today: Schedule a discovery call or fill out the discovery form.

Discovery Call

A discovery call will help you see what's possible for your organization. On the call, we'll determine together what's best for your goals: whether it's a keynote, innovation training or a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop.

Discovery Form