Safety First: Empowering Courageous Innovation

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Interested to bring the Safety First: Empowering Courageous Innovation Workshop to your organization?

If you enjoyed the Safety First: Empowering Courageous Innovation workshop, we offer this workshop in two configurations: 60 min and 90 min sessions. Custom-length workshops can also be provided as well.

  • The 60 minute experience provides an impactful experiential learning experience in a shorter format.
  • The 90 minute experience goes the deepest and provides a richer experience with more tools. It also allows for longer conversations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Participants will learn what psychological safety is and isn’t and why it’s so foundational for innovation.
  • Participants will learn the challenges and roadblocks that prevent psychological safety in innovation.
  • Participants will gain tools to create a healthy environment to empower courageous innovation for themselves and for others.


Super inspired! Will focus on using encouraging words with others who are less confident, and will also focus on using encouraging words with myself when others are shutting my ideas down.

Digital Literacy Exchange Program Facilitator, YMCA of Greater Vancouver

It was super engaging and interactive. Loved the tools. Super useful for my work. Your use of story to anchor your content was fantastic. Literally the best I saw at CPSI 2022.

S. Busse ... Story Strategist

This workshop almost brought me to tears. I’ve never felt smaller… in my current company. And I didn’t realize, that I wasn’t the only person who feels like this; that we all go through the same experiences… You’ve turned this pain into joy… and it’s so contagious! I can’t wait to try out these tools in my company!


I love the practical tools for both self and group work that we can put into immediate practice. Thank you. It is a challenge to hold space for others while also on our own journey.

Identity Coach ... Left of Sunset

This is a practice that should be the norm for everyone in the workplace! We all want to feel psychologically safe, so we should practice making others feel the same way. Love these sessions!

Accountant ... Chick-fil-A

This workshop was very interactive and engaging. I felt like there we a lot of practical tips on leading conversations and workgroups to get the most innovative ideas!

Director, Community Care Services

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Innovation & creativity are the
top 10 skills for 2025.

Ask yourself:

Do you know how to unlock the untapped innovative potential of all your employees?
Does your organization
flourish with new ideas
and possibilities?
Do you know to create and sustain a thriving
culture of innovation?
Are innovation & creativity the
top skills of your workforce?
Do you know how to
develop and inspire innovators?

Our Mission

If you answered no to any of the questions above, we can help you.
We take out the guesswork and demystify innovation in tangible and result-driven ways.
We unleash the power + joy of innovation & creativity for all.


How we can help you.

TRAIN innovators

Developing innovators is our passion. Anyone can become an innovator and we have the know-how to get them there. 

We build innovation capabilities in organizations through experiential training workshops and programs.

Our founder is also a licensed trainer of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods.

facilitate innovation

We design and facilitate innovation sessions that increase productivity, creativity and deliver better outcomes. We're masters of ideation, brainstorming and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. 

unleash insights

Learn strategic approaches to unleash innovation & creativity through keynote speeches, Innovation Lab Design and innovation consulting.

Our clients

We've had the privilege of serving the following companies and organizations.

We love talking about innovation!

We've been truly honoured to be featured on podcasts,
websites, conferences and events on innovation & creativity.

All businesses must have new ideas to sustain and to grow, and Abound Innovation is the company that teaches people how to generate them. 100% recommend to C-Suite leaders so that they can get ahead, as well as Talent Development departments to energize and inspire their workforce.

Founder & Director, Lion Leadership

The highest rated innovation speaker at last year's 2020 virtual FEI event.

Front End of Innovation

Leo is a fascinating, fun, creative and inspirational speaker and teacher. You will not be disappointed by spending any amount of time with him. You will absorb his energy and zest for the fun in life that is all around us, if we just learn how to tap into it. Leo can help you do that!

Co-ordinator, Chick-fil-A Giving & Programs

Leo was very personable and made the workshop feel very lively - and kept it moving forward!

Strategy Director at McCann New York

I heard Leo Chan speak for the first time two days ago and was captivated by his positive enthusiasm and efficient storytelling. He had me hooked with a message perfectly delivered.

Public Relations Coordinator, Eve Air Mobility

Thank you so much for an incredible session. You brought so much energy, expertise, and practical applications. Truly enjoyed it. Thank you!

Presentation Specialist & Graphic Designer, Make It Memorable

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