May 6, 2022


When’s the last time you experienced awe and wonder?

Last weekend, I attended AURA - a light show at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada.

For the entire show, I felt full of wonder and awe. I found myself excited and waiting to see what’d come next. Wide-eye wonder, jaw-dropped and amazed at what was possible. I kept thinking - how did someone even envision this light show as a possibility to begin with? And then how did they make that dream a reality? It was innovation at its finest.

I couldn’t believe the things I was seeing. They used projectors and light to create amazing scenes, set to music over the architecture of the entire building. It was unbelievable. They literally transformed a building that’s 200 years old into a new, unique, innovative and immersive experience.

After the show, I found myself amazed at what’s possible. The horizon of possibility increased for me. That’s the beauty of wonder. 

A Harvard Business Review article from 2021, states “research has shown that experiencing [awe] helps us transcend our frame of reference by expanding our mental models and stimulating new ways of thinking. This can increase creativity and innovation.”

The weekend is upon us - how might you experience awe and wonder?

Comment below & share your thoughts with me!

About the Author

Leo is a people and heart-first entrepreneur who believes everyone can be an innovator. An innovator himself, with 55 US patents and over 20 years of experience, Leo has come alongside organizations like Chick-fil-A and guided them to unleash the innovative potential of their employees by transforming them into confident innovators.

Leo’s friendly, joyful and enthusiastic demeanour makes the journey to innovation exciting and attainable. Leo’s also a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® trainer & facilitator who believes unlocking innovation takes new approaches.

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