Episode 64 – Michael Fearne | Expert in LEGO Serious Play (Pivotal Play)
In this episode I chat with Michael Fearne, who is the founder of Pivotal Play, a facilitation consultancy in Melbourne, Australia.
Michael specialises in the LEGO® Serious Play® method. He’s worked with companies big and small to tackle business problems and make change happen using a playful approach. He is also a big believer in empowering others and so trains people to run their own playful workshops using the LEGO® Serious Play® Method. When he’s not making people play with LEGO, he enjoys time at home in Australia with his wife Lily and daughter Maya.
During our conversation we unpack what LEGO® Serious Play® actually is and how it helps organisations and its people to open up. We touch on vulnerability, on judgement, and on how to bring the essence of playfulness to everyday tasks through using it as a lens to work through.
Key episode highlights include:
- Playfulness in an organisation opens up whole new ways of thinking.
- When you play, business ego moves to the side and you show up as who you really are.
- Right now we need to build something new, not rebuild what we had.