My Toolkit

Sometimes all we need to see and solve a problem, is to get another perspective.  My toolkit is chock-full-o-tricks-of-the-trade designed to spark innovative thinking.  No two sessions are alike because tools are specifically chosen and adapted to meet the needs of the client.

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These photos include just a few of the things that I bring along.

The most effective “tool” I have is the knowledge of various types of tools and how to weave them together to create a successful session.

Below are some samples of the types of tools used by facilitators.  These forms and more valuable information is available at, a site developed for new and experienced facilitators of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process.


  • Idea Box – great for developing a story
  • Word Dance – used to clarify a challenge but can be used for naming a product or tagline
  • Visual Connections – use to come up with novel ideas to solve a challenge