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Open Ingenuity exists to spark greater creativity and innovation for individuals, organizations and communities. This is accomplished by designing and delivering customized experiences for clients that best serve the goals desired. 

With experience working across a wide spectrum of industries, Open Ingenuity provides thought-provoking engagement for participants using unique and innovative strategies and methodologies.  


Here is what you can expect from an Open Ingenuity experience...


Learning by a "hands-on" and direct experience that includes moments of reflection for processing, clarity and understanding.


Carefully designed experiences that disrupt typical approaches to facing challenges and aid in fostering new creative insights and connections.


Customized workshops, sessions and events that allow for reflection on how key insights and experiences can be applied in everyday life.




As Founder and CEO of Open Ingenuity, LLC, Dr. Steve Ralph is passionate about catalyzing ingenuity in those he comes into contact with. His vision for Open Ingenuity is centered on designing and delivering customized workshops, individual coaching, speaking engagements and organizational retreats and special productions that ignite creativity and innovation for leaders and teams across a wide spectrum of industries. During the inception of Open Ingenuity, Dr. Ralph founded and produced the creativity and social innovation conference, EPIC International Summit, recognized as one of the top 10 most innovative meetings in North America (Bizbash) featuring leaders from organizations such as the Walt Disney Company, NASA/JPL, Lionsgate and award-winning actors, entrepreneurs and educators.

Dr. Ralph is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods facilitator and licensed trainer with Strategic Play Global, a certified FourSight® Mindset Facilitator and consults with organizations utilizing the creative problem-solving process. As a professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School, Dr. Ralph teaches courses in creativity and innovation, leadership and team dynamics across a variety of graduate business degree programs. His coaching training background is from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Dr. Ralph’s professional background has also included business development and corporate relations roles in higher education, entertainment and non-profit industries, where he has received accolades for his entrepreneurial leadership.

Dr. Ralph earned his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.  His research interests are centered in creativity and innovation, with special focus in leadership development, personal disruption, pause practices, biomimicry and the impact of exponential technology.

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