Brandy Agerbeck holds a copy of book with her image on cover

This is SO exciting. I’m holding my very own hand-delivered copy of Pamela Meyer‘s book, From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement.

Those are MY “Ico” guys on the cover! And my graphic facilitation work inside. Hooray!

Pamela & I have had a great collaboration for over a decade. We developed the model of the Playspace process for her dissertation. I’m so happy that work became this book. Even happier that I’m part of an absolute rock-star team of people who’ve spent the past year developing an offering to help organizations foster the principles of Playspace.

The book is filled with examples and ideas for people at all levels of an organization who want to create dynamic, fun and inspiring spaces where everyone can work at their best. I absolutely love that the book has a chapter dedicated to each piece of the conceptual model, the qualities that must all be present to foster this environment of play. And each of those chapters has a great case study of a business who is making Playspace happen and what results they are getting. AND each chapter describes what you can do as a leader, as a facilitator, as a participant. Very accessible principles you can start using whether you’re in power or not.

I was lucky enough to get to read the manuscript. I really enjoyed that I could “diagnose” what has made some company cultures so great to work with. I’m also very proud that those of us working on this new Playspace venture truly walk the walk.

We, the Playspace Co., are not quite ready for prime time yet. I hope you’ll read the book. And if you’re interested in more, please sign up for the newsletter on at Playspace.biz.

I know I’m such a tease. I’m sorry to tempt you with one intro video and then a whole lot of nothing. I’ve got great stuff baking, nothing ready to come out of the oven. Personally, it’s been a tough winter of grief, depression and fatigue. Professionally, it’s been stellar with more work than ever. I’m eternally grateful that I’ve been able to pull it together and not let the personal impinge on the professional.

That combination and some pesky other annoyances (like getting a Flip Video camera with a bum battery) have made progress hard. Please do stay tuned!

Here’s my inaugural graphic facilitation video tutorial. Yes, there will be more.

Click here for the video’s permanent home on Loosetooth.com with a PDF of the image drawn and notes.

Thanks for watching!