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Mar 30, 2017

I first read The Doodle Revolution when it came out somehow miraculously it crossed my path and changed the way I think, the way I work, the way I coach. When Sunni said she’d talk to me I was over the moon. She and I are running parallel universes that finally intersected on the topics of Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv.

She is the specialist. I am the dillitante. If yo’ure into any of that - you’ll love the conversation. And you’ll start to get very interested in the intersection between visual thinking and spiritual intelligence.

I'm currently using 4 techniques: Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv to teach complex topics like Emotional Intelligence, Collaborative Intelligence, Self-Awareness, and Spiritual Intelligence. This is a pretty radical integration and one that I'm doing in public (yikes!). I appreciate being invited to connect on your show.

I rap with Sunni Brown about Visual Thinking

  • Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv
  • How she uses Improv in Corporate Coaching
  • Why yo want to up your visual communications game
  • What Design Thinking can do for your dharma
  • How Game Thinking works



Sunni founded her creative consultancy, SB Ink, over ten years ago and she continues to grow and lead it. Her cherished teachers and mentors recommended that she NOT join a monastery - to offer her work IN the world rather than outside of it - so her path led her to become an author, speaker, trainer, coach and expert meeting facilitator. She was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and one of the “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company.

Her team has designed and led hundreds of group experiences in diverse industries and environments around the world. She is the best-selling author of Gamestorming and The Doodle Revolution and she leads a global campaign advocating for visual, game, design and improvisational thinking. Her TED Talk on doodling has drawn more than a million views on and her work has been featured in every major U.S. publication including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, WIRED, and Entrepreneur, as well as being featured twice on the beloved CBS Sunday Morning.

Sunni is an autodidact and she is trained in meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and two mind-body practices called Hakomi and Internal Family Systems. All of these methods apply ancient wisdom practices to daily life, so this partially satisfies her longing for the nunnery.