• Failure Toy® Workshops

    Learn how a healthy relationship with failure is key to innovation.

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Failure Happens. Let's talk about it for In-Person,
Remote or Hybrid Working Environments.

Bringing your organization's core values to life and cultivating a culture that fosters resilience and innovation begins by exploring how your team reacts to failure. The Failure Toy® is a game of balance, experimentation, and a whole lot of laughter, designed to get you talking about failure. In as little as 90 minutes, players gain powerful insights into how they react to risk, feedback, competition, and the expectations of their teammates. 


We offer a variety of ready-to-go, professional development workshops to suit online, in-person or hybrid work environments. Book a call today to see how we can help.

Meet the Failure Toy®



The Failure Toy is a game of balance and experimentation that helps players develop healthier, more productive relationships with failure.

Ideal for players aged 9 to 99, the game itself is simple - but the insights it elicits are as complex and unique as the players themselves.

  • How it works

    Before your workshop

    Failure is as complex as the individuals who experience it. We book a 30 minute consultation to establish your key goals and themes for the session.

    During your workshop

    Your team will go through a series of games to explore the dynamics of failure. Facilitators will then lead a debrief centred around your specific goals and theme.

    After your workshop

    Your team will leave with fresh insights and specific ideas for building a healthier relationship with failure.

  • Team Takeaways

    Failure happens all the time. Your team needs to learn how to not only cope with failure, but come back stronger. Gaining insights on how to anticipate, navigate, and cope with failure will support your team in:

    • Building their EQ muscle.
    • Practicing how to give and receive feedback.
    • Exploring how they approach risks & rewards.
    • Understanding the role of failure in design & innovation.
    • Defining what success means (goal setting).
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Clients & Testimonials

  • Sherri Griffiths
    Head of Ontario
    Bank of Montreal

    “The In Person Failure Toy workshop was a great experience for our teams. The hands on experience is an eye opener on how you feel about risk and failure and how this impacts ourselves and our teams. I would highly recommend this workshop!”

  • Othar Hansson
    Head of Core Leadership Development Program

    “This was a highly interactive and fun exercise. It has direct applicability to our work lives where we need to understand and empathize with our peers in order to work together more effectively. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to build the strength of their team.”

  • Adrian Ionescu
    Experience Design and
    Change Management Lead
    Dell Technologies

    “At Dell, we used the Failure Toy as part of a large-scale design thinking initiative. The Failure Toy provided the high performing employees leading this initiative the opportunity to investigate their personal reactions to failure, and to see how these reactions directly influence behaviour. The Failure Toy workshop reminded us that building a culture that learns from failure starts by equipping individuals with the language, mindset and courage to talk about it.”

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