With more than 35,000 hours to my credit, I play a simple and straight-forward role as a facilitator: to make meetings most productive. My style is described as objective and neutral, but at the same time, thought-provoking and challenging. And if I can say so myself, I am also energetic, organized, driven and fun.
Every facilitator faces how to engage participants – and keep them engaged. I use many techniques, including LEGO® Serious Play™, which allows people to think with their fingers by building their thoughts and problems with a carefully chosen selection of LEGO® bricks. As a result, people express their ideas in greater detail. Problems are more easily understood and remembered. Everyone participates.
Another problem stems from internal dynamics among team members. Negotiation Skills, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument® and GENOS® Emotional Intelligence help groups understand, address and move past issues which prevent decision making.
To help people understand individual and group dynamics, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Team Management Systems® are superior resources. I use them to show how participants contribute in different ways, help determine roles and responsibilities, or create team-building activities.
I think it speaks for itself that I can manage many different agency clients. Above all, I am 100% confidential and free of politics. I also play well with others because I am independent and objective.
Here’s some examples of recent workshop facilitation:
- Brand development and positioning
- Crisis communications
- Issues management
- Planning for marketing or communications
- Media relations planning
- Message development
- New business planning and development for agencies
- Organizational or internal communications
- Team dynamics
- Vision, mission and values