When I work with your team or facilitate an event my role is to providing the structure within which everyone has the opportunity to participate on a fair and equal basis. I work with you in advance to identify clear objectives and outcomes for the event, and then develop an effective process to ensure that the investment of time and money has the desired return for all involved. The objective management of the process helps to ensure the identification of clear ways forward that are realistic and sustainable.
What clients have said they value from their group coaching sessions:
- Developing a shared understanding
- Being listened to and listening to others
- The opportunity to challenge collective assumptions
- Recognition of our strengths and achievements
- The opportunity to reflect and understand each other’s perspectives
- Leaving with a framework for the future
“Great for learning about the different roles and how they are linked”
“I like the framework we have developed for the way forward”
“I was surprised at how much we have achieved – it is easy to forget”.
“The event has helped to focus and channel ideas for the future. I feel more energised, thinking that with the workplan we can achieve so much more.”
“Felt ‘I can really do this’ and so much more positive about the future.”
Working across the north of England I have a wide experience of team coaching and facilitating events for a range of different organisations. Some of this work is about reviewing progress and/or planning for the future. Other work has involved supporting groups to set up structures and processes for consultation or participation and also to provide people with the skills to “have a voice” and to work effectively within these settings. Sometimes it is about improving communications on other occasions it’s about resolving conflict. It can be almost anything that requires the input of an external facilitator.
“The facilitator’s job is to support everyone to do their best thinking and practice. To do this, the facilitator encourages full participation, promotes mutual understanding and cultivates shared responsibility. By supporting everyone to do their best thinking, a facilitator enables group members to search for inclusive solutions and build sustainable agreements” S V Kaner