Facilitation Business

Four Ways to Introduce Yourself and Your Work as a Facilitator

Often people struggle with best ways to describe what they do as a process facilitator or how to market facilitation as a service to both internal and external clients. Sorry, there are really no easy ways to synthesize the complexity of what you do in the typical elevator speech format. However, let me give you…

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No tools, techniques or theory! Just facilitation theology

You may not know that I was once the director of religious education for a church in the 1980s. I have always been quite fascinated with religion and theology. I do not profess to be a scholar of religion. I have been brought up in, practiced and studied several. But I do know of all…

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ToP Moments 2016

Well, I’ve been in Phoenix Arizona for a week. It has been raining, hailing and cold but jam-packed with moments of delight, creativity and inspiration. Since I’ve been so busy, I’m sending you photos of my week just to give you a sense of what great facilitators can do together. The photos will include some…

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My Big Facilitator Secret: The Guiding Support of Mentors

I’ve been thinking a lot about something I just love doing – that is mentoring other facilitators. This blog is about helping you as a mentor for anyone you may be supporting in your life. It will also include some tips on what to look for in a mentor if you’re looking for someone to…

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Gaining Clarity And Meaning For Your Life In 3 Hours

Ever wanted a very powerful, quick jumpstart on the next few years of your life?  One process I talked about briefly in my blog in December 2014 was the graphic facilitated P.A.T.H. process. PATH stands for Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope. It was developed by a Canadian group including Marsha Forest, Jack Pierpont and John O’Brien…

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Facilitator Economics: Your Top Money Questions Answered

The most common question I get from clients and facilitator colleagues is, “How much do you charge?”  Most of us do not like to give a straightforward answer to this question.  That is because it is a rather complicated mix of formulas, values, and needs.  Our blog below is going to take the format of…

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Year 2000: The Most Powerful Vision of My Life

Almost 15 years ago, December 5,  2000, I had the most powerful vision of my life in the Chicago airport. I had an  8 hour layover due to snow storms. I was just coming back from Mexico having had a wonderful visit with my sister, and I had all kinds of ideas about how my…

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Walking the Path of a Mindful Facilitator

I had an insight the other day.  It was, “It doesn’t matter what you practice, just practice!”  I have more to say on this but first let me give you the context for what I’m talking about.  In this blog, I share three reflections/insights as they apply to process facilitation that came to me in my personal…

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Sweat the Small Stuff

Think Like an Astronaut…Oops, Like a Facilitator (Part 2) In our second video series, learn how thinking like an astronaut can help you prepare and execute a facilitation “mission”. This video provides specific, on-the-job tips. 4. Sweat the Small Stuff – Everything Counts.  In contrast to the famous book, “Don’t sweat the small stuff”, our…

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Choose the BEST EVER Professional Development Plan – For You!

Thousands of dollars. Hundreds of thousands of miles. Weeks and weeks of my time. What could possibly justify this level of investment? Why do I go to the IAF (International Association of Facilitators) conference at least once, if not twice a year? Why do I make it a good part of my professional development (PD)…

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