How many people do you know who truly love what they do? Well, you can count me as one of them.
Combining multiple roles of “catalyst, conductor, and coach,” my work as a facilitator is complex, challenging, and gratifying. Projects may appear to be similar, yet each facilitated session is unique.
I enjoy my work on two parallel levels.
Working with people to ensure a meaningful experience:
- helping clients create the appropriate space (i.e., opportunity) for groups of employees, customers, partners, volunteers, board members, and other stakeholders to purposefully be together
- developing and applying the appropriate questions and flow that safely enable individual and collective discovery, shared understanding, focused discussion, problem-solving, planning, ideation, etc.
- sharing outcomes and observed insights with clients + keeping in touch with them about their progress.
Working on myself for ongoing professional and personal development:
- collecting open-ended, thought-provoking questions as part of my facilitator’s toolkit and learning from each experience noted in my facilitator journal
- staying abreast of a variety of related topics that include workplace engagement, communication, leadership, team dynamics, organizational development, psychology, etc.
- sharing experiences and exchanging ideas with colleagues in the International Association of Facilitators, Global Facilitators Serving Communities, and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® certified facilitator community as well as networking with professionals in other fields.
When it comes to my work, I’m fortunate to enjoy both what I do and how I do it.
“People don’t choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.” John Dos Passos