Finding common ground between groups with diverse opinions, values, beliefs and agendas can be challenging. However, harmony, peace and growth often hinge upon finding common ground.
Successful facilitation engagements have fully utilized my previous experience, including, but not limited to:
As an executive director of a major corporation within the IT sector
As a small business owner and entrepreneur running my own companies
As a board member of several not-for-profits
As a mentor for young entrepreneurs
As a trainer for executive teams
As a graduate engineer applying extensive problem-solving skills to real-time group challenges
As an MBA graduate specializing in managing in a changing environment
As an accredited (in Australia) transpersonal counsellor applying deep listening and active engagement skills
As a professional business and life coach accredited in the US
As an individual having traversed some significant life-challenges, bringing these learnings to support clients dealing with similar challenges.
At the end of the day, all group challenges are human-induced. That means any situation, whilst unique in its manifestation, embodies similar elements to every other. Professional listening and problem solving skills go a long way to creating a culture of collaboration and respect. "Holding space" so each person can be heard as an equal participant is critical to a successful outcome.
Example of group facilitation
"BRINGING HARMONY TO COMMUNITIES IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY" (Co-founder: Nigel B. Patterson - read more)
Finding common ground during break-out sessions
“Our sessions were extremely helpful and insightful. In working with my team you were transformational, gentle but with authority, through your experience and facilitation skills.” Michael Scholz – Corporate Executive in IT, Sydney
Member of Australian Holistic and Transpersonal Counsellors