My facilitation skills can be applied in two different ways –
- learning and development of communication skills for groups.
- facilitation of dialogue with teams exploring specific topics and aims.
I have listed 6 different communication programs below all aimed to develop specific communication skills that enhance confidence, engagement and creativity.
I have vast experience facilitating dialogue or developing skills with groups of people in public programs, with teams in organisations or conference participants break out sessions all over Sydney and the Asia Pacific region.
My style is authentic, creative and embodied. I balance a focus on the task and achieving results, the mood and the group process, my presence and its impact and specific rituals to bring the group together and focused on learning.
1. Peak your Presence
Develop awareness of your unique presence, harness this to engage audiences. Get your physicality and your voice aligned with your words and ideas. You will build skills that help you fill the space, own the room and make an impact, plus still be authentic in how you connect with your audience.
This program is for those who need to develop the skills and confidence in leadership and public speaking.
- Align beliefs and values with action
- Deepen self -awareness and confidence
- Use your expressive body
- Access more vocal expression
- Work with clarity of intention
2. Authentic Storytelling
People remember a story. They do not remember facts, statistics or memorandums, but a story can be heard once and stay for life, yet not everybody feels confident to tell a good story and keep the audience’s attention. This program will empower you to use experience and natural storytelling abilities to express yourself as an authentic storyteller and to reinforce key messages.
- Story Structure
- Presentations and storytelling
- Techniques to craft a story
- Choosing the right story for the messa
- Utilising the power of storytelling and story listening
3. Move from behind the lectern
This is for those who hug the lectern, or the back of the stage or the back of the group, or the table, the pen, the microphone. If you want to engage your audience and take them on a journey to somewhere poignant, meaningful, significant, exciting. Move into being the dynamic and delightful communicator who shows up presents communication that jumps of the page and impacts on minds, hearts and bodies into action!
- Utilise the body intelligences
- Own the stage
- Utilise the power of your voice
- utilise mindfulness in motion techniques
- Access out of the box ideas
- Harness your creativity
4. Navigate the unknown, the uncertain
This is the era of VUCA (Volatile, Unpredictable, Chaotic, Ambiguous). Managing your response to uncertainty is pivotal in leading yourself and others through the grey zone of these dynamic forces at play. It is an opportunity to lead from another place in ourselves rather than jump to a conclusion for fear of the discomfort of now knowing the answer. Instead how to listen to all our being – head, heart, gut, body and to trust in our sensing, or intuiting, to practice not knowing and sitting with the discomfort of uncertainty. It is within this dynamic that great learning, creativity and possibility open up, new ideas emerge and the invitation is to explore them before judging them. Using the techniques from the skilled Improvisor and from mindfulness we will locate strategies for you or your team to step into this dynamic space of divergent potential.
- Mindfulness techniques
- Narrative analysis
- Self – Management
- Movement and action
- Beliefs and values
5. Get your Creativity moving
In the face of reason, logic and responsibility we often negate the creative reflex as silly or impractical, especially in a work context. Creativity invites of us to open and to loosen preconceived ideas, to cast the net of possibility wider, to value and explore outrageous ideas of our own and of others. Creativity has a bold invitation – step out of our comfort zone and into an expansive and playful discovery zone, to let ourselves not know and be open to what emerges.
- Align your beliefs and values
- harness the power of playful mindset
- Use divergent thinking
- Learn the science of creativity
- Loosen your patterns, habits and routines
- Access your flow state
6. A team in flow
The ability to truly collaborate and find flow as a team is ideal, especially important if you engage with Agile methodology. How to stay open and receptive to take on and explore other people’s ideas? How do you let go of your need to control and listen to the team rather than just a few? How to stay in the grey zone of not knowing and stay engaged and focused?
- Strengthen a collaborative mindset
- How to build on all contributions
- Mange the tension between convergent and divergent thinking
- Manage resistance
- Practices to lead and follow