Hello Facilitators👋 I'm really curious about where everyone is from. I'd love to make this a mega post where we can see how diverse the Facilitator Club community is. Who knows, you might find a lot more people in your area than you thought! Once I have lots of answers on this post, I want to make a nice graph!
One of the great things about what we do is you can do it as an employee or go out and become your own company. Whilst the later comes with amazing benefits there are a lot of areas that need to be considers… Like - What does it take to set myself up as a business or do I just contract in. - If I am setting myself up as a business am I a sole trader.. registering by business - Defining your purpose and setting clear goals yearly, quarterly - Defining your target customers, products, services and financials. Whilst this is a passion space for a lot of us, you still need to understand your revenue needs. - Branding and marketing - What do you need to set yourself up… physically, technology - Contracts for engagements - How to build a pipeline, managing you customer base Making sure you get work life balance! Would be interested in hearing and learning from each other on what made sense for you and what you would like to share with the rest of the community…
Hi @Kerri Price If I´m not too late I´d be excited to check out your template too :) My mail is firstname.lastname@example.org I can´t offer much insight in exchange (yet) - but what I can do is sending a big virtual smile😄 and wish you a great evening!
I just finished the course and love the simplicity of the framework while opening up so many possibilities leading to a concrete solution🤯 Right now, I'm working in accounting at an HR tech startup. Before that, I looked into marketing and recruiting as a working student. But I'm actually a cultural anthropologist and museologist 😅 I love the remote deep work alone with my numbers and invoices, but have realized in a career coaching: What's missing in my life is a community of inspiring people to share ideas and experiences about something we get excited about. I just joined today, but to me the vibes here seem totally inspiring and respectful & facilitation seems to be the master solution to the problems of teams in the 21st century. So: I am happy to be here & happy to connect! I already have the feeling that facilitation is my next thing to do 🤔🚀
Thanks a lot for your warm welcome everyone :) Yes @David Newman that that sums it up very well! I guess what led me on my path is the interest in things I don´t know yet (in general) combined with the desire to understand why people do what they are doing and why people understanding the world the way they are understanding it. Therefore I´d love to go deep in the topic of facilitation because it leads me to new ways of thinking and exploring how team synergy can lead to great outcomes! Reading your message it sounds like you´d differentiate between team coaching and facilitation. After hearing Jonathans course, I´d guess the difference is in "my" role in the situation (guide vs. trainer). May I ask how you would define the difference between those two? Would you say they require a different set of tools and skills or would team coaches use facilitation methods to coach?