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Difference between the coach and facilitator
Hello, fellow facilitators! I visited a friend who is a team coach and a question arose: What is the difference between a team coach and a facilitator? What do you think?
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1. **Facilitator:** - **Role:** Facilitators are neutral guides who manage group discussions and activities to help teams reach their goals. - **Skills:** Strong communication, active listening, and the ability to guide discussions without imposing personal opinions. - **Focus:** Ensuring effective communication, collaboration, and decision-making within a group setting. 2. **Coach:** - **Role:** Coaches work one-on-one with individuals to enhance specific skills, address challenges, and achieve personal or professional objectives. - **Skills:** Empathy, active listening, goal-setting, and providing constructive feedback. - **Focus:** Targeted skill development, performance improvement, and achieving specific, measurable outcomes. 3. **Mentor:** - **Role:** Mentors are experienced individuals who offer guidance, advice, and support to less-experienced individuals (mentees). - **Skills:** Sharing personal experiences, providing perspective, and offering insights into career development. - **Focus:** Overall career growth, personal development, and navigating professional challenges based on the mentor's own experiences. While there can be some overlap in these roles, they generally serve distinct purposes in helping individuals and groups reach their full potential.
📍Where is everyone from?📍
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!
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@Hilda Soto I'm on San Diego too, near Del Mar!
The Facilitator as a Traffic Controller🚦
Lately, I've been mulling over different analogies to illustrate the Facilitator's role, particularly in the context of managing group dynamics. Here's an interesting one that struck me: Think of a group of people like a bustling city intersection. There are many different paths crossing each other, each with their own direction and speed. In this situation, it's easy for things to get chaotic or for some paths to get overshadowed by others. This is exactly what happens when people come together - there's a multitude of thoughts, ideas, and perspectives intersecting. People might have different viewpoints, some ideas might get side-lined, and quieter individuals might not get a chance to express their thoughts. It's like the louder cars drowning out the quieter ones or some paths being blocked by others. This is where a Facilitator steps in, acting like a traffic controller at this intersection. They ensure that each 'car' or person gets a fair chance to move forward, making sure everyone's ideas and voices are heard. They guide the 'traffic', or the conversation, to ensure that the team's discussions are effective and aimed towards achieving their goals. So, just like a traffic controller is crucial for smooth and fair traffic movement, a Facilitator is key to productive, inclusive, and goal-oriented group discussions. What do think of this analogy? I'd love to hear your own analogies or metaphors of the Facilitator's role in the comments!
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New comment Jun '23
1 like • May '23
@Rebecca Courtney Some see "chaos" where others see order -- the difference lays in the degree of wisdom of the observer.
1 like • May '23
Y'all might want to consider this: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/17/traffic-videos-chaos-removing-signals-shared-space
Current Best Clients
I was wondering if you (all) could share what specific fields, or industries (types of businesses), your clients are in? I think it might be useful for new Facilitators to home-in on specific areas for their marketing... Cheers, James
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New comment Mar '23
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@Austin Govella Fantastic! Thank you... Your answer is just what I was getting at...
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@David Newman I would also need the information I'm actually looking for from the community to create the poll!
How do you pimp your powerpoint slides .. :-)
How do you make your slides/whiteboards look really professional & not too "home-made"? I find the Designer function in powerpoint is very helpful, but it doesn't always work for slides that are more complex than simple text & pictures. What other options are there to improve slides? I have pretty good ppt skills but I do want to be a team coach not a graphic designer :-)
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New comment May '23
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Consider Prezi? https://prezi.com/
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James Deus
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Procivilization Facilitator www.procivilization.com

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