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!
Usually based in Germany but currently on an exploration around our lovely planet with my family — my wife and our two juniors (5 & 3). France, Spain, Portugal (incl. Azores), Canada, El Salvador, Nicaragua and today an excited hello from Santiago de Chile. Patagonia is next 😊
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…
Hej @Kerri Price , are you still sending out? :-) I'd love to look into this since I am currently starting out as a freelance facilitator. email@example.com Thanks a lot in advance!
GM and hello everybody, currently I am thrilled and enthusiastic about two areas - facilitation of sprint workshops and the whole web3 space (including AI). web3 as an internet revolution is here to stay and will affect all of us and everybody sooner than later. Now I am wondering, how we as facilitators can help to onboard and teams in this space or find potentials to come up with business models or adjust existing business model to this new paradigms. I'd like to find out if there are some people here who are also digging into web3 and who would be interested to give this some more thoughts. Have a great weekend everybody!
@Sabrina Habib Would you be open to share results with me? This is a very interesting survey!!!
Very much appreciated!!! 💛
Hello Facilitators!👋 We are so EXCITED to announce that we’ll be hosting a virtual meet-up next Thursday, March 9th at 7PM CET. This is the perfect opportunity for us all to come together, get to know one another and chat about Facilitation and Workshopping in a super casual way! The purpose of this call is for you to meet and learn from other community members in a friendly, open, and relatively unstructured format! This call won’t have a ‘theme,’ but we will draw from conversations happening within the community. As the format is so unstructured, if you’d like to discuss any successes or challenges you’re experiencing in the world of facilitation and workshopping, this is the space to share. We want to make this community as unique as possible and make genuine connections with you so we can all grow and learn together as Facilitators so meeting virtually is a great step in the right direction! If you’re interested in joining, here's the link to this call. The link to join is also in the Skool calendar 🤗 Hope to see many of you at this call. I'm SUPER excited to meet you all 💛
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 🤔🚀
Servus Christina or how we say in Hannover – moin! :-) Always good to extend the network with like-minded people. Happy to connect!
I was wondering: Do you have any tips & tricks to improve the chances of your workshop results? I mean outside of the “core” workshop design (e.g. what exercises to use, what participants to invite etc.) Here are three that come to my mind: 1️⃣ Make Sure Everyone is Well Rested Because we make worse decisions when we’re tired. 💡 Don’t start your workshop at 8 am, don’t make it too exhausting and plan frequent breaks. 2️⃣ Make Sure Everyone is Well Fed After we eat, our dopamine levels increases. Dopamine helps nerve cells to send messages to each other. Exactly what you want for your group in a workshop! 💡 Don’t be cheap - saving money on lunch or snacks will cost you in form of poor decisions! 3️⃣ Change the Environment During the workshop - if the group sees what they see every day, their thinking will be tied to what they think every day. You know how all those top execs always have their strategy retreats away from their office? They’re doing it for a reason. 💡 To get fresh ideas, change the environment. Anything else? Let me know what other tricks you use to improve your chances!
@Lukas Liebich I would for sure list the 'onboarding' here. Especially in remote workshop scenarios this is crucial. Everybody needs to have a tech-setup that works and makes sure that the team is not distracted (e.g. headphones) and they need to be able to handle the tools (e.g. Miro) so everyone can contribute their ideas and comments. Also important in this context I find is the point of 'setting expectations' and preparing the team that they will (not if) leave their comfort zone at some point in the workshop. I once had a team of high level management folks who were quite overwhelmed as soon as they were supposed to draw and come up with very concrete solutions to the challenge. I informed up front about the process but my fault was to not prepare them enough that they WILL leave their comfort zone at some point and that this is actually wanted and needed to have great results.
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