Facilitation. Moving into the zone of genius
When you try to be everything to everyone, you become nothing to no one.
Facilitation is a powerful tool. It can streamline a difficult decision, ease the process of idea generation, offer clarity, save time and money and the list goes on and on. A gift and a curse. Because you cannot put your finger on it unless you experience it first-hand. And even then it's quite difficult to identify all the use cases.
After more than 5 years facilitating all types of projects (persona generation, business plan development, internal process redesign, you name it!) I have decided that it’s time to stop waiting for clients to “get it” = understand what facilitation is and identify on their own the situations in which it can be extremely useful. It’s our job, as facilitators, to articulate a specific value proposition, relevant to a specific group of people.
I’m still figuring out my zone of genius (as @Gay Hendricks describes it in his book “The big leap”) + who are the people I can serve best with my innate abilities and the know how I have gathered until this point. I don’t know how long/difficult this process is going to be but what I do know is that I’d rather put it in the work to find out than being everything to everyone, tempting as it may be 💰
Have you found your “zone of genius”? If so, what was your process? I’m just asking for a friend 🤓
P.S : I found this list of facilitation niches. I don't know about you, but I needed a moment:)
BOARD FACILITATION CHANGE MANAGEMENT COACHING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE FACILITATION CREATIVE FACILITATION DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION FOCUS GROUP FACILITATION GRAPHIC FACILITATION INFORMATION SYSTEMS FACILITATION ISSUE RESOLUTION MEETING FACILITATION OPERATIONS REVIEW ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERING SESSION FACILITATION PERFORMANCE CONSULTING PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROJECT PLANNING STRATEGIC PLANNING TASK FORCE FACILITATION TEAM ACTIVATION PROCESS TEAM BUILDING TRAINING CREATION/CUSTOMIZATION
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