Last week I facilitated a 2 hour workshop for an insurance company that wants to introduce a new offer to grow and change direction due to new California law that is killing its cash cow offer. To put things in context, in the past I charged $2k for a day. But, it never hurts to ask even thought the thought feels frightening. Best of the experience is that this was the first time I run this type of workshop - “The Story Framework Sprint” and in a new Indutry. Quote from the CEO - “we have too much knowledge in our head that it’s confusing to make sense of it in a simple way”. This helps to simplify our focus.
In San Francisco for a 34-person modified LDJ. I was going to bring it all with me in order to avoid a mishap...then I realized I could send everything to an Amazon Drop Point. Just picked it all up - so easy. I have enough supplies for my workshop on Thursday in Orlando, too. LFJ!
Heading to Ho Chi Minh City tomorrow after been surrounded by flood waters for a couple of days, and without power for part of that time. Two weekends ahead of running a masters course in Creativity for Solvay, public workshop on Creativity, promoting World Creativity Day/Week next April, and discussions with a university about a 4-month engagement, which might include teaching facilitation skills. I have a busy 10 days coming up.
Currently, I’m trying to build experience with workshops in my organization. I first ran the LDJ with my team, then my supervisor volunteered me to run one for our entire HR department and one of the senior HR partners just recommended me to the director of our fund development team (for a large non profit). I’m going to lead a workshop in January for them over two days, 1.5 hours each day. They were really excited as we talked about how it would play out. I’m loving the ability to provide great solutions for teams! Also some fun impact from doing this - my boss loved it so much he ran a 30 minute LDJ with his son’s robotic team 😂. Love the intangibles as much as the measurable results! Facilitating is so powerful👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼
Had the privilege of sharing my passion for multidisciplinary design with the bright minds of El Alsson School at their annual career fair, Innovative Careers. During my presentation, I delved into the exciting world of design, highlighting its multifaceted nature and the diverse career paths it offers. Later, I joined a panel discussion, where we engaged in a lively exchange of ideas, encouraging students to explore their creative potential and pursue their design aspirations.