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!
Hi, I expect to be spending more time here going forward and would love to connect with people who might like to collaborate or cross refer with a professional graphic recorder and cartoonist. Please connect on Linkedin
Hello All, my request to join the FC community has just been approved and this is my first post to say Hi and introduce myself. I am interested in developing my facilitation skills the smart way that will add the greatest benefit to those who I work with and for me that will give me the greatest pleasure. I look forward to meeting chatting and maybe meeting some of you and sharing stories and tips on how best to deliver the AJ&Smart Sprint workshops. When not working I like to spend time outdoors walking with my doors discovering new nature trails and learning more about different types of Eco-design housing construction. I look forward to meeting some of you on-line or in person in the near future. Thank you Marcelle
Hello FC! My name is Asmâa and I live on the West Coast of Canada. 🏝️ I am a marketing consultant, leadership coach, and connection facilitator. I worked as a CMO for big organizations for many years and supported their positioning and growth on a global scale. 🚀 In the last 5 years, I discovered my love for facilitation which led me to conduct over 20,000 conversations, co-design hundreds of workshops, and lead my own business leadership programs across North America online and in-person in French and English. 🤓 I love creating space for connection and I have the best time of my life when I merge my coaching, facilitation, and marketing skills together. 🦋 I also love to dance, chase sunsets around the world, and I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. I am so grateful for discovering this group of my peers and I look forward to learning and growing alongside many of you. ☀️
Hy everyone, I'm Roque Sales and I'm from Brazil! 🇧🇷 I'm the head of UX Design at a Digital Agency here and I've been facilitating meetings and workshops for a long time. It's the first time I see a facilitator's community like this and I'm really happy to be part of it. Looking forward to connect with you all.🤩
Hello, my name is Bolivar Bencosme, I am a native of Puerto Rico - the island known as the "Island of Enchantment" in the Caribbean, but you can call me Bolo (short and sweet). If you don't know where Puerto Rico is, but are fans of Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Bruno Mars, Menudo, Joaquin Phoenix, and many more, they were born in our beloved Island. Well, I love to inspire, generate ideas, and bring out people's creativity. For almost 20 years I was part of the company AT&T and its entertainment division DIRECTV, until they took me out due to personnel reduction in the pandemic - it was hard but I reinvented myself. 🙃 This event in 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, awakened me to do what I could not do in that company, and begin to positively impact others. From that moment on, I started applying my knowledge about design thinking, marketing, branding, and facilitating strategic planning, brand development, team buildings, and completed the Design Sprint certification with A&J Smart. Despite the professional trajectory I have had, I do not consider myself an expert, I think that term has been very misused, therefore, I consider myself a continuous learner who is not satisfied with just being an expert. I hope this space will be a growth space for everyone.
Hi Everyone, I am so glad that I have been accepted to join this group. I hope that I am able to contribute and share valuable insights and in turn to get valuable insights from the group. I have facilitated many workshops in the UN where I worked for 30 years, but I want to hone my skills and learn more and I believe that this is the place to do it. Here's to a happy learning journey. Inyang
Good day everyone!:-) I am Lenka, a newcomer from Czechia, a student (of sustainability in Wales) planning to facilitate a futuring (foresight) workshop (Three Horizon/Scenarios) for my MSc.dissertation about Nature based Solutions (in Hungary). As I am currently located in Athens, Greece please let me know if anyone would know any facilitation related event there in Athens, especially any facilitator course!;) /Which I have to learn before my coming dissertation;)/ Hope together we can make any positive change in the world! Cheers, Lenka
Hi everyone, I've just joined this community, and have been reading the brilliant posts and comments written so far, it's great to see such a sharing community. I'm currently in a Full time position as an Agile Delivery Manager, and have quite a bit of experience facilitating workshops with teams as Scrum Master/Agile Coach.. (and also been a School teacher in a previous career!) I'm thinking of moving into the world of freelance facilitation, and maybe setting up a business. Those who have gone down this route, has it been successful? Is this a career I can really 'take the leap' and make a go at?!
Hi everybody! I am a new member of this community and I am eager to engage with all of you on the concept that involves integrating the principles of Futures Thinking with conventional workshop methodologies, ultimately fostering more sustainable and impactful workshop outcomes. What are your thoughts on that?
Hi everyone! My name is Awa I am happy to enter this community! I use facilitation and coaching approaches in my workshop, teambuildings and I consider myself as a serial learner there is always way for improvement. 😄🙌🏾 I am French citizen, originally from Senegal, living in Belgium (South) and working in Luxembourg. Looking forward to learn from and contribute to this community !
Hello folks, I have not yet taken any of the AJ&Smart workshoos and plan to before the end of the year so that I can bring the skills to my organization. Loving the community building around it! I am a white woman, she/her, and work in the non-profit sector.
Hi! My name is Rafia and I am UI/IX Developer. I am always very eager to coach others about it and feels like the Facilitator Club is the Upgrade version of my answered prayers! I watched the first training video and it makes so much sense! Thank you for this club ❤️
Hello Everyone. 👋 My name is Alex. I am based in Lyon (France). I am new to this club and very excited to take part in conversations around facilitation and sharing tips and tricks to better engage our groups in trainings and workshops. I have started facilitating 5 years ago and boy! It has been a great journey where I found myself always learning and trying new things. It has been a blast but now I am ready to take it to the next level. This is why I am here. Looking forward to sharing with you... 😉
Hello everyone! I am delighted to be introduced to AJ&Smart by the innovation coach at my summer internship company and join this community. I am a fresh graduate with a strong passion in design thinking and entrepreneurship. I am currently living in Zurich, Switzerland and will obtain my master's diploma in business management & interaction design next month. Beforehand, I have lived around the world since young age (China, USA, Germany). After my summer internship in Vienna, Austria, I am looking to start my full-time career and eventually become a Design Thinking coach. I would love to join the Workshopper Masters once I secure a job. I would appreciate any help and guidance for the crucial first step. I am mainly looking for entry-level opportunities in the following areas (but not limit to): - UX/CX research & design - Innovation management - Marketing - Startup roles (e.g. Founder's Associate) I am particularly drawn to opportunities the DACH region since I am business fluent in German, but also open to relocate a bit further. Feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile and share it to anyone looking for young talents. I look forward to connecting with you!
Keith here, from Portsmouth NH. Brand new to the group … and SO curious to learn more & meet some folks! … many years ago I used to work as an “outdoor educator” - and ran a ton of “facilitation workshops” with kids aged 10-17. Lots of problem solving games, team building challenges and the like. My office was the woods! After 15+ years in “Arts & Education” - I am shifting gears in the hopes of becoming a 1%-er 🙌🏽.
Hey everyone, and thanks for having me here. I'm excited about this community and how we can share and learn from each other. I'm a firm believer in the “tide lifting all boats”, and I want to thank AJ&Smart for sharing so much of their expertise. It's a true game changer for the industry. A few words about me: I have a background in journalism and political speech writing at top-government level before deciding to focus on human growth and mental health in organizations, as well as on the individual level. I have been doing it in various ways for 15 years now and have experimented a lot. Probably too much, but it's part of who I am to explore the next frontier (it's sooo tempting… not always wise, though…). I believe facilitation is the next-big-thing in human thinking, but I have to admit I didn't see the full scale and impact of it, until I came across AJ&Smart, so I'm here to learn as much as I can.
Hi everyone! My name is Janine and I live in Berlin. Consumer Understanding is my thing - I bring 12 years experience as a market research consultant and currently I am starting my own business to bring together the two of my favourite topics: Consumer Understanding and Workshop Facilitation! I am a curious mind, a seminar junkie and I love cake more than anything. Happy to meet you all and very much looking forward to an inspiring and lively exchange!
I just joined the Facilitator Club from Piteå, Northern Sweden. I've worked as a digital business developer at an IT company for the past 5 years running sprints and workshops, IR and remote, of all sorts. I look forward to learning more how other people work and growing my network in the workshopping community :) Event though I have been at this for a couple of years I still can feel really insecure sometimes of how to best go about picking the exercises to get the most out of a group in the best way. But there is no better feeling than when you get the group working, everyone is engaged and they see how much more they can get done in that setting than in a old fashioned meeting 🤩
I'm delighted to finally introduce myself to this wonderful community. I've been a member since May but have been quite occupied with facilitating workshops. Thanks to this platform, I've already gathered invaluable insights on methods and tools that have enhanced my practice. As a public servant in a Danish government agency, I'm dedicated to fostering collaboration and innovation. I achieve this through workshops and design sprints that bring colleagues together for impactful sessions. Mentoring and guiding younger colleagues in developing their facilitation skills is a personal passion. Watching them grow and learn is truly rewarding. I share this community's commitment to meaningful work, and I'm eager to continue learning from all of you. If any fellow Danes are here, please connect. I've translated workshop materials from English to Danish and I am happy to share. Thank you, and I really hope I can find the time to engage with this incredible global network of facilitators. Warm regards, Bente
Hey all, I just wanted to say Hi! I'm lucky enough to already be in the paid for Inner Circle community having completed the Workshopper Master course (whoop whoop!) as well as successfully receiving the go ahead for my first paid-for 2-day workshop with a client 🥳💪 One of the things I would have liked was to be able to chat with someone who has recently gone through the course and had seen the benefits of it in real-time...well...here I am 🤣👀 I'll leave this as open as possible...if you have any questions on being new to the WM course or in fact how I bagged my first client just ask! Happy to help where I can. Just to add...this is off my own back, any advice or opinions I may have are mine and not AJ&Smarts 😁
Hello! I am excited to have been welcomed into the club and look forward to both personal and professional growth opportunities. My facilitating career is just beginning after an unexpected job change, and I feel like I've got a ton to learn venturing into this new career. I specialize on nonprofits and religious organizations. I look forward to sharing with this community and learning from all facilitators. I appreciate your expertise and encouragement!
Greetings everyone! I'm absolutely thrilled to be here with all of you. I consider myself a versatile individual with a passion for innovation and creativity in all its forms. What truly ignites my enthusiasm is guiding and empowering others to discover their innate creativity. I firmly believe that creativity is an inherent trait in all of us, and sometimes, a gentle nudge is all it takes to unleash that spark. Over the past 15+ years, I've embarked on a journey through the realms of technology, startups, sales, and design. Equipped with academic qualifications including degrees and certificates in Industrial Design, UX Design, Innovation, and Design Thinking, I've honed my expertise in these fields. Feel free to reach out if I can ever lend a helping hand on your journey. Motto: Inspire. Lead. Create. - "To Create, one must first Lead, and to Lead, one must Inspire." 📍Current location: San Diego, California, United States, North America, Northern Hemisphere, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, The Cosmos. 🤓 🤣
Hey Guys, I´m excited to join the Facilitator Club and looking forward to getting to know you. I work as a remote facilitator from Ibiza, Spain and specialise in facilitating service design thinking workshops, leadership workshops, and remote meetings. My clients are almost all spread across Germany. I look forward to exchanging ideas with you and learning with each other. Saludos Markus
Hello everyone, I'm a Service Designer from Dusseldorf. After reading Design Sprint, I'm super happy to have found this gem towards Facilitation. I've never done facilitation, due to fear and imposter syndrome kicking planning a workshop. I look forward to learn and share with the community.
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Hey Everyone! I recently joined the workshopper master course! I am excited to join the community to learn and connect with fellow workshoppers! I am consultant based in Mumbai. I am a certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator and design researcher. I have experience designing and facilitating workshops for kids. I am looking foward to grow my career and small workshopping business 😀