Conversation

A beautiful object to enhance conversations

A beautiful object to enhance conversations

“Bring them again!” I often place these globe-like metal objects on the tables at in-person sessions I facilitate. Participants love them. Their enthusiasm inspires me to share ideas and activities about ways I use the objects as an aid to

Thoughts for the new year about women, business models, and Ikigai

Thoughts for the new year about women, business models, and Ikigai

Ikigai as a business model? It is to me. Recently, I participated in a thought-provoking conversation with three women. We explored the topic of entrepreneurship and business development by women. How can we develop a business model that more intentionally

How did we do? Evaluating short and long-term facilitation processes

How did we do? Evaluating short and long-term facilitation processes

“Thanks for your excellent facilitation of this process.” These are gratifying words to receive in an email 3/4 of the way through a 10-month strategic planning process. The ebb and flow of a longer facilitated process are uniquely different than

It’s OK to say “no” to a hybrid session.

It’s OK to say “no” to a hybrid session.

“Can we do this hybrid?” Almost every client with whom I talk about facilitating a meeting or workshop asks this question. Three-quarters of the time, I answer, “It’s possible. Let’s talk more about it.” We often decide that a hybrid