Great leaders invite people to develop solutions together.
Energizing – Focused – Results Oriented
One of the skills of great leaders is they know when to
invite people to engage in developing resolutions and decisions together.
I support leaders by facilitating conversations related to:
Change Management Planning
Examples of Recent Client Facilitation Work
When the stakes have been high, I have:
Engaged a new high powered executive group (with different turfs to protect) to connect positively with one another and to build commitment to working in a new decision making structure.
Focused an agenda so that known detractors are respectfully prevented from derailing the conversation and yet, still able to fully participate in the meeting.
Worked with a staff team that hadn’t fully recovered from a harassment investigation, and helped them find new ground for working together
Worked with two politically divided organizations, each facing funding cuts and supported them to find common ground for funding collaboration
Engaged a Board of Governors reeling from multiple resignations and personal attacks to find a new basis on which to work together
Assisted an organization to define bold new strategic directions that will preserve both it’s core business and expand into a new niche
Supported a flailing business partnership to establish business processes and practices for clear, collaborative decisions.
What I Bring to Facilitation
When leaders hire me to facilitate it’s because they trust me to bring:
thorough understanding of their business and an appreciation for your organizational culture and norms
strong design to the agenda so that the outcomes can be realized in the time available
powerful questions to positively and respectfully engage participants
attention to building community and connectivity while also accomplishing tasks
an ability to steer between the right amount of structure and flexibility in managing the agenda
attunement to varying styles and information requirements in the group (including working effectively across a wide range of abilities)
a commitment and capability to end on time
I’m happy to provide a fees quote following the initial consultation to discuss your facilitation needs.
What Leaders Have Said
Marion was great. She did an awesome job keeping us on track. We got through our agenda, and I was impressed that she pulled it together so quickly and at the last minute. She’s a wonderful person.
I’m leaving with new insights and feeling re-energized about our work. Your facilitation, format and leadership were outstanding!
You ran an amazing, energizing session. You even won over one of our oldest cynics. The slide deck hit all the right issues and engaged people in innovative new ideas for how we can develop as a team.
Loved the energy created by Marion. She really motivated our group and turned us into a “super group”.
Interested in having your NEXT conversation be facilitated?
I’m happy to provide an estimated quote based on an initial consultation on fees.