People are tired of talking heads, they’re bored in the boardroom, and distracted by smartphones and apps.
To connect deeply, inspire creativity and encourage collaboration we need to update our approach to organisational learning and the perfect place to start is with our meetings, workshops, and events.
As leaders in the emerging world of work, we must learn, develop and master The Fine Art of Facilitation.
I teach practical techniques in how to;
Build trust quickly and effortlessly (taking your people to centre of what’s important with velocity)
Architect an atmosphere of play (enable a space where everyone feels safe to explore ideas without fear or intimidation)
Unblock static conversations through movement (encourage communication that is generative, progressive and contribution-centric through getting out of our heads and into our bodies)
Join me to learn hard-won secrets that will amplify your team’s engagement and ensure your continuing value as a leader, facilitator, and agent of change.
Through DEEP DIALOGUE on complex issues, PLAYSHOPS for creativity and resilience capacity building, or MENTORING, individuals and teams experience the power of co-creating trust, empathy and belonging.
Together, we cultivate spaces that are safe enough to explore what it feels like to not know the answers. To build capabilities from where you are in your current challenges. These sessions are real, relevant, purposeful and human.
PlayShops where people experience co-creating high trust to be non-defensive, curious & an experimenter, as we work, play, learn and create together. PlayShops where people have a visceral experience of having the conversations that matter, face to face, one-on-one and in groups, embodying stepping up and leading, coaching, and following someone else's lead, in a rhythmic leadership cycle.
Deep Dialogue facilitated sessions on complex issues, to compassionately build greater understanding, synthesise difference and allow for new ideas to emerge.
Do you want a Mentor that guides youto learn more deeply for yourself? to see, sense & intuit new patterns? to guide you on both the personal and the professional, when relevant, as she knows the two are inter-woven? who sees you as bigger & more powerful than you see yourself?
My Mentoring practice enables you to become deeply self aware, create empathy with others to create inter-personal relationships with ease, to sense patterns of behaviour and be able to transform limitations.
Embodied Wisdom For The Modern Age
Living in our heads, in a world dominated with abstract ideas and gadgets, as if we are more like technology than human, leaves us empty, stressed and alienated. This book invites us to reconnect thinking and sensing to embody what it is to be fully alive and human.
Trust Your Senses is a powerful call to listen to an inner body language that is latent. When we reawaken to the call, our senses guide us to our well being and new found freedom.
“I gained the inspiration that we can achieve our vision for BioMetrics SA in the future. I am committed to developing my leadership approach and empowering the team and at the same time maintaining a balanced lifestyle for myself and my family. Deborah has played a significant part in me gaining the confidence in my abilities to develop the team.”
– Ari Verblya, Director, Biometrics SA
"Deb’s creative and thoughtful session enabled individuals to express, reflect, adapt and connect in a safe, fun environment. Lessons emerged for all of us as she gently invited personal and group observations. Discussions about comparisons and contrasts with workplace dynamics switched on lightbulbs for everyone. The invigorating session offered different levels of participation, and accommodated introverts and extroverts alike. I recommend Deb’s approach to any organisation wanting to build high levels of trust and connection within the workplace."
– Julie Hassard, Living Well Dying Well
"Attending Deborah’s presentation was both a pleasure and a mind-shifting experience. Deborah has an innate ability to engage with her audience and guide participants to a new level of “understanding of their inner wisdom”. As Deborah points out ‘although we have been trained to Think’, Deborah opens the window to our intuitive capacities. She helped me understand ‘What I feel’ and it's impact on ‘Engagement’…so valuable from both a personal and career perspective. Thank you for your great wisdom and insights."
- Alex Bonett, Professional Trainer
"Deb introduced me to allowing myself to have freedom of thought, instead of the entrenched self-talk I've been listening to for so many years.
Deb has a wonderful way of ensuring the individuals, even in large groups, feel safe to express their thoughts, as she explains the reasons for performing specific storytelling and other exercises.
I approached this workshop to better understand myself, with a view to having more fun and enjoyment in my life. Deb opened the doors and showed me a path that is very exciting."
- Steve Taylor, Client Technical Support