A leader who has an interest in the outcome of a discussion and who nevertheless facilitates that discussion puts his or her integrity at risk. Team members are less likely to trust the leader-facilitator’s neutrality. When an external professional — a true neural third party — facilitates the discussion, a leader can participate in the discussion and represent their point of view with full integrity.
Because the facilitator owns the process and agenda, leaders are freed up to focus on the team and the outcomes of the meeting.
When leaders have an interest in the outcome of the discussion, they need bandwidth to participate rather than facilitate. An external facilitator gives leaders the mind space to contribute fully to the discussion.
I bring a professional facilitation mindset to each engagement. I am committed to your outcomes, your team, and your success. I am as committed to your success as I am my own.
As leader of The GYM, Procter & Gamble’s Global Innovation Capability, I designed and facilitated over 200 sessions in the areas of team building, organizational design, strategic visioning, and idea generation. I am certified in multiple processes, including the Grove Strategic Visioning Process, Creative Problem Solving, the Basadur Simplexity Process, and the Verus Global Pathways to Leadership Process. I don’t just design and facilitate sessions; I create experiences.
I hold a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters in Controls Engineering, and an MBA. I have 30 years experience as a Professional Engineer, technical master, and business professional in the Machine Tool and Consumer Goods industries. I understand business, technology, and most of all, teams. You can download my CV here.