Whenever you are with others, design for them

Whenever you are with others, design for them

When it comes to designing any gathering (or ‘gaths’ as the young people call them #showingmyage #especiallywithhastags), we might know what we want to achieve. But if we make it about what we need, we are likely to lose them. It would be like parenting a child and...
Embrace the naysayers

Embrace the naysayers

How frustrating can it be when you’ve got the ‘yeah but’ people in the room? The ones that just want to tell you how it could and will go wrong. Like they’ve got a crystal ball.  Well, here’s an idea. Create space to listen to them. Like intentionally. To ask them to...
The time I solved the wrong problem for the client

The time I solved the wrong problem for the client

I facilitated an offsite with a professional services client years ago. Their revenue had been decreasing for the past 18 months. In this time, no new service lines were introduced. I was told the key issue stunting growth was a lack of innovation and development....
Why do extroverts get most of the air time?

Why do extroverts get most of the air time?

There is a misconception about introversion and extroversion. Many people believe it is about how confident people are or how shy. But it’s not about that at all. At a basic level it is about how people get their energy. Extroverts are energised by large social...
Why your offsites are a lil’ off

Why your offsites are a lil’ off

I bloody love facilitating offsites. I love how it feels different. More exciting. Like something magic might happen. Until it doesn’t. We fall back into old patterns of content overload, talking at people and the loudest voices winning. Getting people together has...
OMG not International Women’s Day again!

OMG not International Women’s Day again!

There seems to be a day for bloomin’ everything right?! National Sorry Day, International Day of Happiness, and World Day Against Child Labour to name a few. If you see them and let them roll by like the wind, or even do a little eye roll, then you are not alone. I...