Every group facilitator needs to know about this

I originally shared this important article in the Winter of 2016. I’m sharing it again now with some updated content. I hope you enjoy…

Let’s talk about one of the most important skills necessary for Master Facilitators to create transformational experiences: the ability to create a tight and connected community among participants in the room.

As a facilitator, if you’re able to create Sisterhood (if you work with women only) and community in the room, then you are poised to be able to create massive results with your participants.
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Leveraging the Shadow for Greater Client Transformation

One thing I go deep into when I support clients to become Master Facilitators or Master Coaches is to understand the Shadow, all its layers, and how to effectively use it in your facilitation and 1:1 work to help your clients move past limiting patterns and obstacles.

When I train my Master Facilitators on all this in person, a core tenet is that you can’t support your clients with their Shadows if you’re not willing to fully look at your own. And so we go very deep into magically and sacredly helping you journey to the depths of your soul to come face to face and then become friends with your Shadow.
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the thing that changed everything in my business

In 2011, my business was doing OK. My private client roster was pretty full and I had been successfully leading an online program that was pretty popular.

But a few things were missing:

1) It had been two years since I had led any kind of in-person retreat or extended workshop, and I was craving being with clients and community members in sacred space in this way, craving leading women to their depths in community together, craving the very special kind of magic that can only happen when you are in circle, in person, with stellar facilitation leading the way. READ MORE

So what do we do now?

Over the last several newsletters, I’ve been speaking to you about the need to raise the bar on the quality of coaching and event facilitation in the transformational industry.

Why?

Because I believe to the core of my being that the coaches, teachers, trainers, priestesses and healers are meant to play a MASSIVE role in the healing of the world…

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The 3 Levels of Transformation you must provide your clients

transformationIf you’re keyed in to the self-development and transformation industries, you know that a lot of folks right now are pretty pissed off at the services they’re receiving:

They are complaining that they’re not shifting,
they’re not learning,
they’re not transforming,
and they’re not growing.

Now of course, some of the complaints are total BS (excuse my language).
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Energy is Real (& you need this for group facilitation)

Energy is realFolks who experience my retreats, workshops and talks often ask me how I am able to create and lead events where participants feel so present, so vulnerable, so connected to me and each other, and so deeply transformed.

My answer is always the same: MASTERY.

You need to master your coaching and facilitation skills in order to go from leading a “nice” event to leading a “WOW” event.

You need to master your coaching and facilitation skills to create experiences that your audiences will never forget.
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The most important thing you can do to grow your business

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There is a deep, dark secret that massively impacts pretty much everyone in the coaching, self-development and teaching industries:

It’s the fear that you’re not delivering true transformational results for your clients.

It’s the knowing that you could be co-creating much better outcomes with your clients.

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What you can expect of me in 2017

jan202017newsletterIt’s been a powerful few months here of reflection, planning and visioning. I’m writing to share the commitment that came out of this time of diving deeply into my own business…

My own purpose.

My sacred mission.

I believe that the coaching and transformational leadership industry has lost its way. READ MORE

Some of my Facilitation Blunders (3 Case Studies & the tools I developed from them)

It’s true that I’m known as one of the best workshop, ritual and retreat facilitators in the industry, but what you probably don’t know is this: In my nearly 20 years of facilitating (& training others to facilitate!), I’ve made tons of mistakes. Not just little mistakes, but real biggies. The kinds that are cringe-worthy and the kinds that I’ve shed some real tears over.

But that’s how I’ve learned and that’s how I’ve developed so many of my facilitation tips and tools.

I decided it would be fun to share 3 Case Studies with you on mistakes I’ve made and the facilitation tools that came out of them.

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