6 tools to create deeper transformation for your clients

transformationIn my 15 years of facilitating Transformational Experiences for thousands of individuals and groups, I’ve come to learn that there are certain skills and elements you need to master as a leader and facilitator in order to be successful at creating lasting shifts, healing and real openings for your participants.

In fact, what I’ve come to see is that without these tools, things can go very, very wrong – your workshops can fall flat or not go deep enough, or someone in the group will dominate and upset everyone else, or you will misuse your energy and feel exhausted and spent.

Here is a snapshot of some of the most valuable tools I’ve developed over hundreds and hundreds of rituals and workshops:

  1. Create and Hold a Tight and Safe Container:

    This is the most important tool to facilitating any kind of ritual of transformational experience for an individual or group. If your container is leaky, you will find that participants get bored or don’t go as deep as they could, or get upset at you or others in the group.

    From the very beginning – literally from the moment you walk in the room – you must make sure you are creating a very tight container, an environment that feels safe enough for your participants to open up, be vulnerable, share with you and the group, and transform.

    And you must make sure you hold that container throughout the work so that it remains tight and doesn’t fall apart.

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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 4 Levels of Transformation you must provide your clients

(integrate this into EVERY coaching session, workshop, retreat and curriculum you create)

 

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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7 Things I’ve Learned (the hard way) about Enrollment Conversations

lessons-learnedWhen I first started leading sales calls 12 years ago, I basically sucked. Big time.

I had no idea what I was doing…but more importantly – I had no idea whom I was supposed to be.

I was scared sh*tless (excuse my language) that I’d come off as stupid or pushy, and I thought I was supposed to show up as a know-it-all, emotionless salesperson who spoke with slick words and shiny-sounding surface ideas.

Luckily, that tactic failed pretty immediately, and it freed me up to do the real work of mastering enrollment conversations – of going deep to truly connect with my prospect and to lead sales calls that not only yielded business, but gave both my prospects and me a sense of integrity, empowerment and a knowing that something sacred and transformational had happened on that call.

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A game-changing skill that creates transformation for your clients

I’m very excited to share this week’s article with you.

But before we get there: I am THRILLED about the response we’ve had to the Overcome the Fear Barrier Skills Guide.

As I’ve watched this community grow & grow over the years, it makes me proud to know that I am standing side by side with so many leaders that care so deeply about QUALITY DELIVERY, that care so deeply about the results you co-create with your clients, that care so deeply about making READ MORE

Quickie Coaching Tip for Helping Clients with Self-Sabotage

Here is a Universal Truth that is important to know:

When you (or your clients) start stepping into a new goal, a new vision, a new belief or a new way of being, your ego will always, in one way or another, pretty immediately ask – “But HOW? HOW will I reach that goal? HOW will I let go of that pattern? HOW will I make it all happen?”

This is just your ego’s way of distracting you (read: sabotaging you), by demanding that you know HOW. READ MORE

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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