Team design and development is one of the key factors leading us to success and growth, or stagnation and setbacks. Growth and success are possible only if we enable individuals to think, communicate, act and take responsibility together.

The times in which we currently find ourselves are exceptionally demanding for leaders. We are frequently faced with the question: What types of leadership are required so we can work together in the best way possible to meet the challenges that lie ahead? As leaders, we need to strengthen the skills that build collaboration, enthusiasm, flexible ways of thinking and working, and innovation amongst our employees. Contemporary leaders are aware that it is not only important what we do and who we work with, but HOW we work.

Facilitation refers to the skills needed to lead group processes. It enables you to involve a group of individuals in holding important conversations, discovering new possibilities and implementing ideas, so that everyone is more enthusiastic and dedicated to achieving the goals agreed upon together.

The way in which we lead educational processes influences how successfully we are able to share our knowledge and make a mark on the participants, and how effectively they will include what they have learnt in their everyday work and development. As adults, we are independent learners in the educational process: we need to see purpose and sense in what we are learning and we learn best through experience ('learning by doing'). It is therefore vital that as educators we are aware of the potential, responsibilities and possibilities we have at hand, when we are passing on our knowledge, experiences and skills.

Our way of working is changing. It is changing in terms of how we work, where we work and who does which work. Many of our meetings, conferences and training sessions currently take place remotely. Given that participation is key to the success of our process, it is important that when leading processes at a distance we do it in a way in which participants are able to collaborate, connect with each other and co-create.

Do you tell stories? Do you tell 'real' stories? Do you tell stories in an inclusive way that connects and reaches out?
Since time began, people have been telling stories. Stories are one of the oldest and most effective tools still in use today for communicating, leading, promoting and marketing, connecting to each other, and resolving conflicts.

Coaching is an approach which, by establishing a safe space between the client and the coach, enables personal and professional development. Story Coaching is a unique tool, which uses stories and the power of storytelling and understanding in order to enable personal or professional growth.

Evaluation is the systematic collection of information about the implementation, attributes and outcomes of a programme, project or policy, in order to assess, improve and gain a baseline from which to decide on and plan further activities. In my work, I use a Developmental Evaluation approach.

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Interested in how to create a space where everyone is able to contribute and search for new solutions together?