The purpose of a Creative
Facilitation Session is to give you the opportunity to free-flow your
thoughts regarding events, ideas, dreams and desired goals that you find
yourself juggling without focus. As you speak, I'm identifying common
thoughts and ideas, and visually drawing them while you speak.
1. A man that had
been frustrated that he could never finish anything, sat before me
and began to talk about his frustration regarding his perceived failures in
life. As he talked, it became clear that what he was viewing as weaknesses,
were in fact valuable assets. By repositioning his thinking regarding his
strengths, he changed his focus and became a consultant to start up
2. A woman who had raised her children and no longer felt valued
as a contributing partner in her marriage began to describe her
life as it was in the past and as it was now. Identifying common threads in
motivation and talents, I drew identifying images and visual results of the
meaning of her life. Recognizing that she had value in who she was renewed
her purpose and strength and uncovered a forgotten talent that she could
turn into cash as a work-at-home business.
Many times, we are so familiar with our thoughts - especially the
negative ones - that we don't see what is obvious to others. Seeing images,
keywords and phrases from those thoughts on paper in front of you, brings
hidden strengths to the surface and reveals negative thoughts that keep them
Taking home the graphic recording and framing it to place on the wall is a
constant reminder of the individuals worth and purpose. It in fact, becomes
a personal "Goal Board" straight from the heart.
Group Creative Facilitation Session
Tapping into the synergy of everyone in the room, examples,
thoughts, ideas and concepts are drawn on a board at the front of the room
to maximize the brainstorming session.
1. One gentleman who had a stroke asked for brainstorming on how best to
become independent in his own home.
2. Another had an invention and wanted brainstorming on raising the money to
fulfill a giant order from a major retail outlet.
3. One woman wanted feedback on the title of her new book.
4. One woman wanted feedback regarding how get more time to herself while
taking care of a sick loved one.
5. One woman I know is looking for a used dryer for a sick neighbor. She
might ask where she could get one.
Still another woman asked for ideas on how to stay in touch with her new
grandbabies as they grew up - in other states - so that she could still be a
vital part of their life.
The list and reasons for drawing upon the synergy that is created by a room
full of people is varied and unlimited.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Your turn on the hot seat. You have two minutes to present your
question/problem or issue to the room.
The rest of the people will now spend 8-13 minutes brainstorming and
throwing out ideas which you have the option of writing down. Donít worry
about making any decisions Ė youíre just collecting ideas right now. When
you are home, you can review your list later.
Each person takes a turn. Because of the 8-15 minute limit on brainstorming,
it is important to come prepared with your issue.
You are also welcome to
come as a guest. The ideas are flying around freely - bet you catch
one! Naturally, you are always welcome to join in on the fun. (Not
everyone has a chance to be on the hot-seat - That's why its important to