What I Do
Fa.cil.i.tate [fuh-sil-i-teyt] – verb
- To make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process, etc.): Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.
- To assist the progress of (a person).
When I tell people that I’m a facilitator, I usually get a lot of blank looks and curious questions.
I work with individuals, teams and organizations to engage them in processes and conversations that help them identify their preferred future and catapult them toward it. Much of what I do relates to strategic mission, tactics and goals.
“So, you’re like a consultant?”
No, not exactly. Consultants typically rely on their own experience and expertise to prescribe a path for the future. I’m much more of an “equipper” or “resourcer” than an expert.
“You’re a professional coach then.”
Well, closer at least. I do try to ask a lot of questions and make observations as I come alongside individuals and organizations, helping them tap into their full potential—latent energy as Bob Buford calls it. But I don’t hold any professional coaching certifications. At least not yet.
“So…what do you do?”
I engage churches and non-profit organizations in order to help them discover the “what” and “how” of their calling. I walk them through custom-designed processes that challenge them to evaluate their current reality, explore new models and methods, and establish a clear path to their preferred future. I try to make the road ahead less difficult and assist with their progress. But its not really about what I do; its what we do.