I am a sought-after facilitator who can draw the best from your group during strategy sessions or team retreats. With two decades of experience working with corporations and organizations to develop strategies around complex and emerging issues, I can help your group build on its strengths and successes and move toward group goals.
Contact me to discuss the facilitation services that will work best for you.
reputation and style
I see what is possible for you, your team and your organization often before you do. I balance vision with action, future with present, and left brain with right. I ask powerful questions that create clarity.
I use proven designs and strength-based approaches and exercises to influence, track, and communicate innovative visions to make them implementable.
“I valued connecting collectively with energy, potential and hope, and getting a chance to speak frankly, informally and with inspiration.”
approach and benefits
When you work with me, you get a true partner and collaborator. I:
- Co-design with you to ensure your group owns the resulting solutions, actions and strategies
- Challenge your team to move beyond familiar ways of looking at issues
- Account for both the needs of the group and the journeys of the individuals in it.
- Provide ongoing support to help your group change ingrained behaviours
- Integrate methodologies that enable change leadership, such as co-active coaching, appreciative inquiry and development evaluation
“I really appreciated Melissa’s listening skills and ‘attention to’ skills; she really understood our organization.”
— Stefanie Bowles
“Melissa got people talking in a friendly, non-combative approach. Everyone contributed, not just key players.”
“Melissa was instrumental in making our visioning exercise a success. She crafted and facilitated an insightful and engaging session. We made huge strides, and wouldn’t have gotten nearly as far without her.”
- Guide your team or organization to an inspiring vision
- Lead your group to clarify and implement a corporate strategy
- Leverage structures to set goals and action plans
- Support and deepen your organizational change initiatives
- Maximize positive interaction, facilitate positive change, achieve focused solutions and lead more successful initiatives
- Increase your employees’ engagement and satisfaction
“Thanks to Melissa’s excellent facilitation skills our organization’s “visioning” exercise was a resounding success. Melissa fostered honest, open and respectful participation which resulted in a dynamic, constructive and inspiring dialogue. She is a highly skilled facilitator whose positive, professional and fun approach was highly effective for our organization.”