L. Kay Wilson possesses this valuable professional skill. She is a masterful panel moderator, a dynamic motivational speaker, employment attorney, and a pretty fantastic writer as well. She is also a certified practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
I asked Kay to give her me thoughts on what it takes to be an effective facilitator.
Please enjoy these insights from Kay on the art of facilitation. Put them into practice so that you too can become a skillful facilitator.
“Facilitation requires us to get out of ourselves, and delve into the thoughts and feelings of others.
It takes a light touch and a balance of prodding and provoking.
Gifted facilitators are able to elicit from people their best thinking and motivation, and are not afraid of the silences that may come after provocative questions.
Pure facilitation is not about injecting yourself, your agenda or your opinions into the mix.
It is about being a catalyst for people to authentically express themselves in an environment that is safe and fair.
Facilitators help enforce the ground rules, after having drawn them out of participants.”
About L. Kay Wilson: Kay is an employment attorney, executive coach, facilitator and motivational speaker whose expertise is in the areas of communications, persuasion, intentional leadership and professional development. She is also a thought leader on issues surrounding workplace environment improvement and has designed numerous training interventions for the prevention of litigation.
Her most recent innovation is a coaching process for people with powerful personalities, called Charm School for Mavericks. You can reach Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct dial, 860-559-3733.