How to Hire a Facilitator

Why Choose a Facilitator?

A facilitator leads groups, organizations and teams through the process of disseminating, understanding, managing and directing information into achievable outcomes with clear desires, actions and goals. As objective professionals, facilitators excel in human and group dynamics and carry unique skills and abilities that enable groups to work through the process and tackle the issues while addressing obstacles as they relate to impeding progress.

Facilitators create safe, comfortable, encouraging environments and draw out the best from individuals in order to move issues and situations forward. Leaders of evolution, facilitators are highly skilled professionals capable of directing groups of all sizes and scopes to destinations thought unattainable – yet completely achievable – through individual contribution, collective communication, team ownership and personal responsibility.

When is Facilitation A Good Choice?

Sometimes you just can’t see the forest for the trees. Or those involved are too close to the situation. Perhaps individuals feel less at ease in the presence of those near and dear to the subject. An outside party is the ideal candidate to guide the group and ensure the discussions proceed productively, the results move forward effectively, and the session is conducted timely.

As outside professionals, facilitators are less expert on content and advice, but rather, exceptionally skilled at managing the exchange of information pertaining to unique situations or scenarios. They work through the process and journey to achieve the collective outcomes identified by participants and stakeholders alike.

About David Gouthro

David has over 40 years facilitating high energy, creative and engaging face-to-face meetings that focus on delivering client value in a manner that is focused, flexible and fun. Embracing the challenge of providing the same quality of service in an online world has been heartily embraced and he now enjoys designing and delivering high impact meetings from afar! David can be reached at david@davidgouthro.com or 604.926.6858. And he is far from being Zoomed out in case you want a more visual conversation!

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