Facilitator, Vicky Evans

If you or your organization is looking for an experienced Facilitator – or are not sure if a Facilitator is who you need, I hope the following outline is helpful.

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By investing in your people, you will see improved levels of engagement, increased productivity, and achievement of your business outcomes.

With over 15 years of professional experience in the corporate world, Vicky is a Certified Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Facilitator and founder of Coaching Solutions Ltd. Her work as a personal and professional coach and facilitator focuses on enabling confidence, collaboration, productivity, and success. Helping individuals, teams, businesses and organisations to stay engaged and motivated to achieve outstanding results.

Vicky has a passion for mentoring people and teams to achieve the results they seek, be that from a single troubleshooting session, a workshop or a longer-term training program.

She provides strategies, accountability, encouragement and support and works alongside organizations to create the outcomes they seek, whilst ensuring all participants feel valued, appreciated and that their voices have been heard.

If you are looking for a Facilitator in Wellington, or within New Zealand, please contact me to discuss your project, and for Professional Fees and availability.

vickyevans.lifecoach@gmail.com  or +64 22 4143487

Why work with a Facilitator?

A facilitator plans, designs, and leads a complex meeting, team building or troubleshooting session. It’s their job to guide people through a process, ensuring people communicate in an open way and meet the session objectives. A good facilitator has no personal agenda, promotes honesty, and ensures people have an equal say.

A Facilitator is often used when a meeting, workshop or process is expected to be challenging, and all in-house resources are best with their heads in the room, and attention on the outcomes sought. Not on managing or minuting the meeting or making sure everyone is heard.

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Facilitated troubleshooting session

At a troubleshooting session, the facilitator must ensure everyone feels safe enough to say what they feel is necessary. When people feel comfortable enough to talk openly, they can acknowledge each other’s challenges and each other’s strengths. These sessions not only make people realise they are all facing similar things, but they foster solidarity and renewed appreciation for each other.

“I was impressed with the grit and talent that Vicky demonstrated as a facilitator. Not only was she able to turn the conversation from disruptive conflict into one for future planning, but she was also able to bring everyone along on the journey with her.” Cala Rey Vasquez, AFS International.

What does a facilitated session look like?

Before the meeting

Your facilitator will meet with you to understand your goals and your outcomes. Based on these goals your facilitator will work with you to plan your session.

On the day

The facilitator is the leader of the meeting. They work in an empowering way to ensure everyone is participating and feels supported. In a teambuilding session, all participants are encouraged to write down everything that is working and everything that isn’t on sticky-notes. Then stick their notes on a shared whiteboard for discussion. The facilitator prioritises the key challenges and sorts them into categories or areas of concern e.g. communication, morale, or leadership style.

All members of the team are then asked to suggest corrective actions or strategies that may address the concerns, In short allocating who is responsible, what needs to happen and when. The facilitator summarises what the group is saying and puts it into action points which become a meeting report.

After the session

The facilitator writes up the notes, and synthesises everything into a helpful document. You can then decide what to prioritise and the timeframes for doing so. From here there could be a series of sessions that allow people to check in and see how they are progressing, or members of the team can be made ‘leaders’ to ensure tasks are completed.

How can a facilitator help with workplace wellbeing?

One of the benefits of hiring a facilitator to lead meetings is that they are impartial and bring an ‘outsiders’ perspective. Also, because they are not directly involved in the business, people are more likely to feel comfortable discussing difficult issues.
Happy, motivated people form better, more cohesive teams and they deliver better on their objectives, KPIs and expected outcomes. Not only that, but staff who feel listened to feel valued and are more motivated to collaborate and build a positive work culture.

Is hiring a facilitator right for your business?

As a certified life coach and facilitator, I help teams navigate through difficult issues and situations, working towards resolution and decisive action.
I can help you create a session or workshop that supports and encourages your team to work through issues – tailored to suit your workplace and its people. I can also be available for ongoing support, follow ups and weekly progress reports to your HR team or specified manager.

“She guided and facilitated the participants through an effective strategic planning process to achieve the outcome we sought”
Mahanga Maru, CA

Workplace wellbeing

Need a facilitator in Wellington or New Zealand for your next meeting? Let’s talk.

If you’d like to book a facilitated training session, a half-day workshop or a series of sessions, reach out to Vicky at vickyevans.lifecoach@gmail.com  or book yourself in for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your needs here: www.vickyevans.com/online-booking

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to discuss the issues you and your team are facing and how I may be able to help.

Personal and Professional Coach

Focused on enabling confidence, productivity and success.

Helping individuals, teams, businesses and organisations to stay engaged and motivated to achieve outstanding results.

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