Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who will argue with you.

John Wooden

Winston Churchill

facilitate

[fuh-sil-i-teyt] 

1:  to make easier or less difficult; 

2:  to help forward (an action, a process,etc.)

3:  to assist the progress of (a person).

Why Use a facilitator?

An experienced facilitator should, by definition, make whatever you are doing easier... driving better outcomes that are well defined, actionable, and aligned.  He/she will bring:

  • Structure and Process, to maximize your time so that it is effective, efficient, well paced, complete (and fun).

  • Group Management Skills.  The ability to manage group dynamics and personality styles so that people feel engaged, heard and safe, while problem behavior is kept to a minimum.

  • Objectivity.  The lack of bias draws out a full and healthy discussion and allows all team members to participate fully so no voices are lost or compromised.

What I do best.

Over the past 18 years I've facilitated almost every kind of conversation imaginable.  What I do best are:

  • Strategic Conversations (annual and interim)

  • Team building/development (for both high functioning and problem teams)

  • Group Problem Solving (challenges, opportunities, fixes).

  • Conflict Management  (when the stakes are high and people are in conflict).

  • Critical Organizational Conversations (those that require objectivity and a strong process).

Lauryn is terrific. I've worked with her in a variety of situations. She is hands-down one of the best consultants I've ever worked with and would hire her again without reservation.
John Marchica
CEO, Darwin Health
Our organization has worked closely with Lauryn for strategic planning, management team-building and training, and executive coaching. We are in a constantly changing and challenging environment. Lauryn has been invaluable in her ability to start on a macro level and drill down to develop a practical and actionable strategy with buy-in from all team members.  Lauryn always brings value to any situation.
Vickie Harris-Brosnan
President at Therapy Specialists