Creating Unpredictable Workshop Experiences that Predictably Work with Leanne Hughes - International Facilitator


Episode 72:  Join two expert facilitators on a new VPP episode.  Host Phil Brown chats with an international facilitator and podcaster Leanne Hughes about the craft of facilitation and the value it brings to groups.  In Leanne’s words, she creates unpredictable workshop experiences that predictably work.  Find out how that statement comes to fruition in this VPP episode.

Right off the bat, Phil and Leanne swap professional stories and offer advice on how to gain, improve, and continually grow your facilitation skills.

Questions asked by Phil to Leanne:

  • What was your career pathway that led to becoming an International Facilitator?
  • Do you have any advice to offer emerging professionals?
  • How would you describe the work of a Facilitator?
  • What’s the difference between the terms Facilitator, Coach, Trainer, and Educator?

Throughout the conversation, Leanne and Phil impart lots of practical and theoretical insight about the day-to-day work of a facilitator.  They explain the value of a ragged start to workshops and other effective steps facilitators can take to make their own work more credible and impactful.  Both agree that their facilitation style has changed over time.  The final segment of the episode explores a back and forth Q&A on memorable facilitation experiences that the listener can easily relate to and then apply to their work as a new or experienced facilitator in the field.

Books Referenced in Podcast:

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters By Priya Parker

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever By Michael Bungay Stainer

The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever By Michael Bungay Stainer

Find Leanne’s podcast by searching First Time Facilitator and learn more about her work on her website: .

You can connect with Leanne anytime on these social channels