Meeting together comes naturally to us, always has and I guess always will. But really meeting together well, with purpose and pleasure, in a modern world is challenging. But it can be done.
Transform a meeting, change a world, a world close to you, which you influence by who you are and also what you say and do.
With you and alongside you, Martin and get2thepoint will facilitate your meeting, conference or gathering large or small, anywhere in the world – and, through reflection and experimentation, can also help you learn to transform your own meetings.
‘A clear thinker and a great facilitator.’
Maeve Sherlock, Chief Executive commenting on Martin Farrell's facilitation of the Refugee Council's Strategic Planning process, 2004
Having a world in your head can get messy. The clear invitation of the future is drowned out by the noise of the past and by present pains. We just don't know what to think. Not be able to think clearly means we don't know what to say or do either.
Having someone listen to us and with us, can help us discover what we may already know but could not touch. It was always there but we couldn’t find it.
My experience of coaching builds on coaching sessions since 1999 with Nancy Kline of Time to Think. By deep listening and boldly venturing with me deep into my personal and professional worlds, she helped me discover what I already knew and to find a new clarity of word and action.
Virtual, in person, at short notice, one off sessions, several or more, whatever the challenge ... it’s all possible. With you and for you.
‘I was, as a member of ACEVO, given support by one of your consultants, Martin Farrell. I think without his support my mental state would have been far worse. He gave me the strength to fight and to at least stand my corner ... I was given a redundancy package which I might not otherwise have got. Happily I am now with a new charity.’
CEO's comment on crisis coaching provided by Martin Farrell through ACEVO
Learning is what happens when you say or do something differently this time round.
Prompted by weariness with the old way and maybe also by a sense there is something better, learning happens when there is a will to find something new.
‘This has been a life changing experience.’
Inderjit Kumar, Bristol - Comments from participants in the closing session (February 2009) of the nine month Leadership programme delivered by get2thepoint (for NCVO and funded by Barclays) in London Leeds and Bristol.