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.
‘I want to put on record as it were my appreciation for all you did for us - not only in the sensitive and upbeat handling in facilitating the meeting; but also for the detailed and meticulous preparation ahead of the 28th - such a vital component to its success. Thank you so much. As well as enabling us as trustees to have a much needed opportunity to mull things over in detail, ponder on learning, identify further issues to bottom out and draw a line and move on; I think it did more: it felt like some healing went on too.’
Comment by Chair of Trustees after Trustee meeting May 2015, London
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 couldn't have done it [got through it] without you.’
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.
‘A well prepared, presented and superbly timed 'meeting' which gave us an opportunity as a group to share problems and helped us to find practical solutions.’
Making Meetings Magic session with British Airways Internal Audit team, January 2009