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.
‘We achieved a lot more [from the retreat] than I expected.’
Feng Gao Director Legal Affairs Programme, UN Climate Change Secretariat, February 2008
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 want to send you special thanks for your wonderfully wise and calm guiding hand through this difficult situation ... you joined me on the most difficult phase of my journey through life ... I could not have done it alone and it was of particular help to be able to call on you for your unbiased view and for your voice of experience.’
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.
‘The course design and get2thepoint's facilitation of the NCVO Barclays Leadership programme were deceptively simple, but highly skilled. Together they enabled participants to receive an appropriate amount and type of information and also to pick the brains of peers at each session to address "real" issues.’
Alison Haskins, Leeds - 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.