Workshop Facilitation

Are you having a tough time managing a business issue or communication challenge?

Do you want to engage diverse voices in strategic planning so everyone feels valued, recognized and heard?

Are you seeking an experienced facilitator to guide you through the decision-making process?

Are you looking for an educational workshop to engage, inspire and motivate a department or team?

Confidence and innovative thinking is created through support and guidance.

Take the pressure off 

We make better decisions when we can remove the pressure to have all the answers while organizing or running a meeting and / or strategic planning session. We do our best thinking when we feel supported and guided in the decision-making process.

Sample Facilitation / Workshops / Presentations

Sample Facilitation / Workshops / Presentations

  • Coaching to Develop a Leadership Mindset Workshop Series
  • Employee Engagement – What’s Trust Got to Do with It?
  • Discover Your Values / Hot Button Connection
  • Interdepartmental Team Project Planning
  • Key Message / Tagline Development
  • Creative Versus Reactive Leadership
  • How Well Do You Know Yourself?
  • Mission / Vision Development
  • Core Values Discovery & Alignment
  • Stakeholder Story Telling
  • Curious About Coaching?
  • Sensitivity Training
  • Strategic Planning

Facilitating Values “Hot Button” Workshop at OuiShare Fest in Paris

We put her skills to the test and she passed with flying colours!

“Mary-Ellen led us through a complex communications challenge – to unify a large group of health professionals from different organizations and develop a clear direction forward with agreement on core objectives and tactics. Her collaborative approach and strategy helped us work through complicated issues on which we had been “stuck” for a long time and the results have re-energized our focus and our team. We put her skills as a facilitator, researcher and leader to the test and she passed with flying colours. Her success is our exciting new way forward!”

Jill Hefley
Associate Director, Policy and Communications
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

How I make a difference

Consider your desired outcome and create a process / plan to achieve your goals.

Help to overcome existing mental blocks to build, optimize and motivate.

Use liberating structures to shake up the status quo and break through barriers.

Build new skills development and topical education into the experience.

You will come away feeling inspired by new knowledge and energized by a clear path forward. Nothing happens in isolation and everything connects.

We can leave it at that or continue working together to ignite the plan and keep moving forward.

Let’s work together 

Client Case Study

Public Education Strategy & Positioning

Taking the approach that an informed and empowered member is able to act in their own and the community’s best interest, conducted initial background research including one on one interviews with patient relations committee and created SWOT analysis to set the foundation for a full day strategic planning session. Engaged multiple stakeholders to inform the creation of a new five year public education strategy, updated tagline, logo and fresh positioning for advertising campaign.


Mary-Ellen easily drew in our audience

“Mary-Ellen recently facilitated a continuing education workshop organized for IABC Toronto. An engaging instructor and coach, she tailored the creative versus reactive leadership session specifically for communication professionals. Mary-Ellen easily drew in the audience, sharing real-life examples and encouraging everyone’s involvement in a welcoming, intimate setting. Participants appreciated not only her relatable insights but also the many tips and tools she left them with to increase their self-awareness and further develop their leadership skills.”

Dawneen MacKenzie
Vice President, Professional Development
IABC Toronto

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