This is a sample of topics (selected from a larger list) that can be effectively facilitated if data indicates that it’d be a promising growth area for your organisation. For each topic, the list has a condensed description of a selection of outcomes/benefits and resources used to build theoretical and applied expertise.
It is not uncommon to work with people who have read dozens or even hundreds of books. However, they are often stuck at the theory–level and only start to gain real practical value when an experienced facilitator (e.g., coach) guides the translation from theory into practice.
I haven’t just read and memorized the theory but observed over hundreds of hours how other people's minds engage with the ideas, what the obstacles are that occur during the implementation, and what the difference is between good and great translations. Our extensive experiences enable us to draw from a rich pool of examples and case studies to make the ideas come alive. A lot of propositional and procedural knowledge doesn’t lend itself to being referenced (e.g., knowledge acquired through 1600+ hours worth of workshops and coaching sessions with deliberate feedback loops and working with peak performers). We have actively implemented them for ourselves and the high-achieving people we work with and thereby gone from theory, to practice, to (some level of) mastery.
However, in the workshop format, we do not see ourselves as lecturers but as experienced facilitators that provide theories, models, frameworks, and ideas and then ask experienced-tuned questions or exercises that help the organisation or participants translate the insights into sustained practical value.
*This document was co-created with Sebastian Schmidt