Have you ever been in a training and marveled at how quickly the time flew by? Genuinely enjoyed a meeting you were expecting to dread? Learned something powerful about a topic you thought wouldn’t engage you? Experienced an intimate, vulnerable, transformative moment with a group of total strangers?
Then you’ve witnessed the magic of facilitation.
Like all magic tricks – though they seem to defy reason when you’re spectating for the first time – once the secrets of facilitation are unveiled to you, you’ll look back with a bland obviousness. Of course that’s how it’s done.
Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation is more than just another book on group dynamics. There are no wasted pages; and yet, as packed full of valuable information as it is, it manages to feel less like a manual and more like a personal conversation with two people who are clearly knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about the topic. With no shortage of memorable analogies and helpful examples, the book is written with refreshing wit, humor, empathy and a compelling voice.
– Erik Tyler, Mentor, Speaker, Facilitator and Author of The Best Advice So Far