Facilitating group meetings & coaching organisations

Ready to unlock the collective wisdom alive in your group? When you bring people together, prepare and do it consciously, to get the most out of these moments. And if you want, also learn new skills, tools and practices that you can continue using. Because paying attention to how we relate and collaborate can change the world.

I support organisations, teams, networks or any group of people to do their best work together.



Group process facilitation

Moments of coming together can profoundly impact what happens next. I design and facilitate events, meetings and multi-day gatherings that invite everyone to contribute to what really matters.

Imagine:

  • a team-building event that stimulates peer learning or sparks new ideas for improvement,
  • a meeting that creates the intended results and strengthens the group coherence,
  • a storytelling gathering marking an important moment of transition for the organisation.

Coaching of organisations

Boost your collaboration. I offer participatory and experiential learning sessions that equip you with insights, tools and practices that help you to better work together.

Learn:

  • how to run an engaging participatory meeting,
  • how to proactively build trust in your group,
  • how to communicate effectively in your collaboration.

I had the honour of facilitating for organisations like:


Curious what others say?

“You greatly contributed to the success of this meeting – we got lots of thanks and positive feedback. I believe we achieved our main goals, which were to get people motivated, inspired and wanting to commit, as well as create ideas that may translate into concrete actions during the project.”

– Blandine Smilansky, Partnerships Coordinator, House of European History

“During the Enspiral Winter Gathering 2022, it became clear that An is not only a connoisseur of the hosting toolkit, but also a master of subtlety. With her invitations, presence and body language, she made calm moments calmer, deep conversations deeper and nurtured spaces where participants could easily open up about difficult topics.”

– Joriam Philipe, community builder

“An coordinates and facilitates with a good dose of humour, warmth and craftsmanship. Her strength lies in building relationships, and she knows how to leverage them to streamline the process well. Her flexibility and professionalism make her a pleasant facilitator. Thanks, An!”

– Mees Schouwenaar, project leader School Leaders for the Future (Schoolleiders voor de Toekomst)

Unique about me? Cross-pollination. 

Once I was an engineer who focused on material outcomes. Nowadays I’m still engineering, but my attention shifted towards how people create outcomes together.

Work with me if you’re interested in: 

  • the crystal clarity of a scientist,
  • the openness to vulnerability of a soulful human being,
  • the wide-angle view of a systems thinker,
  • the gentle guidance of a facilitator,
  • the structured approach of an engineer,
  • the team spirit of a community member,
  • all of that enlivened with a bit of humour.

Strength and inspiration? These are my resources.

I combine proven methodologies, bright ideas and practices that work. Some of my sources of inspiration are: the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter, Sociocracy 3.0, Nonviolent Communication, Theory U, Internal Family Systems and Liberating Structures.

I am part of Enspiral and Greaterthan, both collectives working at the frontiers of collaboration and organisation building. I’m also connected to several communities of practice, and I enjoy constant learning. Discover some of what I’m passionate about in my blog articles (mostly in Dutch, some in English).


And what about you?

You’re welcome to reach out, so that we can get to know each other and find out if we want to collaborate. Let’s have an exploratory conversation, for free of course. Share your details in this form, or find mine here. Happy to meet soon!



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“Trust is the secret sauce of productive and joyful collaboration.”

– Frederic Laloux in his book Reinventing Organizations