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Master Facilitator

Do your Away Days feel like Groundhog Day?

  • High-energy, inclusive style of facilitation known for achieving breakthrough 
  • Creative, challenging and able to draw out the key issues  
  • Able to achieve positive outcomes from groups with divergent viewpoints 

“Following key appointments to the executive team, it was clear that we required space and time to get to know each other in terms of leadership styles, strengths and personalities. The business had grown at a tremendous rate and it was time to take stock. We required a facilitator with ‘lived experience’ and skill who could take the business and team to the next level; I had no hesitation in engaging Craig. We all came away with a renewed sense of optimism, clarity and energy, ready to take the business forward as a cohesive and effective team.”  

 

Gina Rowlands,

Managing Director, Bevan Healthcare 

“Craig facilitated our Board Away Day adding value, group cohesion and insightfulness to what proved to be a very good day. I would recommend you book him early.”  

 

Karen Hester,

‘Chair Independence Matters’

Chief Operating Officer, Adnams plc. 

“Craig’s help has been invaluable. The workshop he recently ran with our staff was an imaginative and, dare I say, highly entertaining way for many different people to come together and successfully explore difficult and emotive topics”  

 

Mervyn Kaye,

Managing Director, Youth First

"Craig facilitated our Board during the endorsement of a radical new strategy. He did this with a fine balance of tact, diligence and a highly inclusive and personable style.  For the business-critical meeting or AwayDay there are probably few better facilitators in our sector"  

Mark Atkinson, 

Chief Executive of Scope

"Craig has facilitated two Board away days for SASC, and has been key to us seeing a substantial improvement in productivity from the annual event. He uses his engaging style to great affect and gives everybody the space they need to contribute their thoughts and ideas that are vital to the day. Craig's has a substantive understanding, but doesn't let his own knowledge and views influence the direction of discussion. We will be booking him for 2019 and beyond."  

Benjamin Rick,

CEO of Social and Sustainable Capital  

"It’s always a pleasure - and actually rather inspiring - to have Craig act as a facilitator. Building on his varied and valuable experience, Craig listens with great authenticity and asks thoughtful and probing questions to guide conversations that produce real insights."  

Vinay Nair, 

CEO & Co-Founder Lightful   

"I was recently involved in the Defying Gravity conference as a delegate and volunteer helper, I found Craig to be an excellent host and facilitator. He conveyed genuine warmth to his audience and passion for his subject. He took the time to personally interact with delegates and continually seek feedback. A perfectionist, he was at pains to ensure that each detail was correct and that the delegate experience was an excellent one." 

Kat Sowden,

Managing Director Persona Care and Support Limited 

"Craig has facilitated a number of key sessions for me. These have  included the early stages of our spin out journey where gaining momentum, support and engagement from a sceptical local authority staff group through to board away days and business development days for the management team. As a former social care CEO he really understands the issues and tasks at hand and ensure that objectives are met, the audience is involved and that the right results are achieved." 

David Osborne,

Managing Director of Catalyst Choices

"Craig did a sterling job of facilitating the away day of our Board. He has an inclusive and engaging style to which people respond well. As a former CEO, he is quick to understand the issues and ensure the day delivers for you." 

Kirsty McHugh,

CEO of The Employment Related Services Association 

"Craig is a very skilled facilitator. He has designed and delivered very successful Board away days for Social and Sustainable Capital. He was especially adroit at teasing out complex issues and enabling our Board to debate them constructively." 

Nat Sloane,

Chair of Social and Sustainable 

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