I position myself very proudly not only as someone who has carved solid background in the nonprofit world, but who has also reinvented and transformed my career. #futureofwork. I enjoy working at the intersection of enterprise and the nonprofit world, so I bring a diverse suite of experiences and expertise which, for me, makes the work I do so much more enjoyable and joyful. I'd love to share that with you.
Facilitation is the art of stimulating deeper understanding, fresh thinking and behavioural transformation.
My style of facilitation draws on a mix of coaching methods (e.g. GROW) and Liberating Structures to open
up more dynamic explorations. My core strengths include futurism, strategic thinking, ideation and connectedness (including seeing alignments and reading the room).
WHAT, WHERE AND WHO DO I FACILITATE?
COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN TEAMS
IN-PERSON & ONLINE SKILLSHARES
AWAY DAYS AND RETREATS
ON-STAGE - PANELS AND TALKS
EXPLORING POWER SHIFTS
How are we doing in our respective and collective work to shift, share and balance power?
Aggregated benchmarking study: Esther Kwaku
Full Benchmarking Study: Esther Kwaku and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken
Last year, my fellow consultant Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken and I were commissioned by the International Civil Society Centre (ICS Centre) to undertake a small benchmarking study of 17 international civil society organizations (ICSOs). Following four years of running Power Shifts Labs, the ICS Centre set out to explore what shifts are currently underway within these organisations, as well as their challenges and next frontier ambitions.
Definitely worth a read - here is a summary public version of the study written by me for the ICS Centre.
FACILITATION, SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS
Who knew facilitation could be so energising?
Throughout this remote working era, I've worked with amazing groups, teams and senior management. I design, shape and deliver sessions to your needs from team building, collaboration and creative thinking design workshops to larger online events and learning 'festivals'.
ENERGISING & POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS
Not sure exactly what it is you need yet? You'd be surprised how many other people and organisations are in the same boat these days. One of my greatest assets is the energy I bring to the table. Sometimes you might find that powerful, constructive conversations is exactly what you need to move forward and get unstuck.
LET’S MAKE IT POP. Just one of the expressions I live by because I want your projects and strategic direction to be as innovative, progressive and dynamic as it can be in this fast-moving world. Of course, if it ain't broke then that's all good, but there's always room for a bit of alternative thinking. I can stimulate creativity, new ideas and different ways of looking at existing challenges, even if that means pushing you out of the box a little.
'ZAZZ UP' YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
I also roll my sleeves up and do hands-on design and project delivery. I work on various projects including web reviews, revamping and rebranding; standout presentations and marketing assets.I can usually do these within a super quick turnaround with user-friendly platforms such as Wix or Squarespace. So if you like what you see here, give me a shout!