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Alumni Stories | November 2, 2023

Susan Golab Wilson's blog post details a transformative facilitation experience. Confronted with lackluster engagement, she transitioned to a standing meeting around a SMART board, invigorating team interaction and collaboration. This approach allowed the group to collectively identify crucial project elements, fostering a co-created solution that capitalized on individual strengths and amplified lesser-heard perspectives. This success reignited Susan's passion for facilitation, bolstering her confidence and preparing her to tackle future challenges with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.

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Alumni Stories | September 27, 2023

Eddie Jjemba's post details his shift from aspiring Ugandan medical doctor to climate education advocate. His journey, from school conservation efforts to a Master's in Climate and Society at Columbia University, underscores the need to make scientific knowledge accessible. Eddie stresses culturally-sensitive facilitation, reflecting on his experiences across Africa and Europe. He credits facilitation courses for honing his skills and for the realization of a professional portfolio's importance, showcasing his strengths and development in facilitation.

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Alumni Stories | September 14, 2023

Roselle's blog post narrates her evolution from a Manila-based leader to a global facilitator adept in managing diverse teams across continents and virtual platforms. She outlines the challenges of leading through cultural and digital shifts, emphasizing the significance of "unintentional facilitation." Roselle reflects on the benefits of formal training and tools like Liberating Structures and Mural, which have shaped her approach. She discusses the importance of certifications and mentorships, marking her transition from project management to becoming an empathetic mentor focused on inclusivity and effective outcomes. Her journey offers valuable insights for leaders and facilitators striving to transform meeting culture and enhance their leadership skills.

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Alumni Stories | August 31, 2023

In a transformative journey spanning from Brazil to London, Vanessa navigated the complexities of an evolving artistic career deeply entrenched in experimental music and arts facilitation. Despite notable collaborations with international organizations, she felt disconnected from her artistic ethos in the fast-paced gig economy and institutional contexts. Her epiphany came after enrolling in Voltage Control’s Facilitation Certification, which prompted her to critically reassess her professional identity and career trajectory.

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Alumni Stories | August 24, 2023

Dom Michalec's experience in startups led him to consulting, where he sought to understand and improve large team dynamics. His time with Voltage Control's certification program highlighted the power of facilitation and healthy conflict in fostering team growth. Now, as a certified facilitator, Dom leverages conflict as a tool for progress, emphasizing collective intelligence and collaboration in his workshops.

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Alumni Stories | July 24, 2023

Phil Canning details his transformative journey from moving to North Carolina to becoming an "Innovation Manager" at Ally Financial. Initially uncertain, Phil found direction after being introduced to human-centered design principles from Stanford's d.school. This approach led to the creation of Ally's acclaimed savings tools, Buckets and Boosters. To spread this innovative mindset, Phil trained with Voltage Control’s Facilitation Certification program, enhancing his skills and expanding his network. Now, as a key facilitator at Ally, Phil drives innovation across teams, highlighting the profound impact of effective collaboration and his personal and professional growth through his experiences.

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Alumni Stories | July 12, 2023

In her reflection on the Voltage Control’s Facilitation Certification program, Sandra Molinari shares her transformative journey from an experienced facilitator to a more adaptive and innovative leader. Despite her two decades of experience, Sandra recognized the drawbacks of strict adherence to agendas. The program introduced her to fresh techniques, emphasizing flexibility and the value of emergent discussions. Transitioning to the corporate sector, she applied these insights to promote team collaboration, highlighting the ever-evolving importance of facilitation in fostering meaningful connections.

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Alumni Stories | May 26, 2023

Discover the transformative journey of Reshma Khan, a seasoned facilitator who navigated the realms of leadership, conflict resolution, and team effectiveness in diverse settings. From her first eye-opening experience in Zimbabwe, helping conflicted teams find common ground, to founding K’enso Consulting and becoming a certified Executive Leadership Coach, Reshma's story is a testament to the power of effective facilitation. Learn how she honed her skills and broadened her toolkit through specialized training with Voltage Control, and how her newfound techniques have garnered high praise from clients globally.