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Podcast | June 8, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Kwame Christian about breaking down biases in negotiation, the unique approach in negotiation scenarios, strategizing conversations and key recommendations within conflict, and the superpower of negotiation in all aspects of life.

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Podcast | June 1, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Jade Duggan, Strategic Counselor & Cultural Design Guidance at Mindbody Leadership & Wellness Organization Structure Expert, about navigating facilitation through mindfulness, applying the skills of self-awareness in leadership towards organization infrastructure, & more.

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Podcast | May 25, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson chats with Marcus Crow, Co-Founder of 10,000 Hours & Master Facilitator, about the re-discovery of focus in performance for organizations, the juxtaposition of control and freedom methodologies in facilitation, the greater performance impact in teams through the pandemic, and more.

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Podcast | May 18, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Lesley Ann Noel, Asst. Professor of Design at North Carolina State University & Culture-Changing Design Trailblazer, about the greater social impact in design, a detailed look into the designer’s Critical Alphabet, the ideas behind critical race theory, the necessity of an empathetic approach in design, and more.

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Podcast | May 11, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Mark Collard, Founder of Playmeo & Game Engagement Mastermind, about the creation of the temporary community to foster trust, the deliberate/strategic approach of connection before content, and the ongoing virtual facilitation challenge towards engagement.

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Podcast | May 4, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Sarah B. Nelson, Senior Director of Design Thinking Adoption at PepsiCo & Organizational Strategist, about the impact of design thinking for team success in organizations, the collaboration efforts teams must exemplify, the “worthy workshop” intention and expectation, and more.

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Podcast | April 27, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Matt Alex, Co-Founder of Beyond Academics and Higher Education Guru, about the future of work through the higher education lens, the juxtaposition of the earn-it model with the life-long model for students, the unbundling and reimagination of the college experience, and the breakdown of segments in structured and unstructured work.

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Podcast | April 6, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Tamara Adlin, UX consultant, creator of the Alignment Personas Method, and co-author of the “The Persona Lifecycle” about exploring assumptions and allowing data to inform decision-making creates a unified team and a clear perspective.