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The Change Agency

Voltage Control is a change agency that helps enterprises sustain innovation and teams work better together with custom-designed meetings and workshops, both in-person and virtual. Every workshop is unique. We conceive & design what you need to do to get where you’re going, not what worked for someone else. We believe that you have the answers and solutions you need, so we design our workshops to help you extract them. Our master facilitators offer trusted guidance and custom coaching to companies who want to transform ineffective meetings, reignite stalled projects, and cut through assumptions. Based in Austin, Voltage Control designs and leads public and private workshops that range from small meetings to large conference-style gatherings.

From Fortune 100 companies, to art startups, to municipal service providers, and universities, Voltage Control has helped a spectrum of organizations design innovative products, services, and processes that accelerate innovation, develop team cohesion, enhance collaboration, prototype solutions,  gather insights, and transform the way they work. 

Voltage Control was founded by Douglas Ferguson, a thought leader and master facilitator of Design Sprints, Innovation Acceleration, Team Alignment, Meeting Systems, Culture Transitions, and Change Transformations. He is also the author of four books: Magical Meetings, Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything, and Start Within.

He has been published in Forbes, Fast Company, Innovation Leader, and is a regular contributor to The Future Shapers. He publishes a weekly podcast called Control the Room.

Motivated by a mission to rid the world of horrible meetings and offer meaningful meetings in their place, Voltage Control is calling upon fellow facilitators to transform meeting and innovation culture. From free weekly community meetups to Control the Room–the annual facilitator summit, Voltage Control is building a community of facilitators to change the world.

Ask about our popular workshops: Design Sprints, Innovation Acceleration, Team Alignment, Design Dash, Meeting Systems, Meeting Culture, Professional Facilitation, Liberating Structures.

ABOUT US

We Lead with Workshops

Every workshop is unique. We conceive & design what you need to do to get where you’re going, not what worked for someone else. We believe that you have the answers and solutions you need, so we design our workshops to help you extract them.

Ask about our popular workshops: Design Sprints, Innovation Acceleration, Team Alignment, Design Dash, Meeting Systems, Meeting Culture, Professional Facilitation, Liberating Structures.

ABOUT US

Our Founder

Voltage Control was founded by Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is a master facilitator and the author of four innovation books: Magical Meetings, Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything, and Start Within.

Motivated by a mission to rid the world of horrible meetings, Voltage Control is training and coaching facilitators and leaders to transform meeting and innovation culture. From free weekly community meetups to the annual Control the Room–the annual facilitator summit, Voltage Control is building a community of facilitators to change the world.

Douglas speaks and runs public workshops regularly on innovation topics. You should contact him today about having him ignite your event. 

Get In Touch

Let’s Get Started

Tell us a little about your situation, and we’ll be in touch shortly.

We’ll set up a 30-minute consultation call to discuss your specific situation, where you’re stuck, and your organizational dynamics. Then we’ll recommend a path forward.

The Books

Bring Your Ideas to Life

Innovation can seem complex or reserved for the exceptional. But we believe innovation is for everyone. We’ve set out to illuminate a path for you to generate bold ideas, visualize and share them, overcome obstacles, and turn them into reality. Our books are equal parts guidebook and stories from years of experience helping companies adopt an innovation mindset and culture. They’re practical & actionable, so you can get started now. We hope they’ll help you on your journey to realizing your biggest, boldest ideas.