5th Annual Facilitation Summit Get your early bird tickets today!
5th Annual Facilitation Summit Get your early bird tickets today!

The Change Agency

Voltage Control is a change agency that helps leaders and teams thrive through change to fully unleash their potential. We specialize in interventions and training focused on facilitation, collaboration, psychological safety, and play for organizations experiencing uncertainty and change. Every change is unique. With a deep respect for tailored solutions, we conceive and design custom programs that take you on the specific journey to your destination. We believe that your team has the answers and abilities for the change you seek, so our experiences are designed to help you extract them. Our master facilitators offer trusted guidance and custom coaching to companies that want to expand mindsets, transform culture, foster team health, and unleash everyone. 

From Fortune 100 companies to art startups, municipal service providers, and universities, Voltage Control has helped a spectrum of organizations embrace change and build resilient teams. 

Whether they are launching products, reimagining services, or improving processes our focus on team cohesion, culture transformation, and communities of practice produce lasting impact.

Voltage Control was founded by Douglas Ferguson, a thought leader and master facilitator of change, culture, and leadership. He is the author of four books: Magical Meetings, Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything, and Start Within. He also publishes a weekly podcast called Control the Room.


We Lead With Community

Motivated by a mission to help leaders and teams thrive through change, Voltage Control is calling upon fellow facilitators to transform innovation culture with the ultimate goal of changing the way we work and communicate. From free weekly community meetups to Control the Room – our annual facilitator summit – Voltage Control is building a community of facilitators to change the world.


Ask about our popular programs: Design Thinking At Scale, Culture Transformation, Meeting Culture Redesign, Facilitated Leadership Training, Organizational Change Management,  Design Sprints, Workshop Design, Team Chartering, Professional Remote Facilitation, and Liberating Structures.


Our Values

Present for Empathy

Our clients and our teammates deserve our full attention. Only with intentional focus in the moment and active listening do we develop true empathy. This is our secret to sage insights and wise foresight that our clients have come to know us for.

Stay Curious & Grow

Through constant examination of our biases, assumptions, and pre concepts we experiment our way to the ground truth. Our thirst for knowledge propels us to try new ideas and leads our peers to greater innovations.

Include & Unleash Everyone

We place a strong emphasis on ensuring that everyone is heard and we unleash the power of their ideas. Our interactions are made diverse and equitable through collaboration, co-creation, and radical teaming.

Thrive in Ambiguity

We embrace uncertainty, explore, and move beyond what we know. In this constantly adapting, ever-changing world we find ourselves in, we understand the need to adapt and lean into the unknown to learn.

Pride In Craft

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. Our sense of pride in a word is paramount. We work hard to capture repeatable processes when they exist, take the time to check our work is worthy of the trust our clients put in us as their culture depends on it.

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.