The Quest #169:๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 10 Facilitation Podcasts that will Accelerate Your Growth

Hello friends,

Many thanks for reading The Quest, your weekly round-up of tips and insights to help you design and lead exceptional online sessions that your group members will love.โค๏ธ

Facilitators are known for generously sharing their insights and tips in books, podcasts, and videos.

The problem is that it can take a lot of searching to find the hidden gems.๐Ÿ’Ž

So let me save you some time!

Today Iโ€™m excited to kick off a 4-week series where Iโ€™ll share curated lists of my all-time favorite resources.

These have been my go-to sources for ideas and inspiration. I’ve added new podcasts and episodes I’ve discovered over the past year.

And I hope you’ll find a ton of useful insights and tips for leading your live online sessions.

Hereโ€™s what Iโ€™ll be sharing๐Ÿ‘‡

Week 1 โ€“> ๐ŸŽ™๏ธMy favorite facilitation podcasts (today!)

Week 2 โ€“> ๐Ÿ“šBooks that will make you a better facilitator (and all-around better person) with my top 3 takeaways from each book.

Week 3 โ€“> ๐ŸงฐFree toolkits I canโ€™t live without with a selection of activities I love.

Week 4 โ€“> ๐ŸŽฅClick-worthy YouTube videos with facilitation tips, Zoom hacks, and home studio advice.

Let’s dive right in!


๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 10 facilitation podcasts that will accelerate your growth as a facilitator

You don’t need to personally know a lot of exceptional facilitators to learn their secrets. That’s where a good podcast comes in.

There are a handful of podcasts that I tune into regularly.

I am thrilled to have been a featured guest on 5 of these podcasts. But thatโ€™s not why they are on the list:)

Hereโ€™s why they are my favorites:

๐Ÿ‘‰They have exceptional hosts who are seasoned facilitators and know how to ask powerful questions.

๐Ÿ‘‰They curate guests who can speak to the most innovative and challenging aspects of facilitation.

๐Ÿ‘‰They give you inspiration and ideas you can apply to lead live sessions.

And they are all free.๐ŸŽ‰

๐ŸฅHereโ€™s the list with some of my favorite episodes (in no particular order)๐Ÿ‘‡

1/ Creative Confidence Podcast by IDEO U

A podcast from US-based design firm IDEO (the folks who brought you design thinking).

Great for: Tips on experience design, play, and times when you need a big dose of creative inspiration.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

2/ Facilitator Forum with host Julia Winston

A podcast about people who guide people.

Great for: Learning from exceptional facilitators who make a big impact.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

3/ Doing Being Doing with host Shalini Menon

A podcast entirely dedicated to the world of facilitation.

Great for: Exploring the most challenging dimensions of facilitating groups with facilitators from India and across the globe.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

4/ Adaptagen Podcast with host Nadia Chaney

A podcast for facilitators who want to explore the edges and depth of truly exceptional facilitation.

Great for: Hearing the journey, obstacles, obsessions, and professional tips of remarkable facilitators from all over the world.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

5/ Learning that Sticks with host Mark Williams

A podcast that explores the secret sauce of learning and development experts from around the world.

Great for: Learning from a full range of L&D specialists across a range of disciplines.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

6/ Workshops Work with Myriam Hadnes

A podcast on a mission to find the magic ingredients that make workshops work.

Great for: Learning about meetings and corporate, tools and tech, Play and games, and methods and activities.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

Also check out Myriamโ€™s curated playlist of Workshops Work podcasts on play.

7/ First-time Facilitator with host Leanne Hughes.

Great for: Training and workshop tips and tricks with practical insights from a wide range of professionals who use facilitation in their work.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

8/ There’s a Workshop for That! with host Nathy Ravez

Great for: Ideas for leading groups, sparking collaboration and innovation.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

9/ The Best of MBS with host Michael Bungay Stanier

A collection of the best interviews hosted by MBS, author of The Coaching Habit.

Great for: Coaching skills, HR, organizational change trends.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

10/ The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast with host Lisette Sutherland.

A podcast dedicated to interviewing people and companies doing great things … remotely!

Great for: Stories and tips for virtual facilitation and successful remote working.

Noteworthy episodes๐Ÿ‘‡

How about you? What are your go-to podcasts to learn about facilitation and live online sessions? Hit reply to this email and let me know!

Stay tuned for next weekโ€™s edition of The Quest where Iโ€™ll reveal my top ๐Ÿ“š10 books that will make you a better facilitator – and an all around better person.

Hereโ€™s the surprise โ€“ most of them donโ€™t even mention facilitation in the title. Curious? See you there!


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