Hi, I’m Gwyn...
I’m an online facilitator, learning experience designer and someone who’s spent thousands of hours on Zoom. Literally!
My mission is to help you design & lead live online experiences that are ENERGIZING not exhausting. I do that through creating content, live online training, coaching and consulting.
I offer 1:1 consulting to support the development of your facilitation skills and I also offer an immersive online program called Breakthrough Facilitation, an immersive live online facilitation course.
My newsletter, The Quest is where I provide insights to support your learning every Monday.
How I became an "online facilitator"
When the pandemic hit I had just stepped down from leading a global facilitation training organization. For 15 years I had made a living from leading workshops in person. Overnight I found myself struggling to adapt my know-how to the virtual space.
Before the pandemic, I used to be skeptical about leading virtual sessions. I was convinced that the only way to create meaningful group experiences was to do it face-to-face.
Then I led my first online workshop.
And yes, there were tech glitches, awkward silences, and blank stares. A combination that sent my sweat glands and anxiety into overdrive.
But at the end of the session, when I asked my group members to put one word in the chat about how they were feeling (expecting crickets), I got a cascade of responses like: “energized”, “connected”, and “inspired.”
That was my “aha” moment!
I saw that it IS possible to lead engaging & empowering online experiences.
I knew that if I wanted to continue teaching and training people at scale, I had to adapt the way I led my group sessions.
So I immersed myself in everything there is to learn about online facilitation.
There was just one problem…
Online facilitation has evolved at lightning speed over the last three years.
And as a result, there’s no clear path showing people how to level up their facilitation skills in the online space.
There wasn’t a repeatable process you could follow to create transformative sessions that empower participants to take action every single time.
After enduring online sessions that felt flatter than a deflated basketball, I knew that with facilitation techniques there was an easier way.
And based on everything I’ve learned about facilitation in the past 15 years and online facilitation during the pandemic, I developed the Breakthrough Facilitation Model.
I realized that the secret to engagement is that they need to be facilitated and designed and led specifically for the way people interact online.
Using this framework, I’ve helped over 1350 online professionals learn how to design and lead online experiences that engage, energize and spark people into action - from remote team leaders to corporate trainers, university professors, teachers, community leaders, course creators, content-area experts, and more.
I’ve consulted with companies, foundations, universities, and departments of education around the world on how to make working and learning online energizing and empowering.
I get deep satisfaction from facilitating engaging, meaningful online group experiences with people from all around the world. I hope I can help you find the joy in leading live online experiences so you can thrive in this digital world.
If you want to talk about how you can strengthen your online facilitation skills, bring more engagement to your virtual teams, talk about online facilitation on a podcast, or hire me to lead an interactive keynote or session at your next event, then let’s chat.
3 Different Ways I Can Help You
Every Monday, you’ll get actionable insights and tips to help you design and lead exceptional online experiences that engage your group and get better results.
The Breakthrough Facilitation course gives you tools, personalized feedback, and a proven framework for designing and leading high-engagement live sessions.
Interested in 1:1 coaching or customized team training? Book a free 15-minute zero commitment call with me to see how I can support you and your team.