Gwyn Wansbrough

The Quest #153: ⏰10 Strategies for Staying on Time (even when you fall way behind) – Greatest Hits

By Gwyn Wansbrough | February 27, 2024

Hello Friends, Greetings from Barcelona.☀️ 🙌Many thanks for reading The Quest, your weekly round-up of tips and insights to help you design and lead exceptional virtual sessions that your group members will love.❤️ Everything started well. I kicked off the session right at 5:00 pm. I started with a warm welcome. Then moved onto a fun connection […]

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The Quest #152: Greatest Hits – The #1 reason that online sessions fail

By Gwyn Wansbrough | February 20, 2024

Hello friends, Greetings from Kerala, India 🇮🇳 where I’ll be on a learning journey with my husband. For the first time in ages, I won’t be taking my laptop. While I’m gone I’ll be sharing some of The Quest’s “greatest hits” – the most-read editions of the newsletter to date. What’s the #1 reason most […]

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The Quest #151: 🙄How to lead icebreakers for eye-rollers and skeptics

By Gwyn Wansbrough | February 13, 2024

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona ☀️ A very special welcome to the facilitators joining The Quest from the New Zealand Facilitator’s Network Festival of Facilitation. 🎉 I had the huge honor of leading the Festival’s opening session on icebreakers that inspired this newsletter. There is one question that keeps coming up… “How do I lead […]

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The Quest #150: 🎉How to Engineer Surprise in Your Live Session

By Gwyn Wansbrough | February 6, 2024

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona where we are enjoying some surprising sunsets.☀️ Pop Quiz! Do you prefer when things a) go according to plan? Or b) when the unexpected happens? Me? I’m a planner. I like lists. I print out calendars. I guess it’s what comes with being a Virgo perfectionist. 🤷🏼 Most people pick […]

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The Quest #149: 🤔 Is Facilitation Having a “Moment”?

By Gwyn Wansbrough | January 31, 2024

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona. ☀️ I’m excited to bring you a special edition of the Quest with key takeaways from Session Lab’s brand new 2024 State of Facilitation report. 🎉 I am beyond honored to be one of 15 experts asked to contribute to the report.👇 What exactly is facilitation anyway? Facilitation is one of those […]

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The Quest #148: 🔎 From Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side

By Gwyn Wansbrough | January 23, 2024

Hello friends, The other day I was talking with a client preparing an online facilitation training. ​https://www.linkedin.com/in/romy-alexandra/They had a group of senior leaders delivering in-house corporate training. ✔️The leaders have a wealth of experience and knowledge. ✔️The training content is solid. But when the feedback forms came in, there was a common complaint: The leaders […]

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The Quest #165:💡The Dimmer Switch Principle

By Gwyn Wansbrough / May 28, 2024 / 0 Comments

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.❤️ I’m excited to share a simple, yet powerful, session design tip that will help you boost engagement in your live sessions —I call it the “Dimmer Switch Principle”. […]

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The Quest #164: 💥How to Craft Your Story of Breakthrough

By Gwyn Wansbrough / May 22, 2024 / 0 Comments

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.❤️ A special welcome to facilitators joining from the Butter Community this week. 🙌 Today we’re diving into a game-changing framework that will help you build credibility AND relatability with your […]

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The Quest #163: ⏰ The 10-minute Rule

By Gwyn Wansbrough / May 14, 2024 / 0 Comments

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.❤️ Today I’m excited to share a simple, yet powerful, session design tip that will help you boost engagement—I call it the “10-minute rule.” I’ve been designing a lot […]

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The Quest #162: 🌟 5 Timeless Session Design Principles to Live By

By Gwyn Wansbrough / April 30, 2024 / 0 Comments

Hello friends, Greetings from Colmar, France 🇫🇷where I am traveling with two of the most loyal readers of this newsletter – my dad and stepmother. 😅 🙌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.❤️ Let’s jump right […]

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The Quest #161: ⚒️ How to build a killer virtual facilitation tech stack

By Gwyn Wansbrough / April 23, 2024 / 0 Comments

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona ☀️ 🙌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.❤️ Let’s jump right in! Lately, many of you have been asking about the tools I use behind the scenes. Glad you asked! When […]

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The Quest #160: 💛How to create a heartfelt virtual celebration

By Gwyn Wansbrough / April 17, 2024 / 0 Comments

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona ☀️ 🙌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.❤️ Let’s jump right in. How do you create a heartfelt celebration on Zoom? I wondered this as I planned a celebration of life […]

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