Gwyn Wansbrough

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

By Gwyn Wansbrough | February 20, 2024

Hello friends, Greetings from Kerala, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ 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: ๐Ÿ™„How to lead icebreakers for eye-rollers and skeptics

By Gwyn Wansbrough | February 13, 2024

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona โ˜€๏ธ A very special welcome to the facilitators joining The Quest from the New Zealand Facilitator’s Network Festival of Facilitation. ๐ŸŽ‰ 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: ๐ŸŽ‰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.โ˜€๏ธ 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. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ Most people pick […]

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The Quest #149: ๐Ÿค” Is Facilitation Having a “Moment”?

By Gwyn Wansbrough | January 31, 2024

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona. โ˜€๏ธ I’m excited to bring you a special edition of the Quest with key takeaways from Session Lab’s brand newย 2024 State of Facilitation report.ย ๐ŸŽ‰ I am beyond honored to be one of 15 experts asked to contribute to the report.๐Ÿ‘‡ What exactly is facilitation anyway? Facilitation is one of those […]

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The Quest #148: ๐Ÿ”Ž 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. โ€‹https://www.linkedin.com/in/romy-alexandra/They had a group of senior leaders delivering in-house corporate training. โœ”๏ธThe leaders have a wealth of experience and knowledge. โœ”๏ธ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 #147: ๐Ÿ’ก6 Ways You Can Design for Aha! Moments

By Gwyn Wansbrough | January 22, 2024

Hello friends, If you teach or lead live sessions you’ll immediately recognize this feeling. It’s the immense satisfaction of seeing your group members experiencing an aha! moment. The “this-is-what-it’s-all-about” feeling when you see things click. Aha! moments can be life-changing. They deepen learning and retention. They spark innovation and lead to groundbreaking ideas. And they […]

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The Quest #146: ๐Ÿšซ How to Avoid Planning Pitfalls in 2024

By Gwyn Wansbrough / January 8, 2024 / 0 Comments

Hello friends, Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ‰ 2024, here we GO! Excited? Me too. But TBH I can also quickly start feeling overwhelmed with everything I want to accomplish. It’s only the first week of January and I’m like “Could someone please slow down the clock?” ๐Ÿ˜ณ โฉ Fast forward to the end of the year […]

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The Quest 145: ๐Ÿ’ก My Top 10 Insights About Leading EXCEPTIONAL Live Sessions in 2023

By Gwyn Wansbrough / December 18, 2023 / 0 Comments

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona. โ˜€๏ธ Online facilitation continues to evolve at lightning speed. โšก It can be nearly impossible to keep up with the pace of change. That’s why I started The Quest in October 2020. I wanted to make it easier for live session leaders to quickly learn what they need to know […]

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The Quest #144: ๐ŸŒŸ How To Design a Memorable Virtual Holiday Celebration

By Gwyn Wansbrough / December 11, 2023 / 0 Comments

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona โ˜€๏ธAnd a very special welcome to Small Bets friends joining the Quest this week. ๐Ÿ™Œ Thinking it’s too late to design a memorable virtual holiday celebration for your remote team, your virtual class, or your online community? Think again.๐Ÿš€ Your mind may be racing with ideas to create a memorable […]

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The Quest #143: ๐Ÿฅ— 5 Fresh Ways To Vibe Your Zoom Room

By Gwyn Wansbrough / December 11, 2023 / 0 Comments

Hello friends, ๐Ÿ™ŒMany 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 If you were forwarded this email, you can subscribe and receive The Quest straight to your inbox every Monday๐Ÿ‘‡ Let’s jump right in. ๐ŸคทHave you ever found […]

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The Quest #142: ๐Ÿ”ฅHow You Can Take Your Closings from Good to Unforgettable

By Gwyn Wansbrough / December 10, 2023 / 0 Comments

Hello friends, Greetings from Barcelona.โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ™ŒMany 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 If you were forwarded this email, you can subscribe and receive The Quest straight to your inbox every Monday๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ”ฅHow You Can Take Your […]

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The Quest #141: ๐Ÿค” What’s In It For Me?

By Gwyn Wansbrough / November 13, 2023 / 0 Comments

Greetings from Barcelona.โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ™ŒMany 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 If you were forwarded this email, you can subscribe and receive The Quest straight to your inbox every Monday๐Ÿ‘‡ Let’s jump right in. ๐Ÿค””What’s in it […]

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