Collaborating, making decisions, navigating conflict, establishing priorities and communicating in an enlivening way leads to liberatory organizational cultures and exciting personal empowerment. I help you breathe life into your gatherings, overcome deep personal and organizational blockages and discover how every moment can become a delightful opportunity to connect, celebrate and learn.
CULTURE REDESIGN WITH • PYE GLOBAL •
PYE Global is a global non-profit dedicated to unleashing the creative power of young people. Together with their international partners they have trained over 6000 people in 20 countries reaching over 200,000 young people in 15 countries each year.
Working with the team over a one-year period of intense transition, I co-created a generative team meeting process, placed the groundwork for strong group agreements, and contributed to a culture of creativity, authenticity and shared leadership, helping the organisation experience the magic of their programs internally.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN WITH • C2 MONTREAL & MOVIN'ON SUMMIT •
Masterclasses & workshops with Atölye, SYP, David Pearl, Hatch, Hakuhodo, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, Cancer Dojo, Ikea, Making to Think, Debbie Millman, Marcus Samuelsson & Malcolm Gladwell.
Experiential labs: Speed Coaching, Alter Ego, In the Dark, Conversation Café.
RETREAT DESIGN & FACILITATION WITH • APATHY IS BORING •
Apathy is Boring is bringing a breath of fresh air to the world of youth civic & democratic engagement in Canada. Through its flagship program RISE, youth between 18 and 30 in cities across the country imagine and create meaningful community projects in a 20 week program that provides skills and a network while shifting their narratives on their own power.
In each RISE cohort there is a pan-Canadian 4 day retreat : a joyful gathering where each city hub (Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax) creates deep connections, learns from inspiring mentors and gains clarity on their community project.
I co-designed and facilitated 6 of these retreats, in-person and online, crafting and holding a safer space for deep creativity and connection.
I can't underestimate the impact Ez made to the culture and connection of our team. As a globally dispersed organization, Ez optimized our limited meeting time together while also infusing joy, laughter, and creativity. With so much heart, and with a light touch that can only come from a highly skilled organizational development facilitator, he helped guide us into a direction of health from which it can continue to grow.
Creative collaborator, reliable, fun to work with, good work ethic. This combined with Ez's charismatic personality and very human approach make him a great consultant/enabler.
Thanks to these coaching sessions, I feel much more momentum, confidence, and focus in pursuing my passions. I have started setting and working towards more creative and constructive goals, giving my life what feels like a new foundation and direction. I am really grateful for this.
Ez is one of the best facilitators and emcees I've come across. He's authentic, kind and has an infectious positive energy. He's always willing to adapt to our various and rapidly changing needs. He's someone you want by your side, and I can't recommend him enough.
Through coaching with Ez for just a few weeks, I have had a major breakthrough that has moved my business forward in ways I would not have thought possible...Ez stretched me to step into more courageous action, and this has had a ripple effect in other areas of my life. This learning will continue to serve me long after the coaching sessions have wrapped up!
Sharing feedback with care and honesty
Focusing on empathy and needs
Celebrating the here and now
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion from micro to macro
Open Space Technology
Giving agency at every opportunity
'Yes, and' & 'Everything is an offer'
Kolb's experiential learning model
Concrete learning, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation
Start with what is working and what you dream of
Extreme user focus, constant prototyping