Work with Helene Jewell
Ways in which we can work together
When you work with Jewell Facilitation you can finally…
STOP wasting time on lengthy group discussions that go nowhere.
STOP getting frustrated with the lack of actionable outcomes.
IMPROVE team communication, collaboration and cohesiveness so that everyone works together.
SUCCESSFULLY INCLUDE your team in important conversations to build strategies, solve problems, review progress, make decisions and embrace change together.
When you work with me you can finally sleep easier at night knowing that you have brought in a safe pair of hands to guide you all through those tricky discussions, enabling everyone to feel heard and be part of a harmonious team.
“Develop and improve projects”
Helene’s methods of engaging both our staff and beneficiaries provided us with a valuable insight into how the projects were progressing. We were able to follow up on a number of aspects of her final report which enabled us to develop and improve the projects. She approached this piece of work with precision and enthusiasm which produced some excellent results.
There are a few ways Jewell Facilitation can you help you.
Team Development Days
Creating some time and space for your team to focus on itself can provide a real opportunity to open up those important conversations that often get sidelined and to get those team foundations right.
Team development days focus on working together to create a strong sense of collaboration and make sure everyone is on the same page. They will target different aspects of your team, depending on what is most needed. This could include looking at your team purpose, values or identity, ways of working and communication preferences, or dig deeper into challenges around motivation, trust and relationships.
These can be whole days if face to face, or broken down into smaller chunks if done online.
“Well along the route of becoming a stronger more united team”
Helene facilitated a team development session for me at very short notice. She quickly understood our needs for the team development session and the dynamics within the team. Everyone in group engaged well in the session and Helene gained the respect of all the individuals. At the end of the morning the team was well along the route of becoming a stronger more united team. Looking forward to using Helene again to continue the team’s development.
By creating plans that are dynamic and realistic you will have something that can respond the needs of your organisation as it thrives and develops, and embraces change. Involving the right people at the right time to create your strategy and getting them all on board is crucial to making it work.
A participatory strategic planning approach is designed to encourage active participation, teamwork and collaboration. It will help to give the members of your organisation a clear view of what they need to do in the long term by understanding current issues, clarify opportunities and direction, and create strategies for success.
Strategy creation can take time and may involve different people at different stages of its development. Working with a facilitator will enable you to outline the best way to do this and to get the most from the sometimes complex conversations that need to be had to create focused and actionable plans.
“Action points to move our organisation forward”
Helene’s warm, clear and experienced approach helped to steer our organisation through a difficult decision making process. Working under a tight deadline and a small team – Helene counselled the team to consolidate our strengths, high lighted our weaknesses and make firm decisions and action points to move our organisation forward. Our company required an informal flexible approach – working with strong personalities and a team cynical about change; Helene worked efficiently and respectfully to our brief and helped the team put together a new organisational structure to take it forward.
Facilitated Workshops and Events
I will design and facilitate a workshop for you, tailor made to address your needs. We will start with a consultation to see exactly what it is you require and then I will design a process for the workshop. These workshops may be with employees within or across teams, or include external stakeholders and can be stand alone workshops or part of larger events.
Workshops can be anything from half a day to several days if face to face, or split into smaller sessions if online. Common themes for workshops include: project or lessons learn reviews, ideas generation and consensus building, problem solving, decision making and creating visions and directions for the future.
“Everybody participated fully and was able to give their opinion”
We invited Helene to help us with a delicate issue causing unrest between the partners. Helene approached the session from a fresh perspective, discussing the issues in advance and designing us a bespoke programme that covered all the necessary area. She was also very flexible in accommodating our limited availability. Helene led the session very well, ensuring everybody participated fully and was able to give their opinion. She also kept us on track and guided us away from disappearing down too many rabbit holes! Her approach enabled us to look at our situation from a different point of view and to identify the positives that the Team has, which ultimately led us to being able to settle our differences and move on. Overall, we were delighted with Helene’s input and would not hesitate to use her again should the need arise. If you have a thorny issue that you just can’t resolve among yourselves, I would suggest that you give Helene a call straight away.
Facilitation to “surface needs and support opportunities”
Helene is a hugely talented facilitator, and is open to all types of facilitation depending on what you are trying to achieve. We have used Helene to facilitate two sessions of over 40 people from the charity and tech sector to surface needs and support opportunities. Helene adapts to any group, any venue, and any amount of experimentation! She is just brilliant to work with and highly recommend!