Cato Johansen 

Cato
Johansen

Mentor, Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant

Cato Johansen

 

Michelle
Johansen

Coach, Workshop Leader and Group Facilitator

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Michelle Johansen

We live in complex times requiring us all to find creative and innovative ways to address the future.

Both Cato and Michelle are Practioners of the Art of Hosting large group facilitation methodologies; a highly effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size.  Based on the assumption that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them – in work as in life – our method of group facilitation blends a suite of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them.

Having conversations that matter is critical to this process, which requires us to work with the stakeholders through an in depth process to find the right question to unlock the collective creativity. Then we blend together a range of collaborative methods – Circle, World Café, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, Pro-Action Café and more – to open meaningful conversations that lead to insight, collective understanding and commitment.

Group facilitation is more than a suite of methods – it is also a practice.  It requires the creation and holding of the space and atmosphere for the conversations to happen, especially when views are polarised and passions run high.

It also requires the results of the conversations to be harvested in a meaningful way, capturing data, ideas, sentiment and most importantly action.

The Art of Hosting is  a global movement utilised widely for social change, watch this video to hear from some of the key players in this field.

At Johansen, we passionately believe these methodologies can hold the key to unlocking the creative wisdom to provide answers to how to make a sustainable future for Guernsey’s economic and social needs. And to get really good at hosting requires practise, we would love to practise these methods locally and encourage you to get in touch to explore how we can help.

To date Johansen have hosted group facilitation events for the Deputies of the States of Guernsey, Health and Social Services Dept, Helse Nord (Norway), StartUp Guernsey, Creative Industries Guernsey, Aqualyng (Norway and Dubai), the Tony Carey Meetings Programme and we want to do much more. In addition the Women’s Development Forum is founded on the Art of Hosting principles.






Michelle
Johansen

Coach, Workshop Leader and Group Facilitator

Read Michelle's Blog

Connect with Michelle Johansen

Michelle Johansen

Cato Johansen

Cato
Johansen

Mentor, Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant

 

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