“Stephane’s facilitation met my expectations. He did a brilliant job. In a very diverse room with plenty of self-determination and no previous experience of collaborating with each other, he kept us moving through an original and ambitious agenda. For those who were in the habit of observing closely, the exercises showed the room to itself in all its strengths and weaknesses. There were many very poignant as well as exhilarating moments. Not a single person left the process for reasons within their control.
He acted professionally, with integrity and in a way that was consistent with the expectations I had of him. Going well beyond my expectations of a conscientious and ‘true’ facilitator, he arrived hours earlier than the participants and kept to time. He also offered a contract to be with us all with integrity at the beginning of the process, which he clearly stuck to throughout.
He was personable, sensitive and responsive. Alive to what was happening in the room and he supported participants to have a positive experience. My only reason for not giving a full 5 is that we allowed ourselves to be slightly de-railed on the final day by the emotions in the room. We saw a pattern arise that might have given way to a different energy for becoming responsible, but instead ended up a little dissipated. Having said that, he completed the event masterfully so that the whole group could remain open to next steps.
Stephane worked well with his co facilitators. He did not have a second ORSC facilitator to help, but made fantastic use of the different skills available to him via the ‘home team’. For example, he collaborated with an improv expert who was also doing admin. And gave space to the youngest person in the room as an expert witness.”