The Facilitation Partnership
The Facilitation Partnership

We make the complex simple to work with

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Why TFP

Our purpose is clear –
to make the complex simple to work with.

Our purpose drives everything we do, enabling
our clients and their organisations to be the most
successful they can possibly be.

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What we do

Strategy

Strategy

We facilitate the conversations and create the conditions for decisions that develop and support your business strategy. We partner with senior leadership teams to scope and define the organisational vision and the bold steps that are needed to achieve that vision.

We engage the people in your organisation in a meaningful and inclusive dialogue about vision and strategy, working with small groups through to whole systems.

Team

Team

We facilitate to strengthen the capability and productivity of your team, to reveal its true purpose, clarify its deliverables and align on the legacy the team wants to leave in your business and beyond.

Whether ‘unsticking’ relationships and projects or supporting important transitions, we enable teams to become more successful, to make decisions and to enjoy getting the job done, daily.

Organisation

Organisational Alignment

In a globalised environment, engaging every heart and mind is critical. Across locations and cultures, we facilitate the connection and mobilisation of your teams with your business.

We maximise the power of the collective mind through conference/meeting design and delivery. We rigorously facilitate to solve problems and ignite creativity, empowering you and your teams to adopt a facilitative leadership style and get things done.

How we do it

  • We facilitate face
    to face or virtually

    Whether your meeting is for 500 or 5 participants, our approach is consistently focused on achieving your desired outcomes by making the complex simple to work with. Face to face or virtual, your meeting/conference is important to us and we understand the subtleties that make every meeting unique.

    We design resources that
    give strength to your facilitation

    When you want to facilitate we have the expertise to advise and guide you on the materials that will support your facilitation and the group’s thinking. Drawing upon the visual expertise of the team at Inky Thinking we will design and produce bespoke charts that focus the group’s attention on what needs to be done.

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    We train facilitators from beginning to mastery

    Our facilitation training is designed with you in mind. Whether you are new to the exciting field of facilitation or have extensive experience and wish to fine-tune your skills, our practical workshops will give you the knowledge and impact you need to facilitate masterful meetings. See the section on Facilitation Training below for more details.

Meeting [noun]

‘When two or more people need to come together to share, discuss, create, decide. Meetings should be agile and maximise the resources available. They might be fast, long, virtual, face-to-face, large or small. Meetings can add to or detract from a business performance culture. When carried out piecemeal, meetings can fragment and block an organisation. When carried out with the organisation’s goals and rhythms in mind, they can unlock resource, synchronise and liberate the whole.’

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Who we are

The team at The Facilitation Partnership (TFP) share a passion for facilitating the important conversations that move businesses to fulfil their purpose and achieve their maximum potential. We jointly share the desire to make the complex simple to work with, and make that happen across the globe.

  • Helen Chapman

    Helen brings expertise, knowledge, intuition and creativity to every piece of work. Helen’s facilitation enables leaders and groups to make the complex simple to work with so that robust decisions are made that turn plans into reality.  Helen is a sought after thinking partner to senior business leaders. 

    • Author of The Meeting Book: Meetings that achieve and deliver every time
    • Loves to laugh, dance, cook and cycle
  • Tom Russell

    With an ability to strongly facilitate across diverse content, Tom brings a focus on quality and detail to his facilitation, ensuring that every client and meeting participant experiences the best possible conversation. A background in HR leads Tom to quickly spot the subtleties of dialogue to ensure that every voice is heard.

    • Leads the InkyJam® interactive visual information workshops
    • Tom’s guilty pleasure – 80’s music
  • Catherine Hennessy

    Since 2000 Catherine has focused solely on facilitation that makes a difference. Creative and tenacious she brings her Retail, HR and L&D experience to bear and focuses on results beyond the sugar rush. Catherine believes doing great business has the potential to be a deeply enjoyable experience – one that enhances people as well as the bottom line. 

    • Likely to ask “What will that get you?”
    • Loves to dance
  • Ben Robinson

    Ben has spent his entire working life facilitating teams and groups and has a desire to have a positive impact on every one of his client’s businesses.  He has a passion for enabling all participants to connect and be their authentic selves in his meetings, that way they will truly buy into the commitments they make together.

    • Believes facilitation is a potential way of life for everyone, in everything they do
    • Enjoys outdoor pizza parties using his hand-built wood fired oven
  • Stathis Vrakatselis

    Stathis believes organisations can create their own future by engaging in meaningful conversations to discover their own path. Stathis has experience in building teams, organisational change and strategic thinking. His work in specialist and senior leadership roles gives him the ability to adapt and understand issues quickly.

    • Background in marketing and category management in global FMCGs
    • Medal winning swimmer
    • Greek speaker
  • Isabelle Calkins

    Passionate about helping people unlock their unique talent and become more self-confident, Isabelle is a skilled public speaking coach and facilitator. Her ability to deeply listen makes Isabelle a great communication partner who doesn't assume anything, but succeeds in creating strong connections with individuals and groups.

    • Communication coach for TEDxToulouse
    • Originally trained as a lawyer
    • French speaker
  • Jeremy (Jem) Peel

    Familiar with emergence, Jem is passionate about helping leaders and organisations to develop new ways of perceiving, interpreting and interacting. Jem works to create, or re-create organisations that are more inclusive, more congruent, and more expert at learning and changing as an ongoing emergent process.

    • Developed people from graduates to Board executives
    • A keen oil portrait artist
  • Esther Russell

    Esther is the Office Manager for both TFP and Inky Thinking, supporting the team with finance, invoicing processes and bookings for our training workshops. Esther appreciates the importance of quality client relationships, with a background in human resources and sales management gained in both retail and manufacturing environments.

    • Once led a regional team of 75 within Jamie Oliver’s business
    • A secret Geordie lass (with a southern accent)

  • Steph Vidal-Hall

    Steph facilitates and coaches teams to have the meetings they wish they were having; solutions focused, engaging, time efficient. Facilitating across the corporate, cultural and charitable sectors from graduate to board level, Steph specialises in enabling people to do their own best thinking, unleashing the real value of everyone in the room.

    • MA in Learning & Teaching
    • Qualified Time to Think coach
  • Neil Bestford

    After over a decade working in the creative sector, managing design, brand development and marketing projects, Neil spent four years lecturing in Advertising and Graphic Communication for one of the UK’s top FE colleges. With eight years of board level and management experience Neil’s clear, concise and impactful approach achieves results that make a difference.

    • Developed graduates into some of the UK’s top creative agencies
    • Passionate foodie and powerlifter

The Meeting Book

Whether it's a few people meeting over coffee or 100 people in a conference room, meetings happen all the time. They are a constantly changing and living pattern; a connection of minds, content and process.

Every meeting has the potential to be a dynamic interaction of human brains. The possibilities for success are endless.

Helen Chapman has combined extensive insight and knowledge gained through the facilitation of meetings across the globe into this easy to use business tool. Part of LID Publishing’s popular Concise Advice Lab series this book will show you how all your meetings can be the best they can be and how you can begin a new meeting habit that others will want to follow.

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The Meeting Book
  • Facilitation Training

     

    “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
    Thomas A. Edison

    We approach our training with this mind-set and offer both open programmes and targeted in-house development. Please contact us for details of what’s coming up.

    View each programme for latest dates.

  • Amazing meeting practice for beginners – the big shifts

     

    A one-day programme for those who wish to understand and practice the fundamental elements and approaches that make the big difference to meetings.

    You will learn how to apply the TFP Meeting Kaleidoscope in your meetings to get to specific outcomes.

    Next date: Please call us for more details.

  • Amazing meeting practice for facilitators  – the big shifts and the subtle twists

     

    A two-day programme for those who have experience of working with groups and are ready to increase their range of choices and approaches in order to work more effectively and powerfully with groups

    You will learn how to apply the TFP Meeting Kaleidoscope with precision in your meetings to get to specific outcomes.

  • Mastery Programme the big shifts, the subtle twists and secrets of success

     

    A spaced four-day programme for those who wish to go deeper, stronger, bolder with their facilitation practice in order that the groups they work with not only get the job done but are developed through the facilitation experience.

    The programme is made up of virtual learning, face-to-face theory, practice and one-on-one coaching.

    You will learn how to apply the TFP Meeting Kaleidoscope with finite precision in your meetings to get to specific outcomes.

Meeting Consultancy

Our meeting consultancy offers an organisation-wide approach that gets right to the culture of your organisation - where it comes from, how it influences behaviour, decision making, alignment and meeting routines.

In other words we help you to look at, understand and sharpen your approach to meetings by helping you to work ON them as well as IN them. Call us to find out how we can help you to influence your meeting culture for the long term.

Our Clients

We partner with a diverse range of amazing clients across the globe. Our clients include:

  • Airbus
    Twinings
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    Microsoft
  • Diageo
    Royal Canin
    Mars_Petcare_logo
    LesMills
  • Wrigley
    Disclosure and barring service
    Mars_food_logo
    Danone
  • Alix Partners
    BNP Paribas Real Estate
    Douwe Egberts
    NHS
  • JOSims Ltd
    DanTrade
    Yorkshire Ambulance
    Linney Group
  • Parker
    University of Derby
    Johnston Press PLC
    DeLonghi
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    Coty_logo
    HCL_technologies_logo
    Bede_logo

Inky Thinking

Our team of graphic specialists at Inky Thinking bring colour to your meetings, events and communications.

Whether in real time or as a valuable input to your critical conversation, the Inky Thinkers will make the complex simple to work with - visually. 

Inky Thinking