A Perth version of Clowning for Facilitators will be running on January 12. For a word that wasn’t in use not so many years ago, facilitator gets bandied around a bit. In this workshop we use the art of Clown to get you, the facilitator or communicator, connected with the intangible part of your work.Continue reading “Through the eyes of a clown: the art of facilitation”
Every played at improvisation? These are the exercises actors use to be able to create whole performances from scratch on the spot.Improvisation in companies takes those exercises and applies them to building skills which help improve business performance.On the surface, it looks like a facilitator having you running around and playing games to stimulate your creativity andContinue reading “Engineers v. entrepreneurs: the great impro-off”
What did Eurostar engineers do to make the journey to Paris more pleasurable? They removed several thousand tonnes of dirt and shortened the journey by about 45 minutes. What would Rory Sutherland, advertising guru, have done?
When I was 8 I talked of running away to join the circus. By 15 I was far too serious to consider anything so frivolous, and enrolled in an engineering degree as a close alternative. A decade after graduating, and following roles in organisational development, strategy, change, sustainability and even social enterprise, I found myselfContinue reading “Engineering + circus training = ?? The equation of play.”
November, 2001: Awarded engineering degree October 5, 2009: Audition for circus school. October 14, 2009: Officially accept an offer to study full time for three months at Greentop Circus in Sheffield. April 2010: Perform corde lisse (rope trapeze), clown and acrobalance in a pink boa in an old church in the north of England. 2011-2015:Continue reading “A brief history of time: engineer runs away to the circus”