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Facilitation Stories

Welcome to Facilitation Stories, where we discover how facilitators ended up in the profession, and how facilitation methods, principles and techniques are used more widely. Brought to you by the England and Wales chapter of the IAF. For more information on our chapter, visit

Jul 13, 2021

In this episode Helene talks to Alex Williams Lead Trainer and Facilitator for nature-based learning at Muddy Feet.
All Alex and her team’s facilitation is outside, taking groups of all ages out to urban and rural wild spaces encouraging nature connection. 
Helene asks why Alex chooses to work outdoors.  This...

Jun 8, 2021

In today’s episode, Pilar and Helene both join a conversation with Vinay Kumar.  Vinay is Chair of IAF Global, based in Bangalore, India. He is a Certified Professional Facilitator, Coach, Organisational Development Consultant, Founder of C2C and host of podcast “Shiny Happy People”.

They start by discussing how...

Jun 2, 2021

This is a short, bonus episode to let you know about how we've changed the organisation of our Meetups over at See below for more details. 

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Midlands facilitators monthly online coffee meet-up

May 11, 2021

In today’s episode, host Helene Jewell talks about returning back to face-to-face facilitation after a year spent moving facilitation online due to the pandemic.

Helene first talks to Camilla Gordon, freelance facilitator, trainer and consultant, and a winner of an IAF Facilitation Impact Award, about her experiences...

Apr 13, 2021

FS31 Clean Language and Metaphor

In today’s episode, host Nikki Wilson takes a deep dive into clean language and metaphor, and talks to three guests about their uses of them in their facilitation practice.

First Nikki talks to Judy Rees about how she discovered clean language and metaphor and how they feature in...