Category Archives: Tips for Trainers

The Importance and Significance of Names

The Importance and Significance of Names One of my favorite ice breaker questions to ask is, “What is the significance of your name?” Usually this is the third or fourth question I ask, as I feel it goes a little deeper than a surface level ice breaker question. Obviously our names are very personal to […]

Tips for Trainers – Knot Exchange

Knot Exchange For our Tip this week I’m including the instructions for a great problem-solving activity created by Sam Sikes and written up in his book, Raptor. (One of my personal favs!) Enjoy! Knot Exchange Source: Sam Sikes, DoingWorks, www.doingworks.com Type of Initiative: Problem Solving Purpose: Create a large tangle of rope in the middle […]

Tips for Trainers – How Empowerment Encourages Leadership

How Empowerment Encourages Leadership ACM Crew Sheri, Tanya, Michelle & Amy For the past four or five years I have been involved with the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and their annual awards show and music festival. It’s a super fun event and I always come home tired yet fulfilled from working on this great […]

Tips for Trainers – The Many Hats We Wear

The Many Hats We Wear If you think about the many hats we wear on a daily basis, the list is quite long. Just to name a few hats I wear, I’m a mom, wife, business owner, facilitator, an author, sister, friend, mediator, collector, fly fisher, supervisor, daughter, trainer, lunch lady and at times a […]

Tips for Trainers – Let Participants be Creative!

Let Participants be Creative! I love watching the creative process unfold. There is something just magical that happens with a good brainstorming session. I love giving a group a task with a limited number of resources and then as them to create something new. The creative juices that get flowing are almost palpable! Recently I […]

Tips for Trainers – Find a metaphor that resonates with you.

Find a metaphor that resonates with you. Do you remember learning to ride your first bike? How impossible it seemed at first? And how impossible it now is to imagine it was ever hard? Remember the first time you facilitated a group on your own? Were you nervous? I remember both events quite well… Aligning […]