“Vince makes you look inside yourself for the answers that already exist. He is a great leader not because he leads, rather he lets you lead yourself where you need to go. Vince’s workshop was self-affirming and life-affirming.” ~ Laura Fielding, Recreational Therapist, Canuck Place
My keynotes and playshops have a balance of HA HA’s and AH HA’s ~ Laughter and Learning! Participants enjoy many creative activities, inspirational and funny stories, and intimate conversations while gaining practical tools and insight on ways to improve their work and life. I regularly receive feedback that my events are unique, both in terms of what participants learn, and how they learn it. Participants walk away feeling connected with one another and inspired to put their learning into practice.
Here are a few reasons to hire me:
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Confucius
Experiential Learning: Keynotes and Playshops are delivered using fun and interactive activities based in self and group awareness, open discussions, movement, storytelling, art, music and more. Learning is an embodied experience, remembered at a cellular level.
Custom Designed: My events are custom designed for your organization and conference. I take time to research your organization’s culture, needs and challenges, or conference theme, through private meetings. I then tailor my design accordingly.
Application: For each activity I lead, I spend time debriefing the learning. I do so with three purposes: One, to explore the participants learning. Two, to deepen their connection to themselves and each other. Three, to find practical applications for the learning both in work and life.
Specific & Practical: I break the learning down into specific and practical skill sets. Examples may include levels of listening, types of engaging questions, empowering ways to ask for what you want, creative ways to conduct a meeting, and team agreements. Learning is not enough if it’s just general theory. For it to be used it must be something individuals can grab onto.
Holistic Learning: Participants enjoy that their learning is not only applicable to their work life, but to their personal life as well. They feel inspired to take their learning back home and practice it with their children, husband, wife and extended family.
Handouts: I give a comprehensive summary of notes in his handouts. Specific skill sets and theory are laid out, along with suggestions for applying the learning.
Safety: I take time to design a safe container for learning. Agreements are made on what attitudes and behaviours will serve the participants to take risks, remain open and stay curious throughout the playshop.
Co-Activity: I believes strongly in a Co-Active learning model whereby the participants are seen as teachers as much as he is. Everyone, in a sense, is at the front of the room. I see my participants as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and regularly ask participants for their input and ideas so learning comes from within, not just from me! I also sense the room’s needs in any given moment and will adjust my plan accordingly. When learning is created from all participants, the room is most empowered.