Why hire a facilitator?


Companies often try to conduct strategy sessions themselves. Time and time again, they come to Optimize after running meetings that were not as productive as they could have been. A professional strategic planning facilitator will:

  • Challenge meeting participants to be prepared for their strategy session.
  • Create a safe environment where meeting participants can be forthcoming and candid.
  • Be a buffer, quieting the loud voices and providing an opportunity for everyone to be heard.
  • Keep your meeting on track and on point.
  • Offer outside perspective.
  • Provide tools and resources.
  • Keep track of key deliverables and takeaways.
  • Hold your team accountable.

The facilitator ensures that everyone has a voice. This keeps the senior leadership team from simply dictating the goals and direction. The strategy session interviews gather valuable insight on hidden issues and concerns.

The role also invites broader participation among the management staff with research and presentations.

Contact us to find out more about how one of our seasoned facilitators can help your team get results.

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Meet Our Los Angeles-Based Strategic Planning Facilitator, Marc Emmer
Author, Keynote Speaker & Company President
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Meet Our San Diego-Based Strategic Planning Facilitator, John Morris
Venture Capitalist, UCLA Instructor & Expert Facilitator
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