Jan Keck, Key Note

About Jan

Jan Keck is a community addict. He is the creator of ASK DEEP QUESTIONS, which started out as a deck of cards to help his friends connect on a camping trip and is now being used to facilitate meaningful conversations through sharing personal and vulnerable stories on every continent around the globe.

Jan’s mission is to help people feel less alone, so by creating experiences, workshops and programs he is fueling the movement for deeper human connection. His work has been featured on TEDx, CBC News, Breakfast TV, Cityline and HuffPost and he is currently building a community of facilitators that design the MAGICAL HUMAN MOMENTS online.

Daniel Guijarro, Learning Journey Host

About Dani

Daniel Guijarro is a facilitator and consultant, he is interested in exploring ways in which individuals and organisations can grow and contribute to wider changes in mind-sets, relations and identities and more equitable realities. He has over 18 years experience in international development and organisational change facilitating organisational learning/change and strategic planning processes in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as in the UK and Spain. His approach draws on experience in applying participatory and empowerment approaches to change processes and promoting inclusive spaces where different stakeholders can engage in generative dialogues. His current professional interest includes exploring the use of comedy and humour for serious learning.

Giulio Ghirardo, Learning Journey Host

About Giulio

Giulio Ghirardo is curious and passionate about how social change happens and how humans relate to one another in different contexts, cultures and environments. He has been working as consultant/facilitator for the last 17 years mainly in the international development sector; mainly, as advisor for organizations and facilitator on monitoring and evaluation, Theory of Change and Strategic planning. He uses cognitive and non-cognitive learning methods, which allow the body to reconnect with the mind to maximize learning. He has been living abroad for the last 13 years, before in East Africa and then in UK. Recently, moved back to Torino his hometown in Italy as he was kind of missing his own roots and most of all, the mountains.

Our Workshop Facilitators

Helen Palmer & Faith Timbs

About Helen & Faith

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And she goes “Bee doo doo waa waa, ba dee doo ba ba – ba ba da da!”

And together the unexpected rhythms and sounds they create meld into something new and extraordinary.

Like the finest jazz band, Helen Palmer and Faith Timbs riff and play off each other to create beautiful conceptual music.

Having known each other only a short time, and only in the virtual world, they have quickly created a way of working (aka jamming) that sees them share ideas, inspiration and a close collaboration that often resembles the improvisational stylings of jazz music.

Helen’s sense of whimsy and fun belies her serious change management, business analysis, anthro-complexity, design, strategic thinking and innovation credentials. With decades of experience, she is powerhouse of knowledge with a real mastery of the dark arts of facilitation, whether face-to-face or virtual!

Faith is her perfect foil, with an equally great sense of fun and the ability to weave her storytelling magic through any experience of change and transformation. As she draws people in with her engaging presentation style, you can see why her almost- 20-year change and communications career is littered with award success.

Together this improvisational duo love to encourage others to open their minds to more flexible thinking in the world of complexity and have already been involved in collaborations including the early formation and concept of the Change Community Hub.

They are hitting the road together with a range of workshops and training that impart top skills in their signature compositional style of “improv for thinkers” and look forward to sharing with you soon!

Kelly Okamura

Kelly Okamura

Kelly is an experienced change agent, able to lead change-making projects. With more than 25 years of change-making in design intelligence, she is now part of a small team researching systems changes in year 4 of a 10 year project. In her neighbourhood, she is working on a new form of retail that moves us closer towards her goal of circular product design where the make/sell of new products is profitable, while respecting people and planet.

Federico Palacios

Federico Palacios

Federico (Fede) Palacios is a communication, negotiation and influencing expert who is as honest, vulnerable and present as it gets. His expertise include Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Timeline Therapy (TLT), Hypnotherapy and almost two decades working with high-growth, globe-spanning organizations and their teams on conflict resolution, improving collaboration and securing connections with both target audiences and team members. Now, he’s bringing his energy, experience and talent from the corporate world to the personal, helping people fully understand themselves and how to properly engage with others, especially during separation or divorce.

Michelle Yanahan

Michelle Yanahan

Michelle is the Principal and Owner of ChangeFit 360 and is a passionate organizational change management strategist & thought leader with proven expertise in executing programs that enhance and grow organizational change management. Michelle has 18+ years progressive business experience in leadership roles and holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior as well as CCMP and Prosci ADKAR change management certifications.

Michelle has been a featured presenter for many industry associations and is a faculty member at several universities.

David Donaldson

David Donaldson

David has 30-ish years doing this! He is a master facilitator and critical thinker known for bringing people together in respectful conversation, his unabashed curiosity brings new vigor to difficult conversations leaving them with a new and different perspective.

Your 2021 Facilitators are revealed through the coming weeks