Have you ever been in a training and marveled at how quickly the time flew by? Genuinely enjoyed a meeting you were expecting to dread? Learned something powerful about a topic you thought wouldn’t engage you? Experienced an intimate, vulnerable, transformative moment with a group of total strangers?

Then you’ve witnessed the magic of facilitation.

Like all magic tricks though they seem to defy reason when you’re spectating for the first time once the secrets of facilitation are unveiled to you, you’ll look back with a bland obviousness. Of course that’s how it’s done.

In this book (out today, January 28th, 2016), we teach you how to perform the favorite tricks we keep up our sleeve. It’s the learning we’ve accumulated from thousands of hours of facilitating, debriefing, challenging, and failing; it’s the lessons from our mentors, channeled through our experience; it’s the magician’s secrets, revealed to the public, because it’s about time folks have the privilege of looking behind the curtain of facilitation and thinking of course that’s how it’s done.

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“Meg and Sam have given us a gift; their book is smartly designed to invite new and seasoned facilitators to be intentional about having those tough group discussions. As an educator and facilitator, this book gives me a framework to understand my own facilitation style, and ways that I can continue to improve.”

– Ava Holliday, Founding Partner of the Avarna Group

Published: Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation, Co-Authored by Sam Killermann & Meg Bolger