WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Mr Swart prepared thoroughly, successfully navigated a very full agenda and delivered a meaningful report at the close of the workshop. Based on the experience of this engagement, the knowledge and insight demonstrated, efficiency and delivery performance, I would gladly make use of Mr Swart in future and would highly recommend his services.
Johan Swart has developed a unique approach and ability for facilitation of company strategic planning workshop and business plan implementation method. He assisted us with the development of our corporate strategic plan and not only the strategic plan, but also, a business plan with clear details on how to implement our corporate strategy and an analysis of activities , resources necessary for successful implementation of the company strategic plan.
I have no hesitation to recommend Mr Swart as a facilitator since the outputs generated by him provide absolute value for money.
Johan has the facilitation abilities to draw in the whole audience, making the strategic sessions inclusive, yet goal orientated. As our strategic sessions drew to an end, Johan delivered the first draft of strategic and annual performance plans to the National Skills Fund. As the National Skills Fund, we highly recommend Johan as facilitator.
The unique and professional approach and system, used by Johan Swart, each time resulted in full consensus of the whole team, participation of team members, regardless of rank, full knowledge and understanding of the strategy and plan, by all participants, resulting in "buy in" and smart execution.
Working with Mr Swart and his team is an energising exercise focusing on the future. Mr Swart is highly recommended for facilitation and strategic assignments.
Having used the Diagknows audience response system, developed by Johan Swart, we are now able to provide feedback to our stakeholders immediately, as opposed to days, weeks and even months historically. This tool subsequently makes us more efficient and effective in our service delivery.
Having had the privilege of attending several of Johan's facilitation sessions, I can honestly say that he is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He understands group dynamics and he has years of experience in facilitating groups from all walks of life. His book covers skills for conscious questioning, clarifying individual assumptions and being intentional about which issues to address because of those assumptions. It reviews some core facilitation values and it provides some helpful process frameworks for the facilitation process during workshops, strategic sessions and corporate retreats. I recommend the book to anyone who wants a more advanced book for helping groups reach their full potential. Being a life coach, the book helped me brush up my questioning skills, which I look forward to putting into practice as I facilitate future retreats, training and coaching sessions.
I have had the privilege to witness Johan's work in practice on many occasions and also of working alongside him on a wide range of facilitation sessions - inspiration, professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness are the terms that come to mind. Participants leave the session with broad smiles and clarity in their minds on their next steps, and in printed format! The trade secrets revealed in his book are a 'must have' for any facilitator!!
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