I worked with Gill for 10 years developing what has grown to be an exciting health systems project that is changing the face of primary care. Her compassion, dedication, sense of humour and facilitation skills enriched both my work experience and the projects we created together. Those who attended her training workshops often described a transformative experience which helped to reinvigorate their approach to their work and even their personal lives, and I certainly can count myself as among them. I feel very lucky to have shared the past 10 years of work – and friendship – together and highly recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to interact with Gill as a facilitator, leader, or colleague grabs the opportunity. She also knits an impressive snood and makes labneh to die for.
Ruth Cornick, Head, Development Team, Knowledge Translation Unit of the University of Cape Town Lung Institute
FunDza’s strategy workshop on Saturday 9 April would not have provided us with the purposeful and considered conversations we had without your intervention.
I loved it. Absolutely love it. It wasn’t as threatening as I thought it would be (strategy meetings always are, especially if you arrive late). Gill was amazing and in control of the space; that made me feel comfortable to speak my thoughts.
I thought Gill had a light but deft touch, which is what skilful facilitation needs (in my book). Everyone seemed very at ease.
My subject matter [health and safety law] is very interesting [to me] but I have to admit that most people find it quite boring… sometimes even sleeping boring. In Gillian’s workshop I learned that it does not need to be sleepy boring.
Thank you very much for the series of facilitation workshops you facilitated during the month of August 2015. The kick-off was designing a workshop in a way that supports facilitation and adult learning rather than our typical
Gill is a natural and gifted facilitator and her course on workshop design was invaluable to me. Even though I have had training design and facilitation experience, Gill’s course helped me realise to a new level just how powerful
I attended a course Gill ran on designing adult learning, and it was very enlightening and empowering both professionally and personally. Gill is a very skilled facilitator with life experience that bolsters her training with