Archive for the ‘Yes!And Improv’ Category


Interact first … then decide what to do!

Posted by  GeoffBrown —June 10, 2014
Filed in Facilitation, Living Systems & Complexity, Yes!And Improv

I am about to step into a large workshop with my 2 Rusty Brown team mates. Despite having clarity about the overall purpose of the gathering, we struggled to pull together a coherent design for today’s workshop. Our Skype call featured lot’s of ideas and periods of silent reflection with me filling the space with more ideas – that’s what I do when self doubt creeps in! After watching the latest Game of Thrones episode and a great night sleep, I reflected on yesterday’s struggles. Some events, no matter how thorough the planning and briefing is, are impossible to pre-design …

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Settling in to a new pattern of living

Posted by  GeoffBrown —June 9, 2013
Filed in Facilitation, Gone Supping, Leadership, Yes!And Improv

Written a week ago & published today … Our family is into it’s 3rd week of 20 weeks on the ‘off-roads’ of Australia’s North West. As a family unit, we have only just found our rhythm with the set-up/pack-down of the tent, 4WD navigation and the discipline needed for home-schooling 3 young boys. You can read about our adventures over here at Camping Feet. I awoke this morning (at a remote beach under Goulet Bluff just south of Monkey Mia) with a renewed focus after a few days of unsettling (gale force) winds and lack of sleep. It’s taken time …

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Notice More

Posted by  GeoffBrown —March 18, 2013
Filed in Being Present, Facilitation, Yes!And Improv

The ‘Notice More’ mantra is one I keep coming back to. Johnnie Moore first introduced me to the concept of Notice More-Change Less – it’s like a principle to live by. Well, last week I ‘noticed’ an interview with Kelly Slater, arguably the world’s most enduring sports champion. He’s been at the top of surfing for 23 years and has beaten 5 era’s of surfers with 11 World Titles. This detailed info graphic sums his achievements …  Here are a couple of quotes from Kelly on ‘Noticing’  When asked how he can keep winning so many tight contests … “I try …

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Listening

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 2, 2012
Filed in Being Present, Facilitation, Gone Supping, Leadership, Yes!And Improv

How well do you listen? It’s a practice that I have to continually work on in all aspects of life – as a parent, partner, friend, family and consultant. Like with most of us, my attention tends to drift toward my thoughts, ideas and next thing I want to say. With discipline and practice I have learned to really listen when facilitating groups. Here are some other people and ideas who have taught me about the art of listening: Chris Corrigan and listening – I have developed some habits and techniques that turn my attention toward the group. Lately I’ve …

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Graphic Harvest from Thriving in Uncertainty #AINOz12

Posted by  GeoffBrown —July 20, 2012
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Vizual Thinking, Yes!And Improv

Fellow applied improvisor and friend April Seymore showed up to Thriving In Uncertainty last week. Not only did she contribute her enthusiasm and wisdom, April picked up the marker pens and harvested from conversations that were happening in break out sessions. Great to see others doing this as well!! April, amongst other things, is a key part of the education team at the City of Port Phillip’s Eco Centre in StKilda, Melbourne. She is trained as a Resource Smart AuSSI Vic facilitator, assessor and trained as a WaterWatch educator. Now April has put herself ‘out there’ as a graphic facilitator …

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