There seems to be a fundamental difference between speakers and facilitators: speakers speak… a LOT. When I am in a room full of professional speakers, it seems to be a constant battle of the egos. When in a room of facilitators, it feels more collegiate and inspirational. Maybe this is a reflection of where I am in my own life and the perception I have of the extroverts on stage. Whilst I am, geographically, a Warwick Facilitator, I speak, facilitate and consult globally.

Warwick Facilitator, Neil Fogarty facilitates workshops as well as mentors, coaches, advises and consults with public sector and private sector clientsI have to admit that working internationally is great – but not because of the travel. Accepting that travel broadens the mind, ‘travel’ seems to be taxi, airport, taxi, hotel, venue, hotel, taxi, airport, taxi, home. What is great about it is the different people and cultures that are experienced.

In my experience, culture can eat strategy for breakfast and it varies both within sectors as well as countries (not to mention, where an organisation may be in the corporate lifecycle). This calls for a sensitivity and awareness that I know I didn’t have a decade ago!

The key lesson that I learnt on my travels is to NOT be the performer that stands up on stage as a speaker but, instead, sits back, listens and watches.

 

Compliance

Rosa Rosanelli attended a Compliance Conference in Norway where Neil Fogarty facilitated sessions for managers on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Neil made a thought provoking presentation at the Compliance conference AIM Norway organized in Farris Bad. Not only it was excellent, but it was almost as if it was not a presentation but a real conversation. It left me enthusiastic about the discussions it brought up.

Rosa Rosanelli
Pratt & Whitney

Organisation Development & Leadership

Michael Boushra spoke at an organisational development and leadership conference for MSA University with Neil Fogarty

I met Neil the first time in the Organisation Development & Leadership Conference in Cairo.  In person he is very attentive and very willing to help, he creates opportunities for growth for all the people around.  I have personally learned a lot from his open selfless attitude.  On a professional level his breadth of experience plays a great role in the customized solutions that he provides.  I recommend Neil as a powerful consultant in the field of leadership and as an equipped speaker for leadership related topics.

 

 

Michael Boushra
AstraZeneca, Egypt

Intrapreneurship Speaker

Ani Bedda has retained UK Facilitator, Speaker & Advisor Neil Fogarty on many occasions as intrapreneurship speaker including psychology and culture

We invited Neil to deliver a workshop on intrapreneurial ecosystems and company culture and I must congratulate ourselves for this decision, the workshop was brilliant and a highlight of our Intrapreneurship Conference as per delegates feedback. It is a pleasure to work with Neil, and I hope we will have many more collaborations in the future.

Anis Bedda
transforma bxl

Leadership Speaker

Leadership Speaker, UK Facilitator, Executive Coach Neil Fogarty spoke at a series of events in Cairo, Egypt organised by Sarah Samy of MSA University

I was lucky to meet Neil at 2 great events in Egypt in 2017 organized by MSA University; Leadership and Organization Development Conference and Entrepreneurship Hub. I was truly impressed by his intense knowledge and interesting way of delivery. During the panel discussion, his success story was an inspiration for our young entrepreneurs and his profound experience is something to surely learn from. I’m definitely looking forward to another fruitful co-operation.

Sarah Samy
MSA University

Intrapreneurship

Neil Fogarty spoke at a conference in Zagreb on the issue of intrapreneurship with Primoz Zupan from Slovenia speaking at the same event

I had the chance to meet a really impressing speaker yesterday who is a walking treasure of experience and knowledge about intrapreneurship and organizational change, how to transform organizational dinosaurs and arouse the entrepreneur within employees. Neil has totally owned the stage and after his talk I was full of thoughts, ideas. Neil made a big impression and I am admiring him for what he did/is doing, what he knows and for his openness to share that experience and knowledge. I am looking forward to future cooperation with him. Unicorns do exist! 😉

Primoz Zupan
MBILLS E-Money and Payment Services

Corporate Speaker

Noam Tamari-Wesker shared the stage with corporate speaker Neil Fogarty in Barcelona as a fellow intrapreneurship speaker & advisor

Neil is one of the most charismatic and interesting people that I came across. He is one of the best presenters that I ever saw in action with a great ability to keep his audience engaged through his entire lecture/presentation. Neil is a pure leader, Intrapreneur and entrepreneur, always demonstrated out of the box thinking, business orientation, leadership and consistency.

Noam Tamari-Wekser
SellMore.Guru

Collaborative Intelligence

Youssef Girgis curated a series of events for MSA University in Cairo where Neil Fogarty spoke and facilitated sessions on leadership, intrapreneurship, collaborative intelligence and communications

I had an amazing experience when I attended the speech and the workshops that Neil gave in Cairo last month.  But this is the least that could be said as he doesn’t hesitate to help you when you ask him or even if he knows you need something that you haven’t asked about.  He has helped me and my partners to reach better grounds through his collaborative intelligence module which has helped us kick-start our own startup.  He doesn’t just TALK about collaboration, he actively demonstrates it!

Youssef Girgis
MSA Career Placement Center

Partnership

In his capacity as Senior Manager, People & Organization Development with MSA University, Amin Sorour invited Neil Fogarty to speak and facilitate on a number of topics including leadership, collaboration, and intrapreneurship

I was privileged to work closely with Neil to bring about a magnificent learning experience to our guests in the first international organization development & leadership conference, in the MEA region and the Entrepreneurship hub event, few weeks ago. Neil was one of our key speakers in both events, and I was not only impressed with his capability of delivering a truly effective and memorable learning experience, but how beautifully he constructs and designs the whole experience to be enlightening, engaging and enjoyable. He is definitely an expert in his field and I used to think of him as a genius and highly innovative speaker. Working with Neil is an emblem for real partnership, and he is a true partner who is really keen on delivering value to you, your audience and your team.

Amin Sorour
MSA University

I really thought that this would be a difficult trick to manage but I have become comfortable in understanding that I am an introvert who has done well faking extraversion. Facilitation has actually been my natural state inasmuch as there's no need to be the star performer.

I actually enjoy being the one guiding a workshop without the pressure of being an all-knowing subject matter expert.

 

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Making a Warwick Facilitator smile

There's no denying that being a facilitator offers access to some amazing experiences. In addition to this, by removing the need to be the star performer, you remove any conflict or competition with the participants. A facilitator builds rapport quickly with his / her cohort.

So what makes me smile is a client who appreciates that there are a lot of questions to ask before the design work begins - and can also appreciate the scale of work involved in developing an agenda that flows as well as satisfies desired outcomes.

Yes, the recognition by participants is important - but that is down to me as to whether or not it's been a success.

Finally, the biggest of them all... knowing that new lessons have been learnt and are being applied.


Contact Neil to discuss facilitating your events:

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