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We will design and execute any meeting to be a highly productive and worthwhile experience. The more visually oriented, the more emotionally engaging—visual facilitation is my specialty. Making the invisible visible is the key to insight, pattern recognition, connection, and breakthrough—especially important for managers and executives. We’ll ensure that follow-through and implementation are part of the meeting plan.
Create commanding, compelling and short presentations that leave time for your audience to integrate the key messages. My simple 3-phase process for accomplishing this—in less time than you’d think possible—is proven, smart and efficient.
David Winkelman provided invaluable and tireless wisdom and insight in helping plan and lead a recent TreePeople management staff retreat. He gave me his attention generously in many planning phone calls and coaching sessions to ensure that I reached my objectives for the event. As a result, the retreat brought to the forefront the most critical issues and ideas we needed to look at. David’s visual facilitation laid everything out clearly, and equipped us to take the retreat’s results and move our organization forward.
David Winkelman comes with a plethora of expertise. A brilliant Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Strategist, Consultant, and above all an authentic leader. He is an excellent coach and consultant on many diverse elements of business: planning, techniques, customer service, management, and leadership. He designs, develops and delivers effective and on-target sessions and workshops.
David demonstrated a unique approach to problem-solving at our ISPI San Diego monthly program. Given a real world problem from one of our attendees, he expertly facilitated our group to get to the core of the issue in 90-minutes. He quickly engaged everyone present as a collaborative team, utilizing a visual white board process used by Fortune 500's. This process, which helps yield rapid break-through solutions on complex strategic challenges — really worked! We were all impressed and thank David for introducing us to this innovative process. I highly recommend his work.
David Winkelman is a superior graphic facilitator. His talent and skill set help in bringing the invisible to life. If you are interested in mind mapping a project and would like to have someone help you through the process—David is the graphic facilitator to hire. He is intuitive, focused and asks the right questions. If you have never experienced graphic facilitation, you are in for a treat with a real pro in the business.
David both captured and catalyzed an extremely important strategic planning session—allowing our team to communicate productively, develop ideas into actionable plans, and prepare for a key meeting with board members—the success of which was a turning point in our organization's progress. Intuitive and articulate, David sees the meaning beyond the words and brings ideas into visual expression that is both easily understood and memorable. At one point in our work the team was satisfied with a diagram we had developed to illustrate a core point. Gently but persuasively, David pushed us on to create an analogy that was instantly understood when later shared with stakeholders. Genius would not be too strong a word to describe David Winkelman's work.
I would recommend David Winkelman as a facilitator because I know he produces results. Years ago he helped my wife and I get through a challenging situation in our office and he gave us a solution that may have taken weeks, in just two hours. We were thrilled because he grounded us in the recognition that communication was the key to success & how we need to stay connected. I still use that frame of reference today. David loves to deliver an experience beyond satisfaction to everyone he serves.
I was faced with having to present a difficult topic to a small group. David helped by reminding me to not approach the group with a view from 10,000 feet, but to bring the conversation down to real experience that the group can relate to, make it simple and easy to understand with images, and remember the core human emotions that will influence how the group views the presentation. David makes ideas, processes, patterns, and possibilities visible through an insightful and thought-provoking (visual) dialogue.
David brings a unique creativity and ability to quickly synthesize information and take the meeting or content to a new level. His scribing is exceptional—visualization of the discussion through his precise and artistic rendition adds clarity and depth.
David has been a long-time dependable provider to us of visual materials of every kind: presentations, collateral, logos, etc.—as well as someone with great ideas and clarity. He's a talented facilitator and project manager whom I've come to rely on as a member of our team.
David's consultation and expertise has been critical to my organization's success in communicating our message. David was able to help us define our organization's mission and goals. He then assisted us in the implementation of a structured work flow. I would highly recommend David's services.
I didn't even know that Visual Facilitation existed until I saw David perform at a meeting I attended. After seeing him in action, I immediately recognized the benefits that he could bring to my meetings with clients. Clients receive a visual record of our entire meeting, and I have photographs of all the white boards to refer back to. This has made follow-up exceptionally easy and my proposals even stronger. I wouldn't think of doing another presentation like this without hiring David to help. He is a true professional and a real asset in helping to deliver a strong and impressive presentation.