What's it like to work with Karen?
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From start to finish, Karen brings a professional attitude, strong organizational skills, and — most importantly — a calm and connecting presence to the events she facilitates. Her services have helped my non-profit develop new ways to engage with one-another, and these have strengthened our capacity to envision and reach clear goals.
Karen’s unique style of facilitation has strengthened and deepened our bonds as a board of directors. By giving us the capacity to speak clearly and listen carefully, she has given us tools to overcome any disagreements that might arise. With Karen as a facilitator, we have been able to move forward as a unified board of directors, committed to a common purpose.
Karen Gimnig is an amazingly talented facilitator. My wife and I were stuck in our conversation regarding school choice for our six year old. With Karen's gentle nudging and insight we were able to achieve a surprisingly deeper level of insight and love in our marriage. I wholeheartedly recommend Karen to anyone seeking higher ground within...
What was amazing was watching a group of kids resolve an issue (that seemed overwhelming at first) with the facilitation of Karen Gimnig.
It was magical to watch how fast the kids settled into the process, and how unflinchingly honest they were, and how relatively quickly it was resolved, and how satisfied they were with the resolution.
I really recommend this class: human beings need this kind of toolkit. Appreciating Karen Gimnig.
Karen, I want to say thank you for the excellent facilitation of the community session this morning. I attended reluctantly, thinking "doggone it I have to give up a Saturday morning" and left reminded of the many good reasons why I end up staying in this community after each crisis of belief. Your strategy for discussion worked well, and your timing was perfect.
Karen Gimmig is a great facilitator who takes the time to make sure everyone in our co-housing community is heard. I appreciate her ability to maintain strong boundaries to insure that people realize she is the facilitator helping them solve "their" concerns by them taking responsibility for the work.
In my opinion, Karen Gimnig is a rare gem of a person: insightful, articulate, and sensitive. She has found that a role of facilitator fits her personality perfectly and is always looking to see how she can be more helpful to the community and hone her facilitation skills.
Quite simply, I completely recommend her as a facilitator without reservation. With her support, I now even look forward to my next presentations!
Karen was able to continuously monitor the needs and direction of the group and modify plans to utilize our time to the best advantage.