A Facilitator, a Coach, and a Designer Walk into a Bar

Max 3 People at a time

The overlapping of design, facilitation, and coaching is a powerful intersection.

Marco Valente and Matteo Carella are two elements of this intersection. I am the third. We shared some peculiar passions: complexity, Systems Thinking, facilitation, and process design.

We decided to build opportunities to think and work together. Having people and friends to experiment together is one of the things I love the most. It’s an opportunity to grow, to learn, and to create experiments that could become real work.

  • What can we learn from each other?
  • What can we learn together?
  • What’s the service we can offer by combining our roles?
  • How can we be accountable for each other professional growth?

We will do a mini-masterclass, on a turn, each of us, to the remaining members.

The Plan

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Matteo Carella will talk about complexity thinking and coaching in organizational and business environments.

Marco Valente will treat the discipline of facilitation and will share his experience about how to be a more effective and efficient facilitator.

Massimo Curatella will show how to get the best of the Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design approaches applied to Facilitation.


I will use this occasion to apply principles, methods, and techniques to this in-house lab experiment and I will write about it. It’s a meaningful opportunity to systematize my experience and to put it to an engaging test.

I have had frequently obstacles and difficulties in researching participants, attendees, and trainees to my courses, seminars, workshops, and like. It has always been a problem with schools, universities, maybe less with private organizations. I will need to look into the recent developments in a more agile and lean way of researching your users when you cannot research your users. It’s going to be fun.

What’s your suggestion for my challenge?

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