TESTIMONIALS ON PRACTICE:
WHAT OTHERS THINK OF US
This page offers samples of feedback from participants in sessions led
by Mark Butz for:
SAMPLE FEEDBACK ON FACILITATION BY MARK BUTZ
was an excellent communicator and facilitated the session effectively
and efficiently. Quite honestly the best facilitator I have
Consistent, easy-going, professional. Thought about the needs of all
individuals and was responsive to the group.
Awesome!...very skilled and capable. Thoroughly supportive, fun,
Amazing facilitation skills – warm, humorous, approachable, focussed
You are so good at what you do, I forgot I was being facilitated.
enjoyable - good mix of humour/seriousness, direction/being directed
capable and pleasant facilitator...Extremely productive and positive.
to you, this was the first session that meant anything to me.
You struck a fine balance between getting us to the end result and
letting the process be ours.
And you made sure we had fun along the way. Quite an art!
Great technical skills, researched well, format
used for the days was of the highest order.
Well done in a challenging task; got everyone involved and supportive
Clear, concise, well-paced, allowed time for ideas to develop and
diverge if necessary
'calling'; thankyou for the best planning session I have attended
Such a smooth
Mark, you are a terrific facilitator and kept the two days interesting
and flowing. Very productive.
I was surprised that I enjoyed creating a vision statement!...I was
pleased that my passions were acknowledged, mediated and managed :)
A great facilitation model.
at how facilitators understood concepts and were able to process ideas
the group effectively so that we worked well to bring out the
sequential and collected - reflective and well-paced.
Energetic, colourful, and thoroughly engaging -
not at all what I expected from our planning day. Yet
we got real results we can all live with. Memorable for all the right reasons
be back next year for more!
Thank you, it was very clear and interesting and helped to make me feel
like a more active team member.
Impressive grasp of issues - thank you
Mark is brilliant, very friendly and approachable; puts a lot of
thought into his work
Excellent, kept us on track and on the game the entire
have always loved your
training, its the only training I actually use !
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FEEDBACK ON TRAINING LED BY MARK BUTZ* FOR FACILITATION AND
inspiring & encouraging
grounding in theory and practice – the balance was right
Concrete/practical/applicable - it works
learning and a fantastic journey
I can’t describe in words. It’s an awe inspiring experience
practical and informative. Enriching!
Great benefit. It has helped to encompass a huge amount in such a
your efforts and genuineness
I felt like I had spent my life in a dark cupboard until you came along
and opened the door
humorous and adds a light touch to the very heavy subject of models and
valuable, very practical hands-on experience is the only way to learn
Fantastic - practical, well presented, great humour, realistic, etc etc
Awesome! Thoroughly supportive, fun, enjoyable, giving
Really good insights into human dynamics and methods to facilitate
I LOVED THE COURSE
Makes me start
to think out of the box
One of the
beneficial training courses I have attended/participated in
beneficial – good mixture of hands on practice and theory
I found the
leaders to be well trained, informative, respectful, had a sense of
humour, and I really enjoyed being a participant
dynamic presentation style
A more thoughtful and considered approach to working in groups to
engender full participation
am a changed person
This is an
exciting extension to my toolkit – all of the methods will be used
This gave me revelations regarding human thought process, psychology of
Good show from
start to finish
Most valuable; has made me realise that there are many processes
available to strategically achieve goals/outcomes
with clear understanding – thinking behind the actions
It has given
me the tools and understanding to apply processes that I previously
but did not fully appreciate
Good sound teaching of theory, and good experiential learning of
putting it into practice
fantastic job – really impressed – thank you!
VERY useful for lots of different work situations – diversity of
I gained heaps
– skills and knowledge, confidence and courage
course provided not only an opportunity to learn, participate and
listen to the theory, but also to practice – very valuable and
important as well as ‘scary’
Skills I can
apply in day to day life as well as work. An understanding of how
process can deliver clearer actions & outcomes
the facilitation process
I feel very
well equipped to
support my peers & clients
the behind-the-scenes planning for effective facilitation
Practical framework for bringing people forward
Excellent opportunity to reflect and focus – very
energy, spirit in training and facilitation
I loved the
workshops, how we didn’t get too bogged down on ‘theory’ – learn as we
You are certainly very good at what you do
Great guidance and encouragement
As well as
informative course content, this was valuable time with staff as we
were able to get through some in-house issues as part of the
association with others
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SAMPLE FEEDBACK ON TRAINING LED BY MARK BUTZ* FOR INFLUENCING
See Relating, Influencing
and Negotiating for details of that training
on the content and resources:
very much, challenging and thought-provoking,
great skills to apply in all aspects of life
Admirable to put forward an ‘ethical’ model of
negotiating and influencing – thanks
Invaluable – added to some previous training, reinforced some previous
Made me pause/reflect on past and present practice – opened up new ways
of approaching situations
you Mark. A
very clear and amazing useful summary of a lot of material – including
presentations, the book and the exercises
A great way of focussing and sharpening the tools I have for
influencing and negotiating
everyday workplace and family of simple tools that can be used more
process for me to deconstruct and examine my own processes
Good exercises and well prepared information on topics – good use of
Very high benefit – applicable to role and life, great tools, great
food for thought
day-to-day application style, therefore will be used and is v. helpful
Gained a lot
of insight and reassurance that what we are doing is in the right
Has given clarity to things I had a vague understanding of
previously. This will give me the ability to communicate those
ideas more effectively.
re-read and reflected upon multiple times over the years – a treasure
condensed resources and links – relevant to the topic
The group work created a very positive attitude – the buzz was great
is well presented and very comprehensive
Excellent resources, great toys, obviously well researched and
will be a useful and faithful ally
on the leaders:
unique – a fabulous & trusted guide on this complex & very
grounded, trustworthy, flexible, respectful, humorous
presentation/ role play/ leadership/ humour
knowledgeable and enthusiastic
Easy going, informed and approachable
Very pleasant and engaging style. Made learning enjoyable.
sensitive, with humour and dedication.
Highly professional – can see the facilitation
Knowledgeable/fluent/attentive to comments
Intelligent, professional - made experience very enjoyable
Good mix of energy and humour!
Obviously done huge amounts of tailored prep.
Terrific. Very open to feedback – RARE!
Excellent preparation, very professional, and flexible
presenter; well structured material clearly explained – Mark walked the
flows easily and
livens up the experience with his humour
entertaining and engaging
Very precise and enthusiastic – great job
Great fun, lateral thinking made it v. enjoyable
Leaders showed great energy and enthusiasm
association with others
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