Alchemy: The Art and Science of Truly Magical Co-facilitation

Have you ever left a workshop feeling uplifted and inspired? How about ready, able and excited to implement what you have learned? Creating that kind of impact is what Alchemy is all about.

Magical co-facilitation doesn't just happen. But knowing how to mix science and systems theory with verve and vitality gives you and your partner the power to create and deliver great programs together.

Alchemy is for facilitators who want to "up their game." You will incorporate the latest from systems and adult learning theories plus tips from neuroscience into your repertoire. And you will learn how to deliver seamlessly and in-sync with your partner.

The focus is on co-delivery. The dynamic of two people facilitating well together creates a deep connection with participants and a sense of energy and safety that support learning that sticks.

Create chemistry with your co-facilitator

  • Align so you can deliver together seamlessly - even if you have just met
  • Be aware of and receptive to your co-facilitator and the energy of the group
  • Make each other shine – even when you disagree
  • Help learners see your co-facilitator’s brilliant demonstration of what you are teaching

Master your impact on participants and their learning

  • Charm participants to enhance their success
  • Model intended behaviours as you are teaching them
  • Set or change the energy and pace consciously and intentionally
  • Craft clever transitions when moving from one section to another

Apply adult learning theory and neuroscience

  • Ensure the learning sticks by setting participants up for success
  • Point participants’ attention to what you want them to learn
  • Have fluid, meaningful debriefs that cement this new learning
  • Give generous and incisive feedback 

Have easy command instead of a regimented power and control style of teaching

  • Shift from focusing on your agenda to focusing on what your learners need
  • Trust yourself so you can tear up your script and respond to what’s needed in the moment
  • Create more of your intended learning by working with what’s in the room

“This course deeply explores the concept of The Third Entity™ as coach, and allowed us to enhance our understanding of what makes a successful facilitator a powerful co-leader.

We’ve been coaching partners for years and the Alchemy course has brought our partnership to a new level. We highly recommend it to anyone who is called upon to work in tandem with another professional to lead, train, coach, counsel or facilitate.”

Shekinah Shepherd CPCC and
Mike Dorman CPCC


Cost $1050 per person
  $2000 per pair
Length 3 Full Consecutive Days
CCEUs 16.5

Prerequisites: ideally, students will have had some experience coaching, training, facilitating or consulting solo or in a partnership. You do not need to have completed any ORSC courses.

This three-day workshop is for trainers and coaches who want to learn truly great facilitation techniques. You will learn many new tools and concepts, you will have plenty of opportunity to practice and you will receive discerning, constructive feedback from course leaders and participants. Although the emphasis is on co-delivery, your solo facilitation will also be transformed.


  • Together with your partner learn to shift your attention from yourselves as individuals, to the power of your Third Entity.

  • Learn that it is not up to YOU, it is up to your partnership!

  • Learn the strengths and edges of who you are in partnership.

  • Naturally deepen your connection and range as you lean into your relationship.

  • Learn how to create more safety, trust and permission so your relationship can really fly rather than be merely “safe” and uninspiring.

  • Walk away with tools to support and create a wise, dynamic partnership that is bold, resilient and committed to delivering value to the client.


We are an ICF accredited coach training provider.