Becoming an Expert Facilitator w/ Thomas Lahnthaler

Becoming an Expert Facilitator w/ Thomas Lahnthaler
Becoming an Expert Facilitator w/ Thomas Lahnthaler

How does an expert facilitator benefit from developing a crisis management background?

This is something my guest, Thomas Lahnthaler, Owner and Master Facilitator at Thomas Lahnthaler AS, has built a business around.

Thomas is also an Author, TEDx-Speaker, Founding Member of The Octopus Movement and Advisory Board Member at Never Done Before.

As an experienced facilitator with a global perspective, Thomas’ main skill is creating solutions and learning spaces that focus on people and help them learn and grow.

Tune in and you’ll learn the following, plus much more:

  • The importance of play in training and facilitation
  • The reason you should have a balanced approach in training
  • The positive effects of disruption in learning processes

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There’s no better time to innovate than when you’re faced with disruption.

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How Play can help you to be an Expert Facilitator.

It’s fascinating to observe how individuals respond when they’re no longer confined to their usual work personas.

People often embrace their inner child and exhibit behaviors they might not typically display in a professional setting.

Interestingly, I’ve noticed that during games, some participants attempt to cheat, and this behavior offers valuable insights into their problem-solving strategies.

Cheating, in a way, can be seen as a creative approach to finding shortcuts.

Play allows us to tap into a different mindset, and this can be a powerful tool for exploring and addressing team dynamics
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In Training play is effective, but it must not be overused. Like any other tool, you have to have an intention with it.

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You can conquer over disruption.

What I do is I demystify change. Change is a very, very heavy word.

And technically we’re always in change.

Change is also not the problem.

The problem is the disruption that it causes if we’re not ready for it.

When change catches us by surprise or if we resist it, it can quickly escalate into a crisis.

Crisis management is about dealing with the context of crisis, but very often, we have no control over that context.

What we can control is how we respond to the disruption it brings into our lives.

This is where human dynamics play a crucial role.

In my work, I’ve learned that change, especially disruptive change, starts and ends with us.

Understanding our emotional responses and realizing our untapped potential are essential aspects of managing disruption effectively.
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Take-aways you do not want to miss 👇

  • Why moments of disruption can be ideal for innovation
  • Thomas’ journey from working in the humanitarian field to becoming a master facilitator
  • The value of creating physical tools to enhance your training and facilitation
  • The importance of not just managing crises but also managing disruption effectively
  • How self-publishing a book can provide clarity on your ideas and approach
  • The importance of incorporating reflection and debriefing in your training
  • Why understanding human emotions and responses is so important in facilitation
  • Reasons why your businesses can thrive amidst uncertainty

Some resources for you


LinkedIn: Follow and connect with Thomas

Thomas’ Website: lahnthaler.com

Navigating Beyond Crisis – Get your copy here

How reconnecting to your inner child is a superpower during a crisis – TEDx Talk

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