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Debrief your workshop!


25 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Feb 26, 2018

You just came home from a workshop that you facilitated- maybe it was a youth arts workshop, or an experiential training for adults. You may have encountered unexpected resistance, had a game go wrong, or had one participant derail an entire session's worth of content.

Consciously reflecting on your experiences can transform a challenging session into strength and confidence.

1. Venting is pretty satisfying, and as an experienced facilitator I am happy to provide a sympathetic ear.
2. In a 30 minute Skype/Google chat, I hope that I can use my perspective and experiences to help you identify solutions, learn tools to deal with resistance, and/or offer ideas for games and icebreakers that I've seen work in similar circumstances.

Message me with an overview of what you're looking for help with, age of participants, objectives of workshop, the methodology you use in your workshops (or your facilitation "style"), and what issue you're hoping to gain clarity on.

Training & Qualifications

Through my study in Partners for Youth Empowerment's Creative Community model, I use experiential learning to bring groups together across difference. I include in my toolbox the ability to lead effective debriefs, engage in conflict resolution, build safe(r)containers, and use a strength-based lens throughout all aspects of my programs.

I have crafted alternative practicums for teacher candidates, supported community changemakers, co-created with youth, and guided arts educators in building their skills. With a focused intention on your group’s goals, I can help you build skills, techniques, and effective programs.

I have been a professional screenprinter for over 12 years and specialize in leading beyond-the-technique workshops for youth from Gr. 5-12, large group art parties, and at youth changemaker conferences.

For a sampling of my workshop and education experience:

“Before I spoke to Barb, I felt terrified about offering screen printing workshops. After just a one hour consultation with her, I not only felt confident to teach a workshop to middle schoolers, I was actually excited! She gave me so many ideas, and practical plans to follow for different types of workshops, as well as little tips and tricks of the trade that she’s learned over the years. My workshop was incredibly successful, the kids had a blast, and I’m excited about teaching more! She was kind, lovely to talk to, her passion for her work was contagious, and she didn’t mind answering my questions as I went along. I can’t wait to work with her again.”
-Alison G., North Carolina

Availability & Preferences

Afternoons and weekends

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Barb

João Ricardo provided Help with Curriculum for self-guided learning for Barb
Nov 21, 2018
I enjoyed very much working with Barb! :) She was clear about what she wants and felt great to have a human, authentic, informal, focused coaching co...nversation. She showed openess to new ideas we brainstorm and commitment to put into practice what she has been learning over the years from conferences, books and experiences. Thank you for the excellent work in this coaching session, Barb! Looking forward to receive news from you and your work. :) show more
Michaela provided package of Teach You SoulCollage® for Barb
Mar 04, 2018
Thank you!
Alicia received Help with Beta Test Digitial Marketing Course from Barb
Feb 23, 2018
Barb gave a lot of great insight and feedback for the course. I'm excited to dive deep into it and make some changes. Thanks, Barb!
Feb 06, 2018
Barb is a special person and gave me a lot of great ideas on how to organize my food and eating at home so that it is fun, efficient, and healthy. Tha...nks Barb!show more


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About Barb Applepieski

I get so much energy from meeting new people - I love hearing people's stories! I believe in honesty, authenticity, self-compassion, and trust. My favourite communities are those that innovate, improv...ise, think critically, think deeply, and care about the well being of the whole. I have a lot to offer but I'm starting slow because it's all pretty new to me. I've taught and/or worked professionally using DIY skills like bread baking, installing composting toilets, plumbing, stormwater management (Low Impact Development), gardening, making deodorant, using Diva Cups, starting a business, screenprinting, facilitating, arts education, bike repair, pet waste composting, canning, cooking for groups, and more. I know a fair amount about marketing, blog writing, accounting/excel, wordpress, illustration, creative coaching, and strategic planning but am always open to learning more. I want to know how to use Illustrator for a book project and portfolio design. I need help with photo editing, copy editing, file organizing, and building flow charts for client interactions. The biggest thing I need right now is help setting up Mailchimp drip campaigns for new subscribers. I'm mystified. Get in touch if you can offer these things and I'll be so grateful to learn from you or witness your skills at work. If you want support I can likely dream up a way to support you! show more

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