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I work with people to plan and structure events using coaching techniques, in order to reach the outcomes that you want.
Too often, a facilitator is seen as the external person who independently chairs or moderates a discussion, workshop or conference. This is less than half the story.
I use a coaching conversation to clarify the goals.
I then translate that discussion into a careful, timed structure and facilitate the event itself.


Joanne Rule MBE

I have a breadth and depth of experience. I facilitated the start-up of the UK Advisory Forum on Ageing for the Department of Work and Pensions. I supported the work of Informed Choices on Cancer Screening for whom I also facilitated a citizens’ jury. 


For two years I facilitated for Tesco in its engagement with health stakeholders. Recent facilitations include events for St Mary’s University, London, and for  Macmillan Cancer Support in partnership with NHS England.

  • Strategy away days 

  • Consensus events

  • Fishbowl discussions

  • Simulations including the use of theatre

  • New models of working with stakeholders

  • Appreciative Inquiry 

  • Team coaching to improve governance and performance



“Joanne is an extraordinary facilitator who supports people to think out loud, so that they can communicate honestly and without rancour. She brings her own high level communication skills to the service of the objective, without getting in the way.


She brilliantly facilitated a citizens’ jury when I was leading Informed Choice about Cancer Screening and I’ve seen her in action in many different settings, including leading staff listening events in a clinical setting. She’s great at what she does”

Professor Amanda Ramirez, Leaders in Oncology Care




On behalf of the Professional Standards Authority, I facilitated a strategy day at a time of anticipated change without certainty, depending on possible legislation and other external factors. Each table built their vision of what the Authority would look like in 18 months' time, using large cardboard bricks and other resources.  This freed up participants' imaginations, helping them to get beyond any immediate problems.  Each table presented their vision and this enabled them to consider togeth...

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York | Leeds | Doncaster

Healthy Conversations Ltd, York, YO318HL, Co. number 6917695

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I work face to face in Yorkshire and London. I also provide online leadership coaching services all over the UK and internationally.

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