What is Alchemy?

Have you ever left a workshop feeling inspired, ready and able to implement what you learned?  Alchemy is about creating that kind of impact through co-facilitation and an experiential learning approach.

Magical co-facilitation, inspired participants, deep learning – these things don’t just happen.  You can learn the tools and techniques that help you and your partner to consistently and intentionally create successful, transformative, high-impact learning experiences together – whether you are coaching, training or engaging in another type of facilitation.

Who are the Alchemists?

Jim Patterson and Lori Shook were the original Alchemists and were encouraged and supported by Marita Fridjhon and Faith Fuller to co-create the Alchemy program.

Jim and Lori were each known for their abilities to create learning in clear, practical and transformative ways. Together, they were an extraordinary co-facilitation team and worked together for close to 20 years. Sadly, Jim is no longer with us, but his magic and spirit live on in the Alchemy program.

Alchemy was one of those ‘aha’ moments when something you already knew surfaces. The learning was instantly useful. We applied the learning around co-facilitation and experiential learning to a large event we had planned, shaping the construct and the delivery in a different way, and the impact was stunning. The event lives on in the memories of our teams.

Head of Strategy, Planning & OD, EMEAFortune 50 multinational technology company

As an experienced trainer I wondered if the 3-day investment would be worthwhile. ALCHEMY exceeded my expectations by miles. It brought me theory and practical applications to take my solo facilitation to the next level and totally convinced me of the value of co-facilitation to enhance learning. I recommend this workshop to ALL facilitators, both novice and experienced.

Françoise Ifrah, HR ManagerJohnson & Johnson

This course allowed us to enhance our understanding of what makes a successful facilitator a powerful co- leader.
We’ve been business 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 & Mike Dorman

Alchemy has totally revolutionised the way I train. I now understand the value of real co-facilitation and the impact it has on participants and their learning. I learned a huge amount during these 3 days and walked out feeling inspired and confident.

Natalie Madsen-Oesterbye, Training & Development ManagerJohnson & Johnson

The opportunity to reflect on, design and refine my relationship with my partner, while also learning the how of creating and leading powerful training experiences. I really loved the unzipping of the trainers mind as they went through the training so we could see what was happening behind the scenes.

Participant, London 2015