Today we're bringing you a two part podcast episode with my dear friends Sarah Greer and Adrian Peryer. They are co-founders of the Shared Vision practice who have developed a visual framework designed to lead executives through a series of structured components while building business strategy. During our discussion we'll learn how they center their sessions around a focus question, dedicate time to research before a session, and uniquely use the physical environment as a critical component of their practice.
Sarah often plays the role of the Designer, where in real-time she creates custom artwork drawn from the discussions in the room. Adrian usually assumes the role of the Facilitator, orchestrating the dialog and leading the group through steps of the practice. A third role, the Producer, journals the important themes, gauges the pace of discussions, and keeps a watchful eye on the body language of the group.
During a session, the facilitator will lead the group through three primary conversations, one each focused on Outcomes, Values, and Capabilities. Unlike many efforts at strategic planning, the Shared Vision approach keeps the participants grounded in the moment, they can't help but be drawn to the live drawing of their vision and plans taking place in front of them.
I hope you enjoy this two part series as much as we enjoyed recording it.