Unsurprisingly for a coworking expert and burgeoning drummer, Angel Kwiatkowski is a master at keeping groups of people on course. It also doesn’t hurt that she HAS a master’s in Education and Human Resources concentrating on Organizational Performance and Change. An in-demand presenter, Angel occasionally accepts speaking engagements, but she enjoys and excels at facilitating meetings, charrettes, convenings, jam sessions, brainstorming sessions and more, and she is particularly adept at acting as a panel moderator. Pleasant yet provocative, she asks thoughtful questions, values listening, gives everyone a voice and gets you to the church on time (pure gold in terms of meeting planning). Presentation and facilitation efforts Angel has directed include:
2011 Coworking Conference Austin Token Female Panelist for The Future of Work
2011 Ignite Austin at SXSW Presenter: The Four Futures of Coworking
2011 Colorado State University Scenario Planning Community of Practice
2012-present Cotivation Group Accountability Facilitator/Trainer
2012-2014 Facilitated the growth and progress of one small human
2014 Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) Kansas City Panel Presenter, Panel Moderator
2015 Cohere Bandwidth Fort Collins Focus Group Facilitation
2015 GCUC Canada Toronto Speaker
2016 GCUC Canada Montreal Panel Moderator
2016 Startup Week Fort Collins Panel Moderator
2017 GCUC Canada Vancouver Panel Moderator, Panel Presenter
2017 SheLeads Group Facilitation
2017 Graphic Design Community Focus Group Facilitation
2017 FoCoMX Musician Sessions Panel Moderator (3 sessions)
2017 Neighborhood Grant Event Facilitator
2017 Downtown Development Authority's Liaison to the Downtown Business Association
2018 Startup Week Fort Collins: Supercharge Your Business Panel Moderator
Panelist, moderator, friend.
She Leads Group Facilitator
Angel led a group of 25 women through a discussion on belonging using a grounding exercise and open-ended questions based on Brene Brown's book Braving the Wilderness.
GCUC Canada Montreal
Angel moderated a panel of members of coworking spaces from Canada and the United States. This panel was filled with laughter and audience engagement in the form of Q&A.
GCUC Canada Vancouver
Angel was invited back to moderate another panel of members and community managers of coworking spaces. In this panel she tackled some big emotions on stage as the group grieved the death of a member. (Yes, we were all crying on stage and it was trans-formative for the panelists, Angel and the audience.)
GCUC USA Kansas City
In terms of challenging venues, Angel rocked a session on discussing failures in an historic airplane located in a museum. Always able to adjust on the fly, she paired up participants with one another rather than doing a presentation to take advantage of the unique seating.
Honestly, this is just my favorite picture of learning what not to do in your coworking space. Owner Jeff learned the hard way what happens when you give everyone a full dose of MCT oil in their coffee.
FoCoMX Music Festival Preparation Panel
From a bar to an art gallery, Angel facilitated three sessions aimed to help prepare musicians to play a music festival that is spread over 20+ venues in two days in Fort Collins, Colorado. Each panel contained different mixes of marketing, venue and festival experts. One panelist got a sweet job offer after being spotted on this panel!
GCUC USA Kansas City
Angel was asked to sit on a panel of coworking space founders. She had just disagreed with another panelists on how much money you need to get your coworking space going. The audience cheered.