Strategy Workshop Facilitation for Startups & SMBs

Helping teams define and realise their goals, while building actionable strategies for solving their challenges.

Strategy Workshop Facilitation for Startups Kayvan Moghaddassi

What is strategy workshop facilitation?

Strategy workshop facilitation is when a group of people work with an expert facilitator to define a goal, then devise a plan to achieve it.

I operate as the workshop facilitator – the guide in this process. In a series of structured strategy sessions, the facilitator takes the team through a sequence of hands-on exercises. The team collaborates to first define their long term goal, agree on a metric by which to measure success, then formulates a plan to get there.

What does strategy workshop facilitation involve?

Typically the strategy workshop will span a day or two. Participants could be several members of a department, an executive team, or two companies coming together to collaborate on a project. 

The workshop itself gets broken up into phases:

  1. The team runs through a series of exercises to define the problem they want to solve, or result they want to achieve.
  2. The team then explores how others have solved a similar problem, looking outside of their sector for ideas and inspiration.
  3. Moving forwards, the team works up a number of detailed new concepts and solutions designed to solve their problem.
  4. A series of voting exercises take place, enabling the team to critique their new solutions and decide on the best route(s).
  5. Finally, the team collaborate to chronologically map out their new strategy. They leave with a structured action plan to go ahead and execute.
Strategy Workshop Facilitation for Startups Kayvan Moghaddassi

How can I hire someone to facilitate a strategy workshop?

You can book a free consultation call with me to talk about the problem you’re keen to solve.

There’s a contact form below where you can start a conversation with me too.

Why should I hire Kayvan to facilitate a strategy workshop for my business?

I get no greater professional satisfaction than seeing a team come out of one of these sessions enthused about having solved a problem together.

Back when I used to run my own agency, I didn’t know how to use this approach. 

I would frequently find myself as the most senior person in the room, being expected to have all the answers. I knew that I had team members who had great ideas to contribute, but I had no effective methodology to draw the answers out from them. If you’ve ever tried to run a strategy workshop yourself, you’ll know that a lot goes into getting it right.

I’ve since made it my mission to be one of the best facilitators around, using these skills I’ve developed to help teams in their strategic planning process. Whether it’s for short or long term action plans, problem solving, or even for devising new internal processes, this approach delivers results.

I loved this workshop! Kayvan was such a great facilitator, he was to the point, clear and made what we were trying to achieve easy. We came away with a brand new set of business values, defined goals and a clear strategy. ​
Anne Harlow
Director, BD Matters​

What type of business can a strategy workshop help?

There’s no real limit to the kind of business which would benefit from a strategy workshop. Any company that needs to make new plans, set new targets or solve a new problem would be wise to work with a strategy workshop facilitator.

I’ve run these kinds of workshops for startups, agencies, non-profits and for teams within larger businesses. I don’t need to be an expert in your sector either. I provide framework for you solve the problem yourself, with all of your industry expertise.

The best answer always comes from within the team.

What are the benefits of hiring a strategy workshop facilitator?

On the whole, people are not great at collaborating!

Within an existing team, all manner of internal politics and working-style differences can arise in a group meeting. The honest truth is that people are rarely trained to collaborate together.

People talk over each other. The loudest person takes up too much airtime. Conversations wander and deviate from the item being discussed. Details are missed, and ultimately decisions are not made.

An experienced facilitator is neutral. They give everyone a voice and will come equipped with all the tools to avoid these issues and circumnavigate them if they arise.

Strategy Workshop Facilitation for SMBs Kayvan Moghaddassi

What other services does Kayvan offer?

I offer a broad range of business consultancy services, advisory work, along with custom workshop design & facilitation.


Kayvan is available for a FREE consultancy call to discuss your needs. You can:

Kayvan is a certified Workshopper Master who uses a Design Thinking approach to solve all kinds of problems for businesses, nonprofits and teams. His approach is different and drives results because:

  • All conversations are structured and sequenced
  • Everything is recorded in and visualised in a standardised format
  • Conversations stay on topic
  • It allows everyone participating to have an equal voice
  • All participants take ownership of the outcome
  • Decisions are always made
Kayvan Moghaddassi, business consultant and strategist

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