My ToT Thailand Experience

by Mariana Koutaka | 16 February 2018

I have just completed Gaia Education Training of Trainers (ToT) in southern Thailand as a part of the Gaia certified Awakening Leadership Training where I learnt and practiced amazing ways to facilitate sessions and also some of the meta skills that go beyond traditional training methods.

I saw the effectiveness of participatory facilitation, in which trainers and participants are able to co-create the process in a way that enriches the knowledge and the experience gained in each session. Gaia ToT in Thailand was a perfect combination of new techniques with the best Asian teachers.


Mariana Koutaka is a Brazilian economist who graduated from University of Zurich. She has a long managerial, supply chain and market intelligence career with corporations in Brazil, including Nestlé, New Balance, Gol Airlines and Telefônica/Vivo.

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