Katy is a visionary thinker and gifted practitioner who effortlessly commands a breathtaking range of skills, knowledge and insights. Industrious, capable, diligent and inspirational, she has consistently worked wonders in our many collaborations, and is a strong asset to any project fortunate enough to benefit from her involvement.
Katy is highly skilled in terms of facilitating groups and steering group dynamics, knowing exactly when and how to intervene in terms of the group’s energy, responding to conflicts or misunderstandings, lightening up the energy through games, and empowering people in the process to take responsibility for their participation. The social design of the PDC was excellent, as people were involved with different roles (practicals assistant, timekeeper, heartkeeper, etc.), inspired by sociocracy.
I first met Katy when she applied for a job at the innovation department when she joined us to collaborate in the field of "education for sustainable development". Now Katy is the perfect example of why you shouldn't judge on first sight. She appears very discrete (quite different from the outgoing entrepreneurial geeks that you meet in this domain), not imposing herself, very respectful to her counterpart and ... yet her strength is to be found in the serenity that she conveys and also in the deep knowledge of the subjects she excels in. Katy strengths lies as well in the mediation role between antithetical positions as in a facilitator position where she makes people move in her own specific, engaging manner.
Katy has a vast knowledge of permaculture and ecology, she applies her teaching background in group dynamics implementing elements of sociocracy and non-violent communication. She is dedicated to living and embodying permaculture values in all their facets.
Katy has been a force of inspiration all along. Her dedication to the transition movement and her capacity to support the growth of numerous initiatives in Luxembourg is phenomenal and convinced me that taking action is worthwhile. Katy has embraced Fashion Revolution Luxembourg and gave us visibility by giving us space in the Transition magazine locally. She supported us in our funding application, and I am convinced that her poignant advice improved our chances to succeed.
Katy Fox is an inspiring facilitator that never ceases to amaze me with the depth and breadth of her knowledge. She gracefully blends theoretical and abstract concepts with practical, tangible experiences and skillfully manages to steer groups of any size towards an enriching collective learning process. What I admire the most is her sensitivity to people’s learning needs and her ability to spontaneously adapt and respond to the group dynamic, both in the classroom environment as well as out in the field. Her academic background in anthropology coupled with many years of teaching and her practical land-based experience, have granted Katy a complete and balanced skill-set ideal for teaching Permaculture.
I was a volunteer under Katy Fox's guidance and supervision. I have never met a mentor so open and supportive to the volunteer's suggestions, personal projects and ideas. Katy herself is a person both creative and well-organised, ready to inspire anyone who needs some guidance. I believe she can bring a positive spirit to any work she would take up.
I highly recommend Katy Fox as a permaculture design trainer as she knows how to share her vast knowledge in a digestible and interactive manner. Working as a high school teacher, Katy has brought the best teaching techniques into her non-formal classes. I always think back to her courses as equally balancing theory, practice and fun.
Katy was my PDC teacher. At first, I thought she was a bit tough, but I realised during the course that this was the reflection of her being truly committed to making the group move forward. I learned about true benevolence with her and about the systems of governance that does not leave out people. She is deeply wise, has an enormous knowledge and a great confidence which lead to a great ability to teach.
Katy was both the facilitator at my PDC and then my mentor during my volunteer year at CELL. Katy is a very versatile person and her knowledge embraces very diverse areas. I love the way she manages teams, as she is always focused on bringing out team members' interests, qualities and strengths.