Big shout out to my mentor and old boss, David Sibbet from The Grove Consultants International. David is in the midst of writing his new book “Visual Meetings’ and just presented in January at the TEDx SoMa event in San Francisco (ahhh, San Francisco … there are days that I miss you so!).
Give a look and listen to this fantastic, clear, straightforward blurb on the power of working visually to help groups collaborate more effectively.
I worked for David back in the 90s and spent many years working in the group environments and kinds of case studies he so eloquently shows and explains in this clip.
However, after the events of 9/11 … I made a personal decision to take my underlying visual skills and move away from the large organizational work that David is showing here to instead use them in more intimate, one-to-one settings. The visual personal growth work and group coaching that I do in my SHIFT-IT Coach practice.
Interested to work visually too? You can! And you should, because as David mentions in this video, this field is on a FAST growth trajectory. Get in now so you can differentiate your consulting, facilitation or coaching practice by adding the power of interactive-visuals to your own toolkit!
Both David’s company (The Grove) and my company (SHIFT-IT Coach, Inc.) offer professional skills training in the visual way of working. My 3-day public workshop called The Fundamentals of Interactive-Graphics is held twice a year in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It attracts fascinating people from around the globe — our graphic tribe! Space is limited to just 20 spots each workshop to ensure individualized attention (nab your spot early as these workshops usually sell out in advance).
Or, book your own private training (you come to me) or in-house training (have group … I come to you). I teach you the fundamental skills and concepts that you can apply to group and/or individual work – whether you are a graphic recorder, facilitator, consultant or coach. A great investment in your professional skills development – to be on the leading edge of collaborative work!