[Early Bird Ends TODAY] Learn Graphic Facilitation In Beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada …

Working visually is even more fully getting its due — as smart Process Professionals are clueing into its power to help the groups and individuals they work with to get FOCUSED, ALIGNED and MOVING FORWARD WITH POWERFUL MOMENTUM!

Join fellow Consultants, Facilitators, Trainers, Coaches, Speakers, Therapists, Managers and other Process Professionals from around the globe for my acclaimed professional training, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE-VISUALS..

Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals

WHERE & WHEN:
Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
May 22-24, 2014

JUST 5 SPOTS LEFT, EARLY BIRD ENDS TODAY

FOR FULL DETAILS TESTIMONIALS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION:
http://www.visualcoaches.com/training/fundamentals/

Early Bird Ends Monday EARLY BIRD ENDS TONIGHT!
Just a quick reminder … that our Early Bird registration (with significant savings) ENDS TONIGHT at midnight eastern (9pm pacific).

ACT ASAP TO SECURE YOUR SPOTS AND TO GET THOSE HOT MARKERS INTO YOUR HANDS!

I look forward to meeting and training you … and introducing you to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, if this is your first time to the west coast of Canada!

Yours in Visual Expansion,
Christina

P.S. Are you new to the visual way of working? For a good preliminary overview of these innovative skills, see Complementary Info Webinar for 90-minute overview.

P.P.S. Dates of this offering won’t work for you? Alternatively, you may book a Private Training customized for your unique needs at a date that works for you.

P.P.P.S. Already have base training under your belt? Want more advanced mentorship? Visual Apprenticeship and Private Coaching with Christina for advanced offerings to build your skill, your confidence and your bottom line.

P.P.P.P.S. For a full overview of our 2014 class schedule, click here.

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[Early Bird Ends Monday] Learn Visual Facilitation in Gorgeous British Columbia, Canada

I’m currently in Mexico getting some R&R time in with no walls in sight!

However, there will be walls in my future … with our upcoming in-person FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE -VISUALS workshop, which teaches you how to effectively work visually with groups and individuals.

Only public opportunity to be trained in person by me for a whole year. FYI, there are currently only 7 spots left and the Early Bird ends this Monday, so act now to secure your markers!

FOR PROCESS PROFESSIONALS: Consultants, Facilitators, Trainers, Coaches, Therapists, Educators, Managers, Scribes and other Process Professionals

Visual ExpansionTRY YOUR HAND AT ALL 4 APPLICATIONS:

  1. Studio Work (pre-prepared communication/message aids),
  2. Visual Recording (visual summary notes),
  3. Visual Facilitation (co-created materials with groups)
  4. Visual Coaching (co-created materials with individuals & partners).

WHY:
Interactive-Visuals is an extremely effective way to work with your clients — as over 87% of them (and us!) are Visual Thinkers. This way of working is taking the world by storm … now is the time to integrate the power of working visually into your own process toolkit. Not only does having this skill improve your work and differentiate your practice … its also a very enjoyable way to work for those who desire more creativity, heart and colour in life overall!

WHERE & WHEN:
Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
May 22-24, 2014

JUST 7 SPOTS LEFT, EARLY BIRD ENDS MONDAY

FOR FULL DETAILS TESTIMONIALS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION:
http://www.visualcoaches.com/training/fundamentals/

COURSE OVERVIEW:

*** Learn the historical story of the Interactive-Visuals field and what the four main applications are (so you can decide which suits you and your practice best);

*** Learn what the best supplies are and where to source them;

*** Receive icon libraries, visual resources and step-by-step directions on how to integrate visuals into your own practice (no matter where on the visual spectrum you fall … no, you DO NOT need to be an artist to use Interactive-Visuals techniques);

Clear Definitions

Basic Shapes & Movements

Basic Shapes & Movements


*** Get precise, gentle, connect-the-dots instruction on how to ‘draw’ … I sneak it up on you so get beyond any ‘art phobia’, fear or comparison problems you might have about your creative abilities (this work is really about PROCESS not art);

*** See varied examples and hear detailed explanations of real client work (culled from two decades of working nationally, internationally and digitally with corporate, not-for-profit, governmental and individual populations);

Handy Quick Icons

Handy, Quick Icons

Add Quick Color Layer

Add Quick Color Layer


*** Practice your new skills and receive detailed feedback (course comes with a private 45-minute consult so I can tailor things specifically to your circumstances);

*** Receive supportive coaching on which steps to take to build or enhance your visual recording, visual facilitation and/or visual coaching career (I’ve successfully mentored hundreds of people from around the world and YOU CAN do this work too … just put one foot (or hand!) in front of the other!

Visual Supplies

Visual Supplies

Visual Coaching


*** Connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and locations also interested in this visual niche — your global visual tribe!

FOR FULL DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION:
http://www.visualcoaches.com/training/fundamentals/

Early Bird Ends MondayEARLY BIRD ENDS MONDAY!!!
FYI, The Early Bird deadline for this year’s offering is this Monday, so act NOW to secure your place at the lowest investment.

VISUAL COACH CERTIFICATION PRE-REQUISITE:

FYI, this course is one of the two pre-requisites required for Visual Coach Certification®.

I look forward to getting those markers into your hot little hands!

Yours in Visual Expansion!
Christina
Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach & Interactive-Visuals Mentor

P.S. Are you new to the visual way of working? For a good preliminary overview of these innovative skills, see Complementary Info Webinar for 90-minute overview.

P.P.S Dates of this offering won’t work for you? Alternatively, you may book a Private Training customized for your unique needs at a date that works for you.

P.P.P.S. Already have base training under your belt? Want more advanced mentorship? See Visual Apprenticeship and Magic Marker Mastermind and Private Coaching with Christina for advanced offerings to build your skill, your confidence and your bottom line.


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[Visual Coach Certification] Monday is Application Deadline …

shiftit-cert-logo-transparentWorking visually with clients in coaching, counselling and other one-to-one environments is powerful and fulfilling – for both client and practitioner alike. Personally it’s my favourite way of working and I LOVE mentoring other Process Professionals who work with individuals, partners, couples and families (or want to) on how to do it!

FYI, the 2014 deadline for empowering coaches, therapists and other helping professionals to use our custom Visual Coaching methods and tools is fast approaching (must apply by Monday the 24th to be considered for this year’s cohort!).

Through Visual Coach Certification you receive:

Visual Maps & Instruction Booklets

A thorough, step-by-step mentorship in the niche Visual Coaching methodology … based on my pioneering work over the last 20 years;

Instruction in our SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching System® with its suite of 17 visual tools … plus a lifetime license to use these powerful tools with your own clientele;

-Support in ‘template-izing’ your own intellectual property to create your own signature systems and visual tools (if you coach or counsel in your own way);

- In-depth marketing guidance and tools (agendas, contracts, logos, models, suggested sales copy, etc) to successfully add Visual Coaching to your offerings (as a full-on brand or as a complementary addition to your existing menu);

- Active participation in a supportive, communal network of smart, seasoned, successful, kind-hearted professionals using Visual Coaching across the globe;

Small Size Templates

Wall-Sized Charts



GET THE FULL DETAILS:
Click here to learn more about Visual Coach Certification: what’s included, how its conducted, dates, the kind of professional I accept in this program and how to apply by the MARCH 24TH DEADLINE.

Two Pre-requisites:

Remember … there are 2 required pre-requisites: SHIFT-IT Online (or equivalent experience) and Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or equivalent experience). If you don’t have the pre-reqs but want to participate this year, write us to learn how you can (some fast self-study is required for SHIFT-IT and attendance at the in-person version of FIV in Victoria, BC, Canada on May 22-24).

If you resonate with this opportunity – I look forward to your Application Interview. A WONDERFUL cohort from diverse geography and backgrounds is forming now! Sure to be a very powerful and satisfying experience.

Yours in visual expansion,
Christina
Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach
and Interactive-Visuals Mentor

P.S. For an overview of our SHIFT-IT School curriculum, click here.

P.P.S. Process Professional? Want the basics in working visually? FYI, May’s Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals is currently on Early Bird, just 12 spots left! We also offer private trainings and apprenticeships (you come to us) as well as custom in-house workshops (we come to you).

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[SHIFT-IT Coach] Last Chance to Get Certified in Visual Coaching This Year …

shiftit-cert-logo-transparentThe 2014 deadline for empowering coaches, therapists and other helping professionals to use our custom Visual Coaching methods and tools is fast approaching (must apply by Monday the 24th to be considered for this year’s cohort!).

If you are a process professional who wants to add the power of working visually to your own work with individuals, life & biz partners, families, etc. … The Visual Coach Certification gives you:

Visual Maps & Instruction Booklets

A thorough, step-by-step mentorship in the niche Visual Coaching methodology … based on my pioneering work over the last 20 years;

Instruction in our SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching Process® with its suite of 17 visual tools … plus a lifetime license to use these powerful tools with your own clientele;

- Support in ‘template-izing’ your own intellectual property to create your own signature systems and visual tools (if you coach or counsel differently than SHIFT-IT);

-In-depth marketing guidance and tools (agendas, contracts, logos, models, suggested sales copy, etc) to successfully add visual coaching to your offerings (as a full-on brand or as a complementary addition to your existing menu);

-Active participation in a supportive, communal network of smart, seasoned, successful, kind-hearted professionals using Visual Coaching across the globe;

Small Size Templates

Wall-Sized Charts

GET THE FULL DETAILS:
Click here to learn more about Visual Coach Certification: what’s included (what’s not), how its conducted, dates, the kind of professional I accept in this program (and the kind I don’t) and how to apply before the MARCH 24TH DEADLINE.

Two Pre-requisites:

Remember … there are 2 required pre-requisites: SHIFT-IT Online (or equivalent experience) and Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or equivalent experience). If you don’t have the pre-reqs but wanna participate this year, write us to learn how you can.

If you resonate with this opportunity and feel you are a fit – I look forward to your Application Interview. A WONDERFUL cohort from diverse geography and backgrounds is forming now! Sure to be a very powerful and satisfying experience.

Yours in visual expansion,
Christina
Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach
and Interactive-Visuals Mentor

P.S. For an overview of our SHIFT-IT School curriculum, click here.

P.P.S. Process Professional? Want the basics in working visually? FYI, May’s Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals is currently on Early Bird, just 12 spots left! We also offer private trainings and apprenticeships (you come to us) as well as custom in-house workshops (we come to you).

Posted in Training, Visual Coach

A Note From Christina

beachsceneAs we progress solidly into 2014 this year is showing its nature. It’s a powerful year but it ain’t easy by the feel of it so far. Things are SHIFTing in my own process and in the process of people I interact with on a regular basis – family, friends, colleagues and clients. It’s kinda a ‘hold onto your hats’ energy as a changing of the tide happens.

I wrote of the death of my beloved Aunt Rose Mary last month. This month my boyfriend Darius, and his family, say goodbye to Nancy, their loving matriarch. Many of my clients are letting go in other various ways too – of jobs, geographies, relationships, identities, chronic emotions and body states, etc. And going through the heroic task to clarify and attract what’s next.

This ‘neutral zone’ can often involve the release or change of things that one is very accomplished at and the development of new expressions. And the sometimes awkward growth pains that can accompany learning or growth curves.

One strategy to develop your chops at something new is to do pro bono or lower fee work to gain experience, confidence and hone in on your ‘it’. In today’s article I share why this strategy is one of my favorites that I’ve employed repeatedly with great results. In today’s article I share why this strategy is one of my favorites that I’ve employed repeatedly with great results. And also the pros and cons to making a smart decision about this approach.

Yours in SHIFTing IT,
Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach
& Interactive-Visuals Mentor

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In Your Words

ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES!

Lisa Land May

Lisa Land May
Certified Visual Coach

“My journey through Visual Coach Certification is one of my most favorite professional and personal experiences.  I sought out Christina Merkley’s expertise to develop my Graphic Recording skills for use in the consulting business I own with my sister.  What I found was my PASSION … for Visual Coaching and helping others. To say this program exceeded my expectations is an understatement!

I was so impressed with how the 17 visual maps so naturally lead me to “my best self” that I wanted to be trained and certified to hold that special container for others too. The SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching System is clearly created by years of experience, deep thought and creativity.  Christina is most generous with her knowledge, best practices and processes. As a student of Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals and SHIFT-IT Online (the prerequisites for Certification) I’ve been very impressed by the detail, flexibility and thoroughness of her courses. A true mentor in working visually with groups and individuals. I have learned a great deal and am excitedly incorporating my passion for coaching and working in a visual way into our business. Thank you, Christina!”

Lisa Land May
Certified Visual Coach
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.

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WHY WORKING FOR NADA CAN BE SMART

I’m in the biz of helping grown adults SHIFT. And I do a lot of SHIFTing myself in the process too – as like attracts like. Often my clients are in the midst of a big developmental step. They are either younger folks (25-45) who really want to get clarity and traction on their professional and/or personal ‘IT’. Or more seasoned folks (45-65 … I’m in that category now so I can call us seasoned!) who had clarity and its changed on them – so they are in the process of determining what is now right for them (i.e. mid-life transition).

Whatever life stage, my clients want to integrate more creativity, authenticity and heart into their work and lives. In addition to biz and life coaching, some are also attracted to the process skills I teach, including Interactive-Visuals (i.e. otherwise known as Graphic Recording, Graphic Facilitation, Graphic Coaching etc).

It’s Like Being a Ski Jumper:
clip-ski-jumpLike any new skill, one does not learn Process Work over night. One has to go through a learning, confidence and craftsmanship curve over time. A curve that involves finding safe, supportive and congruent places in which to practice one’s craft. Given we just had the Olympics, I like the analogy of ski jumpers. These skilled folks did not immediately tackle the magnificent jumps we see them competing on. Instead, there was an incremental, step-by-step development of their skills that ultimately culminated in the heights they are now comfortable with.

Ya Gotta Get Out There:
Inevitably, whether I’m mentoring someone privately or they are a participant in one of my courses, eventually they have to take their new skills out into the world. There is lots they can do to hone their skills in the sanctity of their quiet studio, but eventually, if they truly want to do the interactive process work, they will need to find groups and/or individuals to work with (either in person or online). And, for a while, this can be a bit of a dilemma. That is where volunteer, pro bono or reduced rate can come in handy.

A Way Around Chicken or Egg:
clip-chicken-eggOne way around the chicken and egg (which comes first!) catch 22 of wanting to work but not having enough experience or confidence to charge fully, is to offer your services for pro bono or reduced rate or to just plain volunteer. In the case of Interactive-Visuals work, there are plenty of groups and individuals who are intrigued by the visual way of working. Some just need to be educated a bit about what it is to give it a try. Others know what it is but might not be able to invest in what a seasoned professional requires. So offering your services, at least for the beginning stage of your development, can be a smart strategy.

It Needs to Be a Win / Win:
Now, I need to clarify things a bit. I am NOT saying that you learn at the expense of your client. You DO need to get your skills as developed as you possibly can before you reach out. With Interactive-Visuals there are all sorts of ways to practice skills to get them up to a decent competency level (lettering & drawing drills, chart work, template creation, sketchnotes, scribing from audios, etc). You can also do mock engagements with other students to develop your chops. However, there will come a time where you will have to make the leap to a ‘real’ group or person.

The arrangement you contract for needs to be a WIN/WIN for all and each party needs to honestly know what is going on (its not cool to hide or play games with your level of competency). Be direct and be honest. And present your skill level as it truly is. Clients need to know what the situation is so they can make informed decisions for themselves.

It Comes Back to You (Law of Reciprocity):
I have done pro bono work at various stages of my career: when I was in grad school studying Organizational Development (internships) and in my thesis project. When I moved back home to British Columbia after a decade in San Francisco (and nobody knew what the heck Graphic Facilitation was). When I first developed the Visual Coaching niche (and was hashing out what would become my SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching System). In my SHIFT-IT Central program (a weekly drop in I did for years). And now, as I experiment with a methodology called “BodyTalk” (another tool in my toolkit to dissolve the resistance of clients regarding their goals).

clip-magnetIn ALL cases it was a smart move for me (and for my clients). I had something from my past I could capitalize on that was valuable to the people I volunteered my services to. In exchange, they allowed me to work with them which was excellent for the experience, contacts and often for the testimonials and portfolio pieces I gained their permission to share. And more times than not, more invitations were attracted (some at regular compensation). This is a strategy that I know, that has worked very well for me, and one I often coach my clients on. Plus with the Law of Reciprocity, what you give comes back to you in some form or other. Karma.

It’s a Temporary Stage:
Now … doing volunteer or pro bono has a shelf life and its often not very long. This can be a wonderful stage in your skill development and career, but ultimately it will be temporary. There will come a time when you know the strategy has run its course – and that is when you begin to feel any sort of resentment. The spirit and energy of this strategy is very important. You do volunteer or pro bono (or reduced) for as long as it feels sweet. When it retains a true WIN/WIN split. When/if it shifts on you, you need to progress to other skill and biz building strategies. Cause it’s not fun for anybody (you or your client!) when you do something you aren’t fully behind anymore. Everything is energy!

Some Pro Bono Opportunities We Have:
clip-visual-coachingHopefully I’ve inspired you to consider volunteering your services, at least when you are in the skill building phase of your journey. Here at SHIFT-IT Coach, Inc we have two areas where we volunteer services. The first opportunity is with our yearly cohort of Visual-Coaches-in-Training. Each of these coaches, as they make their way through the requirements of Visual Coach Certification, need to line up ‘practice clients’.

clip-bodytalkThe second opportunity is with me. I am volunteering my services, for a limited time, for clients in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to assist with my integration of Visual Coaching with BodyTalk.

This opportunity is currently only available to folks who can visit in-person in my office (eventually I’ll be able to work with long distance clients). To learn more and to book your time, click here.

© 2014 Christina L. Merkley

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE?
You can, as long as you include this blurb and a functional link to my site:
Christina Merkley, “The SHIFT-IT Coach” and creator of the SHIFT-IT System®, is a Visioning and Strategic Planning Expert specializing in Visual Thinking and Inner Alignment techniques. Based in charming Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, she works deeply with individuals, partners and conscious businesses to define and manifest what they truly want. And, trains other Process Professionals in her innovative ways of working. For more information visit: www.shift-it-coach.com and www.visualcoaches.com

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SHIFT-IT SCHOOL: UPCOMING COURSES

Visual Coach Certification

Don't Have Pre-Requisites? Last Chance to Get Them This Year! Have Pre-Requisites? Apply for Certification by March 24th.

Apply Now!

Application Deadline:
March 24th

10-Weeks Online: April 8 – June 10
(Tuesdays, noon-1:30 pacific, 10 webinars

Become a Certified Visual Coach®. For leading-edge coaches, counselors and therapists from around the globe. Add the power and innovation of Visual Coaching to your own professional practice. Includes advanced visual coaching techniques, use of my SHIFT-IT System® with your clientele (17 visual maps), guidance in the ‘template-izing’ of your own intellectual property, plus marketing and biz development support.

Full Details and Application Process

Two Pre-requisites: SHIFT-IT Online and Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or equivalent experience).


Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (In-Person Version)

May 22-24, 2014 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Over 87% of your facilitation, coaching, training and consulting clients are visual thinkers – learn powerful visual skills to boost the effectiveness of how you work with them. This in-person, professional skills training thoroughly covers custom chart work, visual scribing, visual facilitation and visual coaching (the four main applications of working visually with groups and individuals) so you can add these powerful tools to your own consulting, facilitation, coaching and training offerings.

Reserve Your Seat: 20 12 Spots Left:
Full Details and Online Registration

Note: Pre-requisite for Visual Coach Certification

Dates of this offering won’t work for you? Alternatively, you may book a Private Training customized for your unique needs at a date that works for you.  Have a whole group to train? If so, see In-House Trainings.

* Want More Info? Click Here for a complementary 90-Minute Educational Webinar, “Introduction to Interactive-Visuals”.


PRIVATE APPRENTICESHIPS & BIZ/LIFE COACHING

Online and In-person Options

Christina Merkley has some availability in 2014 for customized Private Trainings and Apprenticeships and Biz/Life Coaching. Excellent if you desire a fast SHIFT or prefer tailored, premium attention.

Email admin@shift-it-coach.com to book Exploratory Chat with Christina to discuss your goals and determine which package best for you.

Private Biz Coaching            Private Skills Training


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[SHIFT-IT Coach] Visual Coach Certification Quickly Approaching…

Working visually is SO powerful (and enjoyable) for your clients … and you!

As you might have spotted in the SHIFT-IT e-Zine and on our sites … two important course deadlines are fast approaching.

1. March 24th is the Application Deadline to be considered for 2014 Visual Coach Certification cohort (program begins April 8th).

2. April 7th is last day to register at Early Bird for annual in-person Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals workshop ((May 22-24, 2014 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada). Only 12 spots left!


MORE INFO:

BECOME A CERTIFIED VISUAL COACH®
Delivered online via 10 Webinars. Tuesdays, April 8 – June 10, 2014, noon-1:30 pacific, (plus 24 hours client hours to be completed by Dec. 31, 2014)

For coaches, therapists and other process leaders who work with individuals. This one-of-a-kind experience teaches you how to work visually with your clients and licenses you in our SHIFT-IT System® (17 visual maps as complete process or piecemeal). Join our amazing international cohort of Certified Visual Coaches® and bring the leading-edge power of the visual approach to your own clientele and practice.

Application Deadline is March 24th

More Info and Online Application Process

*** Two Pre-requisites:  Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or equivalent experience) and SHIFT-IT Online (or equivalent coaching with a Certified Visual Coach).

Why would you want to be trained and licensed in our innovative Visual Coaching approach?

Our SHIFT-IT System® is an excellent, proven system that works in its entirety or in standalone exercises – it harnesses the power of visual thinking … a mode that 87% of your clients prefer to think and make decisions in;

It’s perfect for both seasoned helping professionals (to lend a visual element to activities that you might already do) or for newer coaches who can benefit from an organized structure and flow that is proven to work;

Our visual tools make coaching tangible – greatly increases the ease and efficiency of your client intake process (your clients literally SEE what they are signing up for … unlike other more amorphous ways of coaching);

The tools can be used either in-person (large wall size murals or small size templates), online and/or as homework assignments between calls (makes your coaching time very effective … you and your clients hit the ground running right away);

You also get support in ‘template-izing’ your own intellectual property to create your own signature systems and visual tools (should you have a specialty niche or content of your own that you would like to bring the power of visuals to);

This program also contains excellent marketing guidance (agendas, contracts, logos, models, suggested sales copy, etc) so you successfully add Visual Coaching to your menu of offerings (as a full-on brand or as a complement to your existing menu);

Because Visual Coaching is a new and exciting niche in the coaching field … it gives you a distinctive, creative edge. Plus you join a small yet growing global network of smart and kind professionals doing great work in the world – our community is supportive, innovative and fun!

To Apply:
Visual Coach Certification is by application — and requires two pre-requisites: SHIFT-IT Online (or private SHIFT-IT work with me or one of my Certified Visual Coaches) and Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or proven equivalent experience).

If you resonate with this opportunity and feel you are a fit – we look forward to receiving your application. Apply Here.


MORE INFO
FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE-VISUALS®
May 22-24, 2014, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

For Consultants, Facilitators, Trainers, Content Experts, Coaches, Therapists, Scribes and Other Process Processionals Who Want to Learn the Basics About How to Work Visually with Groups and Individuals.

Over 87% of your facilitation, coaching, training and consulting clients are visual thinkers – learn powerful visual skills to boost the effectiveness of how you work with them. This professional skills training thoroughly covers custom chart work, visual scribing, visual facilitation and visual coaching (the four main applications of working visually with groups and individuals) so you can add these powerful tools to your own consulting, facilitation, coaching and training offerings. In-person version only offered once a year, so act fast to claim your spot.

Early Bird Until April 7, Just 12 Spots Left!

More Info and Online Registration

* Note: Pre-requisite for Visual Coach Certification and Magic Marker Mastermind


We love turning people onto the visual way of working … see you at these courses or others in the future that fit your specific needs.

Yours in visual expansion,
Christina

Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach
and Interactive-Visuals Mentor

P.S. For an overview of our SHIFT-IT School curriculum, click here.

P.P.S. Dates of public workshops don’t work for you? We also offer private trainings and apprenticeships (you come to us) as well as custom in-house workshops (we come to you).


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Last Chance to Join Our Online Graphic Facilitation Workshop

clip-fiv-interactivevisualsFundamentals of Interactive-Visuals kicks off in just a few hours. This program is conducted via handy video conference which allows you to participate from the comfort of your home (no matter where you live!).

This 9-week online coaching program thoroughly covers the 4 main ways of working visually with groups and individuals:

1. Studio Work (visual work prepared in quiet of your studio)
2. Graphic Recording (live scribing work at live events)
3. Graphic Facilitation (using visuals interactively in group work)
4. Graphic Coaching / Therapy (using visuals in personal settings)

Online Webinars: Feb. 17-April 23, 2014
Mondays & Wednesdays,
noon-1 pacific
(1pm mountain, 2pm central, 3pm eastern,
Europe: Evenings, AustralAsia: Early Mornings).

FYI, last minute joiners are totally welcome. Just click link below for Full Details plus Instant Online Registration (you’ll automatically be sent all the info you need to smoothly join us for our noon pacific start).

Act Now: Just 20 2 Spots Left!
FOR FULL DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION:
http://www.visualcoaches.com/training/fundamentals/

fiv-materialsAll sessions are recorded … access any you miss or participate via the recordings and class forum if you are in a geography where it’s awkward to join us at the live time.

Class Materials are shipped upon registration (plus we have handy online access to materials to hold you until your physical shipment arrives on your doorstep).

Interactive-Visuals is an extremely effective way to work with clients — as over 87% of people are Visual Thinkers. This way of working is taking the world by storm … now is the time to integrate the power of working visually into your own process toolkit. Not only does having this skill improve your work and differentiate your practice … its also a very enjoyable way to work for those who desire more creativity, heart and colour in life overall!

Simple Ways to Share Info Visually
Simple Ways to Share Info Visually

      

Use Visuals for Easy Story Telling
Use Visuals for Easy Story Telling

Act Now: Just 20 2 Spots Left!
FOR FULL DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION:
http://www.visualcoaches.com/training/fundamentals/

Looking forward to hosting another fabulous cohort of Process Professionals from across the globe. Register ASAP to nab that one last spot for yourself! You’ll be glad you did … see you and your other online colleagues today!

Yours in visual expansion,
Christina
Christina Merkley
Interactive-Visuals Mentor &
The SHIFT-IT Coach

P.S. Dates of this offering won’t work for you? Not an online person? A 3-day in-person version of this workshop is offered May 22-24, 2014 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Alternatively, you may book a Private Training customized for your unique needs at a date that works for you.

P.P.S. Already have base training under your belt? There is a Repeater Option if you have taken this course before and want to refresh. For advanced mentorship see Visual Apprenticeship and Magic Marker Mastermind and Private Coaching with Christina for advanced offerings to build your skill, your confidence and your bottom line.

P.P.P.S. New to this way of working? For an overview of Interactive-Visuals, click here for educational webinar.


Posted in Graphic Facilitation, Training, Visual Facilitation

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SHIFT-IT is a 7-stage system (with 17 custom 'Merkley Maps') that takes you step-by-step through your past, your present and your desired future.

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