SHIFT-IT Online

Come Join the SHIFT!

Next Offering: February 1 – March 15, 2014

Dear SHIFTer:

Christina Merkley

Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach

Hello and thank you for your resonance with SHIFT-IT Online. For those of you who are joining us for the first time, my name is Christina Merkley, The SHIFT-IT Coach. I help people just like you enjoyably SHIFT your work and life for the better.
I’m a pioneer in a method called ‘Visual Coaching’ … using visuals to literally help people draw out their best thinking, feelings and actions (based on the fact that over 87% of the population are visual learners).
I work extensively with authentic, entrepreneurial and open-minded people from across the globe … to effectively get their unique interests and gifts out into the world marketplace – often using internet based methods to attract their ideal clients.
Some of my clients travel to personally work with me at my home/studio in gorgeous Victoria, British Columbia, Canada … however most of my clients these days work with me online.
One of my most popular virtual offerings is SHIFT-IT Online®

7-Week Online Event Expertly Facilitated
by Creator of Visual Coach Certification®

Some coaching groups are run by sub-coaches or people who have been trained by the original creator. But not my group –– although I now have an international cohort of Certified Visual Coaches® I personally facilitate SHIFT-IT Online® so you get the direct benefit of my unique 17+ years experience as a visual facilitator and coach … who has lead hundreds through this effective system.
With my experienced guidance, you will:
Recognize Your Current Crossroads Issues and Understand What Brings You to SHIFT-IT At This Time;


Map Your Life To Date (Make Peace With Your Past And Harvest Your Best Thoughts, Beliefs and Energy To Aid In Forward Motion);

Sort Your Real Desires From The Intentions, Hopes And Desires OTHERS Have Had For You (the difference between your own, true inner voice and the peanut gallery of outside influences);


Create A Compelling, Good-Feeling, Believable Vision To Guide You in the Months, Years and Decades Ahead;

Identify, Soften & Remove Your Internal Blocks, Barriers And Self-Sabotage (To Allow the Unique Success You Deserve);

Align With Right Action and Attract The External Resources You Need To Smoothly And Happily Create Your New World!

All of that and more happens during the special SHIFT-IT Online®.
Let me explain a bit more about how this Online group actually works …

How Does It Work?

Let Me Explain SHIFT-IT Online® In Detail…


As an “online” group we meet once a week (for seven weeks) via WebEx video technology … and a handy online forum where we connect between calls.
This wonderful technology allows you to work through the lovely course materials (17 maps and full instructions) in the comfort of your own home (no matter where you live!).
As SHIFT-IT is a seven-stage process … we go through one stage a week. On each call, I explain the map for that week, and demonstrate with volunteers. Then, you complete your own map during the week in-between calls.
I mentioned earlier I am a pioneer in “visual coaching”. That means that I use visual techniques to literally draw your answers out of you and reflect them back to you.
In 2003 I had a big breakthrough in the nature of my work. In order to reach more people by working online, I created visual coaching tools called “Merkley Maps”. These tools allow my clients to map out their own answers without having to draw.
It has been my experience that people are a whole lot smarter and more aware about themselves than they initially think they are. You do have your own answers inside of you. My Merkley Maps easily pull your answers out of you.
During SHIFT-IT Online® you complete all 17 of the Merkley Maps in an easy, step-by-step manner over our seven weeks together.
For those of you who like detail, here is a detailed explanation of SHIFT-IT and its visual maps … (if you aren’t a detail person, feel free to scroll ahead):

THE SEVEN STAGES OF THE SHIFT-IT VISUAL COACHING PROCESS® AND ITS COOL TOOLS:

The SHIFT-IT name is an acronym: the name is comprised of the first letter of each of the seven stages.

 

  • Satisfaction Interrupted
  • Harvest Your History
  • Investigate Your Now
  • Focus on Your Future
  • Trouble at the Border
  • Ink It, Don’t Just Think It
  • Take Action

 
Let me explain a little bit about each stage and what we’ll be doing each week … and show you the visual tools (Merkley Maps) that you’ll be using.
BE REASSURED: don’t let the pictures and visual-nature of the materials concern you — you don’t have to be an artist or literally draw even a stick figure if you don’t want to. The base drawing has already been done for you. All you need to do is add your own personal content as we go. And, if you are an artist or like to doodle, you can do so to your heart’s content too!


Week One:

Usually people are drawn to this work when their general satisfaction has been interrupted in some way. It may be that you have reached one set of goals, and are wondering what is next. Or, you may have hit a life milestone and are re-grouping as a result (sold business, left job, graduation, divorce, kids leaving the house, significant birthday, retirement, etc).

Or you may be frustrated by having not yet reached the potential you inherently feel you have, and are ready to break through. Whatever the reasons, at the first stage of this process, you map the current crossroads you are standing at. The issues that you are currently facing and your desired outcomes for our time together.


Week Two:


The second step of the SHIFT-IT process® is to ‘harvest your history’. Who you are today is a culmination of your experiences, beliefs, and exposures. You are in the midst of your own unique ‘evolutionary’ process. Nothing happens in a vacuum… there is always a larger context that can help you make greater sense of your past and your desired future. This week you visually record your life-to-date. Tracking where you have been to better understand your past, your influences, and how you have created your current reality… with special emphasis on harvesting your beliefs and programming (on the areas you most want to SHIFT). And releasing those that no longer serve you so you can move forward with grace.

Merkley Maps #2-6: The Life Maps


Week Three:


The third week of SHIFT-IT Online® is to ‘investigate your now’. This is an opportunity to view your present reality. To see what is going on for you right now (X marks the spot). How satisfied and dissatisfied you are in the different areas of your life. What do you have going for you (your strengths and skill sets) and what do you most need to learn (your learning and developmental areas). And taking an inventory of the materials, assets and resources that you currently have at your disposal. You are going to need them moving forward!

Merkley Maps #7-8: Focus on Me and the S.E.L.F. Inventory


TRULY A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
“Coaching with Christina was truly a life-changing experience. I was stuck at the time and the SHIFT-IT Process helped me to understand what steps to take next so I could move forward and reach my goals. Not only do I still use my maps on an annual basis for my personal and professional planning, I recommend her services and products to my clients all the time because I know they will benefit from such a visual coaching experience. The maps just make the growth so much more concrete and more effective. Thank goodness Christina does what she does!”
- Sheri McConnell, Sheri McConnell Companies, San Antonio, TX
SKEPTIC SIMPLY VANISHED – POOF!
“I was struck by the level of commitment and maturity in the other participants and found myself honored to be in their midst. I also found Christina to be very skilled as both a listener and a problem solver, consistently hitting the mark with her insights. I was amazed at how skeptical I was at first. Soon after starting this work with Christina, that skeptic simply vanished. Poof! This program is so well-ordered, so well-thought out, and so well-prepared, that I am convinced anyone will benefit, on some level, if they commit themselves to do this work.”

- Sandra Kooper, Libertyville, Illinois Executive Director of Not for Profit

Week Four:


The fourth week of SHIFT-IT Online is to ‘focus on your future’. After analyzing your past and your present circumstances, you are now ready to embrace the future you truly desire. This module is all about proclaiming and stating what you truly want. A chance to dream and dream BIG. You create your own custom Personal Vision which becomes your order form or instructions ‘to the universe’. This vision becomes your North Star. Your magnet. Pulling all of your positive desires towards you.

Maps #9-11: Essential Extracts, Future Self Vision and Magnetism Map


Week Five:


Our fifth week is all about your ‘trouble at the border’. This is a hugely important step – a step that most other strategic planning programs ignore. Whenever you create a Vision, you MUST deal with the resistant energy that arises in opposition to it. Here’s where you get clear on what your natural resistance is to having what you want – to making your vision a reality.

You uncover your blocks, doubts, uncertainties (that Itty Bitty Sh!tty Committee inside your head that doesn’t want you to move out of your stagnant, but comfortable, safety zone). The Trouble at the Border stage is a blockbuster – literally! It gets you aligned and ‘allowing’ your Vision – working with powerful, cutting-edge Law of Attraction and Alchemical processes that are made powerfully simple via the visual approach.

Merkley Maps #12-14: Flip It, Inner Alignment and Archeology of Beliefs

BUSINESS IS POSITIVELY BOOMING NOW
“Christina coached me into clarity, and forward movement, in life and in my business coupled with a new level of understanding of what makes me tick, and how the Universe and I work in synchronicity! Thank you Christina for being so kind and helping me get clear of the things that were in my way…I use your Flip It technique everyday! My business is positively booming now, and I am convinced it would be stalled if we had not worked together. Life is a lot clearer these days, and I have your guidance to thank, you are a truly gifted coach. In Gratitude!”
- Viki Viertel, The Business Buddha, www.thebusinessbuddha.com
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING ME… WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU!?
“I was scared when I started the SHIFT-IT Process, not knowing who I was or what to expect. Christina taught me how to discover my true desires and, with one small step at a time, I turned my desires into my future. I am checking off my take action steps and loving the feeling of making it happen for me. The overall experience was amazing. So many people have been asking me what has happened because I am a completely different person. I am a new woman — and so excited about it.”
- Andrea Deyes, Victoria, BC, Events Coordinator, Large Hotel Chain

Week Six:


The sixth week is “Ink It Don’t Just Think It” and it is very powerful. You can’t stop with just thinking about your life. You must create an overarching, holistic plan that is put down on paper. This is the move that pulls all of your thinking into one cohesive picture: Your Big Picture Plan.

Map #15: Big Picture Plan

It bridges the gap between your current reality and the reality that you want to create. It starts organizing you and getting you clear on the next steps you will need to take.

This stage transitions you from the land of dreaming into the LAND OF DOING.

Now you are ready to assume responsibility and start taking aligned and consistent action!


Week Seven:


The final step of this particular journey is “Take Action”. With Law of Attraction (LOA) at work, your Vision is being magnetized as long as you are open and allowing of it. But just because LOA is at work, doesn’t mean you get a completely free ride – you still need to take an active role in your own transformation by following the hunches, intuitions and urges that come to you. Success comes to people who take responsibility for themselves, and actually implement the things they know are their next steps. This final phase of the process gets you down to a detailed, S.M.A.R.T plan (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and timely). And supports you in doing your steps, via a healthy, supportive, and encouraging environment. And most importantly, it makes you make a very deep commitment and articulation of your intent – to yourself and to the universe at large!

Merkley Maps #16-17: Take Action Plan and Declaration of Intent

What makes this process so distinctive and powerful is the combination of inner introspection, and the revolutionary technique called “visual coaching”.


Since its inception, I’ve facilitated SHIFT-IT with hundreds of people. It works! Why should the benefits of visuals, strategic planning and good visioning best practices be reserved just for big business and their big pockets? They shouldn’t! Why should the best practices of coaching and personal growth be without the boosting effects of visual methodology? They shouldn’t! Now you, as an individual can benefit from the best practices of all of these disciplines — having these methods work for you and for your life. Helping you build a more satisfying life for you and yours.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE SHIFT-IT PROCESS®
“Christina truly believes in her clients and the entire SHIFT-IT process. She has such a wonderful, positive, confident energy. She is extremely honest and is willing to share her breakthroughs and challenges with refreshing candor. I’ve gone through other coaching programs and always felt that the coaches were more preoccupied with saving time and money more than with my outcome. Christina is very generous with her energy and is very quick to respond to my questions in depth. Since doing SHIFT-IT, I’ve developed original visual curriculum, created my own web site and packaged a global awareness course that is being piloted in NYC public schools this summer! I’m very excited about these energy-raising projects!”

- Sabrina Dove, www.sabrinadove.com, California

Revealed! SHIFT-IT Is Peppered with Powerful Law of Attraction Principles

With some of the Abraham-Hicks materials I

Back in ’01… when I was still doing visual facilitation work in corporations, I stumbled upon the work of Jerry and Esther Hicks and The Teachings of Abraham.

Being in many strategic planning and visioning forums, I was intrigued about why some companies manifested their visions easily while others did anything but. I found my answer in Law of Attraction… and since then I’ve been hooked on this philosophy studying everything I can get my hands on and applying it to my facilitation and coaching practices.

The Law of Attraction can be explained like so…

Our mind/bodies are a broadcasting and receiving station. We are continually sending out and receiving signals – whether we know it or not.

We send signals out (our vibration) by what we habitually put our attention on and how that feels.

We send out positive signals by focusing on things we like and that make us feel good, and with that energy, positive things are attracted right back to us – like attracts like.

However the same principle also applies when we focus on things we don’t like and we really don’t want (we unfortunately get more of the same of those things).

SHIFT-IT is so powerful because it makes your thinking visible – you literally SEE what your habitual thoughts and feelings are (your personal energetic)… and hence how you are creating your reality. Through this program I teach you a discipline of awareness about your thoughts and your focus. I train you to get your focus OFF of the things you don’t want and powerfully ONTO the things that you do. This literally is the secret to manifesting effectively– to getting what you want in life. And it’s a heck of a lot of fun when you get the hang of it!

HAS BELIEVED IN ME SINCE DAY ONE
“How has the last year been for me? It has been a 360 degrees head spin thanks to Christina. A year ago I had a vague idea of where I wanted to go in life, but I didn’t know how to get there. Christina has believed in me since day one. Her SHIFT-IT process made me clarify what my dream really is and helped me figure out that with the correct approach, I could get there. With our coaching calls I have been able to move my dream towards reality, step-by-step. I have never been so excited about where I am headed and am actually enjoying the process of Law of Attraction to get there!”

- Matt Ashdown, Ashdown Conditioning & Training and www.thegratidudes.com / The Gratitude Dance, Victoria, B.C.

ALL I CAN SAY IS “WOW!!!!
“After coaching with Christina Merkley, all I can say is, ‘Wow!’ If you haven’t noticed, there are coaches EVERYWHERE. It’s not easy to know if they are a good match or not. But because Christina is so entrenched in the Law of Attraction in a very real and human way she was able to reflect and shift my energy unlike I’ve ever experienced before. (And she does while keeping her sense of humor which is one of my key values.) I learned that when you are in emotional alignment, it’s easy to live the life you want. Everything after that just flows… What a freeing experience!”

- Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero, Red Hot Copy, Van Nuys, CA

MAKES SENSE EVEN FOR LEFT-BRAINED TYPES LIKE ME
“Christina knows how to translate her program into ideas that make sense even for left-brained types like me. She offers a rare combination of business sense, a keen understanding of the human psyche, and a positive energy that just draws people into her orbit and makes them want to stay there.”

- Cathy Goodwin, PhD, Copywriter and Internet Marketer Seattle, WA, www.copy-cat-copwriting.com


ANSWERS TO OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT SHIFT-IT ONLINE®

Q. WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
My job as your coach is to create a powerful, safe and skilled container for you to do your SHIFT work in – as an adult learning experience, your results will depend on you. I’ve put hundreds of people through my innovative SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching Process® … and now with my first Certified Visual Coaches graduating we are geared to make a huge impact across the globe.

What kind of shifts do people make going through this experience – they are as broad and diverse as the people who come. Some people focus on their personal life (improve or end relationships, manifest new ones, get pregnant (I’ve had four SHIFT-IT babies so far!), make more friends, etc). Others focus on work (quit jobs, find better ones, leave corporate for independent lifestyle, create right livelihood, make more money & enhance prosperity, attract biz partners, use the internet more effectively to attract and boost client volumes, etc.). Others work on weight and body issues (create ideal body weight, resolve body image issues, enhance sensuality and sexuality, food and exercise balance, etc). Or, some combination of the above.

From the testimonials from past SHIFT-IT clients sprinkled throughout this page and at the bottom, you can see the range of people and SHIFTs that occur through this powerful process. What are the “ITS” you want to SHIFT? Are you ready to SHIFT-IT?! I guarantee, if you follow my program as I outline it, and do your inner and outer work, you will SHIFT-IT. SHIFT-IT gets you there as quick as you allow!


Q. HOW DOES SHIFT-IT ONLINE® OPERATE?
SHIFT-IT Online® is a 7-session series that attracts wonderful people from all over the world.

It is conducted via WebEx Video Conference. Calls are weekly and are 1.5 hours in length. All calls are recorded in case you want to listen again or are unable to make some of the times.

To participate in this fun and exciting mastermind group, you will need a phone and you’ll ideally also need internet access via your computer at the same time.

How the Technology Works – it’s simple!:

At the appointed time, you click the WebEx Video Conference link we send you. WebEx allows us to SEE and COMMUNICATE with each other using our computers (you’ll want to have a headset with mic and a video cam). There is also an old fashioned dial-in number in case you are on the road or not able to access us via your computer.

So, that is how we communicate with one another. It’s really cool!

Plus, we’ll also have a private online forum, which allows us to email each other, post photos and maps, and keep our communications going in between calls.


Q. WHEN IS IT? DATES AND TIMES?
SHIFT-IT Online® is offered twice a year. The next offering is:

February 1 – March 15, 2014
Saturdays, 10-11:30am Pacific
(11-12:30 Mountain, 12-1:30 Central, 1-2:30 Eastern)

On a series of this length it is perfectly natural not to be able to make every single live call. As such, all webinars will be recorded, so you can listen/watch anything you missed and review calls at your leisure.

* Please note: we attract international participants on these calls, from many countries and time zones… therefore calls will be offered at the regular time on any holidays that may occur during our series (if you understandably can’t attend, you will be able to access the recordings).



Q. When Is The Next Offering?
SHIFT-IT Online is offered twice a year … usually late August/September and early January. If you are reading this page between offerings and would like more immediate assistance, there is a complete SHIFT-IT Home Retreat Kit available for instant download at any time. You can also inquire with my Online Business Manager about availability for private coaching with me or one of my Certified Visual Coaches: admin@shift-it-coach.com.

VERY HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND YOU
“Christina facilitates the SHIFT-IT Process with elegance, ease and skill. She has a trained ear and heart that helped me to flip resistance into a positive perspective. What a wonderful way to see the world”Thanks so much Christina! I really appreciate who you are and am very happy to have found you!”

- Marianna Dowhaniuk, Change Management / Human Resources,
Community College, Victoria, BC


Q. I LOVE YOUR COOL MAPS AND WANT TO USE THEM WITH MY OWN CLIENTS, IS THIS THE RIGHT PROGRAM FOR ME?
Yes and no. This SHIFT-IT Online is designed for you as an individual to apply the SHIFT-IT Process and maps on yourself as I guide you through this 7-week program. It is not the Visual Coach Certification® where I train and certify coaches and other helping professionals to use my materials with their own clientele. However, it is a pre-requisite for Certification (either this group or private SHIFT-IT Coaching with me or one of my Certified Visual Coaches® … because I strongly believe that you have to go through SHIFT-IT yourself before you can properly hold that space for others). The next Certification Cohort is April 2014. To learn more about the innovative Visual Coach Certification®, its pre-requisites and application process, please click here.


Q. WHAT WILL WE COVER / CURRICULUM?
You’ve already seen a basic overview of SHIFT-IT earlier. Here is a breakdown of our 7 calls and what we will do in each of them:

AGENDA FOR CALLS:

Call One: SATISFACTION INTERRUPTED

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Overview of SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching Process®
  • Identification of Desired Outcomes and Crossroad Issues
  • Life Wheel / Satisfaction Gauge
  • Preview of Life Mapping

Homework: Focus on Me, Life Maps and Catch & Release

Call Two: HARVEST YOUR HISTORY / INVESTIGATE YOUR NOW

  • Debrief of Life Mapping Work
  • S.E.L.F. Inventories
  • Preview of Visioning Tools

Homework: SELF-Inventory, Essential Extracts

Call Three: FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE

  • Debrief Essential Extracts
  • Guided Imagery: Future Self
  • Preview of Magnetism Map

Homework: Future Self Vision, Magnetism Map and A-H Reading/Listening

Call Four: TROUBLE AT THE BORDER

  • Debrief Magnetism Map and Art of Allowing Concepts
  • Belief Work: Flip It Good
  • Preview of other Trouble at the Border tools

Optional Homework: Flip It Good, Archeology, Inner Alignment

Call Five: INK IT DON’T JUST THINK IT / TAKE ACTION

  • Continuing debrief of Trouble at the Border tools
  • Preview of Action Planning: Big Picture Plan and Take Action
  • Identification of Big Shift Areas

Homework: Big Picture Plan, Take Action Plan

Call Six: TAKE ACTION / COACHING GROUP

  • Debrief of Take Action work
  • Identification of Immediate Next Steps
  • Q&A: Open Group Discussion and Coaching

Homework: Completion of All Maps. Implementation of Next Steps

Call Seven: COACHING GROUP / CLOSURE

  • Debrief and Open Group Discussion
  • Closure Activities / Taking It Forward

Final Map: Declaration of Intent


Q. What If I’m Not Artistic?
Again, yes … I am a “Visual Coach” but you don’t have to draw a picture if you don’t want to: I’ve done the general artwork for you. You just need to bring yourself and your own thoughts and feelings. If you are an artist … yippee! You will have a lot of fun adding your own creative embellishments to the basic maps you are provided with.


Q. What If I Don’t Want to Divulge My Private ‘Stuff’?
The amount and depth of your personal self-disclosure is totally up to you. You can attend this SHIFT-IT Online® without sharing anything about your own specifics.

Yes, I will occasionally be working with people in the group calls as demonstrations. But I will only be working with people who are comfortable volunteering (thankfully there are always plenty of extroverts willing to jump right in!). I will also be using myself and my own journey as examples.

The bulk of your work during this event will be done on your own – in-between calls using the SHIFT-IT maps and materials.

You will be given your own SHIFT-IT Map Pack… to record your thoughts, reflections, insights and ahhas in.

After doing this group for years, I find that some people’s initial reluctance to participate publicly dissipates as the group progresses – a very pleasant, safe and enjoyable container is created – with many new friendships being forged.

That said, if you really aren’t a group person, then private coaching with me one of my Certified Visual Coaches® is a better option.



Q. WHAT’S INCLUDED?

For your SHIFT-IT Online® fee, you receive:

  • 7 (1.5 Hour) Group Calls Via WebEx Video Conference Technology
  • Recordings of All Calls
  • Digital Version of The SHIFT-IT Home Retreat Kit (downloadable 300+ page Manual and full color Map Pack)…
    By the way… if you already own The SHIFT-IT Home Retreat Kit, see instructions further down this page for discount.
  • Access to Private Online Forum – Where We Share Emails, Posts, Resources, Photos, Maps, For Continued Dialogue, Etc.
  • A Community Of Like Minded (and hearted) Friends, Contacts And Associates – Priceless!

Well, there is the scoop on what you receive, now onto …


Q. WHAT’S THE FEE TO ATTEND?

Your Two Options to Choose From:

There are two different options to this program, so the fee depends on whether you are new to SHIFT-IT or coming back for another round.

YES, Christina! I am ready to solve my Crossroad Issues and Make a BIG SHIFT in my life!

Sign me up for SHIFT-IT Online®
At The Crossroads

Choose Your Level of Participation:

SHIFT-IT ONLINE®

Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific (11 mountain, noon central, 1 eastern)
February 1 – March 15, 2014

1. THE BASIC PACKAGE

7 webinars (and mp3 recordings), Complete Course Materials (extensive manual plus 17 visual maps) and Participant Forum.

 

$497.00 1 Payment

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$197.00 3 Monthly Payments Order Now

2. THE REPEATER PACKAGE

Same as the Basic Package. For those who have attended a previous SHIFT-IT Online® and would like to do again. If you have previously purchased the SHIFT-IT Home Retreat Kit, you may attend as a Repeater.

$197.00 1 Payment Order Now

Please Note:

Fees are in Canadian Dollars, see www.xe.com for current currency exchange rates. Your credit card company will automatically convert and place on your monthly statement.

Canadian residents will be charged applicable taxes.

Payment plans include additional fees. The most economical plans are the one pays.

On 3 payment plans: First payment is immediate, then will automatically bill every 30 days from date of last payment until plan complete. Due to the timing of your registration, payment plans may run beyond the completion of the course. I know this, offer them as a convenience and expect my clients to honour their contractual agreements accordingly. Should you choose not to, know that your account will be turned over to a collections agency which could impact your credit rating for up to 7 years (so please use payment plans only if you have the ability and intent to fulfill them).

Refund Policy: Due to immediate access to class materials, there are no refunds given after purchase. In the event that you are not able to attend live sessions, you may follow along at your own pace via the recordings and Ning forum or you may transfer your spot to a future offering of SHIFT-IT Online (written notice of your desire to transfer must be received prior to the 2nd session)

SHIFT-IT Certification and Intellectual Property:

Intellectual Property:
The materials in this program are for your personal use only. If you are a coach or other helping professional who would like to learn and use my materials with your clientele, please see The VISUAL COACHING CERTIFICATION for application details.

Q. I’m A Bit Apprehensive… Do You Offer A Guarantee?

I’m glad you asked. First off, let me reassure you that it is perfectly normal to be a bit apprehensive when you sign up for SHIFT-IT – everyone is!

After all, it’s not everyday that you commit to taking responsibility for SHIFTing your life.

As for the GUARANTEE… yes, I offer a full one

If, by the end of the 7 weeks you feel this experience did not serve you (and you have completed the full program and its tools in good faith), I will refund your full fee (within 10 business days by mailed cheque or Paypal). Plus I’ll give you a free, follow-up tele-coaching call to help us process and complete properly.

And, that’s my promise to you! (For the record, after years of leading these group experiences, I have yet to be taken up on this… but it feels good to continue to offer it to make you as comfortable and reassured as possible).


So are you ready to move past your current dissatisfaction and SHIFT your life?

If you are a vibrational match to this special opportunity, I and your cohort mates look forward to shifting with you soon!

Warmly,

Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach

P.S. How long do you want to wait for a real shift to happen? You won’t find a faster way to clarify and launch your vision and action plan … so I invite you to secure your spot in SHIFT-IT Online® now.

P.P.S. Yes, this is a very long and detailed info page (sorry to you non-detail people!). However, if you have any questions at all that have not been answered please email us at admin@shift-it-coach.com and my team will happily respond.

MORE SATISFIED CLIENTS RAVE!

“I’ve employed Christina Merkley as my coach on-and-off since 1998. Six months after she led me through a vision exercise where I imagined myself on the cover of a magazine, the real thing happened when I made it into Java World. Since then I’ve been covered in MIT Tech Review, The NY Times, Popular Science, and Motor Magazine and was nominated for a 2003 Corporate Award sponsored by the World Tech Network. Yeah, you could call this work effective! Now I’m working with her again to take it up to the next level.” - Tim Clark, VP of Engineering / Director of R & D, VTTI, San Francisco, CA

“Awesome! That is the one word that describes the services that Christina has provided for me. Since I started working with her as my coach, I’ve bought my partner out to gain full ownership, have been stabilizing my growing business with improved systems (and growing profits) and have taken more time out for the fun things in life (golf, fishing, Vegas!). When i first heard about her and this visual stuff, i was skeptical and wondered if it was ‘blowing on tea leaves’. Not now, I’m a true believer. The graphics bring clarity and focus and give me a high level map of my corporate direction. I highly recommend her and her Shift It! Process to anybody who is serious about success and defining (and getting!) what they really, really want.” - Robert Kemp, CEO, Raging Creations Ltd / ZenMed.com, Victoria, B.C.

“Christina has an incredible process … great for individuals, business partners and married couples (I’ve worked with her in all three ways). She creates a ‘mind map resume’ … helps you figure out your talents, skills, values and goals. She’s helped draw out my own vision, helped me create a clear vision for my company, worked with my managers and worked with my wife, Marvelee and I to create our family vision. She brings out the essence of what is really going on … making things crystal clear and breaking it down to who is doing to what, when and where. Concise, clear, empathetic and engaging.”
- John Papaloukas, President, Villages Pizza, Victoria, B.C.

“My husband John and I have worked with and known Christina for the last fifteen years. We have worked with her as business owners, individuals and as a couple. Christina helps people communicate and creates a non-intimidating, safe, positive environment to help understand oneself and others better. Keeps you focused and moving forward. We’ve recommended her to other entrepreneurs, family and friends. She’s professional, compassionate, intuitive and knows what she is doing.” - Marvelee Papaloukas, Entrepreneurial Couple, Victoria, B.C.

“A gifted and intuitive listener and facilitator, able to draw out what is useful from the past, present and hopeful future. Eclectically and timely trained in personal and organizational development, she can take you safely as deeply as you want to go.” - Bill Faust, Faust Consulting, Sausalito, CA (formerly Director, Motorola University Executive Education and Leadership Development, Chicago IL)

“Christina’s graphic method helped me get clear on my accomplishments and the areas in my life that brought me the most enjoyment. I really tapped into the fact that I needed a much more creative outlet for work. In the year since working with her, I’ve totally transformed my life. I hung up my business-consulting hat, moved back home to North Carolina and opened my own home decor store. Working with Christina was a pivotal stepping stone in my life.” - Phyllis Roberts, Owner, Dragonfly Home Decor, Asheville, NC

“I really enjoyed the retreat spent drawing out aspects of my personal life and businesses. I have consistently reviewed the collages, charts and book to keep me on track with my dreams and plans. It is SO much better than a typical coaching session; it is a VISION QUEST with Big Results. I want to say to anyone desiring focus, a clear visual picture of your life, efficiency and a fun process … Christina is a master at extracting your passions, directions and challenges to create an effective visual map for true direction and massive results”. - Dr. Mark Robson, Chiropractor / Professional Speaker, Kody Care Chiropractic Center, Victoria B.C.

“I’ve hired Christina Merkley on and off for the last seven years, primarily for personal coaching and partnership facilitation. She’s seen me through two sad, but amicable, business partnerships dissolutions. Christina’s smart and intuitive (although I generally hate using that word!). A natural solvent … boiling disparate personalities to get to the pure, essential content of what needs to be done, by when, by who. Good at making things quantifiable and tangible.” - Paolo Salvagione, Owner, Swift Engineering, Sausalito, CA

Julie Halsey, Manager, Leadership Development, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA “I’d say about 75% of the visioning work I did with Christina in ’99 has come to fruition (new career direction with a substantial increase in salary, increased responsibility and respect, closer relationships with family, more opportunities to travel for work and pleasure and many material objects (new car, wardrobe, etc.)). She’s my ‘discovery guide’ … helping me define and accomplish the things that matter to me. I just flew up to do some more work with her (July 2003), as new goals are emerging and my desire to integrate my material and spiritual sides is becoming stronger. My Shift It! Retreat was profound and seeing Victoria B.C. for the first time was an added bonus. I’ll be back.” - Julie Halsey, Manager, Leadership Development, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

“The mini retreat that I did with Christina was very motivating. She helped me get my ideas out of my head and organized onto paper. When I need inspiration and a bigger picture view, I pull my charts out to get re-inspired and keep going in the direction I have set out for myself. I’ve also shared my maps with my girlfriend and they’ve really helped me communicate to her what is important to me, both professionally and personally – what I’m in the process of creating and why this is so important to me. As an entrepreneur this kind of support and clarity is invaluable.”

- Will Hassinger, Stainless Steel Engineer & Sculptor, Wilbilt Inc., Mill Valley, CA

“Christina is truly a gifted facilitator; intelligent, talented and her spirit is so gentle. Her time has come of age … I believe her process of coaching/facilitating/recording others to awareness and success in their personal/professional realms is a cutting edge learning opportunity!”

- Cathy McKenzie, Faculty, Royal Roads University, Leadership & Training MA Program, Victoria, BC

“This morning was great!!!!! You have got to start taping these rampages of good feelings … thanks for my Focus Wheel map.

You are truly amazing and I think that adding LOA to what you already did so well just took your skills up into the stratosphere.

You are right. Personal coaching is your perfect calling now. Any chance I have, I will recommend you my dear! Bisous”

- Ghislaine MacPherson, Teacher/Parenting Leader, Victoria B.C.

“How has the last year been for me? It has been a 360 degrees head spin thanks to Christina. A year ago I had a vague idea of where I wanted to go in life, but I didn’t know how to get there. Christina has believed in me since day one. Her SHIFT-IT process made me clarify what my dream really is and helped me figure out that with the correct approach, I could get there. With our coaching calls I have been able to move my dream towards reality, step-by-step. I have never been so excited about where I am headed and am actually enjoying the process of Law of Attraction to get there!”

- Matt Ashdown, Ashdown Conditioning & Training and www.juniorattractors.com / The Gratitude Dance, Victoria, B.C.

“My SHIFT-IT Process was an enlightening and moving experience. Visual Coaching is a very powerful tool. I now have a much clearer concept of my goals and my plan on how to achieve them”

- Alan Pasemko, President, Theme Management Group, Victoria, B.C.

“Christina’s ability to create a relaxed and healing space to access my thoughts and feelings was monumental. I am grateful for her helping me to see my Big Picture”.

- Magdalena Blatchford, Owner, Olympic Inspiration Healing Therapy, Victoria, B.C.

“Christina’s non-biased approach allowed me to review my life and define reachable, step-by-step goals … which we are continuing to break down into even more doable steps each week on our coaching calls. I wish I had gone through a SHIFT-IT Retreat a long time ago! I really enjoy her listening, the one-to-one attention, and that we got to work down on the beach for part of my retreat!”

- Anyck Turgeon, Oracle, Redwood Shores, CA

“Christina graphically captured my life’s emotions, experiences, and desires that helped me pictorially see my past, present and wished for future. As a developing graphic facilitator, my SHIFT-IT Retreat not only helped with my thinking about my own practice and life but gave me the opportunity to witness Christina’s work and techniques up close — I loved it so much that I have built a gorgeous retreat room in the Santa Cruz mountains, so I can do Visual Coaching work with others”.

- Patricia Jocius, Emergency Preparedness Consultant / Graphic Facilitator, Sunnyvale, CA www.dealingwithdisasters.com

“I found Christina to be a highly skilled and enthusiastic coach. It was such a powerful experience to have my history map drawn out and the visioning paid off quickly, as an unexpected raise happened within weeks! Her method is unique, non-threatening and incorporates love and gratitude as keys to greater success in life … helped me free stuck areas in my life … and the charts continue to act as clear reference points for my life and work goals.”

- Bob Alexander, Office of the Premier, Victoria, BC

“Can’t say enough about this remarkable woman and my coaching experience with her. I loved being able to actually visualize my own internal processes, to give them shape, form and color. She was a gentle guide, pushing me along just enough, mapping out in front of my eyes a holistic pattern and purpose for the next few years. This becomes, I think, a manifestation of some kind, bringing together my conscious and unconscious thought processes. I’ve already referred three of my close friends.”

- Kathy Evans, Poet, Teacher, former Board Member of California Poets in the Schools, San Francisco, CA

“Before I consulted with her, I was facing both personal and professional challenges — I knew I had to do something but the fear of failure blinded me. Her process helped me shift my attitude and create reality-based plans, which I’m in the process of implementing. When things get tough I use the charts we created to remind myself where I am going and why. Without her help I would not have dared step out for my dream. Now I know I am on my path to a fully lived life.”

- Kimiko Bokura, Health and Beauty entrepreneur, Santa Cruz, CA

“I commissioned Christina to help me create a “transformation plan” for my life. Within six months I manifested a new house, ended an unsatisfying relationship, negotiated a more flexible schedule to have more time with my son, aannnddd started meaningful volunteer work that feels like it may open into a whole new career path. Holy #*!”, this stuff is powerful. The only thing left is the wedding on the beach!”

- Terri Eardley, Associate Investment Advisor and Mom, Victoria BC

“I first saw Christina in action when I was in the midst of a grueling residency in pursuit of my Master’s degree in Leadership & Training. Her work of capturing our thoughts with graphics fascinated me. I decided to work with her personally. She’s very professional, yet personable enough to help me dig deep into my thoughts quickly. The completed maps and charts are an ongoing source of accountability and inspiration. This activity is not for the faint of heart; it is serious head and heart work that creates an artful masterpiece that either inspires or haunts you, depending on how fully you respond to its call.”

- Steve Doerksen, Church & Community Youth Worker / Worship Leader Whiterock, BC (Royal Roads University, MA Leadership & Training candidate)

“I engaged Christina after a cross-country relocation, to help me get my bearings and get support for my new life. She’s an empathetic, intuitive coach and her graphic approach is very, very cool. I could literally see the various areas of my life begin to fall into place. There is a palpable energy to the charts we co-created, like a magnet to keep my “inner compass” pointed in the direction of my dreams. She’s really onto something with this innovative way of working!”

- Annie Chase, Computer Programmer & Hypnotherapist, Santa Rosa, CA

“Christina coached me into clarity, and forward movement, in life and in my business coupled with a new level of understanding of what makes me tick, and how the Universe and I work in synchronicity! Thank you Christina for being so kind and helping me get clear of the things that were in my way…I use your Flip It technique everyday! My business is positively booming now, and I am convinced it would be stalled if we had not worked together. Life is a lot clearer these days, and I have your guidance to thank, you are a truly gifted coach. In Gratitude!”

- Viki Viertel, The Business Buddha, www.thebusinessbuddha.com

“I engaged Christina for her 2 day Shift-It! Retreat because I desperately wanted to find my way through a quagmire of ideas and options. Christina expertly helped me to create a GRAND VISION for my life and an action plan of specific, doable steps. I’m now working with her as my ongoing “manifestation coach” and am thrilled with my progress. She compassionate, caring with sensitive information and has great skills – including humour!”

- Amaiah Popadynec, Owner, Firefly Holistic Massage, Victoria, BC

“She’s an alchemical soul who knows what is real and what counts. Exquisitely sensitized and sharply attuned she literally drew out my essence – revitalizing, encouraging and motivating me to use my gifts as a springboard, and not lean back. When we give our all, the dream comes true.”

- Marsha Dawson, Intuitive Counselor, San Raphael, CA

Leadershape Consulting & Coaching, Whistler, BC “To sit in the chair and observe, think, sense and feel the experience in a similar fashion to what my future clients would experience contained great value to me. I never realized the power of the process until I was literally in the thick of it – surrounded by Christina’s coaching and thought provoking moments – part way through I felt a ‘flow’ in which pieces of information that previously weren’t clear to me came ‘clunking’ into place.”

- Darlene Samer, Independent Consultant, Leadershape Consulting & Coaching, Whistler, BC

“What can I say. Christina has an incredible knack with people. Working with her has been a fun and enjoyable journey. Since our time together, I am simply amazed as to what has transpired: healing with siblings, a new baby, large changes in my employment and career structure. My ‘new life’ is fuller, happier … I’ve made big shifts by coming to peace with my past. Thank you for the journey Christina!”

- Ainslie Lowe, Full time Mom living the life I desire

“Christina looks for and helps you identify your strengths so you feel empowered and confident. She helps you to appreciate your past successes, identifying where you are now in the present, and helps create a bridge into your future. She has a friendly, caring disposition that provides a sense of safety and containment while you consider new possibilities.”

- Anne Alperstein, Therapist/Author, Vancouver, B.C.

“Inspiring ability to draw out hidden desires, extremely creative, creates an easy, relaxed environment in which to work. Helped me draw on my strengths. Helped me focus on what I need to do to get where I would like to be professionally. Helped me look at possibilities … things I may have otherwise not thought about. Easy going. Extremely worthwhile experience. Looking forward to a follow-up. Christina is a caring and compassionate individual.”

- Beverly Davis, Dental Industry Consultant and Workshop Leader, Vancouver, B.C.

“I started my work with Christina by coming for a half day SHIFT-IT Retreat and I emerged over a year later as a mentee and apprentice. Having witnessed the power of Graphic Facilitation in my past corporate work, I was thrilled to have this insightful methodology used on just me and my life — my life’s story mapped out in all its glory right in front of me with my newly emerging dreams and aspirations. Christina coached me as I transitioned from leaving a hierarchical, toxic corporate job into self employment … and through the journey of re-accrediting as a nurse. I’ve also been lucky enough to shadow and assist her in corporate work and workshops and regularly recommend her to business colleagues and friends alike. I am hooked on graphics!

- Terry Ogilvie, Facilitator, Registered Nurse and Independent Consultant, Victoria, B.C.

“In SHIFT-IT Weekend Intensive moves one through ‘stinking thinking’ to bright possibilities and inspiring dreams. It’s a fun, safe and very, very useful workshop. Loved the demos, binder, vision boards, the flow of the process, the focus on Law of Attraction … and of course, the maps! I’ve taken it twice and brought friends with me.”

- Sharon Hoyland, Gov’t Ministry Coordinator/Trainer/Facilitator, Vancouver, BC

“My HR Director and I came for customized training in July 2006. I had been creating more opportunities to use graphics in my work but had encountered a confidence and skill barrier. To that end, Christina is an excellent teacher and coach. She has a solid base of organizational development, systems thinking and integrating graphics. I loved the engaging “at the wall” practice, the practical tips and effective how-to’s. Her studio is a wonderful learning lab. With her help and continued inspiration I’m using my skills in greater ways. I highly recommend working with Christina in both a coach and teacher capacity.”

- Haley Green, Training & Development Dept., Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington

“Christina’s graphic facilitation work takes coaching to a new level of expression and connection with clients. I just attended a local workshop she hosted (after reading her article in the CTI newsletter) — truly a valuable way of expressing ideas and working with clients. One of the most interesting courses I have ever taken. The sky is the limit as to how I will be applying graphics to my practice. I’ve already had two very successful experiences with clients using what she taught me, and it’s only been two weeks since the workshop!”

- Shannan Brown, ACC, Coach, Campbell River, BC Canada

“What a powerful way to shift my life into a state of achievement rather then staying in a dreaming or aspirational state. Its tough but rewarding work – come ready and willing to grow.”

- Lisa Morgan, Change Management Consultant, Calgary AB

“Great coach. Positive & encouraging coaching style. Lovely location. An adventure in learning. 2 days of focused attention – Christina broke her methods down for me into manageable pieces and segments. I left with greater confidence in my ability to become a successful graphic facilitator. Within days of returning home I had completed three of my action steps to move my business to the next level and gotten just the results I intended.”

- Sue Keely, Graphic Facilitator, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

“The whole session was excellent. Well thought out, good pacing, good mix of talk and hands on, useful resources – and Christina was very encouraging and helpful. She also provides post-workshop coaching and has shown a real interest in her students’ progress. Great to have a generous pro like her here in Canada. My confidence is growing and I’m stepping out as a graphic recorder and facilitator. Exciting!”

- Avril Orloff, Graphic Recorder, Vancouver, British Columbia

“I’ve had two experiences with SHIFT-IT in the last 6 months. I’ve fully manifested my first vision already – it actually started to really form in just two months time. Cute new place to live, clarity and commitment around education next steps (I’ve jumped into college again at 38 – am getting A’s! and am also going to California for Yoga certification), and I attracted a terrific guy – who was living across the street from me, but didn’t appear until after SHIFT-IT. Spookily amazing!”

- Wendy Crowther, Overseas English Teacher (Korea) integrating back home after a decade abroad. Victoria, BC

“Thank you so much for the most excellent training. I learned so much. The one-on-one time with you to draw on your vast experience with graphic recording and especially graphic facilitation – priceless. I learned so much AND came home with a product that I can use right way. My clients are going to be thrilled when I show them what I can do for them thanks to my training with you. Put me down for your graphic recording bootcamp session in the spring and, I’m referring you to my colleagues!”

- Judi Adams, Adams & Adams Consulting Inc., San Diego. USA

“Working with Christina is the best investment I’ve made in myself. I needed a life-coach who held me accountable, asked the hard questions and encouraged me to look at the life I really want to create. Christina did this and so much more. Her graphic applications gave me an insightful snapshot of where I’d been and where I’m going. I regularly implement her “Take action Plan” and focus on the top three priorities in my life to achieve maximum satisfaction. Christina skillfully guided me through her process and my life has truly shifted for the better. So far I’ve changed my mindset about personal health and have dropped 6 pounds. Plus, I am regularly attracting business contacts that not only increase my visibility but also increase my profitability. If you do one thing for yourself, make this it!”

- Lisa Manyon, Professional Copywriter and Consultant, www.writeoncreative.com

“Christina, this has been a life changing weekend – brought me the Law of Attraction tools I have been looking for to assist me in my evolutionary process. The visual materials were very powerful and knowing I had The SHIFT-IT Retreat Kit to return to again and again, made me relax and not worry that I had to ‘get it all and get it now’.”

- Kerry Chalmers, Realtor, Salt Spring Island, BC

“After 2.5 days I have a clear vision for my future and the tools, skills and resources to attract it. The location, group members, graphic work, the safe space – all were wonderful. I so appreciate your SHIFT-IT process as I now have the scaffolding I need to expand into my Future Self. I am leaving my SHIFT-IT Weekend Intensive completely inspired.”

- Terry Ash, Facilitator/Inter-cultural Communication Consultant,
Port Townsend, WA


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