Facilitator, Coach and Trainer
Christina Merkley facilitates groups, coaches individuals, and is an internationally respected trainer.
With a Masters Degree in Organizational Development & Transformation (ODT), she worked in the 1990s in San Francisco as a Graphic Recorder. Employed by David Sibbet and The Grove Consultants International, she was an early adopter of visual methods, traveling extensively throughout North America and Europe. She was one of only a handful of Visual Skills trainers in the world at that time and has played an instrumental role in the global spread of the methodology.
Since 2001, she’s been a Graphic Facilitator specializing in Strategic Planning and Visioning settings working for such notable clients as Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Stanford University, The American Institute of CPAs, BBC, U.S. Department of Energy, The Institute for the Future and The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
After a decade in the United States, she returned to Canada and created SHIFT-IT Coach, Inc. Through her SHIFT-IT School, she has trained 2500+ Process Professionals in all aspects of Working Visually (Studio Work, Graphic Recording, Graphic Facilitation and Graphic Coaching). Many of the notable names in this niche industry have been or are her students and clients.
Christina is an early innovator in Visual Coaching the ‘niche within the niche’ … using visual methods in Coaching, Counseling and Personal Growth settings. She mentors others in the use of her methods via Visual Coach Certification and maintains a vibrant Private Mentoring and Coaching Practice.
Well versed in many Process Modalities: Appreciative Inquiry, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Voice Dialogue, Trauma and Attachment, Parts Work, Emotional Intelligence, BodyTalk, Enneagram, Non-Dual Inquiry and Systemic Constellations. In 2009, she experienced a Kundalini Awakening which heightened her intuitive abilities in shamanic practices and Mediumship.
Christina lives in Victoria, Canada and works online with clients across the globe.
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