Innovative Methods for Individual and Organizational Change
Christina Merkley facilitates groups, coaches individuals, and is an internationally respected trainer of Visual Skills.
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 lead 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. As well as a host of governmental, academic and not-for-profit agencies.
After a decade in the United States, she returned to her home country of Canada and created SHIFT-IT Coach, Inc. Through in-person and online courses in her SHIFT-IT School, she has trained 2500+ Process Professionals from across the globe 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.
Christina is well versed in many Process Modalities including Appreciative Inquiry, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Voice Dialogue, Trauma and Attachment, , Emotional Intelligence, BodyTalk, Enneagram and Systemic Constellations. In 2009, she experienced a Kundalini Awakening which heightened her intuitive abilities.
Christina lives in the beautiful rural municipality of Metchosin on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in Canada where she paints and communes with nature with JJ the Yorkie by her side.
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