About Christina Merkley

Drawing the Wisdom Out of Groups and Individuals

Christina Merkley facilitates groups, coaches individuals, and is an internationally respected teacher.

Christina Merkley working at her tablet sketching in her office surounded by technology and plants

Her holistic methods bridge Change Management and Strategy with Creativity and Energetics.

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 practitioner of visual methods, working extensively throughout North America and Europe.

Specializing in Strategic Visioning, 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.

She was one of  a handful of Graphic Facilitation trainers in the world at that time, and has played an instrumental role in the global spread of the specialty.

Christina Merkley working at her tablet while leading a public satsang session

Digital Via Drawing Tablet

Through her SHIFT-IT School, she has trained thousands 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 clients and students.

Christina is an early innovator in the Visual Coaching niche, using the visual methods with individuals, partners and intimate groups.  She mentors other practitioners in her tools via Visual Coach Certification, and has a vibrant international Private Practice.

Well versed in many process modalities: Strategic Planning, Visioning, Scenarios, Team Performance, Conflict Resolution, Appreciative Inquiry, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, NLP, Voice Dialogue, Trauma and Attachment, Parts Work, BodyTalk, Shamanic Journeying and Systemic Constellations, to name a few.

In 2009, she experienced a Kundalini Awakening that heightened her intuitive, mediumistic and energy abilities, which continue to unfold. Shakti is increasingly shifting her work and service into non dual Visual Satsangs with Self Inquiry.

Additionally Christina co-hosts the Shifting the Power programs with Anneke Lucas, for Survivors of extreme abuse, and Providers who assist across the spectrum of trauma.

Christina lives in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and works with clients globally.

Christina Merkley and her team welcome your email and phone inquiries here. For assistance to determine which services or products best suit you, feel free to request a 30-minute Exploratory Chat.