Cool ‘Frontier’ Tools to Wake You Up!

It’s a brand new year.  And in January, the news media trots out the different experts to talk about goals, aspirations and new year resolutions.  I totally believe in the ability of people to change their lives (if I didn’t … it really wouldn’t sense for me to be called The SHIFT-IT Coach now would… Read more »


2007 – Year in Review Chart

Year in Review Chart Originally uploaded by graphiccoach   As per last post, this ‘twilight’ week between Christmas and New Years is a great time to reflect on ourselves and our evolutionary journey. Here is a quick chart I created to help me ‘see’ my 2007 year and all of the many things that have… Read more »





Improve Kidney Donation Awareness

Ok, this one is a little out of the range of my usual coaching and graphic facilitation / recording theme – so I hope you will forgive the intrusion of a very personal topic. My local friends and clients have been mentioning how they saw my picture and quotes in a newspaper story that was… Read more »


Karen Lloyd’s Storyboarding Blog

Here’s another interesting tidbit for some of you … My workshop series on Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation: Meeting Graphics 101 and The Graphics Bootcamp – always attracts REALLY great people. From varied backgrounds and walks of life. Last post I shared some exciting developments from Julie Stuart of Making Ideas Visible in Atlanta. Today… Read more »


Julie Stuart’s Graphic Recording Success

Its been a few weeks since my last series of Graphic Recording / Graphic Facilitation trainings. News is starting to pour in from the learners about how they are applying their new and improved skills. This just in from Graphic Recorder, Julie Stuart in Atlanta, Georgia. Julie’s got her sights fixed on developing a graphic… Read more »


Chameleon’s 2009 Magnetism Map Vision

Chameleon’s 2009 Magnetism Map Vision Originally uploaded by graphiccoach   Facilitated a very inspiring tele-session on Thursday with two powerful Vancouver coaches (Denise and Theresa) who are building a coaching, speaking, facilitation practice for First Nations and relationship systems work called Chameleon Strategies (strategies for creative change). They asked me to guide them through some visioning work… Read more »


New Graphic Coaching Portfolio Is Up!

6. Another “At the Crossroads” Map Originally uploaded by graphiccoach   Hi, Christina Merkley here. As you hopefully know, I’m The SHIFT-IT Coach … and I’m an innovator in the use of visual thinking techniques with individuals, couples and biz partners. After working for over a decade as a Graphic Facilitator in all sorts of… Read more »