The SHIFT-IT Webstore Is Now Live!

Well, after months (actually years if you count all the development time) my new SHIFT-IT self coach products are up and available on my new online store.  I am so pleased and happy to announce the launch of these graphic coaching tools – including The SHIFT IT Home Retreat Kit.  I realize that not every… Read more »


The Power of Forgiveness

Happy New Year!  Ahhhh.  New years.  My favorite special day of the year.  Frankly I am not a big fan of the Xmas season.  However I just love New Years.  Putting away the past and moving towards the future.  This time of year is just full of possibilities and promise.  And frankly I think that… Read more »


Resource: Hay House Radio Broadcasts

Looking for some SHIFT-IT related listening? Might I suggest a number of the contributors to Hay House Radio. Hay House Radio is Louise Hay’s online radio station, featuring authors that she also publishes. A great way to get useful, free content via the live feeds and handy archives. Esther Hicks and Abraham: my favorite Law… Read more »


Expert on Association of Web Entrepreneurs – Me!

I’ve been approached by a wonderful organization to be an ongoing contributor expert (via my expertise as a Graphic Coach).  The Association of Web Entrepreneurs helps folks new to the web environment ‘get into the game’ so to speak and provide ongoing support and mentorship once their online businesses are up and running.  A great… Read more »


Room with a View

Thankfully I don’t travel quite as much as I used to (as my practice is shifting more to phone work or people flying to Victoria to work with me in my studio). Throughout my career I have had some real highs and some real lows in terms of destinations and accommocations. Early on, when I… Read more »


Visual Bios

Alrighty then.  Since starting this blog I have been wondering how to get larger visuals on it (I am the GRAPHIC coach after all … so it has been driving me nuts to be mostly limited to words on this medium). I just figured out that I can post photos on a Flickr account, and… Read more »


Kudos and Acknowledgements

Talking of passing the baton (see previous post) … several of my ‘mentees’ from my Meeting Graphics 101 training are really pushing the envelope in terms of their graphic skills. Strategy consultant Doug T from Virginia is doing history and vision maps with his architecturial design firm clients – and using graphics to explain globalization/flatworld… Read more »


Passing the Baton and Expanded Trainings

As my consulting and coaching practice grows I am increasingly passing the baton on graphic recording and mapmaking work ( the work that I first began my facilitation career with and that is explained in my www.makemark.com site). Choosing instead to personally train others in these rare skills, so my experience doesn’t die with me… Read more »


Dispatches from the IFVP Conference

Peter Durand of Alphachimp Studios in Philadelphia, PA is doing a bang up job of covering the International Forum of Visual Practitioners Conference that is occurring this weekend down in Lake Tahoe, CA. See Peter Durand’s Blog for summaries of speakers, photos and general buzz — he’s posting all sorts of cool info as the… Read more »