Category: Notes From Christina

A Note From Christina

Christina Merkley

Yay, with the Winter Solstice the light is returning here in the Northern Hemisphere. I don’t know about you, but those last weeks of November and early December I always feel like I’m being squeezed in a vice. So I’m thankful when the pressure gets released … ahhhhhhhh! All fall classes for SHIFT-IT School have… Read more »


A Note from Christina

Christina Merkley

I’m back!  I spent a chunk of this fall on a road trip through the western U.S. States. Made my way from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada down to Berkeley, California, U.S.A. Saw various friends as I made my way down and back up again. Thank you all for making it such a memorable trip!  More… Read more »


A NOTE FROM CHRISTINA

Christina Merkley

Wow, did I have a GOOD and BUSY time on my ‘vacation’. August is my annual chance to take a longer break. My trip to Mt. Shasta (which I had just begun last issue) was a fun and fascinating one … see more in the article below about the unusual conference I was attending and… Read more »


A Note From Christina

Christina Merkley

Hi.  Hope you are enjoying the final weeks of summer (or for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere getting ready for some!). My team and I have been busy bees getting SHIFT-IT School refreshed for the fall and next year.  I’m happy to report that most of the new 2016-2017 courses are now available… Read more »


A Note From Christina

Christina Merkley

In August I attempt to slow down a bit, so no classes or client work this month. Although I and my team are still doing some prep for the season ahead (thanks Pat, Theresa, Elizabeth and Jessica, I could not live this unique existence without you and your capable skills!). I was able to slip… Read more »


A Note From Christina

Christina Merkley

I hope summer is treating you well (for those who live in the same hemisphere). All classes are fulfilled for this season, so a big thank you to those who joined us this past school year. I really enjoyed meeting, training and coaching you.  Do keep me posted on what unfolds for you and I… Read more »


A Note From Christina

Christina Merkley

This issue of The SHIFT-IT eZine is publishing a bit late because … I was very tired! The annual finale of SHIFT-IT School is the back-to-back Visual Skills courses offered in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia each June. My chance to gather wonderful people from across North America (and some even further) and train them in… Read more »


A Note From Christina

The SHIFT-IT Coach and Process Skills Mentor

OMG I have been having a good time these last weeks! This has been a really good year and the last few weeks have thankfully been no exception. Visual Coaching Students: I’ve been busy shepherding our new cohort of Visual Coaches and a few from previous cohorts too … congrats Hannah Sanford on your recent… Read more »


A Note From Christina

The SHIFT-IT Coach and Process Skills Mentor

Things continue to flow beautifully this season which I’m so appreciative of … so nice to fill my days with activities and people that I really enjoy! Various SHIFT-IT School News: I’ve said my ‘until we meet agains’ to the latest online cohort of Fundamentals of Working Visually.  They did really great with sticking with… Read more »


A Note From Christina

The SHIFT-IT Coach and Process Skills Mentor

Life continues to be busy in a great way. Current Visual Skills Class: The 9-week online version of Fundamentals of Working Visually is winding down … they have now experienced all four ways of working visually and have learned about documentation methods. The final weeks we discuss the business development, brand/identity and marketing sides of… Read more »