Category: Misc.


Audio Version: Click Player to Stream or Right Click on Link to Download. For full Audio Library of Past Messages, Click Here As world events have splashed across our television and electronic devices this past fall, I’ve been wondering how things will trickle down to my local community. What is happening locally with refugee arrivals?… Read more »

Documentary: Citizen Four

Was able to catch up on a few films I’ve wanted to watch and was not disappointed. Citizen Four won Best Documentary (long form) at recent Oscar Awards. It’s the story of young whistleblower Edward Snowden as filmed by Laura Poitras … one of the journalists he contacted with the massive stash of NSA surveillance… Read more »

Inspiring Mind Food: 77 Year Old ‘Mighty Murphy” Deadlifts Twice Her Weight

Social media has its upsides … like seeing inspirational stories about fascinating people doing things that bust our confining paradigms about gender, age, ability, etc. Read below (from Belleruth Naparstek’s blog) about 77 year old Willie Murphy who first began lifting weights four years ago, starting with five pound dumbbells. Today, this grandmother from Rochester,… Read more »

Watch Out: These Graphic Metaphors Are Gonna Get You

Tehe … had to share (thanks pal Debbie Quigley over on FB). With a long past in using visuals in facilitation and coaching settings … I have had to draw my fair share of ‘elephants in the room’ and definitely a few skeletons too. I guess ‘sacred cows’ and ‘transformational butterflies’ are in another attic… Read more »

Events Calendar

SHIFT-IT SCHOOL: UPCOMING COURSES For Beginners Or Repeaters: Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals Visual Skills for Process Work with Groups and Individuals Over 87% of your facilitation, coaching, training and consulting clients are visual thinkers – learn powerful visual skills to boost the effectiveness of how you work with them. This professional skills training (fully online) thoroughly… Read more »


It’s my pleasure to announce Eileen Caroscio from the eastern United States (Burke, Virginia) as our latest Certified Visual Coach. Eileen is a keener from our 2014 cohort, completing her Certification requirements way ahead of schedule. A coach coming from an extensive career in nursing, retirement and transition issues, her website is: (upon which… Read more »

Tips for Color Use in Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation

One of my enjoyable activities this fall is shepherding a keen herd of visually interested professionals through The Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals via my 9-week online course. I use web conferencing technology, plus have the ability to do live scribing via the use of my digital tablet. Very handy for explaining concepts and demos of the… Read more »

In Appreciation of Dolores Cannon

The passing of some people comes as a jolt to the system. I felt like that when I flicked thru Facebook the other day to learn of the passing of the venerable Dolores Cannon. For those who are new to Dolores, you can read the remembrance below published this morning from her family and team… Read more »