Category: Testimonials

CYNTHIA STONE: COLORADO THERAPIST OVERCOMES BURNOUT, CANCER AND FAMILY LOSS TO FINALLY BUILD HER CREATIVE PRIVATE PRACTICE

Cynthia Stone is a therapist from Colorado who discovered my visual trainings many years ago. Like many, the creativity and unique lifestyle I represented to her, resonated deeply but a busy life snuck in and over a decade flew by. Just when she swung back to graphics, and joined the Visual Coach 2016 cohort, she was diagnosed with cancer. This remarkable woman dialed in from her hospital bed to attend the online classes. I’m pleased to report that she’s recovered her health and that this tenacious woman is also now a Certified Visual Coach. Please join me in wishing her all the best as she steps boldly into private practice!


Chicago Learning and Performance Consultant Mary McGuinness Adds Visual Coaching To Her Repertoire

I Achieved 100% of My SHIFT-IT Plan So Decided To Bring Visual Coaching To My Clients to Achieve Success in Their Careers, Businesses and Workplaces “For years I have been incorporating visuals into my work as a facilitator of organization and leadership development in higher education. Attracted to Christina’s work in the field of Visual… Read more »


IN YOUR WORDS: CONGRATS TO NEWLY MINTED VISUAL COACH LISA DYMOND

CANADIAN SPEECH PATHOLOGIST ADDS VISUAL COACHING TO HER TOOLKIT TO ASSIST CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND FAMILIES. “Before Visual Coach Certification, I was drawing and printing on table-tops covered with big sheets of newsprint. I would sit with my clients and record elements essential to our session (e.g., goals, strategies, characters from their ‘story’ that day). With… Read more »


IN YOUR WORDS: Graphic Facilitation Training: Susana Guardado Attracts a Fast Return on Her Investment

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES HAVE OPENED UP DUE TO MY NEWLY ACQUIRED SKILLSET. THE INVESTMENT WAS COMPLETELY WORTH IT “Thank you Christina for your spirit of sharing with the Fundamentals of Working Visually. You have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Your approach to teaching gave me permission to try something new and tap into my… Read more »


IN YOUR WORDS: COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST ALISA GORDANEER SUCCESSFULLY APPLIES HER NEW VISUAL SKILLS IN UNIVERSITY SETTINGS

CREATING VISUALLY CAN HELP UNLOCK NEW APPROACHES TO OLD METHODS IN JUST ABOUT ANY FIELD “Christina’s course was an inspiration, not just because she helped us see how effective the visual process can be, but because the process of creating visually can help unlock new approaches to old methods in just about any field. I’d… Read more »


In Your Words: Our Practical Energy Work Course Reaps Results For D.C. Area Consultant Kathy Smith

A BROAD AND DIVERSE ARRAY OF TOPICS, PHILOSOPHIES AND THOUGHT LEADERS … IT REALLY WORKS! “I’ve taken Practical Energy Work two times now … I enjoyed it so much the first go round that I’m back as a Repeater. Christina’s course is a wonderful sampling of a broad and diverse array of topics, philosophies and… Read more »


Louisa Marziali Dramatically Improves Her Graphic Facilitation Skills

EXCELLENT PEER LEARNING WITH OTHER PROCESS PROFESSIONALS AND MY USE OF SPACE AND COLOUR DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED. “I took Fundamentals of Working Visually and The Magic Marker Retreat back to back. This was my second time through the fundamentals class and it was worth the time to deepen my understanding of the basics of visual work;… Read more »


GRAPHIC FACILITATION TRAINING: TESTIMONIAL FROM DR. JUDE RATHBURN

I LOVED HEARING HOW THE SHIFT-IT STORY AND BRAND HAVE EVOLVED OVER TIME – A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF STRATEGIC THINKING AT ITS BEST “Extremely valuable – priceless. In Fundamentals of Working Visually I appreciated the variety of skill, content and practice opportunities – including questions that were asked and answered during this training. I was… Read more »


IN YOUR WORDS: FLORIDA I.T. PROFESSIONAL FINDS PRACTICAL USE FOR ENERGY WORK

REINFORCE YOUR OWN RIGHT-BRAIN GIFTS AND BE DELIGHTED WITH THIS INTERNATIONAL LIKE-HEARTED GROUP “When I originally found Christina I was looking for training in her visual communication style. I couldn’t escape the ‘feeling’ that she was just what I was looking for. And if there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s to never… Read more »


Karla Kadlec: Consciousness Consultant Follows Her Intuition To Our Graphic Facilitation Training

GLAD I FOLLOWED MY INTUITION TO ATTEND, LIKED ALL OF IT “My opinion on Fundamentals of Working Visually? I liked all of it! I’ve known Christina Merkley for several years now, given I was one of her teachers in the Energy Work that is now emerging through her. Always intrigued with the visual way she… Read more »