Advanced Graphic Facilitation

Visual Skills & Business Development For Process Professionals Who Work With Groups and/or Individuals.

2018 Online Masterminds

January 22 – June 25, 2018
Mondays, 10-11:30am Pacific
Online: Weekly 90-Minute Live Webinars (18 in All)
No Class: Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 14 & June 4
Limited to 10 Spots To Ensure Individualized Attention

2018 In-person Retreats

June 4-5, 2018
In-Person: Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Limited to 10 Spots To Ensure Individualized Attention

Dear Process Professional:

Two powerful ways (online and in-person) for visual keeners like you to further develop your graphic chops and enhance your visual practice.

For all manner of Process Professionals who work visually with groups and/or individuals (leaders, managers, consultants, facilitators, trainers,speakers, mediators, coaches, therapists, counselors, graphic recorders, scribes, etc). Boost your visual skills, refine your identity & brand, laser your marketing (whether internal in an organization or an external free agent) and get knowledgeable, supportive guidance on any outer and inner assistance you need. Mastermind with other dedicated Visual Practitioners, your Graphic Tribe!


TABLE OF CONTENTS / QUICK LINKS

Below is a thorough info page on the Magic Marker programs. For those who want to skip ahead, here are a list of hyperlinks so you can get to your info fast!

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History of Magic Marker Programs
Who These Experiences Are For
Benefits of the Experience
Agenda / Co-Design Format
About Your Trainer
Fees, Levels and Payment Plans
More Testimonials


The History of My Magic Marker Events:

I’ve been teaching Visual Skills since the 90s. Both in the United States (I spent a decade in San Francisco, the mecca for Graphic Facilitation) and in my home country of Canada (I returned to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia in 2002).

In the early days, I was one of a handful of teachers in the world who taught these skills, and people travelled great distances to get my mentorship (still do). With the advent of online eLearning, students can now access my niche wisdom from the comfort of their own offices and homes.

In the early years, I focused my efforts on teaching the foundational skills  – I still run beginner level courses.  However, as my volume of students grew, and the field overall blossomed, the need for advanced training and community organically occurred.

I’ve offered all sorts of advanced options over the years.  This year I’m offering both Online Masterminds and an In-person Retreats.  You can do them in combination or separately, depending on whether you prefer online or in-person support,  or both.


Who The Magic Marker Programs Are For:

Visual Colleagues

Magic Marker Programs are for Process Professionals who have already taken beginner level Visual Skills instruction (either through my Fundamentals of Working Visually course or through equivalent instruction elsewhere) … and are in the midst of integrating these skills to higher levels of proficiency and reward.

These Programs are for Process Professionals across the spectrum of group and individual work, whether you are internal in an organization or independently employed: leaders, managers, consultants, facilitators, trainers, mediators, coaches, therapists, scribes/recorders, and content experts who want to develop your own visual tools, etc.

Developing the visual and business skills necessary for a successful practice can be challenging to do in isolation. It takes chutzpah to stand at a wall (or scribe on a tablet) for all to see. And to work through your art, visibility, comparison-itis, money and technology issues. These are ever-evolving and developing skills. It really helps to have a seasoned mentor and group of keen peers to help you through the inevitable bumps. That is what my Magic Marker experiences are about – providing a smart and supportive  environment for your continued evolution.

Like Minded and Supportive Relationships


The Benefits of Magic Marker Programs:

  • Improve Your Visual Skills and Offerings;
  • Soothe Self-Doubt, Comparison-itis and Other Resistance;
  • Refine Your Signature Style and Positioning;
  • Improve Your Sales and Marketing Abilities;
  • Increase Your Income and Expand Your Client Base;
  • Reduce Isolation By Connecting With Like-Minded People From Around The Globe On A Similar Path;
  • Embody Your Authentic Self More Strongly In The World. Live Life To Its Fullest. Become Your Best Self!

TESTIMONIALS

AMAZED AT WHAT EVERYONE ACCOMPLISHED DURING THE MASTERMIND!

The Magic Marker Mastermind helped me put the pieces of the puzzle together and clarify the new path for my business. I took Christina’s online SHIFT-IT course, which solidified that I wanted to work in a visual way, and introduced me to the concept of “inner work.” Next, I took her Fundamentals of Working Visually and began to use all the new tools in my brand strategy practice. I was enjoying this work, but was feeling that there was another big leap forward for me.

The MMM provided some great “a-ha” moments for me. This mastermind really helped me craft the vision for my ideal career and life that I am now living. I also learned that I didn’t have to start from scratch; I could leverage and incorporate all of my valuable business experiences (corporate finance and equity research on Wall Street, an MBA, co-founder/entrepreneur at a start-up, branding and business strategist and my right-brain/left-brain mindset) into my new practice – where visuals support my strategic process.

Christina’s high-quality courses teach much more than how to develop a visual toolkit. She is very knowledgeable in Organizational Development, strategic visioning and planning processes all of which are key components of my practice. She has also successfully made the transition from the corporate world to running her own thriving business so she understands the journey and is very helpful to students who are on the same path.

I learned not only from Christina, but also from my fellow masterminders. Christina attracts very smart, accomplished and interesting people from diverse backgrounds to her courses and creates a wonderful container for them. They were, and continue to be, very generous with their time, knowledge and support. I was amazed at what everyone accomplished during the course and in our time together during the retreat – we blazed through an aggressive agenda in two days!

Thanks, Christina and fellow MMMers!

Jocelyn Ring
Strategist/Visual Facilitator/Consultant
Charleston, SC USA
www.theringeffect.com

I RECOMMEND MMM HIGHLY IF YOU TOO NEED SUPPORT FROM OTHER VISUAL FOLKS WHO GET IT!

“Fast, fast, fast … that is the nature of my entry into shepherding an internal visual practice in our busy consulting firm. After taking Christina’s Fundamentals of Working Visually, I was launched full speed into a fascinating opportunity to bring the visual way of working to our agency. I jumped at the chance to claim one of the Magic Marker Mastermind seats so I had ready access to a skilled Interactive-Visuals mentor and colleagues who could support and assist me as I dove headlong into this intriguing challenge. In a few whirlwind months our internal visual practice has received C-suite championing to create and implement a full suite of visual applications that suit our broad range of consulting environments. Education is key, both internally and with our external clients … about how working visually supports our engagements and allows us to operate at a sophisticated level of collaboration and transparency … literally getting us all onto the same page and moving effectively together. Key for the fast pace and high stakes of our projects.

MMM was a safe haven of visual colleagues who go what I was doing and were there for me and me for them … professionally and personally. I recommend it highly if you too need support from other visual folks who get it.”
Venice Blue
Manager of Visual Practice & Tools
San Francisco, California

LEARNING FROM A PIONEER IN THE FIELD HAS BEEN AN HONOR AND I NOW KNOW WHY SO MANY INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES SEEK CHRISTINA OUT

“I’ve worked with Christina for several years now, using her as my personal coach and then as my trainer for the Fundamentals of Working Visually. Working in a visual way has been a dream of mine for a while, and finding Christina’ and her support showed me that it is possible to learn these skills despite no artistic talent at all!

I was ready to incorporate the process into my work with women coping with loss and change in a bigger way this year and knew I needed some support in making it happen. I saw Christina’s notice about the Magic Marker Mastermind and knew it was meant for me.

Through the four months of interactive work and discussion, I received a major A-ha! for my business: I do my best work in an 11 x 17 tablet. I appreciate my mastermind partners’ support of me in clarifying my desire to do custom chart work and visual coaching in this way. It has changed how I approach my business and how I market my services to potential clients. And the results are more engaged clients (they love taking home their weekly map of next steps), a more unique positioning in the marketplace and an additional stand-alone income stream.

I loved being in this group with others of varying skill levels, fields and interests. Christina effectively created a welcoming space in which to share ideas, give friendly critiques and to visualize our next steps to success. Learning from a pioneer in the field has been an honor and I now know why so many individuals and businesses seek Christina out: she’s committed, professional, wise and wonderful. Our in-person retreat was truly magical and I have carried that energy and business focus with me ever since. Thanks Christina and fellow Masterminders!”

Ann Leach
Grief and Loss Specialist
Joplin, Missouri, U.S.A.
www.lifepreservers.com

THE SUPPORT & CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK FROM CHRISTINA AND PEOPLE I NOW CALL MY FRIENDS WAS INVALUABLE

“The Magic Marker Mastermind was a wonderful space in which to set my visual goals, work on, and achieve them. The power and experience of this special group allowed me to create, reflect, and revise… and the mantra, “Pick Up the #!*”ing Marker” was exactly what I needed to step up to doing my own drawings.

The support and constructive feedback from Christina, and people I now call my friends, throughout our time together, was invaluable.

Just after the conclusion of MMM, at the annual conference of The International Forum of Visual Practitioners, I successfully launched my own suite of visual tools called Making the GRADE: Discovering the College That’s the Right Fit for You!- my visual system for helping teens in their college search process. I highly recommend Christina’s program, as it provides the structure, instruction, and space to find and continue to develop your own signature style.”

Jill Greenbaum, Ed.D.
Teen and College Coaching Expert, Public Speaker, Blogger & Author
New Jersey, U.S.A.
www.majorinyou.com

I’VE TAKEN EVERY PROGRAM CHRISTINA HAS EVER OFFERED!

In the lobby of Empress Hotel on retreat trip to Victoria, BC, Canada

“I’ve taken every program Christina has ever offered I think! Including Visual Coach Certification, a previous 6-month Accelerator and this MMM one, plus her very useful base skills trainings.

I come back again and again because of the quality of her offerings, her Organizational Development and Change Management knowledge and her program’s relevance to me as a senior Process Professional.

In the Magic Marker Mastermind I liked the review of the basics without going back to square one, including formatting, lettering and colors. The weekly webinars worked well especially having video and audio recordings (for those times when I could not attend live). Given the environments I’m often working in, the ideas for incorporating visuals into powerpoint was very helpful as was tutorial on template development and how to use landscapes for variety in graphic recording. I’m getting wonderful response to my visual work in my organization (and with our many clients) and was great to have a good group of visual colleagues to share my kudos with. Loved participating with this solid group of Visual Practitioners and listening to their ideas and plans too!”

Alice Cahill
Senior Faculty
Center for Creative Leadership
www.ccl.org

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Format of the Programs:

Each Magic Marker Program (whether the Online Mastermind or the In-Person Retreat) is a unique experience onto itself. We co-build each program according to the needs of participants who come at that particular time. It’s not unusual for people to come to several Magic Marker experiences over time, as who you are and what you NOW need help on, morphs over time. One of my favorite questions as a coach is “who are you today?!”.

 

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DELIVERY FORMATS:

Online Mastermind:

The Magic Marker Online Mastermind is conducted via live web conference technology. Each week we connect from the comfort of our own office or home. To participate, you need a computer with decent internet speed with an embedded videocam (most modern computers have this function). Phone apps and dial-in phone number is also an option for when you are on the go. All sessions are video and mp3 recorded for easy replay (should you miss a webinar or want to re-listen).

How the Technology Works – its simple!

At the appointed time, you join us online via your computer to interact live . We also have a private online forum, which allows us to communicate between sessions (post and comment on assignments, share resources, etc). An awesome way for you to share your work, receive feedback and connect with me and your mastermind colleagues!

In-Person 2-Day Retreat:

The in-person version of this workshop is held in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Victoria is a great little city with world class amenities.
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Upon registration you receive the logistics for our meeting location, plus hotel suggestions. Victoria is a full-service tourism destination with many options and additional activities. My assistant is available to answer your travel and accommodation questions. See Info on Travel to Victoria, B.C.


Possible Topics:

Any interest, curiosity or struggle is fair game for a Magic Marker programs. Here are a few of the many possible topics:

  • Drawing Practice and Icon Ideas (for specifics that come up in your practice and content area);
  • Formats and Structure Tips (work with blank paper in interesting and unique ways);
  • Case Studies (discuss your agendas or client projects for assistance in what to do);
  • Supportive Critiques and Feedback (bring in work for feedback and improvement ideas);
  • Identity and Branding (effectively position yourself along the visual spectrum);
  • Revenue and Income Building (define and attract good, quality clients in abundance);
  • Fees and Contracting (how to structure your work and how to charge);
  • Teaming and Partnering (how to collaboratively work with others);
  • Develop an Internal Practice or Visual Department Within an Organization;
  • Unsupportive Colleagues, Supervisors or Family Members (how to deal with).
  • Development of Signature Style and Look;
  • Creating Custom Signature Systems (visual tools based on your own intellectual property);
  • Visual Bios and other Visual Marketing Tools;
  • Effective Use of Metaphor (in custom charts and recordings);
  • Explainer / Whiteboard Videos (how to break into this market);
  • Chart Photography & Scanning and Report Reproduction;
  • Marketing (particularly social media, website and internet marketing techniques);
  • Setting Expectations and Proper Client Boundaries (live work looks different that studio work!);
  • Digital Technology (use of web conferencing, tablets and other tech);
  • Inner alignment Issues ( identify and deal with the inner crap that blocks you);
  • Visioning and Action Planning (what’s next and your plan to manifest it).

THE UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS OF YOUR MENTOR:

Christina Merkley, graphic facilitator, graphic facilitator trainer

Process Professional

Since you most likely have taken my Fundamentals of Working Visually, you will know me. However for those who don’t (cause I do accept folks who have equivalent experience from elsewhere) here’s the scoop on my background and how I came to be a well respected mentor in this field …

With a Masters Degree in Organizational Development & Transformation (ODT), I began my consulting career in the San Francisco Bay area in the mid-90s, traveling extensively throughout North America and Europe (first as an employee of The Grove Consultants International (pioneering Group Graphics firm led by David Sibbet) … then via my own independent practice, Make Your Mark, LLC).

I honed my skills in organizational development, change management, strategic planning and visioning, scenarios, team performance and conflict resolution (all using visual methods) working for such notable clients as Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Stanford University, British Broadcast Corp (BBC), The Institute for the Future, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, American Institute of CPAs, etc.


I experienced a quickening of my creative and spiritual path in the aftermath of the Sept. 11th tragedy (scheduled to be in New York that fated day but having a series of synchronistic events keep me away). Via that wake-up call I transitioned my work to include integration of the visual methodology with coaching and spirituality – returning to my lovely hometown of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2003 and creating SHIFT-IT Coach, Inc.

SHIFT-IT System®

As a pioneering ‘Visual Coach’, I facilitate powerful awakening in individuals, partners and conscious businesses and am an internationally known coach of coaches.

Inspirationally received, my SHIFT-IT System® (comprised of 17 visual coaching tools) helps individuals, couples and families discover and align with what they really want in work and life. Through private coaching, mastermind groups and my popular Certified Visual Coach® and Working Visually programs I guide Process Professionals from around the world on how to effectively use visual thinking methods with their own clientele.

A proponent of Law of Attraction and deep emotional and energetic work, my soul’s purpose is to assist a shift in consciousness on our planet via the individuals, groups and companies I help empower. Process Professionals change our world, so I fulfill my purpose by training and coaching the Process Professionals.

Having been through the process of forging a prosperous alternative path, I compassionately champion you in making your own SHIFT to a successful process lifestyle … by using Interactive-Visuals and other innovative methods in their most effective manner.

Christina’s Visual Bio: View Here
YouTube Video: Watch Here



WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Magic Marker Online Mastermind:

  • 18 Live 90-Minute Webinars;
  • Video & MP3 Recordings of Every Webinar;
  • 18 Bonus Videos (from Fundamentals course for handy access);
  • Online Forum (for easy sharing and feedback);
  • Deluxe Level: 3 45-Minute Mentoring Sessions (web)

Magic Marker In-Person 2-Day Retreat:

  • Two Full Mastermind Days: 9am-5pm;
  • Use of All Materials;
  • Snacks Plus Optional Mingle on 1st Evening;
  • 18 Bonus Videos (from Fundamentals course for handy access);
  • Deluxe Level: 3 45-Minute Mentoring Sessions (web)

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CHOOSE YOUR OPTIONS:
ONLINE, IN-PERSON OR BOTH!

When you take valuable skills training,consider what it’s WORTH to you.

The going day rate for Visual Practitioners is $800 on the low end and $2000+ on the mid-range. Some high end consultants using visual methods charge upwards of $5000+.  My day rate is $3000. To put your investment into perspective, I am mentoring you in our lucrative craft for what it costs for a client to hire me for a few hours.  These Magic Marker Programs are a very good value for rare specialized support.

The Return on Investment (ROI) in your  Magic Marker experiences should be recouped quickly using your new visual and business skills.  Frankly, a job or two will do it depending on your rate.  Plus these experiences are tax deductible expenses for you (or your employer if they are paying for them).

There are several options to choose from, please select the option and payment plan of your choice.  If you are going for both the online AND in-person options, remember to enter the savings code into the coupon field at time of purchase of your In-person Retreat.

ONLINE MASTERMIND OPTIONS:

Limited to 10 Spots To Ensure Individualized Attention

ONLINE OPTION 1: BASIC PACKAGE $997.00

January 22 – June 25, 2018 (Mondays, 10-11:30am Pacific). 18, 90-Minute Live Webinars, Full Recordings. 18 Bonus Videos. Forum.

$997.00 1 Payment Select
$350.00 3 Monthly Payments Select
$110.00 10 Monthly Payments Select

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ONLINE OPTION 2: DELUXE PACKAGE $1497.00

Basic Package Plus 3, 45-Minute Coaching Sessions with Christina Merkley (via private web conference). These coaching calls are specialty priced (save $300 off regular 3-Pack Rate).

$1,497.00 1 Payment Select
$525.00 3 Monthly Payments Select
$325.00 5 Monthly Payments Select
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IN-PERSON RETREAT OPTIONS

Limited to 10 Spots To Ensure Individualized Attention

IN-PERSON OPTION 1: BASIC PACKAGE $997.00

Includes the 2 Day Retreat (June 4 – 5, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada). 9am-5pm Schedule. 18 Bonus Videos. Snacks.

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$350.00 3 Monthly Payments Select
$110.00 10 Monthly Payments Select

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IN-PERSON OPTION 2: DELUXE PACKAGE $1497.00

Basic Package Plus 3, Private 45-Minute Coaching Sessions with Christina Merkley (via web conferencing. These coaching calls are specialty priced (save $300 off regular 3-Pack Rate).

$1,497.00 1 Payment Select
$525.00 3 Monthly Payments Select
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PURCHASE BOTH ONLINE AND IN-PERSON AND SAVE $500


Working online is a handy option, however in today’s computerized world its a special opportunity to meet and work with your fellow Visual Practitioners in person. Combine your Magic Marker Online Mastermind with the In-person 2-Day Retreat … and save $500. Insert this code into the coupon field when purchasing In-Person Retreat, to receive your savings: MAGICCOMBO


Payment Terms:

* Prerequisite is Fundamentals of  Working Visually or equivalent experience.
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* Plus applicable taxes for Canadian residents.
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WELL, THERE YOU HAVE IT …
Claim Your Space in These
One-of-A Kind Visual Accelerators!

Christina Merkley The SHIFT-IT Coach & Visual Skills Mentor

 

I wish you well on your visual path, from one doodler and marker junkie to another. And salute you for ‘going for it’. Our world (and this fascinating field) needs as many aligned and skilled Process Professionals as it can get!

Yours in Visual Expansion,
Christina Merkley
Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach
& Visual Skills Mentor

P.S. As discussed, the prerequisite for this program is my Fundamentals of Working Visually … or equivalent experience. Wondering if you have that equivalent experience? Email my assistant at admin@shift-it-coach.com and she’ll book an Exploratory Chat between us where you and I can discuss your background and fit.

P.P.S. Have you attended Magic Marker experiences previously?  Come back for another round of development and community, as each retreat is unique (just like you are each time you attend).  Zero in on the priorities most important to you now and get a booster shoot for your career and spirit!

P.P.P. S. The dates of these Magic Marker programs don’t work for you? Check out  private training and apprenticeships (in-person) and distance sessions for mentoring (via web conferencing and tablet).


More Testimonials from Satisfied Clients

WAS INVALUABLE AND THE VISUAL WAY OF WORKING HAS BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE

Francesca de Bastiani Facilitator, Trainer & Curriculum Developer“Are you a visual person? Do you like to work with images that evoke thoughts, emotions and concepts? Do you enjoy using colour, simple lines and succinct vocabulary to tell a story? Do you enjoy discovering with like-minded individuals?

Do you like being mentored by an exciting individual who has a keen ability to “get you” quickly and coach you to develop a clear action plan with meaningful, concrete activity to move you closer to your goals?

When I signed up for Christina Merkley’s Magic Marker Mastermind (MMM), I wasn’t sure what to expect. However I knew that after experiencing her “Fundamentals of Working Visually” I wanted more! And MORE I got …

I recommend MMM to anyone inclined to explore a fun and direct craft for getting messages across for work, personal life or continuous learning. Be ready to work large, Large, LARGE! The experience is very liberating in an extremely safe environment. I am in no way an artist but I love learning about capturing ideas and perspective quickly in a visual manner. I had the pleasure of learning with individuals who I would consider to be artists and excellent conceptual planners but felt that my participation was just as valuable. The experience for me was one of honouring my capacity to learn the craft at my own pace. Sure there were people that were better and more driven to produce. I never once felt that I had to keep up, rather, was coached to be where I was at and this made the experience very rich and enjoyable.

MMM is of particular use to someone, like me, who is in a position of facilitation, process planning, recorder of meetings, instruction and lesson planning. Was invaluable and the visual way of working has become a very important part of my life. I encourage you to dive in and embrace The Magic Marker Mastermind. You will learn a lot, enjoy what you are learning and be able to help others along the way too. Christina Merkley makes sure of that!”

Francesca de Bastiani
Facilitator, Trainer & Curriculum Developer
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER COURSES AND CAN VIRTUALLY GUARANTEE YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO STOP AT JUST ONE!

“I was first exposed to working visually in 2010 when I began to cast about for more interesting ways to engage leaders in the wide variety of offsites that I lead. After reading a number of books and applying general concepts, I knew that I would benefit from some more structured “hands on” learning. Enter Christina Merkley. I started with her beginning course and was hooked!

Fundamentals of Working Visually was an incredibly rich learning experience. Christina’s intellectual generosity is unparalleled. She not only skillfully taught the basics but also shared tips and tricks to accelerate my learning. Critical for me as I am not a natural artist! There had been icons that I had consistently struggled with and one particular session broke my logjam. My facilitation clients have proactively commented on the power of my visuals to focus and enable their conversations that matter

Magic Marker Mastermind was my next opportunity to further stretch. While the calls were a great way to get feedback and to share insights, I found the real-time, ‘at the wall’ retreats invaluable for application and experimentation. A fertile environment for breakthroughs of which I had many!

Emboldened by success with facilitation clients, I decided to pursue using visuals with my coaching clients. While I often found myself drawing in sessions, Christina’s approach is more deliberate and intentional. I enrolled in Visual Coach Certification (which I’ll finish next month). The three coachees that I have taken through The SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching Process® were extremely positive about this inner work/outer work framework and the power of the visuals to spur deeper thinking.

I cannot speak highly enough about Christina and her programs. She is truly a pleasure to work with. She lives what she teaches and coaches. Her openness, generosity of spirit, creativity and resourcefulness are a pleasure to experience and a model to emulate. I highly recommend her courses and can virtually guarantee that you will not be able to stop at just one!”

Anne Marie Turnbull
President, AMT Associates
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
www.amtassociates.ca

A THOUGHT PARTNER TO HELP ME TAKE MY CONSULTANCY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

In the past year I’ve been in two of Christina’s courses: Fundamentals of Working Visually and the Magic Marker Mastermind. I’m about to launch into her Biz Essentials for Process Professionals and expect that I’ll continue to study with Christina in the years to come because it’s been an invaluable investment of my time and money.

As a solo practitioner, I was looking for a thought partner to help me take my consultancy to the next level. Three partnerships later, enter Christina. She offered just what I needed through her visual skills training, advanced mastermind and private coaching.

Christina’s first class got me started. Her focus on process and exposure to the four ways of working visually helped me learn what I wanted to know and, most importantly, to distinguish myself in the marketplace. I integrate visuals in my facilitation work and provide sketchnoting for live events.

In Magic Marker Mastermind I further refined my style and honed in on the business questions I needed to explore. I see how Christina builds her business as she models the behaviors she teaches and shares valuable insider tips on how to work with visuals more effectively.

Christina has such useful breadth and depth. She’s comfortable in the roles of teacher, coach, mentor, and peer. Through her I’ve learned what it means to live with an abundant mindset as she’s graciously shares insights, processes and network. If you’re looking to take your business to the next level I highly suggest her curriculum. Christina helps you find your edge in the business world and take your enterprise where you dream it to go.

Jenny Trautman
Atlanta, Georgia
Visual Process Consultant
www.evenview.com

THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT IN MYSELF AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Christina has been my Coach and Mentor for several years and I have attended pretty much every program she has ever run. This is the second Mastermind group I have been a member of and as with all Christina’s programs and trainings it delivered huge value on multiple levels. As a developing Visual Practitioner MMM gave me a hotbed incubator environment to support developing and growing my visual skills, expand into new learning territories such as digital scribing and also benefit hugely from the rich mix of experience and knowledge of the other mastermind participants. As always Christina attracts high calibre, quality students from around the globe and this group was no exception.

Weekly group calls meant maintained and consistent coaching and support plus the ever important element of an in-person retreat gave all of us a super strong springboard from which to bounce from. For me this has resulted in an accelerated expansion of my visual skills as a recorder and enhanced my facilitation processes and also my confidence has soared. As a direct result of being part of MMM I have landed more graphic recording work, seen an increase in the number of referrals and repeat business for my practice and the personal 1-2-1 coaching I have received from Christina has significantly helped me hone and focus my business development and services offered. It is without doubt the most important investment in myself and my business development this year and I have already made back the investment price several times over through increased work I have received. If you want to expand your visual skills, develop your visual business offerings and be mentored by an industry pioneer you can learn from no better mentor than Christina.

Tamsyn Hawkins
Business consultant and Visual Facilitator
London, UK
www.siriuscommunication.co.uk

NOTHING BEATS THE IN-PERSON RETREATS

“I have had the privilege in taking a number of training programs with Christina, who has been a pioneer in moving forward visual recording, visual facilitation and visual coaching as professions in Canada and internationally. I learned a great deal through the Fundamentals of Working Visually, and later through the Magic Marker Mastermind. I grew and honed my visual skills with Christina’s support and coaching. I particularly enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships developed. Nothing beats the in-person MMM retreat where we shared ideas, drew madly in our graphic jams for difficult concepts, learned from each other and explored emerging tools and techniques.

Christina has shared her experiences and know how in the worlds of graphic recording, facilitation and coaching, which supported my vision of growing the visual side of my business that continues to manifest itself. It is an honor to have learned from one of the best. I can’t help but smile when I spend hours doing what I love. Thank you, Christina.”

Rosanna von Sacken
Consultant / Facilitator / Visual Recorder
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
www.advancedconsultingfacilitation.com

MMM GAVE ME THE FOCUS, TOOLS, SUPPORT AND RESOURCES TO MOVE MY VISUAL PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF SUCCESS

“A year after taking Christina’s Fundamentals of Working Visually I followed up with her Magic Marker Mastermind — to take my visual practice to the next level. The Visual Practitioners in this group were amazing! I loved the opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn about the many unique ways of working with visuals. Our private Ning Forum was a great way to share work, materials and get feedback.

The MMM provided the motivation and inspiration to get seriously focused on my own visual practice helping me attract, contract and land custom chart work, graphic recording and time-lapse video gigs, and hone my own signature sessions with entrepreneurs and small biz owners. This program gave me the focus, tools, support and resources to move my visual practice to the next level of success.”

Lisa Edwards
Visual Consultant
Victoria, BC, Canada
www.radiatewell.com

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