Shift-it Coach Newsletter
Volume 10, Issue 16, December 6, 2014

A NOTE FROM CHRISTINA:

Well ... my team and I have been busy this last while as we prepare to LOAD UP THE DELIVERY STORK with a NEW BABY ...

... my internationally acclaimed FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE-VISUALS course available next week via Home Study!!!

Until now, if you wanted to train with me in the visual way of working you either had to attend an in-person workshop (usually in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada ... not a bad locale!). Or, via my 9-week online version where we meet in cyberland via webinars.

Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals Online
Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals

Now finally, I'll soon have a Home Study Version for those of you who can't make a live class due to distance, time zones, schedules ... or whatever else has stopped you from adding the power of working visually into your own process toolkit.

We kick-off with a 5-DAY LAUNCH SPECIAL: DEC. 11-15. A great Xmas present to treat yourself and your career this holiday season!
More Info Coming Thursday!

Talking about Thursday ... my team will be handling the product baby while I'm off delivering an in-house workshop in Regina, Saskatchewan (on the Canadian Prairies). Local consultants, facilitators and other process leaders have arranged for me to come to them and I'm keeping an eye on the long-range forecast to see just how darn cold this west coast gal is gonna be for a few days! Thankfully it looks like there might be a spike in temperatures by the time I arrive, thank goodness!

In honour of the product baby happening next week and my trip to the Saskatchewan group, this issue's article is my latest rendition on The Four Ways of Working Visually, complete with a NEW VIDEO EXCERPT from a recent online class. May it inspire you to more fully understand how visuals can be applied to a BROAD SPECTRUM of process work with both groups AND individuals.

Yours in SHIFTing IT,

The SHIFT-IT Coach
and Interactive-Visuals Mentor


IN YOUR WORDS:

CHRISTINA'S CLASSES ARE WELL PACED AND PROGRESSIVE ... PROVIDE YOU WITH A SET OF PROFESSIONAL TOOLS FOR YOUR REPERTOIRE. I AM THRILLED I TOOK THE CHANCE
AND REGISTERED.


Geri Briggs-Simpson
Community Services Supervisor & Graphic Recorder/Facilitator

"People I respect suggested I join them for SHIFT-IT Online by Christina Merkley. I reviewed her site and felt this program was exactly what I was looking for. For 7 weeks, participants from all over the USA, Canada and Europe met online to explore, share, and develop plans for our own professional and personal growth - guided expertly by Christina. It was very exciting to hear others ideas and learn together. Through out my education and work career I have done various self discovery programs, but none produced the clarity and process that SHIFT-IT did.

SHIFT-IT helped solidify my plan to further build my skills as a Graphic Recorder/Facilitator. So I next attended her Fundamental of Interactive-Visuals which was fabulous! Well organized, excellent resources and Christina was incredibly supportive and encouraging. She hosts an environment that allows you to take chances while building skills and professional confidence.

Christina's classes are well paced and progressive ... providing you with a set of "professional tools" for your repertoire. I am thrilled I took the chance and registered. I am looking forward to attending Magic Marker Retreat next!"

Geri Briggs-Simpson
Community Services Supervisor & Graphic Recorder/Facilitator
City of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada


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 covers the four main applications of working visually with groups and individuals so you can add these powerful tools to your own process toolkit: studio work (charts & videos), graphic recording, graphic facilitation and graphic coaching. This is the online version of my popular 3-day fundamentals training (no travel required). Attracts folks from across the English speaking world - your Visual Tribe!

*** NEW: Home Study Version Launches Next Week!!! ***
Now you can experience this internationally acclaimed workshop from the comfort of your own desk via my NEW 18-Module eCourse. Work at your own pace AND receive feedback and implementation support. Product Launch: Dec. 11-15.
More Details Soon!

Live: 9 Weeks Online: Feb. 23 - April 29, 2015 *Just 20 17 Spots Left
Video Webinars: Mondays & Wednesdays, noon-1pm Pacific

Live: 3 Days In-Person: June 4-6, 2015 * Just 20 18 Spots Left

Full Details and Online Registration

Note: Pre-requisite for Visual Coach Certification. FYI, Repeater Option available for those who have taken this program before and desire another round.



New Advanced Offering!
MAGIC MARKER RETREATS®

Getting your visual basics is half the equation - the other is competency and creation of a viable practice (whether you are internal or independent). This 2-day Boot Camp takes your visual practice to the next level: chock full of at-the-wall drills, project brainstorming (bring work for feedback and ideas), and identity/brand/financial coaching. Work your brain, your fingers and dissolve your resistance, all in deep community with your visual tribe.

Each Retreat Custom Designed to Needs of Attendees:

March 26-27, 2015, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada* Just 7 5 Spots Left
June 8-9, 2015, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada* Just 7 6 Spots Left

Full Details and Online Registration

Note: Pre-requisite is Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or equivalent experience).



SHIFT-IT ONLINE®
7 Weeks Online: Feb. 7 - March 21, 2015
Video Webinars: Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific

Ready to get what you want?! My signature coaching group - gets you what you next want in your personal and/or professional life. You develop a crystal clear vision, unravel your resistance ... and rapidly SHIFT your world. Practical real-world strategic planning coupled with leading-edge energy alignment --- all in my innovative 'Visual Coaching' style. Join this supportive community with other like-minded SHIFTers from across the globe. The SHIFT-IT Home Retreat Kit® with 17 visual maps is included, plus handy Repeater Option for those joining us again!

Filling Now
Full Details and Online Registration

Note: Pre-requisite for Visual Coach Certification. FYI, Repeater Option available for those who have taken this program before and are ready for your next shift.



VISUAL COACH CERTIFICATION®
10-Weeks Online: April 7 - June 9, 2015
Tuesdays Noon-1:30 pm Pacific

Become a Certified Visual Coach®. For coaches, counselors, and therapists from around the globe. Add the power and innovation of Visual Coaching to your own professional practice. Includes advanced Visual Coaching techniques, use of my SHIFT-IT System® with your clientele (17 visual maps), guidance in the 'template-izing' of your own intellectual property, plus marketing and biz development support.

Full Details and Application Process


New 2015 Cohort Forming
Apply Now!

Two Pre-requisites: SHIFT-IT Online and Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or equivalent experience).



PRIVATE SUPPORT WITH CHRISTINA
In-Person and Distance Sessions

Public workshops are wonderful, however sometimes only private attention will do. Book me as your private coach, mentor and energy worker ... to clarify and align to your Best Self. Custom sessions tailored just for you and your circumstances on a range of outer and inner themes: Private Training, Private Coaching and now new Distance BodyTalk Sessions!



FEATURED ARTICLE:

To Listen Or Download Mp3 Version of This Article, Click Here

THE FOUR WAYS TO WORK VISUALLY (WITH VIDEO)

Working visually, whether in a group or individual setting, can be very effective when done correctly. I've been in the Interactive-Visuals field since the mid 1990s - and have worked in all of the four main genres: studio work, graphic recording, graphic facilitation and graphic coaching.

As the field continues to expand and generate more and more interest, I find it's helpful for people new to the field (either as practitioners or clients) to understand the four main ways of working visually and how they are similar ... yet also how they are very different from one another too.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF INTERACTIVE-VISUALS:
Below is a video from a recent offering of my Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals online workshop ... in which I introduce a chart that sums up the four main ways and their distinctions. You'll see I place particular focus on the level of 'interactivity' of each method - ranging from passive or 'push' style on the left to the interactive or 'pull' style on the right.

The view on the video is small (be sure to hit the 'expand button' in the lower left corner for easier viewing). Also, here's the map I share in the video (my students have it in their extensive handbook).


Wonderful World of Interactive-Visuals Chart (four main definitions).
Click For Enlarged View

ARTICLE AND VIDEO CONTINUED ON BLOG ... CLICK HERE TO VIEW


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OUTER AND INNER COACHING: Distance and In-Person

pursuingIn the scheme of things, life is short. It's a shame not to live it in alignment with who you truly are. I have successfully SHIFTed to a life of authenticity, creativity and abundance that is congruent with who I am. Let me assist you in doing the same via private coaching (either by distance or in-person).

My clientele are passionate individuals who deeply desire the manifestation of their Full Selves. Most want to get their 'special it' into the world (entrepreneurs, biz owners, leaders, teachers, consultants, facilitators, trainers, coaches, therapists, visual practitioners, etc.).

I employ a customized blend of both Outer (left brain) and Inner (right brain) approaches that get you firmly into the reality of what you want. Eliminate confusion, resistance and procrastination. Enhance clarity, alignment and flow.

Stop splitting your energy - create a congruent life that works for you and help the planet in the process!

Coaching Options

ADD "WORKING VISUALLY " TO YOUR OWN PROCESS TOOLKIT:

Are you a process professional with a creative bend? Are you intrigued with the visual way I work with my clients? I've trained hundreds of facilitators, consultants, trainers and now coaches, counselors, social workers, etc from around the globe. Learn fundamental visual skills that you can use in your own work with groups and individuals. Come join the visual tribe!

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ABOUT SHIFT-IT COACH, INC.

Christina

Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach &
Interactive-Visuals Mentor

SHIFT-IT Coach, Inc. is a boutique training and coaching company specializing in visual process work for groups and individuals. Founded by Christina Merkley, pioneering Visual Facilitator and Coach, we work deeply with individuals, partners and conscious businesses to define and manifest what you really want. We also train Process Professionals from across the globe in our innovative ways of working. For more information visit www.shift-it-coach.com and www.visualcoaches.com.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

>>A Note From Christina

>>In Your Words

>>Events Calendar

>>Featured Article:
The Four Ways of Working Visually

>>Connect with Us

>>Blog Entries

>>E-Zine & Audio Archives


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BLOG ENTRIES:

Looking for more rich, SHIFT-IT content? Check out my blog for recent ramblings, resources and general interest features:

New Certified Visual Coach: Eileen Caroscio

Common Formats for Graphic Facilitation and Other Ways of Working Visually

The Changing Face Of Marriage

Bodytalk Male Case Study: Internal Clean Up For Biz Success

[Four NEW Certified Visual Coach® Graduates] Welcome Patricia, Bernie, Stevi and Andrea!

Tips For Color Use In Visual Process Work

In Appreciation of Dolores Cannon

STAN GROF: Expand and Reenchant the Psyche

Iyanla Vanzant On the Streets of Ferguson MO

Documentary: Burt's Buzz

Tips for Website Creation and Refresh

[Magic Marker Retreats] They're Here ...

Click here to read The SHIFT-IT Blog.


EZINE ARCHIVES:

Browse past issues here.

Listen to the ezine here.


PRODUCTS:

Biz Basics For
Process Professionals Home Study Kit

Biz Basics For Process Professionals Home Study Kit

 

The SHIFT-IT Home Retreat Kit®



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