A NOTE FROM CHRISTINA:
I am having a delightful first week back from my magical month of vacation.
For the juicy details, see Why I Attended Contact in the Desert and Integrating My Summer Travels (a synopsis of my Oregon road trip including attendance at two fascinating workshops at ECETI Ranch in beautiful Trout Lake, WA ... including forays with UAPs, "unidentified aerial phenomenon", oh my!).
My high-flying vibe continues upon my return with many winks and synchronicities happening ... a sign that my travels were well worth the time and effort.
I especially got a kick out of this: What Are the Odds (did one of you line this up!?).
With the shift in season my focus now turns to my own curriculum at SHIFT-IT School (three courses for you this semester ... two favorites plus a new offering for more advanced visual practitioners ... a twist on my ol' Magic Marker Mastermind, since 'more retreats please' was a constant song). I'll also be revamping the full Magic Marker Mastermind program shortly.
Wishing you all the best with your own segue after the summer break. And to a marvelous and fun fall season!
Yours in SHIFTing IT,
The SHIFT-IT Coach
and Interactive-Visuals Mentor
IN YOUR WORDS:
I CAME TO RECOGNIZE THE 'LOST' OR DORMANT
PARTS OF MYSELF, MY SOUL'S CALL.
"I LOVED SHIFT-IT Coaching, the maps and our work together. You are a magnificent coach! I admire your work - you are a true pioneer.
I see from a process perspective, that the Law of Attraction builds over time, that the steps pave the way and flesh out the vision, and that it's an ongoing day-to-day process. That may sound so obvious, but with my SHIFT-IT Maps here at my side, I can actually SEE and FEEL that energy at work. It is the energy of POTENTIAL. And, it is very inspiring!
Excerpt from journal entry:
The sessions with Christina are powerful, transformative. I love the SHIFT-IT maps! I don't know if it is simply the maps themselves (with their bright colors and drawings) or if it's the way they portray a part of 'me' - am I that colorful, light, expressive and creative? Am I that successful, that happy, and can I really create all of that in my life? After each mapping session, I feel myself in an ethereal space in which I reconnect to a part of me that has always been here, but that I haven't been fully acknowledging. It's the experience of feeling and allowing my true potential to come forth.
I want to thank you with appreciation. I felt an immediate sense of validation - you saw and heard me in a way that others hadn't. Your gentle coaxing and feedback gave me a new perspective on myself and a renewed hope and commitment to pursue my passions. You knew exactly the same language, except you spoke it more clearly and fluently. Learning and being led by one who has grown wise and strong, I came to recognize the 'lost' or dormant parts of myself, my soul's call. I feel great joy in remembering again what that call is. It is priceless!"
Life Coach, Group Process Facilitator, Wife and Mother
SHIFT-IT SCHOOL: UPCOMING COURSES
7 Weeks Online: Sept. 20 - Nov.1, 2014
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!
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.
FOR BEGINNERS OR REPEATERS
Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (Online Version)
9 Weeks Online: Oct 6 -Dec 10, 2014
Video Webinars: Mondays & Wednesdays, noon-1pm Pacific
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 Graphic Tribe!
20 3 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 and want another round.
FOR GRADS (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):
Magic Marker Retreat
Nov. 7-8, 2014, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Getting your basics is half the battle - the other is refining your skills and building a viable practice (whether you are internal or independent). This 2-day Bootcamp is for grads of Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or equivalent experience) Specially tailored to take your visual practice to the next level: chock full of at-the-wall drills, project brainstorming (bring work for feedback and ideas), and biz/money/marketing coaching. Work your brain, your fingers and dissolve your resistance all in deep community with your visual tribe.
Details & Registration Coming Soon
Heads Up: Limited to 10 Participants
Email [email protected] to advance reserve spot, we'll have the info and registration page soon.
*Note Pre-requisite is Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (or equivalent experience).
PRIVATE MENTORING WITH CHRISTINA
Distance and In-Person: Coaching and Training Sessions
Public dates don't work for you? Or, not a group person? And/or prefer customized sessions tailored just for you and your situation? Private Training (visual skills) and Private Coaching (business development, emotional alignment) either in-person in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada or via distance sessions by web conference and online scribing.
*Next Step: Exploratory Chat with Christina to discuss your needs and possible dates, write [email protected] to request.
HOW TO SHIFT FROM CONSULTING TO COACHING
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I attract a lot of other Process Professionals in my work. Some want to add visual skills to their toolkits or enhance the ones they already have. Others seek help in building their practices. Others want to shift their personal or spiritual lives. In this interesting mix I also encounter professionals who do process work with groups, who want to shift into working with individuals
... i.e. make the move from change management, organization development and facilitation into coaching or other more personal expressions of process work. They see what I've done over the years and they want to do something similar.
Learn the Role / Develop Your Chops:
The first thing we usually talk about is the ...
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OUTER AND INNER COACHING: Distance and In-Person
In 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!
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!
ABOUT SHIFT-IT COACH, INC.
The SHIFT-IT Coach &
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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How to Shift From Consulting to Coaching
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Certified Visual Coach Ayn Hanna's Autobiographical Badge Project
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