FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Here are a few additional things that some people want to know:


How Many Certified Visual Coaches Are There?

All of our graduates and current participants are listed on our Visual Coach Directory.


Who Is Accepted? | What Are Other Participants Like?

clip-vizcoaches-colorThe people who are accepted into this program are working in some sort of capacity or role with individuals (or want to be and are in the process of securing relevant experience and training).

In addition to individuals some also work with partners, couples, families and different configurations of groups.

Their roles tend to be managers, supervisors, coaches, counselors, therapists, financial practitioners, lawyers, mediators, teachers, advocates, human resources, health practitioners, etc.

Generally they are people with a calling to make the world a better place in their own unique corner and way.


How Can You Effectively Train Us Through Webinars?

victoria-bc-shorelineThis program is completely online. I have chosen to live on a beautiful island on the west coast of Canada. I have a wonderful niche that I support others across the world with. And I do that via user-friendly web conference technology and other handy tools.
visualcomponentI’ve been using online technology for many years (and continue to adapt when new developments occur). Clients are consistently pleased with the power and community of my courses.

Most of my own Visual Coaching work nowadays is online, so I facilitate this program using the same tech I use with my own clients.  Now with the pandemic awareness we live with, I think its safe to say that online trainings and online work in general are here to stay.  So its a good time to broaden how you work into digital means too.


What’s this “Big Web Breakthrough” You Keep Talking About?

Well, I’ve gotten into this a bit already by answering the question above about how I can effectively teach via webinars. FYI, in the last several years there have been really big advancements in the world that have impacted not only how I teach but have extended the effectiveness and range of Visual Coaching overall. That change, in a word, is ‘technology’.

Visual Coach trainingBack when I first began experimenting with Visual Coaching (in the mid-1990s in San Francisco) I was limited to working in-person with my coaching clients … using large sheets of paper on the wall and markers, pastels and other art materials.

When I moved from San Francisco back home to Canada, I still had clients back in California. I worked by phone with them yet YEARNED for a way they could SEE what I was writing and drawing, rather than me having to send a picture later.

Web Conference With Digital Tablet (with JJ overseeing)

Web Conference With Digital Tablet
(with JJ overseeing)

Well, 15 years later, I’m proud to report that the interactive technology I once yearned for now exists!

Now, with the advent of webinar technology and digital tablets, it is now possible to work interactively with clients anywhere in the world (as long as they have decent internet connectivity). All with your pet on your lap!

In case I haven’t emphasized this enough, this is a REALLY big deal!

If you want to work with your Visual Coaching client in-person via the traditional method, you certainly can (I ADORE working with paper and markers and still do with an elite portion of my clientele). However, with the Visual Maps in this program, you now can extend your reach to work with clients by phone, skype, facetime, google docs and other tech. And, for those who want to go all the way, you can now work by webinar and digital tablet like I do for a truly long distance interactive effect. It’s amazing times we live in!

Post Note:  I was ahead of the curve in working virtually.  Now, with the advent of Covid-19, much of the world has had to quickly adapt into the online environment.  Most, if not all, of your cohort mates will be working virtually with their clients during this program.  If you have not yet made the leap into digital technology (and especially if technology triggers you) see Shift Into Digital Work for detailed assistance.


What Are The 17 SHIFT-IT Maps in Detail?

For more info on SHIFT-IT, click here.


What are the Additional 13 Maps in Detail?

Over the years I’ve created many additional coaching exercises to assist in my private practice. I’ve added 13 of these to the 17 core SHIFT-IT Maps already included in the program — making a grand total of 30 Visual Coaching exercises, all with maps. As a Certified Visual Coach, you get access to any new maps I add in the future.
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Mini SHIFT-IT Retreat:
For various reasons you may not want to do a full SHIFT-IT Retreat with a client. Instead, this Mini Retreat series (4 visual maps) condenses the process to allow for a quicker analysis.

Orphan Rescue:
This is a deep alchemical / shamanic exercise that is very useful when resistance is persistence or especially charged. An advanced Trouble at the Border tool covered in Practical Energy Work.

4 Additional Magnetism Maps:
When I first created SHIFT-IT I had just one version of the Magnetism Map (powerful visioning tool). Now I have four other levels that assist clients in their visioning at the couple, group, planet and even galactic level!

Law of Attraction Maps:
Three Law of Attraction Maps that are useful to help clients corral their thinking and feeling in ways that truly serve them. Covered in detail in Practical Energy Work.

Session Summary Map:
A summary map for use during general coaching sessions. Includes sections for client name and date as well as note taking areas for check-in, process work, next steps and closing quote.


What If I’m Scared by the Drawing/Art Stuff?

I’m here to tell you that you do NOT need to be an artist to add visual process work to your practice. It’s perfectly ok to join this program even if you are intimidated by the “art” side of things. Some aspect inside of you is attracted to this work and I for one trust that. Many are pleasantly surprised with what they are able to do after a few simple lessons and some practice. For more info see my article: How Non-Artists Can Work Visually Too.

Rest assured, visual process work is really not about art – it’s about knowledge capture, mirroring and holding a good thinking/feeling container for your clients. The Visual Maps help you do that in spades. If you are an artist, wonderful! — record on the maps using your own flair and style.


Do You Offer Scholarships or Discounts?

My programs are transformational with generous returns on investment for those who apply themselves – many cite them as the best courses they have ever taken and/or as significant turning points in the trajectory of their professional and personal lives.

I offer Early Birds, Seasonal Sales and Payment Plans. Should you like a longer payment plan than what is offered, please just ask.

For Visual Coach Certification, there are two levels: For Profit (for those who monetize or intend to or are using as part of an organizational role) and Not for Profit (for those who don’t intend to monetize their services and/or are in social sector positions who serve vulnerable populations).

Also there are currency exchange rates to be aware of.  As a Canadian, all of my prices are in Canadian currency. Therefore for some nationalities, there are significant price savings due to currency exchange (i.e. Americans and some European currencies).  For other nationalities the currency rates work in the other direction and make my pricing prohibitive. To check your currency, go here.

It’s important that my work is inclusive.  If my rates are prohibitive (for currency or other reasons) I am open to negotiating equitable solutions.  Email admin@shift-it-coach.com with an explanation of why you would like to attend, why my pricing is prohibitive, and suggest an alternative price that suits your situation. Authentic requests respectfully considered.


Can You Give Me More Info About This Approach Overall?

I have produced so much information over the years that it is not funny. If you want more information see Articles, Audio Archives, Podcast, YouTube. For social media, I’m most active on my personal Facebook page.

I’m also available for a free 30-Minute Exploratory chat by phone or web conference to answer any of your specific questions.


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