A NOTE FROM CHRISTINA:
My summer travels have continued with another trip down the coast, back to the Portland, Oregon area. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Michael Tellinger's lecture at the ECETI Ranch (a place I've wanted to visit for quite some time).
Michael is a South African researcher (and now politician) who's done extensive studies of a vast network of ruins, most specifically one known as 'Adam's Calendar'. From an early age I've been fascinated with archeology so it was a treat to catch Michael in person in a relatively small venue. And to also hear of his more recent work involving the UBUNTU philosophy and movement.
After a stay in Bend, Oregon I'm back to the ranch for a final summer experience with host James Gilliland. Then its back home to hunker down for the start of my own fall season: we've got SHIFT-IT Online and Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals (online version) right around the corner.
Yours in SHIFTing IT,
The SHIFT-IT Coach
and Interactive-Visuals Mentor
IN YOUR WORDS:
I COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED WITH HOW THE GRAPHIC
FACILITATION COURSE WENT AND RECOMMEND IT TO THE MANY
PEOPLE WHO ASK "HOW DO YOU DO THAT?"
"Part of what I liked about Christina's Fundamentals Interactive-Visuals is that it works for people at all different levels. She transforms folks who have very little knowledge about Graphic Recording to becoming quite accomplished over a relatively short period of time. I watched people learn in 9-weeks what it took me a year to learn through experience, and at the end of the course I think any of them could have confidently gone to the wall as Graphic Recorders.
Simultaneously participants with more experience put what they do into greater context, hone skills, receive feedback (on what's working and what's not) and interact with others interested in how working visually creates opportunity for clarity and unity. Christina's coaching background is also really evident and a great bonus ... as she helps you focus on your strengths and plan for a bigger future (the private coaching session with her is not be missed!). I could not be more pleased with how the course went and recommend it to the many people who ask "how do you do that?"
Consultant, Speaker, Graphic Facilitator/Recorder
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Spectrum Consulting. Collaborative Learning, Research and Press. www.imagineacircle.com
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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!
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ORPHAN RESCUES FOR SELF-EMPLOYMENT
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I had a Distance Session client earlier this week ... a follow-up with a woman who took my Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals course last season. She's doing phenomenal ... weaving the visual way of working into her current work and also strategizing a 6-month transition plan to launch into an independent practice.
In the course of the coaching session we covered a lot of territory ... gave feedback on various graphic facilitation work she's done, reviewed a preliminary marketing piece, talked about her geographical area to help her network with other practitioners there and ideas about business development (she'll be semi-retired so a part-time $50k practice is her vision). This woman is solid, she'll do it.
As solid as she is, it was my pleasure to witness a common "Orphan" pop up ... one that many of my clients have and one I also have the pleasure of interacting with in my own life. And to do a little "Orphan Rescue" on this fragmented aspect.
Definition of 'Orphan':
Sooooo, for those who may not be familiar with the 'Orphan' terminology, let me back up a bit. Orphan Rescue is one of my favorite Inner Work processes ... as its deliciously vulnerable and the shifts that happen as a result are very palpable. As a practical coach who loves results I collect various processes that work, and Orphan Rescue (aka Soul Retrieval or Soul Integration) is a keeper. I don't do it with every client I work with, but it's in my back pocket for when needed.
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