A NOTE FROM CHRISTINA:
The current SHIFT-IT School semester is winding down. Wrapped Visual Coach Certification mid-month (the fabulous coaches-in-training have moved into the client hours phase of the program). And my Magic Marker Masterminders are coming next week for their final retreat (6 months has flown by and the shifts have been amazing!).
Patricia, Theresa, Jessica and Elizabeth (my team whom I'm so appreciative of) have been hard at work refreshing our sites with the fall 2014 and 2015 schedule.
Today I'm flying to Calgary, Alberta for another BodyTalk related training, called "MindScape". It's gonna teach me, among other things, how to do my BodyTalk sessions from a distance (the super cool thing about energy/consciousness medicine is it's not a requirement that we be in the same physical location). I'll be experimenting with this over the summer and will open up some distance slots in the fall (for my long-distance clients who have been wanting to get in on this fascinating protocol).
Have a great weekend all.
The SHIFT-IT Coach
and Interactive-Visuals Mentor
IN YOUR WORDS:
I CONSIDER SHIFT-IT A TIMELESS TREASURE, A GIFT TO MYSELF ON THE WAY TO BECOMING MY NEXT SELF.
"My goal is to become a Certified Visual Coach® and part of certification is to experience The SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching System® as an individual from the inside-out. Because I am a Process Professional, have coached for several years and regularly spend quality time on self-reflection, I didn't expect any "new" information to emerge.
I was incorrect. Christina has created a process for deep, personal self-reflection while facilitating a safe space for an on-line community of kindred spirits to hold conversations that matter.
My greatest ah-ha dealt with 'focusing'. You cannot desire something, predominantly focus on the absence of it; then expect to receive it. Yet, that was my re-occurring practice, in both my personal and professional life. Now when those thoughts come up, I immediately recognize the ensuing feelings; then stop and re-direct my thoughts to focus on what I do want and desire in my life.
Thanks to Christina's work with the Law of Attraction, I also re-learned the concept of deliberate creation and the essence of allowing. I may think it but now know that I must also expect it by allowing it into my life. The it being whatever I want/desire in my life.
I enjoyed working through the maps; some easier than others. The one that spoke to me most passionately was the Archeology of Beliefs. As I listened to the whispers of my ancestors, I could understand why, at times, I move through life with one foot on the brake and the other on the gas pedal. In today's hectic, non-stop, microwave environment, I consider SHIFT-IT a timeless treasure, a gift to myself on the way to becoming my Next Self."
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SHE NEEDS TO CREATE A ROOM
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Another client story from my coaching work with Process Professionals ... this one's about developing your niche and getting yourself out there as a content leader.
My client is embedded in a well-known IT company. I think it was her first real job and she's climbed herself up over 15 or 20 years. She has a passion for female leadership and assisting young talent (female and male). She's smart, knowledgeable and a tad disgruntled.
Her biggest driver is a desire to get her "IT" (it not I.T.) out there (to have programs and products like I do and use the web to attract her clientele). She's followed me and others who use a similar online marketing model ... and truth be told, she's thinks if I/we can do it, then she should be able to too.
She's absolutely right (of course she can, we aren't rocket scientists) ... however I also teased her that she'll need to...
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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 aligned with who I truly am.
Let me assist you in doing the same via private mentorship. I specialize in individuals who need to get their 'special it' into the
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I coach you to build/enhance your internal or external practice or small business (including identity/brand, biz basics, creation of
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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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>>A Note From Christina
>>In Your Words
She Needs to Create a Room
>>Connect with Us
>>E-Zine & Audio Archives
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