If you are anything me you probably created numerous ‘to do’ lists, maybe experimented with GTD (Getting Things Done), Bullet Journaling or other ways to get organised and get the results you’ve been aiming for. For me some have worked better than others, all have taught me new skills but I have found myself time and time again getting to the ‘stuck’ place where I felt overwhelmed and couldn’t see a clear path forward, sound familiar? If so, you are not alone, despite writing endless plans and ‘to do’ lists nine out of ten people fail to follow through.
As a visual learner I thrive best when learning new things by seeing and doing, so long documents with lots to process and information to remember can be a real challenge, but maybe that’s just me?
I started experimenting with mind maps a several years ago which helped with capturing an organising information but didn’t really give me the structure for translating my plans and ideas into action. So, when I saw a TED talk about Draw Your Future © I was hooked and immediately signed up for the ambassador program. The results have been profound not just for me personally but also for colleagues and clients who have been through the process.
Based on this I developed my own unique ‘visual coaching’ and ‘thought sketching’ processes which I use in my work with individuals, these capture thoughts and ideas and translate them into vibrant visual images which provide a catalyst for daily reflection and more importantly action!
As a ‘visual facilitator’ I encourage and enable learners to engage with new ideas and concepts through a unique blend of words and images enabling them to better retain and recall information when needed,
These visual processes can be applied in many different settings to a wide variety of projects and initiatives, providing the catalyst for individuals and teams to move forward.
Why I believe Visual Coaching/Facilitation Works
- It engages participants as learners rather than repeating old patterns
- The visuals open up creativity in a way that enables you to explore new (and potentially previously unconsidered) options
- It provides a deeper level of collaboration and shared understanding for teams getting everyone on the same page more quickly
- It reduces time and money wasted so you can get on with doing the things that matter!
For an exploratory discussion on how this could be of benefit to you please contact me
I engaged Carol to produce and deliver a “working with volunteers” training for heritage conservators. It is easy and enjoyable to work with Carol. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and collaborative approach instilled confidence in me that we were going to deliver a great training event.
Carol’s training delivery is superb. Her skills at adapting to the audience means that they remain engaged and there is a high level of delegate participation. I look forward to any opportunity of working with Carol again in the future.
Emily Watts – Preventive Conservator and Collection Care Manager, The British Library