Visuals@Work™ for Life

Visuals@Work™ for Life

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See your full potential as Michele guides you through the world-renowned SHIFT-IT® Process. This innovative visual coaching process, created and designed by Christina Merkley, has been successfully used by thousands of clients over the past 10 years. It will give you:

- Priceless insights about yourself
- Ways to weed out negativity and distractions
- Ways to handle the “Tall Poppy Syndrome”

Learn how you can shift to realize your greatest potential and personal effectiveness!

Know Thyself

A key philosophy about leadership is that a person has to know thyself before they can lead others effectively. Our clients learn more about themselves—their interests, strengths and development areas—so that they can truly create their own future as individuals and as leaders in the workplace.

- 7 Modules
- 17 Templates


Flexibile and Adaptable
Leadership Coaching

These two words describe both my coaching approach and the SHIFT-IT® process. If you are looking for coaching with respect to a particular issue or developmental area, only a few of the templates might be completed. For other clients who are interested in developing a greater number of different leadership or life skills, the full suite of templates could be utilized. Each client is different and the coaching approach is tailored accordingly. Shift and reinvent yourself personally and professionally—the way you want to!

There are two main options:

1. One-on-one coaching – perfect for anyone who wants a fully individualized program

2. Group jam sessions – small group sessions mean that personal attention forms a big part of the process

As a certified SHIFT-IT® coach, Michele will challenge your thinking, stimulate creative insights, provide tools and techniques for dealing with situations, offer encouragement, and build confidence.

Please feel free to contact us to arrange an initial complimentary discussion where we can see which customized coaching plan makes the most sense for you.


Leadership Coaching Testimonials

Click on the individual's name to find out more about their experience.

Marie-Anne Alward
Regional Claims Manager, British Columbia

The graphic coaching session done by Michele Anderson was an insightful and engaging process for me. At a career crossroads with a new opportunity on the horizon, I was having difficulty letting go of my current position. I had done my ‘pros & cons’ lists and had been thorough in comparing all aspects of both positions. In a two hour session, Michele drew a wall chart that visually represented the two choices. Hesitant at first, I became energized and was able to quickly pinpoint the critical issues.

The process was unique in that Michele spoke very little, focusing her attention on the wall chart in front of her. I was impressed at her ability to zero in on core values and ‘hot buttons’ as she listened. Seeing the chart come to life in front of me triggered more ideas and allowed me to identify obstacles and faulty assumptions that had been holding me back. By the end of the session, I was confident that I had come to the right decision and was ready to take on a new challenge. Over the next two weeks, I kept the wall chart in my living room at home, a tangible record of the decision process.

I found the graphic coaching an effective method for me, as I am a visual thinker. It is both a creative and methodical approach and I recommend it wholeheartedly. Thank you, Michele.

Christine Packolyk
Graphic Coaching Client

My experience in doing the visual coaching session proved not only to be beneficial from a practical standpoint but also enlightening on a personal level. This exercise allowed me to stand back from my busy life and assess all the different aspects of it. In doing so I was able to see where the imbalances were. It was like viewing a detailed report on myself, but all on one big paper in bright colors and symbols! This method made it easy to see which areas of my life needed my attention the most. On a personal level this process allowed me to appreciate the things I have achieved in my life. As one whose personal expectations often tend to be set just out of reach I left the session feeling encouraged and proud of myself. I am more mindful now to celebrate my accomplishments. Overall, working with Michele Anderson, one-on-one, was a fun and enjoyable process. I would recommend this exercise to anyone who is looking to make their life and/or business more effective…in essence, creating what you want.

Roberta Quilico
Visual Coaching Client

I am so thankful to have experienced the Visual Coaching Session “Focus on Me” with Michele Anderson. I am a highly creative-minded individual who tends to be perceived as stoic, yet in a one on one interaction with Michele I felt comfortable exposing my hopes, fears, dreams and goals.

With her attention fully fixed on me, she mapped out my past, present and future like an intuitive topographer of life using the information she acquired from me over the course of the session.

Having recently gone through a multitude of life altering experiences in six short months, I was feeling overwhelmed by my current position in relation to my desired destinations. Michele’s session was the axis upon which I was able to successfully transition from ‘life raft’ to ‘ship’s captain’.

When I gaze at the massive, colorful map of my life that was created during the process, it is a joy to observe all of the objectives that I’ve achieved in the 3 short months since our session. At the time, the revelations were obvious. But for me, Michele’s Visual Coaching Session was more than just a process of self-discovery; it was about being moved to action through reclassifying my mountains as the molehills they really are, and seeing my accomplishment as the mountains I’ve climbed.

I no longer feel immobilized by the series of events in my life. I am now armed with the affirmations of what I have achieved thus far, and am successfully removing the self-imposed road blocks to progress in a forward motion towards achieving my life’s goals.

In being somewhat of a perfectionist, Michele helped me to see that in a time of crisis I tend to continue to allocate my energy to the areas that are running smoothly in my life, because perfection can be easily achieved, however, actual progress does not occur. Through Michele’s compassionate focus, I was able to let go of the things going well in my life and earmark my energy for the areas that most needed my attention. In doing so, I am transcending my perceived obstacles without becoming overwhelmed.

I no longer feel marooned on an island of dreams in an ocean of adversity, but feel invincible optimism and confidence in achieving my ambitious objectives. Without having experienced the Visual Coaching Session, I am certain that my progress would have remained stunted for months if not years. I would recommend the Visual Coaching Session for even the most confident and focused individuals who wish to expedite their journey.


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