Visualizing a World Cafe on belonging.

What does belonging mean to you? I loved this project because it brought together several components that make it especially fun and rewarding: a really juicy policy issue facing our country, an amazingly dedicated and caring staff, and a fabulous facilitator who I’ve always wanted to work with. Lutheran...

Visually mapping obesity for the CDC.

At the Weight of the Nation conference, 1200 public health policy makers and health professionals gathered in DC to assess where we are as a nation on the challenge of addressing obesity. I provided graphic facilitation so attendees could see their content visually. They loved the visual maps. I...

Merry Merry Merry

On this day of solstice as the world slows down and the starry night is long, I want to express my gratitude for all the wonderful experiences I’ve had with the friends, clients, colleagues, partners and teachers who’ve crossed my path during my many travels this year. My life...

Feel anyway.

Recently, Jen Louden asked a bunch of brave, sexy, creative women, “How you are claiming your power, trusting it, and using it to transform the world right now?” The answers they gave are beautiful and inspiring. Here’s mine: When so much in the world hurts, crushes, overwhelms and swallows...

Bending the arc of justice.

The arc of justice bends because people are tugging at it. A couple of weeks ago, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and several other leaders from the Atlanta community gathered at The Friends School for An Inter-generational Dialogue on Human Rights as part of the school’s 25th anniversary. I had...

Right-brained biz plan convo with Jennifer Lee.

You all know how much I hate left-brained biz planning: Dense strategic plans. Bar charts. Power points. Spreadsheets. Gah! Well, I’m not alone. Jennifer Lee just wrote a book that helps us creative types do business planning in a way that works for us by utilizing our right-brained creativity....

Making Ideas Visible makes a video.

Julie, we saw the final cut of the video today and it is absolutely beautiful. We have a pretty large crew (for us) at the sr4 offices this week getting ready for the meetings next week, and people kept hearing about the video and coming into the conference room...

Happy happy. Merry merry.

Click the image to view an enlarged version I’m deep into holiday hostess overdrive mode as I’m having a little cocktail soiree tonight and I wish all of you could be with me to celebrate the beauty of this quiet season. I just wanted to let you know how...

Visually mapping my client touchpoints.

As my business is growing I’m implementing systems, structures and processes to support me and my clients. That’s a very unsexy sentence but hang in here for a minute. It’s all about showing my clients the love which is very sexy. Creative people need structure to contain our ideas...