Visual Thinking for Coaches

Choose from either in person with pens and paper, or online (digital)

About the Visual Thinking for Coaches course

Enrich your one-to-one and team coaching sessions using the power of visual thinking.  

Would you like to create visually engaging posters and templates for your group coaching sessions and retrospectives? Or beautiful visual recordings or agendas that help make your meetings more engaging and accessible to all (especially those who are neurodiverse!)?

Coaches who use Visual Thinking tools can help people:

  • solve problems
  • understand systems
  • carry out creative goal setting
  • make decisions in ways that would not be possible using only the language processing parts of your brain

During this highly interactive and impactful course, we will show you how to leverage this powerful toolkit.

Our Visual Thinking for Coaches course is for coaches, team facilitators and Agile professionals to use visuals to solve common issues. You will discover how to create a visual record of your ideas (and those of others) on paper, or digitally, using the power of metaphor. You will learn how to develop your own metaphors and help others to do the same so that they can solve problems, understand their issues, or set goals. You will also develop a visual library that will help you to record and communicate what is happening within a room, or within a system through the power of visual thinking, enabling you to create powerful artifacts of meaning for teams to refer back to.

By the end of this workshop, you will come away with an updated toolkit that you can immediately use back in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Visually facilitate unique retrospectives and team coaching workshops
  • Develop more engaging methods of presenting ideas
  • Create a setting for your workshops and settings that feels creative, inclusive and looks great!
  • Communicate patterns of dysfunction to teams, and help teams to generate their own insights
  • Help an organisation articulate its vision without descending into management speak
  • Communicate complex ideas in ways that bring people onto the same page and get people collaborating
  • Show others how to develop metaphors that help them problem solve or understand their issues or set goals.
  • Use images, colour and style to develop a look matching your client or organisation’s brand and making the work that you do more shareable
  • Feel more confident in putting your ideas onto a page with structure using simple techniques that will help you stand out in your Agile or Coaching role.
  • Know how to set up your workshop environment for space-based coaching techniques
  • Be a more effective and engaging communicator, who is able to communicate with people with different neurotypes

And in the online, digital course:

  • Visually facilitate unique retrospectives and team coaching workshops with a virtual whiteboard
  • Get comfortable using a tablet, procreate and online whiteboarding tools to make marks for use in graphic facilitation  
  • Set up your software, create images for facilitation, and record discussions visually ‘live’

Analogue Course Pre-Requisites

  • Suitable for anyone in a coaching, Agile Coaching, facilitation or Scrum Master role 
  • No drawing experience required

Digital Course Pre-Requisites

  • Suitable for anyone in a coaching, Agile Coaching, facilitation or Scrum Master role 
  • No drawing experience required
  • Basic level knowledge of and access to digital scribing tools
    (such as iPad, Apple Pencil and Procreate)

Course dates and pricing

Dates Times Price Host Location Language
26 – 27 January 2023 09:00-17:00 GMT £999 +VAT Gemma Honour London English Book now
1 February for 5x weeks 2023 18:00-20:00 GMT £825 +VAT Gemma Honour Online English Book now

What will I receive?

The course is designed to get you comfortable using large paper and pens to make marks, for use in graphic facilitation.  You’ll be provided with some starter kit to get you up and running as well as options and suggestions for what equipment to purchase as you expand your practice.                                                            

You’ll be supported over the course by the Doodle Witch herself, Gemma Honour, to build your practice, as well as by your fellow students in a safe to share, practice group.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those who work in an Agile or Team coaching role (including Scrum Masters)
  • Professional Coaches
  • Professional Facilitators
  • Scribes / Graphic recorders interested in making their craft more interactive or suitable for use within a coaching environment.

Interested in a private class?

Visual Thinking for Coaches is available to run privately for your team. Talk to us today about our transformative in-house training for groups or individuals which we can run for your business online or at a location of your choosing.

Call – 0203 369 1125

Save with the AWA Training Pass

Save time and money when you book multiple courses at the same time with the AWA Training Pass.  We will work with you to create a training pathway that suits you, your team or your department at a cost that’s affordable for you. We can even arrange for training passes to be paid via instalments rather than one upfront payment. Passes are flexible, interchangeable and refundable.

Our course trainer

Gemma Honour

Gemma Honour

Gemma’s drawings bring out magic – transformation, manifestation and integration. That’s why she’s also known as the doodle witch.

Gemma discovered these powers working with teams using visual facilitation as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach. It’s exciting to get to pick up a pen and either help people think through an idea using an image, or help them remember it, but it’s even more exciting to create something that they can add into – either through words or their own doodles.

She dedicates the time she’s not working with teams to helping all kinds of coaches find images for their clients, either by creating visual facilitation templates, images to help aid understanding, or illustrations for their products.

Book your place

Need more information about this course? Speak to a member of our team today and get yourself booked on the next Visual Thinking for Coaches course today.

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