WORK VISUALLY, ACCELERATE RESULTS
Like a cartographer charting a map through unknown territory, I help my clients make sense of the increasingly complex and changing environment in which they operate. I bring a unique blend of systemic thinking, facilitation, and graphic recording to help catalyze insight, great conversations, and commitment to clear action to help my clients achieve accelerated results.
As a graphic facilitator, I use visual tools and dynamic approaches to help organizations accelerate results by building team engagement and effective implementation in your strategic planning and team development needs.Learn more
Success in today’s business environment requires a collaborative and experiential approach. I offer powerful, cost-effective solutions that result in measurable, positive shifts in workplace behaviors and fosters a purpose-driven, learning culture.Learn more
I help my clients get everyone literally “on the same page” by graphically capturing the discussion in real time using graphic recording. Whether used at a leadership retreat, board meeting, live public event or annual sales meeting, graphic recording helps promote ongoing dialogue, implementation and accountability even after the meeting is complete.Learn more
Powerful, compassionate, thought-provoking, inspiring and always dedicated of being to the highest service to my audiences, through keynotes and trainings I share how leaders, decision-makers, and creatives can harness the power of working visually to spark innovation, accelerate results and build meaningful team engagement.Learn more
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are sayingI had the privilege of watching Carolyn perform as she graphically recorded one of my training sessions with a mutual client. Her ability to capture key content ideas and discussion in such a vibrant and engaging manner kept the material alive after its presentation and allowed participants to browse and reflect on their own time, connecting the images on the wall to the “what’s next” in their own work.
Paul BinnendykCanadian Financial Services
are sayingAs a learning & development professional, I always look for innovative ideas to share content and information. Inspired by Carolyn's doodles and attending her workshop gave an opportunity to combine my interest in sketching and love for colors in my daily work. I have already started doodling be it summarizing traditional slides on a page, doing roadshows for strategic gatherings or taking daily meeting notes. Carolyn is a great person to work with and blessed with a unique talent which she is ready to share with anyone looking for innovation and creativity - so get ahead for a doodling fun time leaving long lasting impact on the audience.
Nazish AsimPwC Canada
are sayingOne of the biggest challenges I have as a speaker is creating a lasting impact with clients long after my presentation is over. Simply put Carolyn is the best I have ever seen is capturing the true spirit of your message in a unique, fun and memorable way. If you want to make a lasting impact with your clients and stand out from the crowd, look no further.
Shawn ShepheardActionable Books
are sayingImagine if you gave a speech and your visuals were magically created on the spot in fun graphics that make you want to keep your notes long after the speech. That is what Carolyn Ellis did for me. She captured my ideas better than any slideshow could and displayed them so well that I had them transferred to canvas and hung them in my office for keeps. Call her today!
Jim CathcartCathcart Institute
are sayingIt was a pleasure working with Carolyn on the visual representations of our programs and industry. Through a couple in person sessions and some follow up calls, she was able to take a complex and nuanced subject and turn it into an easy-to-follow 8.5" x 11" piece that our consultants are now using to aid them in the sales process. If it's true that a "picture says 1000 words", Carolyn not only makes a pretty picture, she helps you determine which 1000 words to say. No small feat, that. Highly recommend!
Chris TaylorActionable Books
are sayingCarolyn is a valuable member of Actionable Books but is also a wildly talented Visual Facilitator. I had the pleasure of being in a meeting whereby she captured the meeting points beautifully in graphic form. It's incredible how much deeper the learning can be when it's in a story-book format and I highly recommend people reach out to Carolyn and leverage her for your own facilitation needs.
Bits of Brilliance – The Blog
Engaging Events: Key Do’s and Dont’s to Make Your Next Meeting Have Lasting Impact
Have you ever been to a meeting where you were so bored your greatest creative stretch was figuring out how to yawn without someone noticing? Perhaps you found yourself the...Communication, Creativity, Doodling, Energy, Leadership,
/August 11, 2016
Your Core Values: 3 Lessons Learned from Zappos
Core values are so critical. It’s quite expected for large companies to have mission statements, values, or promises developed because they really do lay the foundation for a healthy, thriving...Creativity, Doodling, Leadership, Productivity | Overwhelm, Success, Vision,
/May 12, 2016