Work with me!

Do you need coaching to get over some nasty obstacles that keep you from achieving your goals?
Are you a leader and interested in innovative and fun ways to get the most out of your team?
Or do you have a super innovative idea and need to sell it in a catchy elevator pitch?
Even if you are just curious, have a look around and don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Work with me!

Do you need coaching to get over some nasty obstacles that keep you from achieving your goals?
Are you a leader and interested in innovative and fun ways to get the most out of your team?
Or do you have a super innovative idea and need to sell it in a catchy elevator pitch?
Even if you are just curious, have a look around and don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Tu te sientas con ella, empiezas a hablar y boom se genera la magia.

Cornelia te escucha de verdad y plasma lo que dices en dibujos didácticos. Con ellos tienes una visión clara de lo que los demás pueden ver.

Lo mejor es cuando dibuja conceptos que puedes potenciar.

Miquel Bonastre, Plasmio

Sí, sí y sí os recomiendo 100% hacer con Cornelia un Visual Elevator Pitch. Todo el concepto en un solo dibujo. Cornelia tiene esta capacidad de trasladar vuestras ideas en algo muy vi- sual. Es muy instructivo ver como alguien ajeno a la empresa percibe vuestro producto/servi- cio a medida que lo vayáis presentando. Abre la mente, inspira. Ofrece una otra perspectiva para comunicar, muy visual, más inmediato, en definitiva más impactante.

Mathieu Prieur, Qidsapp

To watch Cornelia illustrate my business idea felt like magic. I was watching how it grows organically, suddenly makes more sense while getting more clear at the same time.

I realized what the important parts are and what should I focus on most to make it happen.

It felt great to hold the finished sketch-note in my hands, I felt it was real now.

Peter Levius, Mangajam

FAQ’s

What, actually, is coaching?

Coaching can be described as a deep and powerful conversation, with the coach asking questions that redirect the thoughts of the client and help him or her reflect on the current situation in new ways and finding new ways to overcome obstacles.

Coaching is often explained in comparison to therapy, and the easiest way to describe the difference is to think of therapy as a place where you might be working through things that happend in the past and are anchored very deep inside of you, coaching works towards the future and towards specific goals. The might come up, as a way to understand the present, but coaching is not the place to re-write the past.

Coaching is mostly focused on professional goals, but has become more and more popular also for personal topics.

For freelancers and creatives professional and personal lives tend to overlap, and the coaching takes that into account.

What is the visual in visual Coaching?

Each session we create a visual representation of the current topic. Usually I draw while you explain your situation and thoughts, but you’re welcome to take over the pen whenever you like.

The images may represent almost anything that is important to you right now: Your goals, your fears. Your ideas, your success stories, your agenda. Over the course of the coaching process we will see those images change according to the progress we make.

The drawings create a deep and emotional connection to the ideas and thoughts discussed in the sessions. They help to stay focused and motivated and allow the issues to be present, but not overwhelming in the conversation.

The images convert the problem into something tangible,, something external. This way it gets a lot easier to deal with whatever it is. We can take a step back and look at it from different angles. We can even tear it apart and through it away. And draw a new image.

How long does it take to get results?

The duration of a coaching process can be measured in two ways: Either you count the number of sessions, or you count the number of weeks between the first and the last session.
There is not one answer to the question of how long it takes to achieve a sostainable change.
Coaching, being always goal and action oriented, is rather time effcient compared to longer term therapies. However, depending on the situation the client is in and the obstacles he/she will face during the process, a change will not be achieved from one to the other. Change processes need time – a rule of thumb can be that you can achieve something in 5 sessions or in 6 -12 weeks.

However, check the products section of this website to get an idea how to initiate a change process or see results in everything between one session and 6 months companionship.

What do I have to do during and in between sessions?

Coaching sessions are supposed to be time for you, focused on your needs and your goals. It is important that you feel comfortable and not under pressure to do anything. To work successfully towards goals, it is good to have an open attitude and be willing to share and trust. You will mostly be talking, and you can just follow your own train of thought and trust that the coach will guide you towards new reflections and the discovery of potential you carry inside of you.

Where do we meet?

We can either meet in a place you have available and feel comfortable in, or I’ll invite you to an office place in Gracia, Barcelona.
 Contact me also for possible sessions via Skype or Google hangouts.

What, actually, is visual thinking?

Visual Thinking is the activity of creating visual representations of cognitive activities such as problem solving, learning, communicating, imagining, introspection or memory.

In simpler words: Visual Thinking means “drawing what comes to mind”. It combines two important skills that
 are worthy of constant training: the skill of self-observation – knowing what your mind is doing, listening to your own thoughts – and the skill of finding and creating visual representations for those ideas and concepts. These are often drawings combined with keywords, as well as schematic charts such as organigrams, flowcharts or tables.

And what is visual thinking good for?

Visual Thinking is a powerful support for all of our cognitive abilities. Our brain constantly uses images and (virtual) space to process information. Visual thinking really just takes advantage of that potential already present. Scribbling while solving a problem, mind-mapping while memorizing or spreading keywords on a big mural while communicating creates direct and emotional connections with what is going on in our minds – and in the minds of our listeners, students or clients!

But I am not a good drawer!

It is a common idea that people who “can’t draw” can’t use visual tools to enhance their cognitive potential, but luckily, that’s not the case. With a few simple tricks, everyone can start to develop the ability to find visual representations for our thoughts, and following some very easy and fun routines; everyone can master the art of sketch noting.

Sketchnotes, Graphic Recording, Graphic Facilitation ... say What?

Sketchnotes, Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation are the 3 best known and most used visual thinking techniques.

Sketchnotes means taking visual notes, in your notebook, Ipad or on the back of the invitation. You draw and write, mostly for the purpose to focus on what you are listening to or thinking about, to remember it later or to take an informed decision.

Graphic Recording is the act of a trained person, the “graphic recorder” who creates a visual map of an ongoing conversation, for example at a business summit, conference or meeting.

Graphic Facilitation refers to the usage of graphical tools and activities, guided by the “graphic facilitator”, in meetings, trainings or other dynamic events which look for a highly innovative, efficient and probably creative outcome.

FAQ’s

What, actually, is coaching?

Coaching can be described as a deep and powerful conversation, with the coach asking questions that redirect the thoughts of the client and help him or her reflect on the current situation in new ways and finding new ways to overcome obstacles.

Coaching is often explained in comparison to therapy, and the easiest way to describe the difference is to think of therapy as a place where you might be working through things that happend in the past and are anchored very deep inside of you, coaching works towards the future and towards specific goals. The might come up, as a way to understand the present, but coaching is not the place to re-write the past.

Coaching is mostly focused on professional goals, but has become more and more popular also for personal topics.

For freelancers and creatives professional and personal lives tend to overlap, and the coaching takes that into account.

What is the visual in visual Coaching?

Each session we create a visual representation of the current topic. Usually I draw while you explain your situation and thoughts, but you’re welcome to take over the pen whenever you like.

The images may represent almost anything that is important to you right now: Your goals, your fears. Your ideas, your success stories, your agenda. Over the course of the coaching process we will see those images change according to the progress we make.

The drawings create a deep and emotional connection to the ideas and thoughts discussed in the sessions. They help to stay focused and motivated and allow the issues to be present, but not overwhelming in the conversation.

The images convert the problem into something tangible,, something external. This way it gets a lot easier to deal with whatever it is. We can take a step back and look at it from different angles. We can even tear it apart and through it away. And draw a new image.

How long does it take to get results?

The duration of a coaching process can be measured in two ways: Either you count the number of sessions, or you count the number of weeks between the first and the last session.
There is not one answer to the question of how long it takes to achieve a sostainable change.
Coaching, being always goal and action oriented, is rather time effcient compared to longer term therapies. However, depending on the situation the client is in and the obstacles he/she will face during the process, a change will not be achieved from one to the other. Change processes need time – a rule of thumb can be that you can achieve something in 5 sessions or in 6 -12 weeks.

However, check the products section of this website to get an idea how to initiate a change process or see results in everything between one session and 6 months companionship.

What do I have to do during and in between sessions?

Coaching sessions are supposed to be time for you, focused on your needs and your goals. It is important that you feel comfortable and not under pressure to do anything. To work successfully towards goals, it is good to have an open attitude and be willing to share and trust. You will mostly be talking, and you can just follow your own train of thought and trust that the coach will guide you towards new reflections and the discovery of potential you carry inside of you.

Where do we meet?

We can either meet in a place you have available and feel comfortable in, or I’ll invite you to an office place in Gracia, Barcelona.
 Contact me also for possible sessions via Skype or Google hangouts.

What, actually, is visual thinking?

Visual Thinking is the activity of creating visual representations of cognitive activities such as problem solving, learning, communicating, imagining, introspection or memory.

In simpler words: Visual Thinking means “drawing what comes to mind”. It combines two important skills that
 are worthy of constant training: the skill of self-observation – knowing what your mind is doing, listening to your own thoughts – and the skill of finding and creating visual representations for those ideas and concepts. These are often drawings combined with keywords, as well as schematic charts such as organigrams, flowcharts or tables.

And what is visual thinking good for?

Visual Thinking is a powerful support for all of our cognitive abilities. Our brain constantly uses images and (virtual) space to process information. Visual thinking really just takes advantage of that potential already present. Scribbling while solving a problem, mind-mapping while memorizing or spreading keywords on a big mural while communicating creates direct and emotional connections with what is going on in our minds – and in the minds of our listeners, students or clients!

But I am not a good drawer!

It is a common idea that people who “can’t draw” can’t use visual tools to enhance their cognitive potential, but luckily, that’s not the case. With a few simple tricks, everyone can start to develop the ability to find visual representations for our thoughts, and following some very easy and fun routines; everyone can master the art of sketch noting.

Sketchnotes, Graphic Recording, Graphic Facilitation ... say What?

Sketchnotes, Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation are the 3 best known and most used visual thinking techniques.

Sketchnotes means taking visual notes, in your notebook, Ipad or on the back of the invitation. You draw and write, mostly for the purpose to focus on what you are listening to or thinking about, to remember it later or to take an informed decision.

Graphic Recording is the act of a trained person, the “graphic recorder” who creates a visual map of an ongoing conversation, for example at a business summit, conference or meeting.

Graphic Facilitation refers to the usage of graphical tools and activities, guided by the “graphic facilitator”, in meetings, trainings or other dynamic events which look for a highly innovative, efficient and probably creative outcome.

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