Personal and Professional Visual Mapping and Planning

Personal and Professional Visioning, Goal Setting, and Action Planning

Are you at a crossroads in your personal or professional life? Do you want to make a change but don’t know where to start? Are you completely overwhelmed by ideas, options, and information? Do you struggle to connect the dots or make decisions? Do you need to generate ideas, set goals, or create an action plan?

Visual mapping will help!

I help individuals navigate challenges and opportunities in their businesses and in their lives. I work with clients to take stock of their current situations, envision their futures, tackle resistance, create action plans, and achieve their goals. Throughout the process, I use visual templates and visual mapping techniques to help clients “see what they mean.”

I guide clients through the process and create a visual representation of their thoughts so they can organize information, generate and shape ideas, uncover patterns, and see connections. This process of “making meaning” enables clients to gain clarity, see the big picture, make informed decisions, and take action.

Whether we’re trying to solve a problem, make a decision, plan for the future, or bring an idea to life, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the mass of information we’re trying to mentally manage. As long as the information lives in our minds, we can’t see all of the details together, in one place. They remain ambiguous and disconnected, which creates uncertainty and confusion. As a result, we often find ourselves in analysis paralysis, “stuck” and unable to move forward.

Visual mapping helps you get unstuck and take action. I believe most of us already have the answers we’re looking for, we just can’t see them. Using visuals and visual thinking, I help you uncover these answers and move forward. I help you get the information out of your head and onto paper by harvesting your ideas and translate them into a visual format, literally drawing a representation of your thoughts. During this interactive process, I help you think – visually – and figure things out. I meet you where you are, and together we figure where you want to go and how to get there.

Personal and professional visual mapping is perfect for individuals who are at a crossroads and are ready to make a shift in their personal and/or professional lives.

Personal and professional visual mapping is ideal for:

  • Personal visioning, goal setting, and action planning
  • Professional visioning, goal setting, and action planning
  • Identifying and tackling resistance and barriers to success
  • Facilitating professional development and personal growth
  • Post-retirement visioning and planning
  • Returning to work after an extended period
  • Life transitions
  • Career planning and job searches
  • Choosing a college or university
  • Determining a college major or concentration

Christy is a master of her craft. She’s a visual linguist that puts your disorganized thoughts, ideas and dreams to paper in a way that helps you see what your focus should be, and how to get there.

Chela Tu, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Durham, NC

Check out some of my personal and professional visual maps below:

Personal and Professional Visual Mapping

Looking at Options After Two Decades Abroad
A Client’s Workview vs. Lifeview
Envisioning Next Role and Planning Job Search
Re-Entering the Workforce After Staying Home with Children
Determining Future Ideal Job Role
Visioning and Action Planning for Next Step in Career
Choosing Between Two Universities
Planning Future Success Part 2
Working Through the “Why” to Prep For an Entrepreneurial Pitch Contest
Starting a New Business – Visioning, Tackling Resistance, and Action Planning
Visioning Exercise to Identify Specific Wants, Details, Themes, and Resistance
45th Birthday Personal Summary – Reflecting on the Former, At the Forefront, and Looking Forward
Reflecting on the Past and Present and Envisioning and Planning for The Future
Finding the Path to Fulfillment
Identifying the Buckets a Client is Juggling and Detailing Their Contents

What My Clients Are Saying

Christy is a master of her craft. She’s a visual linguist that puts your disorganized thoughts, ideas and dreams to paper in a way that helps you see what your focus should be, and how to get there. A few years ago after a career in food, followed by association management, event planning, and advertising, I still didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. We had a mapping session where Christy pulled all of the relevant life experiences out of me and put them to paper in a way that made finding the right career path attainable with specific action steps. Today, looking at our visual mapping session from three years ago I’m so tickled to see what I’m doing now, commercial real estate with businesses in my local community, and how many of those details emerged during our mapping session that pushed me here. I have either achieved or am well-on-my-way to achieving all of the items on my career wants list. Time with Christy is so valuable and I highly recommend that you stop scratching your head right now, and get VizualWorx to help you unpack your problems and realize your dreams!

Chela Tu, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Durham, NC

My work with Christy has been incredibly impactful both professionally and personally. I emerged from our brief mapping session with so much clarity and the ability to articulate exactly what I wanted in my next role. The confidence I gained from our session and the clarity I gained from our work together helped me land my dream job. Christy is insanely talented and intuitive, and I’ve recommended her to so many of my friends who are making big transitions in their lives.

Jill E. Willett, Entrepreneurial Thinker, Marketing Strategist, and Instructor

Thank you Christy for helping me SEE it so I can achieve it.  Every session with you is amazing for putting my ideas and thoughts in a visual format where I can get clarity and really put my mind around the action steps necessary for overcoming obstacles and for accomplishing my goals!  I get so charged up every time we work together!

Leigh Kempf, Chapel Hill, NC

Choosing a college was a real challenge for me, and Christy helped me make this decision confidently by mapping it out with me. We were able to start by discussing what I really wanted in a school and getting it down on paper. We then added other pros and cons and things that I expected in a college experience. Having all of these things in my brain was one thing, but having it all mapped out on paper in an effective and organized fashion was a monumental part of providing clarity to my decision making. I felt not only confident, but excited about my final decision. I am sure this wouldn’t have happened without Christy’s help!

Chloe H., Charlotte, NC

Christy is a master at capturing thoughts and ideas in pertinent, meaningful, and memorable graphics. Her probing and investigative questions aid in the discovery process. Ideas became words and images. These words and images became visual cues to definable and actionable items.  But perhaps my greatest take-away was the discovery of common-thread skills and talents that had permeated every aspect of my work- and recreational life. This priceless discovery was huge! Armed with this discovery, I re-designed my resume, LinkedIn profile, and life-goals. I heartily recommend Christy for any individual or corporate development.

John W., Durham, NC

The visual mapping exercise helped me decide where to go to college by examining all the factors of consideration like department, size, location, cost, and culture. She provided a great structure for the exercise while also giving me the freedom to decide what was most important to me. I came away from our mapping session with a clearer idea not only of the choice I would make but of what my options and priorities are. I’ve been very happy at my chosen college the past four years and always felt very confident in my choice after such careful and thorough deliberation.

Melia W., Chapel Hill, NC

Working with Christy was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. The depth of her listening was a wonderful gift, allowing me to pull out and examine all the flying threads of intention, ambition, dreams. Without judgment she sorted, recorded, and made things beautifully visible outside my head and heart. The clean, lovely way she represented them on paper created a roadmap that stayed on my office wall for several years, allowing me to be my own navigator, my own reality-checker. Now I have it memorized. When I struggle with direction, or need inspiration, it’s right in front of me, in all its complexity… and simplicity. I’m still working on my dreams and building my practice with the intention she helped clarify.

Dani Black, Owner & Consultant, Bigger Tables Culinary and Service Consulting

When looking for my first job, I thought I’d settle for anything to start. Christy worked with me to visualize what I actually wanted in a job by exploring my strengths as a person instead of just as an employee. This helped me refocus my job search and landed me at a company where I enjoy what I do everyday!

Matt L., Tysons Corner, VA

Christy provided me with a visual mapping session when I was trying to decide how to make a career choice. She fleshed out things I was good at, how my previous experiences could translate to other positions and what next steps would be if I wanted to start my own business. It was very rewarding to see it all mapped out and know I was capable of making new things happen. 

Michelle W., Mebane, NC

Oh my goodness! Christy, this is great! I can’t stop smiling. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I REALLY like it. 

Tori S.

Ready to get that information out of your head and figure things out?

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