Speaking in Pictures Visual Facilitation Training

Skills Training
2 Day Training in Vancouver: November 12-13, 2016 at Makeshift Spaces, Yaletown (Registration now open!)

Stina teaches a 2 day intensive called “Speaking in Pictures” –  skills that bring board rooms and businesses to life with visual language, design thinking and collaboration. A class for facilitators, engagement specialists, teachers, managers and other professionals.

Makeshift Spaces
Makeshift Spaces, Yaletown

In her workshops, Stina focuses designing for real engagement and rapport-building, facilitation and the role of self-knowledge, attention and reflection. The basics of graphic recording are included as well as time for coaching and time to customize templates for your own projects or events. The next workshop will be November 12-13, 2016. Registration is now open!



University of British Columbia: Visual Facilitation (Fri-Sat, March 24-25, 9am-4pm, 2016)
Stina is delighted to be co-teaching with the sensational Avril Orloff. Develop active listening skills in visual form while learning readily applicable visual facilitation techniques to help groups clarify thinking, create shared meaning, be heard, and deepen trust. Registration information coming shortly…


By “art” I’m referring to a method or a skill to be employed in how one pays attention. Chances are, if you’re on this page, you may be looking for someone to help you pay extra focused attention to a certain event, process or season of change within your company or organization to help you achieve a level of success that isn’t possible on your own. You’ve come to the right place!

Other Services on Offer:

Design, Visual Facilitation and Consulting for Leadership Teams
Stina has been designing and leading custom meetings and retreats since 2010. She listens to the needs of her clients and puts the full breadth of her skills to work on her client’s behalf. A successful result begins with a mutual exploration of the purpose and desired outcome(s) for your meeting or process, and clear communication about what differentiates Stina’s services from other strategic visioning and planning facilitators.

Head to her client page or blog to read their experiences working with Stina.
Contact Stina directly to discuss custom designed meetings and consulting services. There is a form at the bottom of this page.

* Custom Retreat Design and Planning
* Strategic Visioning and Planning
* Visual Facilitation Training
* Facilitation and Visual Facilitation
* Graphic Recording and In-Studio Graphic Charts

* Workplace Culture, Team and Community Building
* Engagement Strategy and Coaching



Stina designs and leads custom retreats for groups away from schedules, usual habits and environments. Why not invest in advancement to open yourself to new perspective, to deepening relationships and effectiveness, and to give yourself time to unwind your mind. Contact Stina directly for details.




Live Graphic Recording
As a seasoned graphic recorder, Stina creates all sizes of graphic “maps” and templates that translate complex information, increase group participation, capture facts, visibly organize concepts, increase comprehension and deepen shared understanding and retention. She is a Professional Listener. After her 13+ years of experience in marketing, branding, design, illustration and communications, coming out from behind a computer screen and drawing live on paper with a group of people is magical!


Studio Graphic Charts
Sometimes you want a large scale hand-drawn graphic to have an extra level of clarity and polish. This service may be perfect for engaging your team or community around a new  vision or strategic plan or to bring your organization’s mission to life.


Stina has had the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring Leadership teachers and trainers in recent years. Peter Senge and Robert Gass top her list. Through her work in 2015 with the Academy for Systemic Change and though 2010-2015 with Rockwood’s Art of Leadership, her passion for the development of individual and collective leadership is stronger than ever. Also topping her list, the inspiring work of Claudia Madrazo and “La Vaca Independiente“, moving an artistic/educational revolution forward in Mexico. Finally, Arawana Hayashi‘s teaching of Social Presencing Theatre continues to have a profound impact on Stina’s work.


Stina brings to her designs a mix of training from Appreciative Inquiry (trained by Gervase Bushe), group facilitation (trained by Julian Griggs), graphic facilitation (trained by Christina Merkley), visioning and planning from various models including Theory U (training through U.Lab with Otto Scharmer). Contact her directly for more information on what she can do for you. See what her clients are saying.

“Like Steve Jobs did for the company Apple, Stina does for the field of Graphic Facilitation. Yes, of course you -could- choose not to go with a Mac, but why would you? In the same fashion, Stina defines her craft. Every time I see another kind person’s attempt, I always think “hmm, that’s nice, but it’s not a Stina Brown.” Her work is transcendent. Check her out.” ~ Joseph Pallant Manager at Brinkman Climate

“Stina Brown embodies cutting edge work in visioning and creativity for individuals, teams and organizations, bringing passion, professionalism and precision to all that she does.” ~Robert Gass, Co-founder of Rockwood Leadership Institute

Contact Stina by calling 604-612-8563, email stina at stinabrown.com or fill out this form.