Why are we here?

We believe that hand-drawn visualisations can open up people’s hearts and transform your company culture to become more collaborative. The reason is that visualisations change the way people interact with each other. Every whiteboard drawing is not only a document but also a personal interpretation of the challenge at hand. On this level, people interact on a deeper level while opposite opinions get directed towards the whiteboard and not against each other. Additional, the visual nature of big drawings makes it easy to access the content and invites people to ask questions. This nurtures 360° feedback and makes co-created innovations in your company more likely.

Yuliya Schamrel

Yuliya Schamrel

Yuliya is a certified coach in Enneagram and Transformational Life Coaching and in the last 5 years she has supported hundreds of people on their journey of becoming better selves.

Visual facilitation courses helped her develop the visual way of coaching that taps into human creative side making invisible visible and intangible tangible.

Her dream is to bring visual ways of working into every home, school and organisation that she gets in touch with. Everyone can draw. Everyone can grow.

Yuliya lives in Auckland with her husband and 2 kids.

Danny Low

Danny Low

Danny is a Certified Professional Scrum Master, Agile Team Facilitator and Visual Facilitation Trainer who is a strong believer in using visual language to capture and convey meaning.  He uses visualisation as a powerful way to engage Team Members and Stakeholders in his work.

Danny enjoys Snow Skiing, Mountain Biking and Travelling.  In his spare time, he instructs in Kung Fu / Tai Chi and coaches Junior Rugby Union Teams.

He lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Charity Shaw

Charity Shaw

Over a decade ago Charity watched a team of consultants at an offsite event create awe-inspiring visual content. She dreamed that one day she too could communicate with simple visuals from words but had no idea how to get there. Flash forward 10 years to discovering Visual Friends, visualisation training and her journey has begun.

Charity has been blessed with a butterfly mind. This enabled many careers over the years in hospitality, acting, divemaster, project management specialist and now a visual practitioner. Her visual craft combines all of the above. Her love of people, creativity and project management. Just add water!

Passionate about the sea she’s dived all over the world, but is Melbourne based, and currently staying home in her latest role as a new mum, and delighted to have joined the Visual Friends team as Community Collaborator.

Marcel van Hove

Marcel van Hove

Marcel combines agile team coaching with visual thinking. Marcel believes that a group of people drawing together on a whiteboard can change the world. He loves high-performing teams and therefore coaches teams every day.

He likes to share his experience in the training room, as a speaker at conferences and as the host of a user group. He produced several videos explaining agile practices, principles and lean thinking using visual facilitation techniques.

When he is not drawing he loves to meditate and travels around the world.

Marcel also offers private coaching sessions around a variety of topics. Please find the offer here.

Samantha Guy

Samantha Guy is a Business Change Manager, Visual Facilitator and  Trainer. She works in organisations, bringing people together to solve  problems, design solutions and implement change. 

She is passionate about creating ‘visual change’; using visual thinking to understand and manage change, and solve problems collaboratively.

Sam enjoys Zumba, beach holidays and her creative hobbies. She lives with her family in Brisbane.



Lisa Richardson

Lisa Richardson

Lisa is a designer, educator and idea connector. She assists people to clarify and structure their thinking and get their ideas and information visually onto the page and out into the world. After completing her first visualisation training she is excited to share this visual facilitation process with others.

With experience in a wide variety of settings including architecture, tertiary education and strategic thinking for businesses, Lisa’s focus is on how we can make better human experiences. She works collaboratively, listening to and drawing out complex information or systems so they can be explained as simply as possible. This frees us up to analyse, ask pertinent questions, make improvements or build something even better.

Lisa and her husband have moved to Wellington after a 2 year sabbatical in Berlin.

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