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Options are Endless

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The image of the vases spoke of options.  The various sizes, shapes and colors offered a visual reminder that as she grew her new business, she would allow herself to think outside the box of usual business plans.  How could this image support her to to create a business whose “shape and color” would set her apart?  The vases allowed her to pay attention to the uniqueness that would set her apart in the marketplace.  ...

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Unraveling

25-string-on-rollA mentee who has a clear idea, begun a new venture and was feeling like the missing ingredient was structure, became comfortable with being open to see what comes as things develop.  She shared that she had come to the session with angst and concern because she  was convinced that she had to have all the answers.  The ball of string offered her the freedom to see what unravels as she follows ...

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Business Growth

39-looking-up-in-treesA picture is worth a thousand words!  One mentee opened a question for herself based on the image she chose.  Looking up thru the trees, she wondered “how can I grow?”.  She shared that she had been confused about the focus of her mentor experience.  The trees in the image allowed her to be open to whatever may show up.  Growth became her focus; she decided to “grow where she is planted” ...

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Stymied or Options?

This  “tangled mess” (in the words of the mentee), opened her eyes to the fact that she had options… isn’t that amazing?  Give this a try … consider a personal or professional life situation, focus on this image, how does the image inform you about the situation?   

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See the clouds begin to clear

66-rainbows-in-cloudOne mentee with a clear idea for a new venture shared that things have been foggy; she has been frustrated.  The image of the rainbow in the clouds offered a revelation.  She decided to allow herself to “be in the fog”, to stay in the space of “uncertainty” for a period of time knowing that the clouds would clear and clarity would emerge.  BEAUTIFUL!!

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Educators: "How does the image inform you to do your work in a different way?"

Educators who were learning and practicing ontological coaching, chose an image blindly and asked “How does the image inform you to do your work in a different way?” 


The responses were incredible: 

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How are YOU using JICT Images with your Clients? Client Example

A new client of mine was asked to choose an image card from a display of 10 JICT Images cards. I asked her to choose the one that would best support the topic she had chosen ...
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Transformation Testimonial

The Scene
My intervention was to bring a loosely organized international group of US agencies and consulting firms to a place where they could fairly quickly move into deeper conversations about why they weren’t working together as a team.  I scattered the cards face up on the tables so the 20 participants could get curious about the images and briefly explained that the purpose of our 1 1/2 day gathering in Mozambique was to develop a shared reality of who ...

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On the Journey…..Waxing and Waning Moon

These two black and white images allow you to notice and name which perspective you are coming from.  Now…shift gears to shake off your ‘knowing’ and look for the alternative side.

Waxing and Waning Moon – Are you waxing or waning and why?  And what do ...

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Value of a Metaphor: The Meaning it Creates!

I just love how www.ChangingMinds.org discusses the definition of a metaphor. After sharing several dictionary definitions, the website discusses that the value ...
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