Julia Reich from Stone Soup Creative  is a visual practitioner (graphic recorder, branding consultant and graphic designer), and an MG RUSH Certified Structured Professional Facilitator (CSPF). Using her graphic recording skills, Julia shared the one-page overview of above, which captures highlights and solid details from when she participated in our Columbus, OH Professional Facilitation Training. Her observations and listening led to high-priority takeaways from the curriculum, including:

Julia Reich, Graphic Recorder
  • Manage conflict, don’t solve it (Clear Positioning, Appeal to Objectives, and Escalation)
  • Asking “To what extent . . .”, thus avoiding close-ended questions
  • Transformation from the abstract to the concrete, and
  • The worst deliverable from any meeting is another meeting (among others)

Over her career, Julia has:

  • Become certified as a professional facilitator by MG RUSH
  • Been highlighted as a visual note-taker in the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2018 Innovation Issue
  • Earned the designation Brand Academy Certified Branding Expert (2015) from the Brand Academy
  • Participated in NY Designs, a unique design business incubator based in LIC, Queens
  • Founded SPARK, a group of independent graphic design business owners who meet monthly in NYC to enlighten each other on the business and creative issues that are relevant to design studios
  • Won the 2009 Small Business Award from the Cayuga County NY Chamber of Commerce
  • Been featured in several design books including “The Big Book of Green Design,” “1000 More Greetings,” “Best of Business Card Design,” and “Recycling & Redesigning Logos”
  • Been named a “trailblazer whose career embraces the common good” by Catalysta.net (Profiles of Trailblazers who Innovate with Community in Mind: A Marketing Primer for Non-Profit Orgs)
  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold in Toastmasters
  • Been a former environmental educator
  • Earned a Level 1 with the Bike Instructor Certification Program
  • Earned degrees from Pratt Institute in New York City and Hampshire College in Amherst, MA

Watch an Inside Indiana Business interview with Gerry Dick and find out more about Julia HERE.  You may also find Julia on Instagram at @stonesoupcreate  or contact her HERE to obtain real-time graphical capture and documentation of your Design Sprints, conferences, and other group settings.