You take climate action, fight for social justice or protect the environment. You reflect on yourself, because to heal world, you need to heal yourself. No matter how – in big or small steps you’re trying to make our world a better place.
But sometimes it’s hard to get your message across or even to find clarity for yourself!
I am here to support you – with drawings!
My name is Marie-Pascale Gafinen and I am an illustrator, an excellent listener and expert for sustainability. I offer custom illustrations, live drawing at events and visual sensemaking workshops.
Let’s get started!
With my illustrations, I create new images in the head of your targetgroup. Abstracts concepts become tangebile and easy to understand. Things that happen far away or in the future move closer in an image. Once visible, your message can also provoque an emotional response, the key factor to make people take action. A concept or story that was explained visually will remain in the memory of your audience.
Graphic Recording is a visual method to support groups. During events, meetings or discussions I visualize spoken content in real time and in a large format. The drawing gives your participants a great overview, inspires new perspectives and sparks new discussions. After the event it serves as a visual documentation – a result that participants refer back to.
Generative Scribing is a special form of Graphic Recording where I focus on the highest future potential of a group, the unspoken that wants to come through. I observe the atmoshere in the room, the dynamik and emotions of the group and tune in very closely. By visualizing, what I sense, I help the group grasp what is already there, but not outspoken yet.
How to retreat
Annual Reflection and a Vision for the New Year
December 16, online
It’s the end of the year, a time to slow down, reflect, and have a look at your inner compass. But how do you plan a retreat for just yourself?
I’ll teach exactly that in an online course on December 16!
Let me walk you through the steps I take when I plan my sacred time off! I‘ll share my methods to review the year in a visual way and create a tangible vision for the future. I have evolved my solo retreats over the years and am looking forward to sharing my experience – from the big questions to the practical details that will make your retreat a success!
Levels of Scribing
March 1–15, 2023
$200 – $300
This program will cover the 4 Levels of Scribing, as outlined by Kelvy Bird in the book ‚‚Generative Scribing‘, and based on Otto Scharmer’s 4 Levels of Listening. Participants will receive an overview of the levels, and then dive into each one, learning and practicing various methods along the way.
Delivered by Kelvy Bird and Marie-Pascale Gafinen.
Explore the sensemaking process at your own pace.
More info coming soon
Some clients I’ve worked with:
Graphic Recording at the online kickoff of the National Bio-research Forum in Swizerland
“I want to tell you again how impressed I was and am.
I have rarely experienced someone listening and observing so sensitively. Change is more than content – change happens on the content side and in and between people. You have mastered the art of linking perceptions and content and putting them on paper.
Thank you for accompanying us yesterday!”
Generative Scribing during a sociodrama on Climate Emergency
“It’s really great to have an artifact after an intense experience that expresses the mood and dynamics so beautifully.”
How can I
Let me know, what you’re planning and we can discuss, how I can support you!
Prefer to talk? Let’s have a zoom call!
BLOGTime for me, myself and IHow I started going on solo (business) retreatsI started doing yearly reflections and creating a vision for myself many years ago. At the beginning it was just some journaling questions that I answered together with friends, mostly on a...