Nora Herting

The Business Leader's Visual Library

The Business Leader’s Visual Library

September 2, 2017

At ImageThink, we’re passionate about using visuals to unlock innovation, facilitate collaboration and increase understanding among groups – all of which are mission-critical to building a business in the 21st Century. Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re also interested in those objectives and how graphic recording and facilitation techniques can help you achieve them. You’re not alone. The following is our list of recommended visual books for the visually-savvy business leader. Draw Your Big Idea Written by ImageThink’s co-founders Nora Herting and Heather Willems, Draw Your Big Idea features 100-plus exercises to help you brainstorm, refine and execute ideas in your home, design studio, and office. With […]

ImageThink graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic Con

ImageThink graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic Con

July 18, 2016

Did you know most people have a dormant super power? Imagethink graphic recording is happy to announce we will be presenting a workshop at San Diego Comic Con 2016 on Saturday July 23 from 4-5pm in Room 4. Nora Herting, Heather Willems and James Lake will share principles and exercises from our new book, Draw Your Big Idea. You can clarify your goals and attach actions to them using visual storytelling! We will bring out your inner superhero! Purchase your copy of Draw Your Big Idea & bring your copy to the workshop!          See you in San Diego!

GISC Visual Leadership: Only Two Spots Left!

GISC Visual Leadership: Only Two Spots Left!

July 11, 2016

The GISC Visual Leadership workshop only has two spots left!  Held August 11-13 in beautiful Cape Cod, the workshop will give participants the visual skill sets to become stronger leaders.   The first workshop since the release of Draw Your Big Idea, the GISC Visual Leadership event is an incredibly special opportunity to gain insights and strategic tools from ImageThink cofounder and Draw Your Big Idea coauthor Nora Herting. To get ready for the event, Nora answered some frequently asked questions about why visuals can be such a powerful leadership tool. 1) What are the key learnings you want attendees to […]

Draw Your Big Idea Week!

Draw Your Big Idea Week!

June 20, 2016

Our book Draw Your Big Idea is the ultimate productivity tool for you and/or your organization. The exercises will make your brainstorming session more successful, whether it’s just you or a room full of your colleagues. Join the online launch party this week, press & reviews have been pouring in… “Draw Your Big Idea is designed to turn your ideas into reality. Heather and Nora provide a fantastic process for capturing  great ideas in your head, using simple but powerful language.” – Mike Rohde, bestselling author of The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook “IMAGETHINK’S NEW BOOK IS SHEER BRILLIANCE. […]

Draw Your Big Idea: A Day In The Life

Draw Your Big Idea: A Day In The Life

June 13, 2016

Every business should be focused on their customers, but how do you act on becoming truly customer centric? In Draw Your Big Idea, we provide you the tools to map resources, hone your vision, and create action plans to send your ideas into the world.  But, before those plans can be put into action, there is another key element that must enter the fold: your customer! We dedicated an entire chapter to Picturing Your Customer. Whether you’re planning to open a coffee shop or a tech start up, it’s essential that you get to know the people who will use […]

Draw Your Big Idea: Your Legacy

Draw Your Big Idea: Your Legacy

June 6, 2016

If you live your life with purpose, how will you be remembered? While working on Draw Your Big Idea, we spent a lot of time looking at which exercises have helped our clients the most, and thinking about ways we could harness the power of those exercises in the form of a book to share with you all.   This post shares an exercise from Chapter 3: Declaring Your Purpose. Thinking about how you want to be remembered is an important step towards making decisions that add meaning and happiness to your life achievements. The Legacy Exercise is one step […]

GISC Visual Leadership Workshop

GISC Visual Leadership Workshop

June 3, 2016

Are you looking to become a stronger leader this summer?  Do you want to gain the skills and toolsets to encourage participation in your organization, and facilitate focused discussions? Come to beautiful Cape Cod August 11-13 for the GISC Visual Leadership Program!  Led by ImageThink co-founder, Nora Herting, and supported by GISC faculty Sky Freyss-Cole and Gwynne Guzzeau. In this intimate setting amongst other leaders you will learn strategic tools to help you: Clarify and Align Goals, Actions and Outcomes Increase the ability of your group to envision the future and to create a shared picture of what it looks […]

Draw Your Big Idea: What's In Your Toolbelt?

Draw Your Big Idea: What’s In Your Toolbelt?

April 28, 2016

Draw Your Big Idea hits the shelves on June 21st! We wanted to celebrate by sharing some of Nora and Heather’s favorite pages from the book. Drawing from Nora and Heather’s extraordinary experience as artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, and graphic facilitators, Draw Your Big Idea is like a take home workshop in entrepreneurship.  From chapter one through ten, Draw Your Big Idea is chock full of exercises tailored to brainstorming, refining, and executing ideas.   Published by Chronicle Books, Draw Your Big Idea gives readers the visual toolsets that ImageThink’s graphic recorders use to support strategy sessions, conferences, and brainstorm meetings.     In the first chapters we walk you […]

Visual Leadership Workshop - Aug 11-13, Cape Cod

Visual Leadership Workshop – Aug 11-13, Cape Cod

April 12, 2016

Join us in beautiful Cape Cod August 11-13, 2016 and learn to become a better leader! Visual Leadership is a program in Graphic Facilitation for consultants, teachers, leaders, facilitators, project managers, and anyone in between. Led by co-founder of ImageThink Nora Herting, and supported by GISC faculty Sky Freyss-Cole and Gwynne Guzzeau, you will learn strategic tools that will help you: Visualize Your Ideas Stimulate Participation Clarify and Align Goals, Actions and Outcomes How to integrate GISC leadership principals using these new skills For more information, please visit the page on GISC. Space is limited, reserve your spot today, and learn the skills to successfully lead the […]

SXSWi 2016 Recap: Brene Brown + Amanda Enayati

SXSWi 2016 Recap: Brene Brown + Amanda Enayati

April 8, 2016

Brene Brown Keynote ImageThink’s graphic recordings have made SXSW more engaging for 6 years. We have enjoyed scribing nearly 350 talks, and Brene Brown was the best keynote we have EVER heard! This year, a big theme throughout the conference was storytelling. Brene Brown went through different stages of this internal and external form of communication that truly engaged the audience. When you choose courage over comfort, you sign up to fall. Vulnerability is not a weakness, it is an accurate measure of courage. Writing your first crummy draft When you own your own story, you can write your own ending Since creating the above sketchnote, […]