*RETURNING MAY 25TH 2021*
Draw Out Your Future
Visualise the future you want and make it happen
‘If you want to reach a goal you must ‘see the reaching’ before you actually arrive at your goal.’ – Zig Ziglar
It’s possibly not quite what we all expected.
Perhaps you’re plodding through, doing your best to take things one day at time, yet itching for more.
Maybe you can see hope on the horizon, are hungry for an energy boost but at the same time find it hard to imagine a new way.
Does any of the following resonate with you?
Overwhelm: Sometimes even day to day tasks seem too much, it can be hard just to keep on top of the basics.
Uncertainty: With choices being taken out of our hands how can we possibly carve our own path forward?
Too many options: There are so many ways to live a life; with so many things we could be doing, how can we possibly focus?
Creativity slump: It can be difficult to tap into your creativity when energy is low and todo lists are large!
Some of the things I have been reminded of over the course of the last 12 months have been:
The importance of simplicity
The gift that is focus
The collective power of community
How much better we feel when we have something to look forward to, something to work towards, something we have control over.
Emer’s infectious enthusiasm leaves me feeling inspired every time I do one of her courses. I recently attended her Draw out Your Future course. It was a fabulous six weeks.
I learned a lot, got to play about with drawings, and be supported and encouraged by an amazing group of like-minded individuals. Goals I never knew I had appeared from the sea of infinite possibilities! I did her Secrets of Simple Graphics course a couple of years ago and it changed the way I write, teach and train. She makes everything so fun and accessible. Just brilliant.
This has felt so much more than a course. It’s really felt like a timely community of amazing women who are each seeking out what it really means to live their lives fully.
I appreciate the way you’ve made things really holistic, and about us and about our thinking. I think that’s really testament to your investment in us relationally.
I really want to encourage you really – what an amazing gift you’ve got – doing this with real integrity and warmth and enabling brilliant relationships so a massive thank you – it’s a real gift.
Join me in this unique programme to feel confident and excited about your future regardless of what is happening in the world
Tap into your innate creativity and unique perspective.
*THIS 6 WEEK PROGRAMME STARTS TUESDAY MAY 25TH 5PM BST*
Here’s what’s included…
Get the opportunity for some 1:1 coaching as part of the group session.
No drawing experience? No problem. Get access to a 20 minute ‘How to Draw’ video, plus a Visual Thinking resource list.
Please note, this is not a ‘drawing course’ as such. I have designed the programme to be accessible to both keen visual thinkers and people who have never drawn since childhood.
Emer has an engaging style and encourages a sense of camaraderie amongst group members, which enabled us to develop strong connections and support one another both during the sessions and in the Facebook group. I loved the way the programme flowed, and the visual images and imagery that Emer used both in the exercises we did and in her language. It really helped me to explore new ideas and options that I don’t believe would have come to the surface otherwise.
I would absolutely recommend this programme. Without feeling overly dramatic or too intense, it was a highly impactful programme and it’s still resonating with me weeks after we finished.
Welcome and Orientation Session
25th May 1700 BST – 45 mins
Join us for this opening session where we have fun with structured activities designed to help us get to know one another and start the programme strong!
I’ll also talk us through the different elements of the programme, how each session works, what to expect and what to look forward to!
Session 1 – You
25th May 1800 BST – 90 mins
To influence our future we first create strong and stable foundations to develop an optimum mindset for visioning. We will look at:
- Your core values, in particular your North Star which will act as guidance when drawing out your future
- How you get strong and stay strong
- What you need to eliminate in order to propel yourself forward
Session 2 – Your World
1st June 1800 BST – 90 mins
Your world is unique to you. It is not always something that can be easily categorised. There are often layers of overlap and areas which call our attention at different times. In this session we acknowledge and make peace with the complexity of our worlds as we explore:
- What your world looks like to you.
- How to tune in and decide on the areas you want to focus on in the programme.
- Beginning the visioning process.
Session 3 – Your Vision
8th June 1800 BST – 90 mins
In this session we create space to tap into our creativity and explore the vision of our future.
- Creative visioning exercises to take you from where you are now to where you never imagined before!
- Exploration of the infinte range of possibilities available to you.
Session 4 – From Vision to Reality
15th June 1800 BST – 90 mins
We learn how to take core elements of our vision and transform them into reality through the aid of a visual action plan. This is where right brain creativity meets left brain logic and process.
- A concrete process for transforming your vision into reality with tangible steps and creative methods for monitoring progress.
- Watch your visual roadmap emerge before you.
Session 5 – Obstructions and Blind spots
22nd June 1800 BST – 90 mins
A creative process for acknowledging, making peace with and moving on from the inevitable barriers that come in our way as we move from ideas to implementation.
Session 6 – The future and beyond
29th June 1800 BST – 90 mins
In this session we bring all the visual templates we have been working on together to form a cohensive whole.
- Discover what emerges when you see your future as whole; tweak and amend visual action plans accordingly.
- Share processes for keeping your vision alive.
*Bonus Session* Cocktail Afterparty
29th June 1930 BST
Celebrate life, community and all the positive strides you have taken over the course of the 6 weeks with a real cocktail (posted to you in advance) in the company of your fellow Future Visioners!
The power of hand drawn images in goal setting
- Research shows you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down.
- Over 87% of people are visual thinkers. This means they find it easier to absorb information that is a combination of words and images rather than words alone.
- The brain processes images 60,000 faster than text.
- Visual coaching draws on right brain (creativity, intuition) AND left brain (logic, strategy) processing.
Having attended Emer’s secrets of graphics course previously and a regular viewer of her free how-to-draw videos, I found the drawing aspect of DOYF fantastic. The big, unexpected outcome for me however was how much I learned from others in the group. Each week presented an opportunity to learn and discover more about other people’s goals, leaving me inspired and motivated to complete the weekly challenges.
For anyone at a sticking point or in need of mixing up how they approach their goals, I would highly recommend attending the DOYF course.
I think for me the particularly useful aspects were the way that a graphical representation helps to make the brain work in a different way. I am a very linear person and this approach enabled me to see a much “bigger picture” perspective that I found invaluable. I really missed the programme once it was finished! I would thoroughly recommend it.
Emer O’Leary is such an outstanding, inspirational, and effective instructor that I have completed not one but two of her courses, Secrets of Simple Graphics and Draw Out Your Future. And I plan to sign up again! Each class is a unique learning experience guaranteed to improve your drawing ability.
The classes, however, are about much more than this. They are a golden opportunity to be in a calming no stress experience in the company of delightful colleagues and a master facilitator who is full of wisdom and charming wit. When in the zoom classes, we all feel transported to a better place.
The Draw Out Your Future course was recommended to me by a colleague, and I am so glad they did! Being new to graphics I enjoyed the visual drawings – the sessions are well structured and Emer’s delivery and facilitation skills are great. I also really enjoyed the supportive nature of the other course attendees in the Facebook group.
Book your place today
Please note: Draw Out Your Future is also available as an inhouse programme and works well as an alternative approach to goal setting, as part of a Graduate programme and/or for those at the point of transition in their career/life.
I'm not able to make all the dates. Shall I wait till it runs again?
All sessions will be recorded so if you can’t make some of the sessions you can watch the recordings afterwards. However if you’d rather wait until DOYF is running again that’s no problem.
Q. Do I have to be able to draw to partake in this programme?
Q. Do I need to reveal personal information?
Q. Is it just for trainers and facilitators?
Q. What is the cancellation policy?