Visual Facilitation Training

The basics to visually facilitate your trainings

23, 24 & 25 October 2024 | Lyon | France

Are you a professional trainer, facilitator or coach?

This training is designed to develop your trainer skills and it empowers you to communicate visually in your meeting, your conversation, your presentation, and your coaching session or your training program.

As a result, your audience will retain what you have communicated which ultimately increases your impact!

Does the valuable message you share with your audience not get across as successfully as you would like it to? 

An audience is often overwhelmed with all the information they receive, are expected to understand and rememberMoreover, listening to a presentation in a foreign language requires even more concentration and focus.

 Research shows that approximately 60% of all people think and learn visually.
It is  also said that visuals help to increase one’s understanding, integration, engagement and connection.
Now, do you are a trainer also know how to express yourself visually or create your own training, coaching or facilitation materials?

This training helps you to gracefully translate what is so clear in your mind’s eye onto your flipcharts, presentations, visualizations and other communication media.

You feel disappointed about your flipcharts, visuals, visualizations of models and processes because you are …

  • overwhelmed with questions about how to approach creating these?
  • concerned that your audience loses interest before you get to the point?
  • worried that with all the distractions people may listen but do not actually follow and understand what you mean?
  • unsure which visuals to chose for your audience and topics?
  • unhappy about the look of your visuals and designs?
  • unsatisfied with your choice of images?
  • hesitant to integrate drawings and visuals in your work in general?
  • fearful your visual communication skills are not professional enough? 
  • doubtful whether your visual communication skills will ever improve?

More and more people are becoming aware how powerful the visual aspect of communication is. And some people really struggle to implement it in their work.

I have noticed that this growing group of people has one or two underdeveloped core skills,
and furthermore, they do not know how to combine the two:


At some point something connected in my brain…
25 years of professional experience with these two skills lead me to invent the term:


My shortest definition of visual empathy is
“a visually attuned expression or response, expressed with the intention to deepen our understanding and create connection.”

Visual empathy helps you to keep the attention of your audience much longer and consequently your impact increases.

Once you’ve learned how to use visual empathy, you start to create more visually engaging, relevant and attractive content faster than you ever did before.

To handle information overload and auditory overwhelm, your audience longs for engagement, interesting content, fun and lightness. With visual empathy skills, you can easily help them meet these needs through incorporating visual communication and visual facilitation in your work.

I have had over 25 years of experience as an art director/graphic designer/illustrator/graphic recorder and more than twelve years in the field of Empathic / Nonviolent Communication. Currently I combine these two fields, both as a visual empathy trainer/coach and an empathy based conflict coach/mediator.

I am here to help you develop the visual communication and visual facilitation skills you need to capture the attention of your audience. Let me help you …


How to reclaim, and develop your visual voice, and use your ability to express yourself visually in your own style.

Become visually literate by learning a simple visual language to express what your head and heart want to say

Start creating a visual library with relevant visuals, visual metaphors, flipcharts, models, processes, […] for your topics & audience(s)

A formula to get your message out of your head and structure it in a layout congruent to your spoken words

How to visually translate your verbal message into a visual representation that makes sense to your audience.

How to visually make sense to your audience so as to support their understanding, learning & growth

How to bring more playfulness, humor and lightness into the (virtual) room

How to make your training and workshops more interactive

How to stay on track and deliver what people signed up for.

Increase the satisfaction of your audience

The flipchart Gabriëlle made during the training.

Gabriëlle Leguijt

Nonviolent Communication Practitioner & High Care Pediatric Nurse, Intensive Care Children, UMC Amsterdam

“What helped me the most by attending Mireille’s training is how you can get visual insight into your target group you want to work with and how to overcome the obstacles in my mind to start drawing. I now enjoy my newly developed skills very much. Other than that, this training is designed very well. Mireille could not have put more into these two days. I don’t know what could be improved. In any case, I am still grateful to Mireille every day.”

Right after the in presence training, Gabriëlle created a flipchart series for her the Empathic Communication training she offered at work.


Facilitator, Lyon, France


Visual Facilitation Training

Are you a professional trainer, facilitator or coach?

This training is designed to develop your visual empathy skills and it empowers you to communicate visually in your meeting, your conversation, your presentation, and your coaching session or your training program.

As a result, your audience will retain what you have communicated which ultimately increases your impact!



Lyon France

23, 24 & 25 October 2024

  • Translation English < > French
  • 3 days of training (09:30-17:00)
  • Practical approach to actively learning and creating
  • Exercises to develop your skills
  • Feedback on the work you create
  • Practial tips & tricks
  • Workbook
  • Notebook for your visual library
  • Your own professional marker set to bring home
  • Coffee & Tea

Tuition fees & sign up with the organizer, available at
Concertience / Francoise Keller

26, rue du Sergent Michel Berthet, 69009 Lyon, France

Hi, my name is Mireille van Bremen and I am a Dutch national, and live in Slovenia since 2006. I value transparency, wellbeing and peace, and I believe peaceful relationships are the result of how capable we are in listening and seeing each other. That’s why I create, design and offer products and programs that help us develop and use our visual and emotional intelligence to promote these values.

My education and years of experience in the fields of graphic design, illustration, visual facilitation, graphic recording, training and Nonviolent Communication form the basis of my work and collaborations.

Besides offering products in The Visual Empathy Shop, I work at conferences, seminars, workshops, in mediation sessions and in training settings in the roles of Visual Empathy Trainer & Coach, Visual Mediator and Graphic Recorder.

Barbara Fortuna

Trainer & Coach, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cara Crisler

Crisler Coaching & Consulting, NVC Practitioner, Haarlem, the Netherlands

”Mireille’s contributions to me started when I first contacted her and she took the time to listen to my needs. She helped me feel completely welcome to follow her Visual Facilitation training (bypassing the belief that I didn’t have enough skills). In just 5 online sessions, she taught me how I can enhance my work as a trainer by sharing information, demonstrating her work, and giving highly interactive feedback. Recently, one of my workshop participants (who knew me from a previous course) said, “Your new visuals bring the information across with much more clarity,” which helps me know Mireille’s training was a very effective investment.”

Nina Gorjup

Director of Corporate Communicate in TPV Group, Novo mesto, Slovenia

Mireille is not only a great expert in visual communication, but is also excellent in transferring her knowledge to the participants of her workshops.

The special value of her workshop Clear & Impactful Flipchart Presentations is is that one gets a lot of useful tips as well as learns the basic principles of visual communication that are helpful not only in preparing flipcharts but also other elements such as powerpoint presentations, advertisements, posters, etc. It is amazing to see how, by following her tips, a flipchart comes to life in a completely different way.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have no visual skills or talents, does it make sense to sign up?
I am certain that everyone can develop skills to be visually empathic. I hope after this program you feel visually empowered to express your visual voice more often, because it matters to me that you and everyone else in this world feels seen and understood.
Is participating in this course helpful if I already create flicpharts?

That totally depends on your skills level and which skills you like to develop further. I suggest to schedule a free call with me to present some work and discuss to find out if this program is an effective strategy for meeting your current learning needs in regards to designing your training presentation material. No strings attached.
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Why learn about flipcharts when so many people work, teach and study online and use slides?

This program speaks to the 8 facets of your training which help you visually attune your communication and facilitation to your audience. That’s something you can make use of regardless of the medium you choose to support your audience in their learning experience.

Oh, and in my view, flipcharts and other visual tools can also be used online and in training video’s! In fact, I believe we especially need visual tools online due to the decreased visual clues we can pick up on in our communication and to make the learning experience more engaging.

Antoinette Wibbelink

Certified Nonviolent Communication trainer & coach, The Netherlands

“I highly recommend Mireille for her teaching and coaching skills in visual facilitation. In the live training she helped me realize that there is something like: a visual language! And I discovered, that I wasn’t aware of it, allthough I used some illustrations in my trainings. In a one-on-one coaching session afterwards, she helped me see and understand more of it by giving me helpfull feedback to the visuals, (flyers and flipcharts) that I had made after the training. I experience her as not only very good in visuals, but also very empathic and clear in her communication.”

Klavdija Novak

Trainer & Coach, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Octavian Istrate

Certified Nonviolent Communication trainer, Romania

It’s been nine months since I have took the “Design Your Own Flipchart Series” Online Course, and now I can see fully its long-term benefits.

This course created a very big shift in my abilities and trust to express my ideas through drawing flipcharts that would support both me and the participants. I went from writing horribly on a flipchart to having the ability to create something clear, simple, structured and at the same time authentic. And I get lots of positive feedback from my participants.

I want to emphasize that I don’t know to draw at all, and this is not a requirement in order to create a clear and helpful flipchart. [This being said, I would like to improve my drawing abilities]

The structure of the course and the information helped me in staying engaged and learning continuously. Not too much info, not too little, and very many practical exercises.

I particularly enjoyed Mireille as a trainer, especially the personalised feedback and attention that we all got from her. I had the perception that she is really interested in supporting us in custom ways, depending on what we want to accomplish and what we want to learn.

I higly recommend her to anyone who wants to use flipcharts or any other visual support as a way of improving their trainings!

Visual Facilitation Training

The basics to visually facilitate your trainings

23, 24 & 25 October 2024 | Lyon | France

Ideal for developing you visual communication and visual facilitation skills, and for creating your own visual tools for your meetings, coaching sessions, workshops and training programs.

The Visual Mediator

Mireille Annette van Bremen s.p.
Žlebej 1a
8000 Novo mesto, Slovenia
VAT ID: SI10975748


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