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Giselle Chow

Graphic Recorder & Graphic Facilitator

Giselle Chow is a San Francisco–based consultant who designs, leads, and facilitates team and organizational development and change. Her area of practice and expertise is graphic facilitation and graphic recording—the creation of large-scale drawings and graphics in real time that enable participants to see their work, identify patterns, retain information, and make connections. She also creates hand-drawn illustrations, videos, and visual maps that help people see the larger context of the organization they are part of, where they need to go, and how to get there. Her client work is evenly split between corporate work, non-profit work, and schools and government agencies.

Her services include work on strategy and alignment sessions, strategic planning processes, retreats, off-sites, workshops, team onboarding, and team development, as well as group and institutional change and implementation processes. Her work is informed by Appreciative Inquiry, narrative theory, Design Thinking, participatory decision-making, and Project Zero. She is particularly interested in what can occur when groups of disparate thinkers are engaged in complex work, searching for alignment and possible solutions, and believes the use of visuals and graphics in a group setting can serve as a critical catalyst for meaning-making and understanding. Giselle also has extensive experience in teaching, learning, and school leadership, and worked for over a decade in the area of school access, equity, and inclusion.