Sketch your ideas. Clarify your message. Build your beautiful business.
For Coaches, Consultants and Creatives
If you can't illustrate it, your message isn't clear enough.
Creative people are often visual thinkers:
- What you do is intangible, abstract, or complicated, and it is difficult to explain with words alone.
- You have listened to all the advice, and filled out all the pdf's. Still, people often don't "get" what you do. It is frustrating!
- Posting on social media or writing newsletters feels like a drag. Not fun.
- Plus, although you're creative, your content looks and sounds waaay too generic! There is not enough YOU in your content.
... and you are exhausted by writing pages and pages of words.
I know how it feels. I felt paralyzed for YEARS. Until... I began drawing!
Untangle your ideas – by sketching them
By drawing your message, you communicate it in a way that immediately clicks with your ideal client!
Plus, it is fun.
And if your creative genius doesn't think it's fun, it will rebel and keep you stuck!!
And that is true even if you can’t draw a thing right now. For starters, stickmen are fine. But I promise you will be amazed at your own sketches in less than a month in Visual Minds.
"I never saw myself as creative. That has completely changed!"
“I used to think that I wasn't creative. I definitely didn't think that I could draw.
I'm so glad I joined Visual Minds. Playing with how to communicate my ideas is fun, and a totally new skill for me.
I've started to illustrate my newsletters, with great response.”
Medha Murtagh, intuitive coach
One year later:
I can honestly say that this course changed my life. Drawing and writing my newsletter on Substack has become a a central part of my business.
You have a visual mind longing to come out of the closet if...
- your brain is buzzing with (too many?) ideas. You struggle to see the big picture of your business.
- you need to SEE things in order to make sense of them.
- You are tired of powerpoint! You'd love to sketch with confidence on a flipchart for teaching and presentations. But the mere thought of drawing in public gives you sweaty palms.
- Your website and social posts don't express your creative mind - they look and sound waaay to boring and generic.
- Perhaps in the past, you had loved to draw. But since you focused on "real life" and business building, you have forgotten about it. Your life has turned a bit more grey since then.
- You would like to be more visible. Communicate your message loud and clear.
And yet, you feel like I did a few years ago....
And your beautiful visual mind is withering away.
This membership will help you get out of the closet, embrace your creative self, and become joyfully visible with your business!
You’ll be in a community of people who crave creativity & self expression as much as you.
In school we learned to write, but were never taught to to draw. We were taught that drawing is art and requires talent.
"My mind gets blown every Tuesday"
Your business will thrive when you start having creative fun with it!
You probably haven't fully given yourself permission to be an artist, which is why you’re in business.
But - You’re not running your business simply to make money. Whenever you do that, you get bored.
Things stop working. You can notice it and you hate it. This is not why you started your business in the first place.
It’s not good for your business either.
The further you get away from your creative spirit, and you’re not following that muse the more things get bogged down.
Since I embraced my passion for simple sketches, my revenue has grown massively.
I reached 6 figures in my business when I went full in doing what I love - simple sketches for business.
And my visual story posts on LinkedIn now get between 1000 and 30,000 views!
Imagine what is possible when you cut away everything that doesn't make you come alive.
As a creative person in business, you cannot keep creativity and business separate. They need to be one and the same. They need to support one another.
If they aren't woven together, not only does your soul shrivel up – your motivation for your business shrivels up alongside of it.
And then your finances shrivel up.
In Visual Minds we will free your visual mind to bring vision, exploration, and joy back to your business and life - while adding more beauty and clarity to everything you do.
Frequently asked questions
Question: I am afraid if I sign up for your program, I will be overwhelmed by all your content and go into freeze and still not move forward.
Answer: You can safely ignore the courses for now and only attend Tuesday meetings. And there, I'll send you to a certain lesson sometimes.
But I'm pretty sure you'll dive into them at some point! The "Simple illustration" course doesn't take longer than 2 hours or so. You have a whole year after all.
Question: I have invested in 2 business coaching group programs, but I am still nowhere!
Answer: If you feel that Visual Minds isn't a good fit, you can get your money back within 2 weeks.
Question: For the drawing, I need an iPad, right? I don't have one yet.
Answer: No, you don't need an iPad. Pen and paper are fine – and maybe even better, because then you don't have to learn a new technology. To start with, the drawing is mainly for your own clarity.
And - You don't even need an iPad for professional-looking illustrations! An iPad is just faster.
Question: By illustrating my idea/offer it will be clearer for my customers? and myself :-)
Answer: Yes! We draw a picture to find the right words.
Question: I have so many ideas that I can not decide how to start and what my superpower is.
Answer: That's why I'm including 1:1 superpower sessions in this offer! I don't want to to go in circles anymore!
Question: How will sketching help me make money?
Answer: Sketching will not make you money. Your offers makes you money. You need to sell something that people want.
Sketching can help you get clarity about that. And of course, sketches can help you sell your wonderful offer!
How much time does it take to learn to draw?
You will improve your figure drawings DRAMATICALLY in one or two hours! But as in every field, you get better when you practice.
I have already taken a graphic facilitation class. Will this be different?
Yes - this is not (only) a drawing class, it is about building your business!
But I can also help you with improving your drawings. With my long experience with drawing and design I can give very specific feedback that catapults you forward.
Here is an example: Sabine had taken a sketchnoting course before, , but wanted to develop her style. See her drawing before
and after one or two drawing lessons:
I'd love to join, but I don't have time on Tuesdays
That's a pity! The live meetings are a cornerstone of the experience, and they are fun. But, there are a few participants from Asia/Australia who don't attend live, but they watch the recordings and send me their drawings. Then they watch my feedback afterwards. It works! - Medha Murtagh in Australia went from zero confidence to fully illustrated substack-newsletter in this way. Read Medha's story here
I could see my new business identity unfolding.
I struggled narrowing down my own business positioning. Because I do so many things, I got trapped in explaining it all.
Visual Minds helped me prepare for my storyboarding session. And after our 1:1 storyboarding session – part therapy, part magic and ALL clarity – I could see my new business identity unfolding.
I now feel confident in building out my content and program because I am clear about what I want to offer and who would really benefit and why.
Ingrid's extensive business experience, creativity, and ability to listen deeply allowed us to get to the heart of the matter quickly.
It's with great enthusiasm that I highly recommend her sessions and community. It's such a unique but effective experience!
Monica Paredes, holistic business mentor
Find your Focus
As creative people we often have a lot going on in our heads. Making sense of it all so that we can focus on what really matters in the business - and communicate it powerfully to others - is transformational.
That’s why, alongside developing your drawing & sketching skills, we will be working on getting complete clarity for yourself on your business:
- Get clear on the message you want to share with the world
- Uncover the big ‘why’ behind everything you do
- Choose your signature service: the one thing that differentiates you from others
- Develop and sketch out the framework or methodology behind how you work with people
However, the transformation goes beyond the technical and professional. In our community, joy and creativity are central to everything we do.
So, as your skills grow, so will your enjoyment. The fun-fuelled business strategy we follow will empower you to run your business your way.
The Visual Minds curriculum promises a journey of growth, clarity, and joy, where you evolve as a skilled visual thinker, an efficient communicator, and a joyful entrepreneur.
Take a break from writing about your work. Try doodling instead!
"Drawing as a powerful and effective form of coaching? Who'd have thought? Not me.
And yet, months ago, I was coached by the extraordinary Ingrid Lill (Business Coach With A Pencil).
It was this coaching session which had me realize that my work and membership had a four part structure - which became the semester system of my Membership. I can't recommend working with Ingrid highly enough.
Take a break from writing about your work. Try doodling instead. Go non-linear. You might be amazed with what you find."
Tad Hargrave, Marketing for Hippies
Get ready to free your creative genius!
For visual minds, sketching is THE way
- to get clarity about your message
- to become visible
- to (re-)kindle your creative spark
- stand out from the crowd that relies on clipart and AI-generated perfection.
And anyone can learn how to do it. Here is an example:
Explain your process to your clients with a simple drawing.
I’ve taught hundreds of people to draw.
Some of them had been sketching a bit in the past.
Others doubted they were capable of drawing at all.
All of them were shocked how much progress they made in such a short period of time using my unique teaching method.
After just one month in Visual Minds, you’ll already be sketching out your ideas.
After 6 months, you'll have learned to draw with confidence so that you can use your images in your work with clients, for presentations or in your newsletter.
I’ll also show you how to draw on the iPad and how to use new AI image-generation tools as part of your creative process, whether it’s to generate ideas or create elements to combine with your sketches.
But - Visual Minds is not only about drawing! I teach my whole messaging and business strategy.
Saves you hours, weeks if not months of your time!
Working with Ingrid is a precious gift! Seeing the big picture of my work on paper, showing how it is connected with my own story, makes everything easy, joyful, and light.
Ingrid's beautiful method saves you hours, weeks if not months of your time. I cannot recommend her enough!
Ilona Bublitz, coach and yoga teacher
How and what to draw for creating your beautiful business
Hybrid Learning: Self study & live meetings
As soon as you join, you get access to all the self study courses, and an invitation to the live meetings.
These drawing sessions are on most Tuesdays, 8-9 PM Copenhagen time.
Upcoming live courses:
- Simple illustration from Scratch
starting December 5th
- Draw your dreams and vision for 2024, Januar 2024
- Design your Visual Selling framework
- Drawing on the iPad
- Sketch your Story
Visual Minds course library
you can see a preview of all the courses
Total value of the course library: over 4200 $
Here are some activities you can expect in the Tuesday meetings:
- We start every meeting with a fun and useful sketching exercise. An example: In this session, we drew everybody's superpowers. It was fun!
- Visual coaching sessions for participants. Here, Marian was in the spotlight to clarify her message
- Feedback on your drawing, messaging, posts and website. Here is my feedback for Xacintha's illustration of her client's struggle.
A peek into a Visual Minds session
"Like a singing coach who helps people find their voice!"
The thing you do better than anybody else I have experienced is that you give permission to people to draw the way they draw - and then develop it. Like a singing coach who helps people find their voice. It is exciting! "
Javan Bernakevitch, land designer & coach
Why learn from me?
Hi, I'm Ingrid Lill - communication designer turned visual thinking enthusiast.
I have drawn all my life, but for the longest time, I didn't dare to use my drawings professionally.
Like many other entrepreneurs, I thought I had to focus on my bottom line, not fun drawings. Boy, was I wrong!
It changed my life when I discovered that drawing doesn't have to be "art" and that it can be easy AND USEFUL. I learned how to use simple sketches to gain clarity for my clients.
It brought more creativity, fun, and beauty to my business, and I'm making way more money than "before the pencil".
With my background as a communication designer and brand strategist I can help my clients tell their brand story - with or without illustrations.
But now I am on a mission to show that for creative spirits, sketching isn't a luxury but a necessity.
So... Take up that pencil already!