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Sketch your ideas. Clarify your message. Build your beautiful business.  

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Is your creative genius confusing you with too many ideas?

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Blooming creativity is a blessing! But it can also lead to idea overwhelm.
Here are the symptoms:

  • You have listened to all the advice, and filled out all the pdf's about niching. Still, you can't decide what to focus on and what to do next!
  • People often don't "get" what you do. It is frustrating! You have a hunch that it might be because e you’re not that clear about it yourself!
  • Posting on social media or writing newsletters feels like a drag. Not fun.
  • Plus, your content looks and sounds waaay too generic! And your website reflects that. There is not enough YOU in your content.
  • What you do is too difficult to explain with words. Too intangible, abstract, or complicated

... and you are exhausted by writing pages and pages of words, that didn't get you closer to clarity. 

I know how it feels. I felt paralyzed for YEARS. Until... I began sketching for communication. 


Untangle your ideas – by sketching them

For creative people, it can be difficult to untangle the threads of their many ideas.

Visual thinking to the rescue!

If you can draw your message, you can also communicate it in a way that immediately clicks with your ideal client! 

Plus, it is fun. 

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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. And I love that I can get feedback on my drawings!

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 crucial part of my business. 

You have a visual mind longing to come out of the closet if...

  • your brain is buzzing with many (too many?) ideas. You struggle to connect the dots between them and 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....

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We have been coerced into thinking that drawing is for artists only! Everybody had to learn to write in school, but we never learned to draw.

And your beautiful visual mind is withering away. 

Visual Minds will help you get out of the closet, embrace your creative self, and become joyfully visible with your business! And you’ll be in a community of people who crave creativity & self expression as much as you.

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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 strategy.

And my visual story posts on LinkedIn now get between 1000 and 30,000 views!

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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.

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 was 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


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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.

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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

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Get ready to release 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.

I’ve now taught over hundred of people to draw. Some of them had enjoyed drawing 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 sketch 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 become comfortable and efficient with drawing 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.

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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

All the topics at Visual Minds 


Hybrid Learning: Self study & live meetings

As soon as you join, you get access to all the self study courses. Plus you get to take part in the live meetings with me and all new workshops.

The live drawing sessions are on most Tuesdays, 8-9 PM Copenhagen time. Here are snippets from a live session:

These are the topics we touch over the course of a year. Visual thinking for business is the "sun" that  all the other topics revolve around. Sketching helps you to 

  • find and refine your message.
  • strategically design your business model. 
  • visualize your unique framework.
  • express yourself on social media.

And... to celebrate  being alive in and outside your business.  


Hybrid Learning: Self study & live meetings

As soon as you join, you get access to all the self study courses. Plus you get to take part in the live meetings with me and all new workshops.

The live drawing sessions are on most Tuesdays, 8-9 PM Copenhagen time. Here are snippets from a live session:


What we do in the Tuesday Meetings

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 a lot of fun, and quite enlightening! 

  • 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

All the courses you get in Visual Minds


Total Value: over $3600

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Mess-to-Message 5-week intensive

Starting on October 10th


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What's included: 

  • 5 weeks messaging intensive (5x 90 min workshops), on Tuesdays 8-9:30 PM CEST, to give you a clarity boost for your business about how to find your superpower, your ideal client and your philosophy. 
  • 1 year support with weekly group calls. You get  feedback on your messaging, and on your drawings.
  • You can participate in all the courses that are coming up, like "Dream-Draw-Do" og "Find your Style". 
  • 1 year access to the Visual Minds course library. Everything from "Simple illustration" to "Craft your message". This also includes the upcoming courses and workshops!  
  • A one-to-one Superpower Session with me (10 spaces available)

Value: 497 $

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Plus, all the self-study-courses:

Simple illustration

Learn to sketch simple illustrations in 5 hours or less! 
Value: 350$


More illustrations! 

Deepen your learning with more than 50 hours of webinar recordings, neatly organized into topics like

  • characters, animals, abstract ideas
  • backgrounds & perspective
  • play and experiment

Value: 450$


Drawing on the iPad

Digital drawing with the Apps Concepts and Procreate, plus AI image generation
Value: 350$


Find your Style

Have fun exploring visual storytelling and drawing styles that help you express your ideas! 
Value: 350$

Visual Frameworks

Show them what you do!

Depict your methodology as a spiral, pyramid or flywheel. Short demonstration videos with examples and explanations, plus recordings of  workshop sessions with participants

Value: 350$


Find your message

Get into your customers' head and clarify your message with my visual brand Storyboarding method. 

Value: 697$



Create a beautiful vision map, and manifest your dreams.
Value: 350$


Shine on social

How to shine up your profile and create prolific content.
Value: 250$


"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

Frequently asked questions

How can I use this in my business?
Here is an example: Explain your process to your clients with a simple drawing.

What does your framework look like? A pyramid? Spiral? Or a Flywheel?

I'm too stressed. I have so much to do! 
Drawing is not only useful, it is also fun! Here is what course participant Helle says about the live sessions: 

Absolutely love the Tuesday drawing sessions. Tonights theme was "going crazy" with bright colors for half an hour. Certainly got my mind on something else, - I feel refreshed....

Because drawing is so different from what you usually do, it will probably contribute to de-stressing!
You can practice together with your children. They'll love your new hobby. 


How much time do I need to invest?

You will improve your figure drawings DRAMATICALLY in one or two hours! But as in every field, you need to make time to practice if you want to get better. 


I have already taken a graphic facilitation class. Will this be different?
Through my long experience with drawing and design I can give very specific feedback that catapults you forward. 

Here is an example: Susanne had taken a sketchnoting course, but wanted to develop her style. See her drawing before 

and after one or two drawing lessons:


I can watch free drawing tutorials on Youtube! 
Visual Minds is more than a drawing class - it is a transformational experience.
In the live sessions, I give feedback and share my insights on visual storytelling, design, branding, and business building. 

That said – you can absolutely can learn from YouTube videos! With or without my class. But here is what a participant said:

"After going through your class I look at other cartoons or comics with new eyes. I can see all the tricks they are using, and I can use what I like"


I missed the start of your last course, can I still jump in? 

While it is nice to be in the energy of the start of a new course, you can jump in later and watch the recordings.
All the meetings are recorded and you can go through the courses when it is convenient for you. Some participants even prefer that, so they can fast forward or slow down. 

I'd love to join, but I don't have time on Tuesdays 

That's a pity! The live meetings are fun. But, there are a few participants from Asia/Australia who can never attend live, but they watch the recordings and send me their drawings. Then they can watch my feedback afterwards. It works! - Medha Murtagh in Australia went from zero to fully illustrated substack-newsletter in this way. Read Medha's story here

Why learn from me?

Hi, I'm Ingrid Lill -  communication designer turned visual thinking wizard.

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!

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