a small business based in Philadelphia, PA. We are a cohort of creative individuals working across multiple industries. We come together through our work with Illustrating Progress to help organizations see their stories and support extraordinary learning and planning environments. We believe:
Chrissie Bonner is a graphic facilitator, teacher, and illustrator. Her interest in visual work is founded on an appreciation for deeper levels of listening, cultivating the mindsets necessary for transformative change, and designing environments for people to be creative and do their best thinking.
She majored in Art History at Temple University, and later, Arts Administration at Drexel University. She also studied organizational development and leadership in the School of Professional & Applied Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
Before starting Illustrating Progress in 2015, Chrissie worked in institutional philanthropy, supporting the capacity-building and leadership efforts of over 200 nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia region at The Philadelphia Foundation.
In 2018 she collaborated with Jefferson Health Systems and Jefferson University CEO Dr. Steve Klasko and Michael Hoad to illustrate and publish the not-for-children picturebook Bless this Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America.
Chrissie also teaches Adaptive Leadership in PCOM’s Organizational Development and Leadership graduate program.
Marsha Wesley Coleman is an organizational development practitioner and executive coach. At Illustrating Progress, she is a facilitation partner and helps develop creative facilitation tools for groups and individuals.
Marsha has more than 20 years’ experience with a number of companies including KPMG and Black Entertainment Television (BET). She also has a passion for mentoring and was the administrator for the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program for the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), a nonprofit trade organization focusing on diversity.
Marsha's education includes an M.S. in Organizational Development and Leadership from PCOM, M.B.A. from Penn State University and B.A. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other individual and group assessment instruments and is a certified Trainer for the Organization Workshop and a Master Trainer for the When Cultures Meet Workshop.
Marsha is also the Director of Learning and Development with Friends Services Alliance (FSA). In her role with FSA, she designs educational programs for employees in member organizations and works with leadership teams to assess and diagnose issues impacting organizational performance and design strategies to improve performance at individual, group and organizational system levels. Marsha also facilitates and manages FSA peer groups including Human Resources, Admissions/Marketing, Development, Resident Services and Technology.
She is also an adjunct professor in the Organizational Development and Leadership Program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
Kaitlin graduated in 2017 from Hussian College of Art with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and a Visual Communications concentration. She grew up surrounded by community arts organizations such as Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and several others. These experiences cultivated an intense passion for the arts as well as a hunger for Social Change and Advocacy.
Early in her career she with the Mural Arts Program and went from Student to Assistant Muralist, to Program Member to Project Facilitator. Meanwhile she pursued various opportunities to explore Art as Advocacy, further fostering her love of artistic pursuits and lifelong learning.
In recent years, her focus has shifted to include facilitation, visual exploration, cultivating leadership skills, and the exploration of alternative career paths.
In addition to her work with Illustrating Progress, Kay also provides organizational and technical support to Philadelphia Fight, a comprehensive health services organization providing primary medical and dental care, consumer education, advocacy and research.
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola
You can see more of her work at https://kayduganmurrell.myportfolio.com/work
Neha is a visual facilitator, collaborator, and founder of ThinkALOUD where her endeavor is to hold space for creative exploration and strategic decision-making for impact-driven leaders and teams. Throughout her career Neha has been fascinated with leveraging creative tools such as storyboards, sketchnotes, and graphic recording to help visualize and build the larger picture.
Neha draws on her experience of consulting businesses and nonprofits across the globe with two of the world’s largest management advisory firms.
She is an ICF (ACC) certified leadership coach and a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index (ELITM).
She was born, raised, and educated in India, now lives in Atlanta, Georgia and together with her husband finds everyday joy in raising their little ones. You can learn more about Neha at www.thinkaloudcoaching.com .
Haley is an artist and visual practitioner originally from the North Shore of Massachusetts. Her artistic practice began at a young age and continued as a lifelong journey focusing on sense-making based on experiences and the meanings they hold through painting, drawing, writing, and printmaking.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (Painting), Minor in Art History, and Certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018. Haley was introduced to the world of graphic facilitation while working as an Events Coordinator at Easthampton City Arts in Easthampton, MA in 2019.
While working on Easthampton City Arts & Dpict’s Easthampton Futures Project, she began to delve into the world of process design, visualization, and collaborative environments.
Haley believes organizing thoughts and their relationships to one another to create shared understanding and amplify the message in a structured visual outcome is important, exciting, and necessary work relevant to projects of all shapes and sizes.
She also runs her own visual facilitation practice based in Philadelphia.
You can see more of her work at https://haleymcdevitt.com/
Hannah Cook is a freelance designer. She graduated with her BFA from The Moore College of Art & Design in 2016. Throughout the day, you will find her sipping on iced espresso and listening to true crime podcasts, Mumford & Sons, or whatever Spotify puts on queue.She continuously finds ways to challenge herself through her work and explores different ways to solve problems.
As much she craves caffeine, she craves challenges in design.
Terry LaBan has had a lifelong passion for telling stories with words and pictures. During his long career as a cartoonist and writer he spent 20 years working in the comic book industry for numerous publishers, including DC Comics, and created the daily comic strip “Edge City,” which was syndicated by King Features Syndicate from 2001 to 2016.
Terrry also has his own company, Breakthrough Visuals, which creates graphic recordings, illustrations, explainer videos and infographics for businesses and organizations. He also teaches classes in graphic narrative as an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Germantown Studios, based in historic northwest Philadelphia, is a full-service animation studio. They have over 15 years of experience creating animation for clients such as Google, Target, Hermès, and Hasbro. They can help you take your product, your concept, or your service and bring it to lifeFrom script to storyboard to delivery, from explainer videos to medical visualizations to interactive applications, they've got you covered.
Germantown Studios is our preferred animation partner!
Nancy has extensive experience in designing and facilitating large group, task focused strategic meetings. She has applied this expertise to cases related to strategic planning, critical multi-stakeholder meetings, and leadership development. She brings this experience and commitment to supporting the development of others into her teaching and mentoring in the ODL Program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. You can learn more about Nancy's consulting practice at www.nancyaronson.com.
With over twenty-five years of experience, Lonnie is a masterful designer and facilitator of policy development initiatives, strategic planning processes, and collaborative working sessions. She specializes in complex planning and policy situations that span multiple sectors and professions. She works at local, state, regional and national levels with not-for-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private industry. Learn more about Lonnie at www.weissconsults.com.
Ellen Greenberg is the owner and Principal Consultant of Partnering For Change, LLC, an Organization Development Consulting firm working with individuals, groups and organizations to create new solutions and approaches that lead to sustainable results, greater success and healthier, higher-performing organizations. She is a strategic thinker with experience in generating value through leadership development, executive coaching, diversity programming, strategic planning, training, team building, managing change, organizational learning, and building high-performance work systems. She has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit, for profit and government agencies both in management and consulting capacities.
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