Client Testimonials

Jackie Forbes from Drawn To Learn worked with a small Technology team to help depict our vision for our digital future. Jackie used her corporate back ground, mixed with her imagination and artistic side to ask the right questions to help us create a vivid visual aid. This aid will allow us to share our vision with the wider team and will take pride of place on our wall to ensure that we are always focusing on our priorities and our digital principles, as immortalised in our rich picture. Jackie was energetic, enthusiastic and unafraid of a somewhat intangible concept that she managed to extract from our minds and visually capture. No mean feat!
— Debbie Hollett, Business Management Consultant, Standard Life Investments
I worked with Jackie twice recently, where Jackie supported me with her fantastic Graphic facilitation. I was inspired by her commitment to capturing the details and bringing the talks to life. Both audiences came alive at the end and flocked around the large and detailed pictures, taking photos and writing notes. I am totally convinced that the experience for the audience was enhanced by Jackie’s work, acting as an ‘aide memoire’ I highly recommend Jackie and am looking forward to working together again in the future.
— Bonnie Clarke, Director for Scotland, Badenoch and Clark
Every picture tells a story and Jackie is expert at translating your words into pictures. Her ability to assimilate and translate complex discussions and presentations into something that we can use effectively has been remarkable. She helped to facilitate and record a knowledge exchange and collaboration workshop for us that brought people together, kept them energised, and kept focus. The outputs in terms of graphic recording have been extremely valuable in stimulating other conversations with a wide range of colleagues, and have been a very useful tool in consolidating the experience in our minds. Her skills as a facilitator, as well as a graphic recorder, really helped to shape the 2 day session and her considerable corporate knowledge and experience added dimensions that we would not have thought of. Thank you Jackie for a very worthwhile and valuable experience.
— Cathy Johnson, Group Manager Glasgow City Council
We hired Jackie’s services to help us communicate with our customers during our annual LogicNow US Conference. The result has been nothing short of spectacular and effective. Jackie graphically recorded the main points of our keynote speakers, and other presentations, on a set of large canvases — all in real time, and to the amazement of people around. This large scale imagery helped us reinforce our message during the entire conference as customers walked by and visually rediscovered the shared information and discussed it. This Graphic Facilitation has been one of the most effective ways we have experienced to capture the essence of a conference and echo it back to attendees. Then later back at the office, it also facilitated sharing the highlights of the event with coworkers. I would highly recommend anyone to reach out and discuss with Jackie how she can help you as well.
— Mike Kronenberg, CTO, LOGICnow
With Drawn to Learn Jackie has brought the wow factor to corporate communication! Her artwork is at the same time eye-catching and entertaining. More importantly it brings the communication to life. It has the power to energize and to simplify the complex – her pictures really do speak a thousand words.
— Calum Stewart, Managing Director, Intuitus Ltd
Jackie’s positive and insightful coaching style and approach have brought significant benefits to my future career roadmap. She has an uncanny ability to pin point key areas of development and then provide innovative and practical solutions and support along the way. I would highly recommend her.
— Rebecca Heaney
I’d admired Jackie’s illustrative skills at a high profile event, so when the time came for me to give my next event a real difference, she was a natural choice! Jackie’s thoroughness in preparation, paired with her ability to help people ‘see’ the great insights they are generating, in real time is a fantastic combination for anyone wanting to give their next event the real ‘wow’ factor!
— Suzanne Doyle-Morris, Founder Inclusiq
A consummate professional. Jackie is very organised, has high standards and enormous drive toward excellence. The credibility Jackie has built with people who work with her is obvious from our comments and our actions (many of her clients, impressed with her style, express an interest in working for her!). Jackie is reliable as clockwork and a pleasure to work with.
— Alan Evans, Learning and Development Specialist
Working with Jackie is quite simply a joy. Her positivity, warmth, experience and humour shine through, and her real time drawings brought to life the vision of our leadership team at Rowan Alba, and gave us a beautiful, accurate and permanent record of the day. It also helped us understand one another, and work better together. The real beauty of the graphic facilitation is that it encapsulated our energy and vision, which we can now share with the world, in a simple, straight forward way; no jargon; no scary, complex report. Just a beautiful, easy to understand representation of who we are, and what we are about. Thank you so much Jackie. I would highly recommend her for this kind of strategic visioning.
— Helen Carlin, CEO Rowan Alba
Jackie has just finalised a fantastic drawing of our processes. I had a great experience in sharing all that we do. Her style was very engaging and helped me think about how we could improve what we do. She brought great energy to the process which manifested in a fantastic route map that I know will be helpful and inspiring to our clients. I very much look forward to working with you again.
— Kim Walker, Specialist in Leadership and Talent Management