Date: October 2, 2018

Time: Noon ET (60 Minutes)

Guest Speaker: Susanne van der Meer, Big Picture Consultant at Sift Visuals/Legal Visuals at

Host: Stephanie West Allen, JD, PPI Dean of Neuroscience and Contemplative Practices

Understanding of procedures, facts, processes, laws, systems, policies, and agreements can be enhanced by pictures and other visuals. Because visuals are brain-friendly, they can improve the efficiency and quality of strategizing, decision making, planning, brainstorming, and teaching. Even the most difficult communication or negotiation can be made easier and clearer with images. Join us as we talk once again with visual communication expert Susanne van der Meer as she explains the ways she has used her processes and suggests ways for other professionals to learn to use the power of images.

Introduction to Our Guest Speaker

Susanne van der Meer is a creative lawyer,  strategic illustrator, and visual thinking facilitator. Prior to emigrating to Denver, Colorado, United States she worked twelve years as an attorney and corporate lawyer in the Netherlands. She currently works as a Self-Representing Litigant Coordinator at the Third Judicial District in Trinidad, Colorado.

For over a decade Susanne has operated her own design, training and consulting business to support lawyers and others in user-friendly visual communication and creative thinking.  She is the author of Visual Language for Lawyers. Her Web sites:

Recent publication in Legal Business World: “Creative Leadership to Bring Design Thinking and Other Innovation Models to Life in Legal Business”

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Teleconferences & Webinars

Tuesday, October 2nd
Noon ET (60 Minutes)
The Power of Images: How Visual Communication Can Lead to Better Client Service and More Creative and Effective Professionals
Susanne van der Meer, Big Picture Consultant at Sift Visuals/Legal Visuals at

Tuesday, October 9th
Noon ET (60 Minutes)
From the School of Hard Knocks: Thoughts About the Initial Client Interview
L. Paul Hood, Jr., JD, Speaker/Author/Consultant, PPI Dean of the Cutting Edge

Tuesday, October 16th
Noon ET (60 Minutes)
Experiential Learning: What Is It, and How Can It Accelerate Behavior Change and Transformational Results with Families and Their Advisors
Erik Gabrielson, Partner, Activ8

Tuesday, October 23rd 
Noon ET (60 Minutes)
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
Priya Parker, Founder, Thrive Labs

Tuesday, October 30th
Noon ET (60 Minutes)
Time, Talent, Treasure and Ties:  A purposeful tool to help individuals, families and boards more fully align themselves with their values
Danielle Oristian York, Managing Director, 21/64  and Jennifer Touchet, Senior Director of Family Philanthropy, Greater Houston Community Foundation