Charlotte Young, Ph.D. leads PICTURE your Thoughts.

Charlotte wWater Summit 2011as a visual thinker before she even knew it! Besides doodling to make her high school notes more fun, she used simple diagrams to explain concepts and ideas while tutoring math and science as an undergraduate. That propensity, coupled with tidy hand-writing, a good sense of spatial arrangement, and her flair for taking organized notes – “if you want the notes, ask Charlotte,” her graduate school colleagues used to say – have all converged in her work as a graphic recorder.

When she’s not capturing your meeting and making it come alive with visuals, Charlotte uses her more than three decades of experience working with teams, groups and organizations to craft solutions to society’s challenges. She is especially energized to design and facilitate meetings and events that improve our quality of life, and promote healthy ecosystems and healthy, happy people. Among others, she works in sectors such as sustainability (forestry, water, energy, food), health, social justice, arts and culture, and innovation/creativity.

Charlotte holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She is a certified mediator, a facilitator for True Colours personality strengths inventory. As a dual Canadian and American citizen she works both sides of the border, as well as occasionally elsewhere. For large projects, Charlotte works with a network of associates.

When she’s not planning, participating or leading meetings, you’ll find her drawn to the outdoors, just plain drawing, or dancing. Then again, you might not find her nearby at all because she’s off adventuring in some exotic part of the world.

For more information about Charlotte, click here: Charlotte’s background