Visual Friends

Marcel Van Hove 

John Hibble

Martin Ruckert

Danny Low

Lisa Richardson

Visual Friends

bikablo certified global trainer team
for Australia and New Zealand

Marcel Van Hove combines agile team coaching with visual thinking. Marcel believes that a group of people drawing together on a whiteboard can change the world. He likes to share his experience in his trainings, as a speaker at conferences and as the host of a user group. He produced several videos explaining agile practices, principles and lean thinking using visual facilitation techniques. When he is not drawing he loves to meditate and travels around the world.

John Hibble is a practitioner and educator in design & facilitation and in visualisation. He has designed and facilitated collaborative workshops in both public and private sector in fields as diverse as Banking, Universities, Insurance, Property, Transportation, Environment and Health & Community Services. He co-founded The Facilitation Starter, a learning program to make facilitation skills more accessible and is a co-author of ‘Collaboration by Design‘, a new practitioner’s field guide on design and facilitation. John lives in Melbourne with his partner, Natalia, and their two daughters.

Martin Ruckert is a visualization trainer, visualizer, whiteboard scribe, a Graphic Recorder and an Agile Coaching Consultant. His career spans financial services and digital media. Martin has held leadership positions in organisations for 10 years, with over 7 years experience in agile delivery. To share his experience, Martin has joined VisualFriends with a focus on visual training, graphic recording & visual consulting.

Danny Low loves to help people connect with each other to share vision, commitment and goals.  He has done this in policy development, industry advocacy, financial services and now helps people and teams in the civil and criminal justice spaces. He works in digital transformation and uses visual facilitation to help people with their changing workplaces.

Lisa Richardson is a designer, educator and idea connector. She assists people to clarify and structure their thinking and get their ideas and information visually onto the page and out into the world. She has experience in a variety of settings from architecture to education to strategic thinking for businesses. She is curious about how complex systems can be simply explained, and how we can make better human experiences using visual and design thinking tools.

Visual Friends conduct basic and advanced visual training courses in Australia and New Zealand, both open and in-house.