Points of You (The Coaching Game) - Icebreaker
Written on the 3 May 2013 by Points of You & Talent ToolsFollowing is an example from among infinite possibilities for working with The Coaching Game
in a group professionally, as an Icebreaker
1. Choose an objective or goal of working with the game in a group setting.
”We’re going to get acquainted with each other, and we’re going to do so in an unusual yet fun way ?
we’re going to play a game. I have here 65 cards. Each card has a word and a picture.
I’m going to place the cards in the middle of the circle face down, and I’m going to ask each of you in turn
to choose one, and tell the group what that card tells about you or doesn’t tell about you.”
Explain that there are all kinds of cards: “positive” ones depicting success, joy, or love; as well as “negative”
ones depicting fear, difficulty, failure, or death. In fact, there are no “positive” or “negative” cards:
Each card simple represents a point of view. “In any case,” explain, “if you choose a card that doesn’t move
you one way or the other, you may replace it and choose another. But before doing so, though, think about
the fact that this action in itself is an opportunity to challenge your automatic response.”
Now spread the cards out as you’ve explained (click here to read about the face-up option), and begin
3. Each player in turn chooses a card and using it, introduces herself to the group. Let the player whose turn it is
break the ice or to “leaven / liven up the process”.
5. You might also wish to prepare a few stories from the Coaching Book that you feel would add to the process,
As soon as you’ve experienced using The Coaching Game, it’s easy to invent more games and processes.
Author: Points of You & Talent Tools